The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka)
The Sunday Times is a popular Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is a country off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent. Known until 1972 as Ceylon , Sri Lanka is an island surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait, and lies in the vicinity of India and the...

n Sunday broadsheet
Broadsheet is the largest of the various newspaper formats and is characterized by long vertical pages . The term derives from types of popular prints usually just of a single sheet, sold on the streets and containing various types of material, from ballads to political satire. The first broadsheet...

 initially published by now defunct Times Group until the early 1980s, when it was taken over by Wijeya Newspapers Ltd. The present editor is Sri Lankan journalist and Attorney-at-Law
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 Sinha Migara Ratnatunga.

The paper features the work of such journalists as defence
Defense (military)
Defense has several uses in the sphere of military application.Personal defense implies measures taken by individual soldiers in protecting themselves whether by use of protective materials such as armor, or field construction of trenches or a bunker, or by using weapons that prevent the enemy...

 writer Iqbal Athas
Iqbal Athas
Iqbal Athas is a Sri Lankan journalist who sometimes contributes to CNN. Athas was the defence columnist for the Sunday Times and he also contributed to Jane's Defence Weekly...

 and Deputy Editor Ameen Izzadeen.

The paper is cumulatively centrist
In politics, centrism is the ideal or the practice of promoting policies that lie different from the standard political left and political right. Most commonly, this is visualized as part of the one-dimensional political spectrum of left-right politics, with centrism landing in the middle between...

: its political columnists are generally more left of center
Left-wing politics
In politics, Left, left-wing and leftist generally refer to support for social change to create a more egalitarian society...

 in their views, and its editorials evidence a right-wing nationalist bias. It demonstrates the strong anti-Americanism
The term Anti-Americanism, or Anti-American Sentiment, refers to broad opposition or hostility to the people, policies, culture or government of the United States...

 that is common to most newspapers in Sri Lanka, left
Left-wing politics
In politics, Left, left-wing and leftist generally refer to support for social change to create a more egalitarian society...

 or right
Right-wing politics
In politics, Right, right-wing and rightist generally refer to support for a hierarchical society justified on the basis of an appeal to natural law or tradition. To varying degrees, the Right rejects the egalitarian objectives of left-wing politics, claiming that the imposition of equality is...

, yet it is generally more pro-business and pro-free market than most others.

The daily counterpart of the Sri Lankan Sunday Times is the Daily Mirror
Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
The Daily Mirror is a daily English-language newspaper published in Colombo, Sri Lanka, by Wijeya Newspapers Ltd. Its Sunday counterpart is the Sunday Times.Its sister newspaper on financial issues is the Daily FT.-Traffic:...

, which has the highest circulation among daily English newspapers in Sri Lanka; the Sunday Times has a circulation lower than the 3 other Sunday newspapers publishing in English in Sri Lanka and competing for highest circulation among themselves, which is considerably lower than those publishing in Sinhala (and some other languages).

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