Swarnavahini, which means "Golden Channel" in Sinhala is a leading Sri Lankan news and entertainment television channel. Its main theme is "Sri Lankeeya Abhimanaya" which means "Sri Lankan Pride." It was launched on the 16th of March 1997, alongside its sister channel ETV, which mainly broadcasts in English. The station is owned by EAP Networks (Pvt.) Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of the EAP Group and was formally named ETV 1. The channel has many popular programs such as the cookery show Rasasaraniya, talk-show Coffee with Lahiru and Muditha, community support program Janasarana and the unbiased newscast Live at 8.