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Awarding excellence

2012-08-01 01:13:37
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Best sports journalist of the year- Channaka de Silva

Four journalists from the Daily Mirror won four awards at the Journalism Awards for Excellence ceremony 2011 held at the Mt. Lavinia Hotel Tuesday evening. Pix by Waruna Wanniarachchi


Best cartoonist of the year- Gihan de Chikera


Young journalist of the year- Dianne Silva


 Dianne Silva


Merit award for Subramaniyum Chettiar award for social development reporting-Lakna Paranamanna


Feature writer of the year – English – Nadia Fazlulhaq - Sunday Times


Columnist of the year – winner – English – Chandani Kirinde-Sunday Times





Best Designed newspaper  of the Year – Winner – Sunday Times


Dayaseeli Liyanage-Sunday Lankadeepa


The winners of the Wijeya Newspaper Group

Award winners


 Journalist of the Year - Lasantha Weerakulasuriya

Best Designed newspaper  of the Year – Winner – Sunday Times

Merit – Rivira Newspapers

Merit – Express Newspapers
 

Best cartoonist of the year – winner – Gihan de Chikera – Daily Mirror

Merit – S. Jayapalan – Veerakesari

Merit – Anjana Indrajith – Lakbimanews
 

Photo journalist of the year – winner – Sanka Vidanagama Ceylon Today

Merit –Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa

Merit  - M. S. Saleem- Metro News
 

Best Sports Journalist- Channaka de Silva – Daily Mirror

Best Environmental Journalist – Ravindra Kuruwita – Lakbima news

Columnist of the year – winner – English – Chandani Kirinde-Sunday Times

Feature writer of the year – English – Nadia Fazlulhaq - Sunday Times

Best Business Journalist –Veerakesari Daily – Robert Anthony

Young journalist of the year - winner – Dianne Silva – Daily Mirror

Merit award for Subramaniyum Chettiar award for social development reporting-Lakna Paranamanna


Five senior journalists received the Distinguished Service Award for Journalism in Sri Lanka.

Mr. D. C. A. Bernie Wijesekera joined the Times of Ceylon newspaper of the Times Group in 1954 as a Proof Reader and worked until 1958. He was re-appointed a journalist of the Times of Ceylon in 1959. He joined The Sunday Times of Wijeya Group in 1996 and continues as a senior journalist.

Mr. Kandiah Nithyanandan started his media career as a proof reader in the Virakesari newspaper in 1961. While proof reading, he also tried his hand at drawing cartoons. He was editor overseeing upcountry news page, editor for the evening edition of Virakesari’s sister newspaper Mithran Varamalar and editor politics and features.

Ms. Sybil Wettasinghe hails from Gintota Galle. In 1952, Sybil joined Lake House and worked for the Janatha tabloid newspaper as a children’s artist and writer. She contributed to all the newspapers in Lake House as journalist and artist. In 1983 Sybil resumed working in the Wijaya Newspapers. In 1986 Upali Newspapers invited her to inaugurate a children’s newspaper. She was the pioneer editor of Bindu.

Mr. S. Hewage Chithrananda was born on July 31, 1945. He started his career as a freelance photographer at Davasa newspaper in 1966. He was also employed at Udaya Newspaper. He joined the Times Group in 1973 as a freelance photographer and worked as a Provincial Photographer and later as the Chief Photographer. After the closure of the Times Group, he joined Lake House and was appointed Photo Editor. He retired from Lake House in 2002 and started his own studio.

Mr. Sunil Madawa Premathilaka is an old Anandian. He joined Silumina Newspapers as a very young journalist. During his 19-years service at Lake House he served as the Features Editor and the Assistant Editor. When the Divaina newspaper was started he resigned from Lake House and joined Divaina as the Features Editor. He is also Editor of Lakmina Newspaper. He is also a founder member of the Free Media Movement.


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  Comments - 4

  • Cyclops Wednesday, 1 August 2012 02:29

    Well done people of the pen. Cliched I know, but keep up the good work.

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    Denver Wednesday, 1 August 2012 03:23

    As a member of the DM family am so proud to witness this achievement. Congratulations to you all, and Gihan wish you all the very best!

    Reply : 2       8

    Sulali Fernando Wednesday, 1 August 2012 04:01

    Daily Mirror and Sunday Times are two giants in the industry. Achievers like you are the pillars.Congratulations to all of you and Gihan, you are a great cartoonist. Keep up the good work!

    Reply : 2       8

    Susantha Wednesday, 1 August 2012 05:28

    Gihan wish you all the very best....

    Reply : 1       5

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