We are getting unconfirmed reports that Sirasa TV is now broadcasting 24 hours a days. However it looks like a hurriedly organised 24 hour transmission since complains are being received that there is no proper schedule available for late night broadcasts.
At the beginning when the private TV stations were commencing broadcasts most of them went 24 hours but with the power crisis that hit a few years thereafter and with the increasing operational costs the channels closed transmissions around midnight,
Most 24hr television transmissions came to a grinding halt. Now several years later Sirasa TV looks like it is boldly stepping out into the 24hr format. It's actually a good thing since with pay television operators catering to subscribers on a 24x7 basis and with increasing numbers of local channels hopping aboard they will need to rethink their strategy to halt 24hr transmissions since most of the international channels available on pay television channels are available on a 24x7 basis.