Independent Television Network Limited (also known as ITN or simply as ITN Sri Lanka) is a Sri Lankan state governed television and radio broadcaster located in Wickramasinhapura, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka. ITN, a Shrama Abhimani Award winner (Oct 2009), broadcasts content to a wide demographic within Sri Lanka as well as the expatriate community. The programs are high quality and creative to promote the country’s economic and social development, cultural diversification and preservation as well as the environmental protection and promotion broadcasted in three languages; Sinhala, Tamil, and English. The ITN broadcast coverage extends to 99% of the island of Sri Lanka.
The Vision of ITN is to be the leader in Electronic Media, and their Mission is to Produce & Telecast Quality and Attractive people friendly media content consistent with the Sri Lankan Values and Culture to a wide range of audience.
On March 29th, 2022, at the Cinnamon Grand location in the Nugagama Premises in Colombo ITN Network organized a “Nuga Gama Aurudhu” Celebrations of the Sinhala & Tamil New Year to showcase the Sri Lankan Culture to the World Audience.
The President/CEO, Dr Dishan Jayasinha of the Sri Lanka Foundation International, USA and his wife Zuigly Jayasinha were the Guest of Honor to grace the occasion. The Director of Cultural Affairs & the Director of the Academy of Performing Arts, Achala Weerasinghe was also present to witness the occasion as well as many other tourists who attended appreciated the event to the fullest.
The event was gracefully organized with many different cultural performances by Ranwala Balakaya to promote the Authentic Culture of Sri Lanka.
Dr Dishan, in his speech said he was so pleased to be a part of this Amazing Cultural Event as this is one of the Missions of SLF to promote the culture to the Non Sri Lankan Audience around the world. The ITN in the vote of thanks expressed their gratitude to SLF for showcasing similar events as well as for all the relief effort contributions given to Sri Lanka.
The event concluded with a delicious meal offered to all the guests which included the traditional food items and also a handmade natural Sri Lankan product was presented as a token of appreciation for gracing the occasion.
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