22 December 2012

FM Radio Channel Frequency Allocation in Sri Lanka by Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRCSL)

30th October 2012, www.dailymirror.lk

All the 45 FM broadcasting channels, operating in the country will be shifting their FM radio frequencies with effect from November 1, after Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) re-allocated radio frequencies in an effort to minimise the technical problems hindering the listeners from obtaining a clear sound reception.

The TRCSL is vested with full powers to determine and allocate the use of FM frequencies among radio broadcasters within Sri Lanka. At present there are about 45 FM broadcasting channels which operate within the 87.5 - 108 MHz frequency range.

“The TRCSL prepared a new transparent plan to re-allocate the frequencies among the FM channels taking into account the frequencies used by them at present. This was done on the basis of a national policy to reform the existing system, with the objective of minimising the practical problems currently confronting both the radio broadcasters and the listeners,” TRCSL Director General Anusha Pelpita said in a statement.

The statement said under the new plan, the frequencies have been allocated in such a manner to ensure that all FM radio channels could be accessed with ease and sound broadcast from these radio channels is clearly received and heard by the listeners without loss of quality in any part of the island, including remote areas.

“The existing frequency separation of 100 khz between two channels has now been increased to 300KHz. This new arrangement will enable the radio listeners to get a clearer reception in any part of the country from any single frequency,” the statement said.


  1. Thanks for this very useful information regarding newly introduced FM radio frequencies for Sri Lanka. As a repeat visitor, I find this new system much neater compared to the confusing array of channels your country had had before.

    I am a fan of Gold FM, that quaint channel of retro music, where I can still listen to songs we loved hear in 70's and 80's.


  2. Only crazy foreigners listen to Gold FM !

    (Just joking. I too love songs they play. Unlike the songs we here these days, those old ones really had music in them).

  3. Foreign or local, old is gold !

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