National radio will enter into a comprehensive media education arena accordingly, a media academy center will be established in Kothmale community radio station today. This center will come under the purview of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. Minister of Parliamentary reforms and Mass media Gayantha Karunatilleke will participate as the chief guest at this occasion.

The Kothmala community radio service being the pioneer community radio service in the Mahaweli development network, will commence this media education programme in parallel with the Mahaweli development work plan.

This center will provide effective training to announcers and media personnel in the region. Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation has taken effective measures to make this center as a media school.

A restructured official website of SLBC will also be launched today. The web address is