Many divisions of Lankasri are registered in countries with a substantial Tamil-speaking diaspora community such as the United Kingdom, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, the United States of America, France and Germany. In addition, Lankasri provides links to its sister sites such as Cinedaddy, Tamil Focus, Tamilwin, Cineulagam, Hi2cinema, Manithan, Lankasri Bucket, Lankasri Topic, Lankasri FM, Lankasri TV, Orupoint, Lankasri Connect, CanadaMirror, JVP News, and Kallarai. As per the official website of Lankasri, the company was registered in November 2001 but started its operation in January 2002.The Sri Lankan division was incorporated under Smart Network (Pvt) Limited on 22 June 2015. However, as per the list of registered websites provided by the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media, S. Srikugan registered the website in 2016.
Media Companies / Groups
Smart Network (Pvt) Limited
Smart Network (Pvt) Limited is equally owned by the current CEO Mayooran Navaratnasamy and his father Arumugam Navaratnasamy.
Affiliated Interests Founder
Sivagnanam Srikugan is attributed as the founder of the Lankasri online media outlet. Sivagnanam Srikugan is the brother of current Tamil National Alliance Member of Parliament, Sivagnanam Sritharan. Sivagnanam Srikugan was born in Killinochchi, Sri Lanka, but currently resides in Switzerland. Many of the family members of the Sivagnanam family also live in Europe and North America.
Affiliated Interests Ceo
Mayooran Navaratnasamy – also referred to as Sanjay, has served as the CEO of Lankasri from 2003. He owns 50 percent of Lankasri in Sri Lanka, while his father, Arumugam Navaratnasamy owns the remaining 50 percent of Lankasri through Smart Network (Pvt) Limited. In addition to being the owner and CEO of Lankasri in Sri Lanka, Mayooran is listed as the Director of Lankasri Limited, Mangotree Tech Limited, Sigithi Limited, Aritmat Network Limited and Star Marketing and Distribution Limited according to Companies House of the United Kingdom. Mayooran is married to Nadeesha Sewwandi Navaratnasamy. According to the Companies House of the United Kingsom, in 2015, Nadeesha was the sole shareholder of Lankasri Limited which is registered in the United Kingdom.
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
Baskaran Mahamani – has served for the News division of Lankasri as the Country Manager of Sri Lanka from July 2015 to present.
Affiliated Interests other important people
Shiraj Mohamed currently serves as the Director for Programmes at Lankasri.
Smart Network (Pvt) Limited
No. 317/1/1, K.B. Christy Perera Mawatha, Colombo 13
Tel: Sri Lanka: +94 11 331 4421, United Kingdom: +44 208 133 8373, Switzerland: +41 435 080 178, Canada: +1 647 694 1391, France: +33 182 880 284, Germany: +49 231 2240 1053, United States of America: +1 678 389 9934, Australia: +61 291 881 626
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The Lankasri website and its related websites do not provide any details about its founder, board of directors or its organisational structure. Moreover, Smart Network (Pvt) Limited does not have an official website. As such, publicly available secondary sources and information gathered at the Department of the Registrar of Companies were referenced. The most recent details regarding ownership were listed for the year 2017. Information on the change in directors was obtained from the Department of Registrar of Companies for the year 2018. Information was also cited from the Companies House of the United Kingdom.