The Sunday Observer is 93 years old! | Sunday Observer

The Sunday Observer is 93 years old!

21 February, 2021

As Sri Lanka joyfully celebrated its 73rd anniversary of Independence we at the Sunday Observer celebrated our 93rd birthday with great pride and joy. t was on February 4 , 1928 that the Sunday Observer was founded by the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (ANCL) under the Chairmanship of the late D.R. Wijewardene, a giant in the Sri Lankan Newspaper industry.

The roots of the Sunday Observer goes back many decades when originally, a newspaper known as the Observer was founded as a commercial advertisement by some British Merchants living in Colombo.

This was about 183 years ago.The Observer was founded even before the country got its independence from Britain. In actual fact the Observer was born 114 years before Sri Lankan independence.

It was founded in 1834. Over the years the Observer changed hands till in 1923 it was bought by the late D.R. Wijjewardene, the founder of Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (ANCL) who then launched the new newspaper, the Sunday Observer on February 4, 1928 exactly 20 years before we won our independence.

E.J. Darley controlled the Observer as founder editor and George Winter became the first regular editor.

The current Editor-in-Chief of the Sunday Observer is Dinesh Weerawansa.

The Sunday Observer is a family newspaper with something for everyone.

You children have your very own Junior Observer bringing you loads of infotainment.

Sports is an area in which the Sunday Observer focuses on greatly and many world famous Sri Lankan cricketers have emerged winners in the Observer School Cricketer Year of the Contest and this has helped them immensely in their careers.

The home of the Sunday Observer is Lake House in the heart of the Colombo Fort.