The inaugural photo exhibition by the Sri Lanka Photojournalists Association (PASL), opened on Friday July 26 with President Maithripala Sirisena, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa in attendance. The exhibition was unveiled at 3 p.m. at the J.D.A. Perera Gallery and featured the work of some of Sri Lanka’s leading photojournalists. The event paid tribute to eight senior photojournalists – Sena Vidanagama, Bandu S. Kodikara, late Srilal Gomes, Saranapala Pamunawa, S. Chithrananda, U.N. Perera, Walter Perera and Alfred Silva – while the winners of the Photo Competition were presented their awards at the ceremony. The exhibition ended yesterday at 5 p.m.
President Maithripala Sirisena, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya with others looking at a photograph which shows the much-talked chilli powder attack in Parliament in 2018. This photo captured by Lahiru Harshana won the Gold Medal at PASL award ceremony.
Lankadeepa photojournalist Lahiru Harshana receiving his Gold and Merit awards
Daily FT photojournalist Chamila Karunarathne receiving his Bronze and Merit awards
Sunday Times photojournalist Sameera Weerasekara receiving his Merit award
Ada photojournalist Isuru Perera receiving his Merit award