Vetern broadcaster passes away
Veteran broadcaster and pioneer of Sri Lanka's private broadcasting,
Nimal Lakshapathiarachchi passed away yesterday morning in Colombo.
According to sources, Lakshapathiarachchi had suddenly taken ill
yesterday morning and had been admitted to a private hospital in
Colombo, where he passed away a short while later.
Lakshapathiarachchi was the founder of Sirasa FM and Sirasa TV
stations that marked the turning point in Sri Lanka's radio and
His promising expedition continued with the establishment the 1st
infortainment television channel in Sri Lanka as a non-terrestrial
channel on the Sky Digital Platform. He had also worked as the Director
General of Sri Lanka's state television network (Rupavahini). He was the
brainchild of the Hiru TV, a television station which was launched
during the month of May. However, he had resigned from the station a few
weeks before his demise.