Rathnadvipa - Developing a News web & E-news Platform

About the Client

Rathnadvipa embarked on a digital journey to establish a global news platform, necessitating a sophisticated website to disseminate day-to-day news.

Alongside, the requirement to forge a social media presence was paramount to extend their reach and engagement. Their vision was to create a hub for reliable, timely news, fostering a well-informed community. Sanmark Solutions was chosen to bring this vision to life, leveraging our expertise in website development and digital strategy to meet Rathnadvipa's ambitious goals.

Rathnadvipa embarked on a digital journey to establish a global news platform, necessitating a sophisticated website to disseminate day-to-day news.

Alongside, the requirement to forge a social media presence was paramount to extend their reach and engagement. Their vision was to create a hub for reliable, timely news, fostering a well-informed community. Sanmark Solutions was chosen to bring this vision to life, leveraging our expertise in website development and digital strategy to meet Rathnadvipa's ambitious goals.

Project Overview

The collaboration with Rathnadvipa centered on developing a comprehensive news website and e-news platform, complemented by a strategic social media setup. Initiated on July 24, 2023, the project aimed to deliver a dynamic news dissemination portal, Rathnadvipa.lk, and an e-newspaper platform, e-paper.rathnadvipa.lk, designed to cater to the modern reader's needs. The objective was not only to create platforms for news sharing but also to ensure these platforms were engaging, user-friendly, and capable of handling a wide array of multimedia content. This endeavor also involved setting up social media channels to amplify Rathnadvipa's content and foster a community of engaged readers.

Key Features of the Solution

Key Features of the Solution

The solution for Rathnadvipa was multifaceted, incorporating advanced web development and news management system features to ensure a seamless news delivery experience.


The news website and e-news paper platforms were built with a focus on accessibility, real-time content updates, and multimedia integration.

The solution for Rathnadvipa was multifaceted, incorporating advanced web development and news management system features to ensure a seamless news delivery experience.

The news website and e-news paper platforms were built with a focus on accessibility, real-time content updates, and multimedia integration.

  • News Website Development: The Rathnadvipa news website, designed for day-to-day global news dissemination, features a user-friendly navigation bar that guides readers through various news categories and subtopics. These categories include Local News, Foreign News, Entertainment, Sports, and Videos, offering a comprehensive news experience. The site's layout is structured to provide easy access to featured news, the latest articles, and multimedia content, ensuring readers can effortlessly find relevant and engaging news stories.
  • E-news Paper Platform: The e-news paper mirrored the traditional newspaper experience in a digital format, allowing readers to flip through news articles, editorials, and advertisements. Special attention was given to layout and design to replicate the feel of a physical newspaper, enhancing the reader's experience.
  • Social Media Integration: Recognizing the power of social media in news dissemination, the platforms were integrated with social media channels, enabling easy sharing and discussion of news articles, thereby extending Rathnadvipa's reach beyond the website.
  • Custom Content Management: A robust content management system (CMS) was implemented, allowing Rathnadvipa's editors to easily publish and manage content across both platforms, ensuring timely updates and consistent content quality.
  • Multimedia Features: The platforms supported a wide range of multimedia content, from high-resolution images to streaming videos, making news stories more engaging and comprehensive.

Our Approach and Execution

The Rathnadvipa project unfolded with strategic planning and flexible execution to align with the client's dynamic requirements.

A major challenge was developing a system capable of handling live news feeds and a high influx of multimedia content without compromising performance. Additionally, ensuring the e-newspaper provided a seamless reading experience akin to traditional newspapers required innovative design solutions.

The team implemented advanced caching mechanisms to enhance site performance and developed a responsive design to ensure accessibility across devices. SEO optimization was also a crucial focus to ensure high visibility in search engine results.

The project is ongoing, with continuous updates and improvements being made to adapt to the evolving needs of digital news consumption. Key milestones included the launch of the main news website, the e-newspaper platform, and the establishment of a social media presence.

The Rathnadvipa project unfolded with strategic planning and flexible execution to align with the client's dynamic requirements.

A major challenge was developing a system capable of handling live news feeds and a high influx of multimedia content without compromising performance. Additionally, ensuring the e-newspaper provided a seamless reading experience akin to traditional newspapers required innovative design solutions.

The team implemented advanced caching mechanisms to enhance site performance and developed a responsive design to ensure accessibility across devices. SEO optimization was also a crucial focus to ensure high visibility in search engine results.

The project is ongoing, with continuous updates and improvements being made to adapt to the evolving needs of digital news consumption. Key milestones included the launch of the main news website, the e-newspaper platform, and the establishment of a social media presence.

Technology stack

The project leveraged Laravel for both the news website and the e-news paper platform, with integration of AWS for robust content storage and C Panel hosting to ensure high availability and performance, embodying a modern tech stack tailored to digital publishing needs.

Measuring Success and Gleaning Insights

Success for Rathnadvipa's platforms is measured by user engagement, content reach, and platform reliability. Initial indicators show positive trends in website traffic and social media interaction, highlighting the platforms' effectiveness in attracting and retaining a dedicated reader base.

Ongoing analytics and user feedback continue to shape enhancements, ensuring Rathnadvipa remains at the forefront of digital news.

Measuring Success and Gleaning Insights

Success for Rathnadvipa's platforms is measured by user engagement, content reach, and platform reliability. Initial indicators show positive trends in website traffic and social media interaction, highlighting the platforms' effectiveness in attracting and retaining a dedicated reader base.

Ongoing analytics and user feedback continue to shape enhancements, ensuring Rathnadvipa remains at the forefront of digital news.

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