VERITAS…is a word derived from the Latin language meaning truth. This Latin word appears in mottos of many an educational institute. The broadcasting station of Radio Veritas Asia is located in Quezon City, Philippines and was established to spread the Gospel of the Catholic Church and is also a ‘voice and channel’ of radio communication for the Catholic Church in Asia.
The Sinhala Service of Radio Veritas Asia (shortwave) commenced broadcast on 12th June 1976. Radio Veritas was welcomed and appreciated by thousands of listeners during a time when there was no television or advanced sources of communication technology, but just the simple and humble radio. The digital broadcast of Radio Veritas Sinhala Service Online was inaugurated on 24th August 2017 as a ‘Web Radio’ by Rev Fr W N Lal Pushpadewa Fernando OMI, National Director and Media Spokesperson for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka and is also the Country Director of this service. Together with Fr Fernando there are four fulltime programme producers, viz., Ms Hasini Seram, Mr Shantha Pathirana, Mr Sudarshana Biyanwila and, Mr. Jude Pramod who is currently following a training programme in Manila.