The Boston Lanka is the premier US based Sri Lankan owned media network that serves the entire Sri Lankan community in USA and beyond. It started about 12 years ago.
Boston Lanka Media (BLM) is a leading online media platform that provides a unique perspective on news and events related to the Sri Lankan community in the United States. Since its inception in 2011, BLM has been at the forefront of reporting on issues that are important to the Sri Lankan diaspora in Boston and beyond.
The platform covers a wide range of topics, including politics, culture, sports, and entertainment, and has become a go-to source for Sri Lankan Americans looking for news and information related to their community.
One of the unique aspects of BLM is its focus on community journalism. The platform is run by a team of volunteers, most of whom are members of the Sri Lankan community themselves. This gives BLM a distinct advantage in terms of understanding the needs and concerns of the community and allows it to provide coverage that is both relevant and timely.
In addition to its coverage of community events and culture, BLM has also been active in reporting on political developments in Sri Lanka. The platform has been particularly vocal in its criticism of the Sri Lankan government’s human rights record and has called for greater accountability and transparency from the government. BLM has also been a strong advocate for the rights of ethnic minority in Sri Lanka, who have faced discrimination and violence at the hands of the government.
Overall, Boston Lanka Media has become an indispensable part of the Sri Lankan community in Boston and the wider United States. Its commitment to community journalism and its dedication to promoting Sri Lankan culture and traditions have made it a valuable resource for Sri Lankan Americans looking to stay connected with their community and their heritage.
Looking to the future, BLM is poised to continue its growth and expand its reach. With the Sri Lankan community in the United States continuing to grow, there is a greater need than ever for a platform like BLM that can provide accurate and timely coverage of issues that are important to the community. As such, BLM is well-positioned to become an even more important voice in the years to come.
Founding Partners : Chitral de Mel, Dr. Arjuna Balasuriya, Vyonni de Mel
Managing Director: Chitral de Mel
Some Highlights of Boston Lanka:
Having more than one hundred thousand daily views of short news segment in Boston Lanka FB page
Produced a first ever Sri Lankan tele drama in USA: ‘Adaraneeya Niagara’
Started a Music label – ‘Boston Lanka Music’.
Launched the first ever US based Sri Lankan fashion magazine: ‘US Lanka’
Brought many popular Sri Lankan stage dramas to USA.
Organized popular ITN program: Chat N Music in USA
Presented the first ever Sri Lankan Fashion show in New York
National Director for Sri Lanka for Miss Global International Sri Lanka, National Director – Miss Progress International Pageant in Italy, National Director for Mrs. International in USA
Media Sponsor for many major Sri Lankan entertainment events in USA.