Founded in 2005, Neth FM is a Sinhala language radio station that features a range of programmes including news segments, talk shows and religious sermons. It is operated by ASSET Radio Broadcasting (Pvt) Limited, which is owned by Nihal Seneviratne Epa. Neth FM has an audience share of 12.66% according to the 2017 national survey by Kantar Lanka Market Research Bureau (LMRB).
Free to air
Media Companies / Groups
ASSET Radio Broadcasting (Pvt) Limited
The total amount of ASSET Radio Broadcasting (Pvt) Limited's shares are owned by Nihal Seneviratne Epa (38.67%) and EPA Holdings (Pvt) Limited (61.33%). Nihal is also the sole shareholder of EPA Holdings (Pvt) Limited.
Shareholders holding more than 10 percent of shares are entitled to vote.
Affiliated Interests Founder
Asanga Priyantha Jayasooriya
Affiliated Interests Ceo
Asanga Priyantha Jayasooriya- is the current CEO and a Director at ASSET Radio Broadcasting Company (Pvt) Limited. He is the Vice Chairperson of Sri Lanka Electronic Media Broadcasters’ Grid (SLEMBG).
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
Charith Suddathchari – Assistant Director for News and Current Affairs
Other Important People
Nihal Seneviratne Epa
Affiliated Interests other important people
Nihal Seneviratne Epa is the Chairperson, as well as a Director and shareholder at ASSET Radio Broadcasting Company (Pvt) Limited, where EPA Holdings (Pvt) Limited is the only other shareholder. He is also the only Director and shareholder of EPA Holdings (Pvt) Limited. He owns 38.67 percent of individual shares at ASSET Radio Broadcasting Company (Pvt) Limited while EPA Holdings (Pvt) Limited owns 61.33 percent of shares. However, Nihal is the sole shareholder of EPA Holdings (Pvt) Limited. As such, he remains the overall owner of ASSET Radio Broadcasting Company (Pvt) Limited. In 2011, Nihal and Milroy Pieris, a Director of Neth FM, were reportedly legally challenged by Lak Asia Holdings (Pvt) Limited and Sanka Kanchana Wasala Liyanage for preventing them from becoming Directors in ASSET Radio Broadcasting Company (Pvt) Limited. Nihal Seneviratne Epa also authored a book on Sri Lankan foreign policy. He is a member of the Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs.
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The official website of Neth FM does not provide sufficient information about the channel’s ownership. Meanwhile, secondary sources also remain inadequate to determine both the founder and details related to the ownership of the outlet. As such, shareholder details were gathered through the annual returns available at the Department of Registrar of Companies. The most recently available data for ASSET Radio Broadcasting (Pvt) Limited and EPA Holdings (Pvt) Limited was from the year 2017. Listenership data was obtained from the Kantar Lanka Market Research Bureau (LMRB) for the year 2017 (January- November). While the Media Ownership Monitor research team reached out to ASSET Radio Broadcasting (Pvt) Limited by formally requesting for the company’s information on 25 July 2018, the company did not respond to the aforementioned request.