Sri Lanka enjoys a range of television programs from a number of TV stations operating from the island. The pioneer television
presenter on that first TV program conducted on an experimental basis was Vernon Corea.
The Radio Society of Ceylon was formed in July 1950 in Colombo. The following office bearers and the committee were
President : Prof. A.W.Mailvaganam
Secretary : John Amaratunga
Committee : Jim White
A formal resolution that a society of Ceylon Radio Amateurs be formed was duly adopted.
In 1974 Radio Society of Ceylon became the Radio Society of Sri Lanka (RSSL).The RSSL was incorporated in 1990 as a company
limited by guaranteed under the companies act. The RSSL has 210 members of which 120 are amateur radio license holders.
The Radio Society of Sri Lanka looks after the interests of Radio Amateurs in Sri Lanka and represents them in matters
affecting them to Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, Ministry of Interior and other Authorities. The RSSL also conducts
classes for members who intend to sit Radio Amateur exam, outings, contests and field trips to enhance the knowledge of Amateur
Radio and to promote fellowship among members. Members of the RSSL meet once a month at a General Meeting where they exchange
views on various matters related to amateur radio.
The first ever regular television transmission was conducted by the pioneering TV station ITN, from a small building in Pannipitiya,
in Sri Lanka, on the 14th of April 1979. This was the beginning of the television age in Sri Lanka. The Government of Sri
Lanka nationalised the business in June 1979.
The second television station and the official Government tv station - Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation was launched in