The channel is named the ‘Reconciliation Channel’.
National Rupavahini Corporation commenced on February 15, 1982, while Channel ‘Eye’ commenced in 1998 for the transmission of programmes targeting the Tamil community and also sports.
The new television channel is solely dedicated to promoting reconciliation aiming at building a country with lasting peace and reconciliation, after having been divided due to the war. This channel was mainly initiated taking into consideration the aspirations of the Tami people. President Maithripala Sirisena had mediated in having five frequencies allocated for Rupavahini Corporation to meet this obligation.
Transmission towers were located in Madolsima covering Colombo, Hanthana,Kokavil, Jaffna and the South.
This channel will transmit full time catering to the national, religious and cultural identity of the Tamil speaking segment of our society who consist of 25% of the country’s population.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera will also grace this occasion.