Lakhanda (Voice of Lanka) is a Sri Lankan radio station. It was started on 15 November 1996, under the ownership of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. Eventually the channel was amalgamated to ITN (Independent Television Network) on 1997 April 1 on a government cabinet decision. The programmes were transmitted on 88.5 F.M. 87.9 F.M. and 97.6 F.M. from transmitting points at Yatiyanthota, Karagahatenna, Bandarawela, Deniyaya and Colombo. Lakhanda was renamed[when?] as ITN FM by its main government body Independent Television Network Ltd (ITN)
Lakhanda broadcasts programmes for Sinhala speaking audience in Sri Lanka. Its islandwide transmission opens daily at 04:30 hrs. and closes down at 00:15 hrs. local time. Lakhanda is the radio wing of the Independent Television Network Ltd (ITN) the pioneer in Sri Lanka’s television. The programme contents are news and current affairs, politics, sports, education, cultural, health, women, economics and music.