Community Media/KOTHMALE

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Kothmale FM Community Radio Station is one of four community radio stations operating under the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. It is located in the central region of Sri Lanka in Mawathura, which is about 25km South West of Kandy. The surrounding area is green and mountainous and is primarily a rural region with tea and rice being the dominant plantations.

The station is dedicated to being community focused. Workshops and events for the community are held on a regular basis to encourage local participation. Kothmale FM plays an important role in relaying information regarding health, agriculture and local news. It is also works with local schools and broadcasts cultural, sporting and social events. Given the lack of access to telephones the station also plays a vital role in keeping the community informed in emergency situations.

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