The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (ANCL), popularly known as Lake House, was founded by newspaper doyen D.R. Wijewardene in the early 1920s. Today, it is the biggest newspaper publishing house in Sri Lanka, with a portfolio of publications in all three languages, all printed in-house at the iconic and historic Lake House building in Colombo, which will turn 100 in 1926. Two of its leading daily newspapers, the Dinamina and the Daily News are over 100 years old, while the Silumina and the Sunday Observer are nearing that milestone. The Thinakaran and Vaaramanjari newspapers cater to our Tamil readership. Among the other publications are Budusarana (Buddhist weekly), Tharunee (women’s weekly), Mihira (Children’s weekly), Sarasaviya (film and arts weekly), Subasetha (Astrology and Ayurveda weekly), Arogya (Health and wellness weekly) and Manchu (crime weekly). We also offer a range of educational and children’s publications for all school grades. Lake House also has a commercial printing division which undertakes commercial orders for printing books, posters and magazines.

Lake House Rest is situated in the heart of the Kataragama town facing the main bus stand. The foundation stone was laid in 1993 and started offering rooms facility from 1994 with the intention of providing reasonable accommodation at an affordable price to the pilgrims visiting the Kataragama sacred city. It was started with 2 AC rooms, and later the capacity was increased to 16 well furnished AC and Non rooms (Old Wing). During 2015 another two storied building (New Wing) was introduced increasing the fully furnished AC rooms capacity by 12 rooms.