Opening of Lake House Digital Media Studio

Lake House is geared to face challenges of digital age ­– Chairman

 ‘Lake House’ being the pioneer in the Sri Lankan Print Media Industry, should go beyond tradition to face the challenges in the constantly changing digital world, said Lake House Chairman, Prof. Harendra Kariyawasam.


Lake House Chairman
Prof. Harendra Kariyawasam

He made these remarks addressing the opening ceremony of the new Digital Media Studio set up at Lake House premises, in the presence of the Board of Directors on Wednesday (31).

Lake House Chairman Prof. Harendra KariyawasamLake House Chairman
Prof. Harendra Kariyawasam
“Digitalization is the future of our world. Today, the method of reading across the globe has changed significantly. Therefore, we have to face that challenge. This is the first step towards that change which is an investment for the future,” he said.
The Chairman pointed out that the future of the company also relies on digitalization. In order to face that challenge, the senior management of the company would take every possible step fearlessly.
He recalled that he had given several promises to the employees of the company on the first day of this year and said that he was happy to inform them that many of those promises had been fulfilled by the end of the first month of the year.

Lake House Director Legal and Administration
Janaka Ranatunga

Director Legal and Administration of the company, Attorney-at-Law Janaka Ranatunga, speaking on this occasion, pointed

Lake House Director Legal and Administration Janaka RanatungaLake House Director Legal and Administration Janaka Ranatunga
out that the internet users in Sri Lanka have gradually increased within the last five years, covering 40 percent of the entire population of the country.
“We have been able to carry forward the initiative started by late D.R. Wijewardene over 100 years ago. What we launched today is the journey to the future while preserving our 100-year-old tradition,” he said.   Ranatunga pointed out that Lake House online platforms have been able to attract over 15 million viewers per month and that number is expected to increase further.
The Director also thanked and appreciated the guidance given by former Lake House Chairman and current Secretary to the Ministry of Mass Media Anusha Palpita for initiating and launching the Digital Media Centre project.