About Us

The Capital Maharaja Organisation Limited

The Capital Maharaja Organisation Limited Gammadda

The Capital Maharaja Organisation Limited is a multifaceted, multidimensional group whose activities span manufacturing, marketing, exports, communications, media, information technology, foods, packaging and more.

Today, the Group while facing the future with confidence, looks back with justifiable pride to its origins, to its trying times and perhaps, above all to its philosophy – The Courage to be Different.

News 1st

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News 1st, provides the latest news, First and Fast, from the leading news provider in Sri Lanka. Unbiased, Balanced, Fearless reporting, in all 3 languages; Sinhala, English and Tamil at the same time from ONE Central location.

News 1st is Sri Lanka’s premiere news organization. We reach every nook and cranny of Sri Lanka while at the same time providing comprehensive reports on global events. News1st fearlessly ventures into new fields in journalism leading other media organizations in the country.

News 1st brings you stories from around the world that affects millions of people, Reporting from the frontline, with live footage, behind the scene footage, live updates of events in and around the country to get to the heart of the story.

On All Platforms….
We bring you the News Live, on 3 TV Channels and 5 Radio Channels, 3 News Websites (Sinhala, English & Tamil Websites) and all social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter, Mobile App and through our efficient up to date SMS News Alerts.mNews 1st brings you the latest, biggest stories from around the country and across the globe on Sirasa TV, Shakthi TV, TV 1 and on Sirasa FM, YES FM, Shakthi FM, Y FM and Legends FM.

Gateway to Sri Lankan News www.newsfirst.lk streams the news, so whether you are on the way, in office or at home you are able to stay on top of any major story ranging from national issues, extreme

weather, political news, sports news to current affairs. News 1st is the most shared news brand in SRI LANKA. News 1st is the Most Trusted International News Broadcaster in Sri Lanka. We have the strongest Provincial Correspondent Network and U-Reporter network of over 18,000. News 1st provides, footage, information as and when it happens; breaking it first.

Outdoor Platforms
News 1st has been at the forefront, in media innovation in Sri Lanka, with a particular emphasis on social responsibility. It is with this emphasis in mind that News 1st initiated “Gammedda”. Bringing this concept into the 21st century, News 1st has re-invigorated the Village Council fora, by taking it to the masses, and strengthening the fundamentals of democracy by instilling the ideal that even the highest echelons of government are directly responsible to the people.

News 1st, S-Lon Construction Clinic; is another initiative carried out with the participation of the renowned architects, builders, engineers in the country where these professionals provide advise free of charge. News 1st Outreach reaches out to each of young life, to nurture the youth with media literacy and communication, to make a better future through News 1st Classroom.

News 1st U-Report, Sports 1st, Youth 1st, Kids 1st, Biz 1st are all among the major brands under the News 1st umbrella. News 1st We Report: You Decide.

Gammadda 100Days

An initiative to complete projects around Sri Lanka as much as possible in 100 days.
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Gammadda Saviya

An initiative to gather all in need and make a membership system

Gammadda Village

Monthly visit to a village to discuss issues with government officials.
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CALL US (+94) (011) – 4 896 896

Group Director, The Capital Maharaja Organization

“Let’s be honest. We aren’t supposed to be doing this. We are supposed to be a media network. Our business is in news and entertainment. So what are we doing building roads & bridges, schools and reservoirs? The answer is simple…. Read more>>


Director – General Manager News1st

You witnessed the Gammadda door-to-door program, where News1st went into the remotest villages of Sri Lanka, and identified issued faced by its residents.   Read more>>



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Monday to Friday 08:30 to 17:00.
Saturdays 08:30 to 12:00.
Sundays 08:30 to 12:00.
Closed on public holidays.


Gammadda Secretariat
News 1st, No.45/3, Braybrooke Street,
Colombo 02,
Sri Lanka.


(+94) (011) – 4 896 896


(+94) (011) – 4 896 896



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