When the ITN received a number of awards as the leading TV channel, the news division of the ITN also won accolades.
The ITN which played an important role during a critical period has beaten government as well as private TV channels to emerge as the top TV channel. The News division of the ITN reached the battle field from many fronts to bring the true facts before the people at a time when the country was struggling to get up on its feet by defeating terrorism. The ITN became the channel of the nation that stayed with the people during good times and bad times. At a time when the nation is emerging victorious from the development battle the ITN News Division was the first to bring the news to the people. The Sumathi Awards have strengthened the position of ITN as the leader in news reporting in Sinhala, Tamil and English languages. The news team along with Madhunika Karaputugala who received an award are the leaders in news reporting. The ITN is always prepared to fulfill its duty as the pioneer in the field.