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Sri Lanka’s first Sinhala newspaper ‘Lakmini Pahana’ marks 160 years

The first government-registered newspaper in Sri Lanka,’Lakmini Pahana’ marks the completion of 160 years since its inception next Sunday (September 11).

The newspaper, which was initiated under the leadership of Gunathilaka Athapattu Salpiti Korale Mudaliyar from Galle under the guidance of the Ratmalana Parama Dhamma Chaityaramadhipathi Most Ven.Walane Sri Siddhartha Maha Thera, was headed by a famous scholar in our country during that era, Koggala Pandit, a release issued by the Presidential Media Division said.

The price of this four-page newspaper was around six cents which was known as “Panama”according to the prevailing currency of the time.

 


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