Daily Mirror bagged five awards and a merit award at the annual Editors Guild awards which was held this evening.
Daily Mirror’s Channaka de Silva won the Sports Journalist of the Year award, Susitha. R. Fernando won the award for Reporting for Social Responsibility, English Columnist of the Year went to D.B.S. Jeyaraj –Daily Mirror, Lakna Paranamanna won the Denzil Pieris Young Reporter of the Year award, Cartoonist of the Year (English) was won by Daily Mirror’s Awantha Artigala and a Merit award was won by photojournalist Kushan Pathiraja in the Photojournalist category for the year 2010.
Meanwhile, Sunday Times won the Best Designed Newspaper of the Year award, while Sunday Times Journalist Malaka Rodrigo won the Environmental Reporter of the Year award, Chandani Kirinde won English Feature Writer of the Year award for Sunday Times and Photojournalist Gamuna Wellage won a Merit in the Photojournalist category for Sunday Times.
The Sunday Times team also won the scoop of the year award.
The Business and Finance Journalist of the Year (English) award went to Financial Times journalist Uditha Jayasinghe . (Daily Mirror online)
Daily Mirror winners at tonight’s Editors Guild awards are (L-R): Sports Journalist of the Year Channaka de Silva, Cartoonist of the Year Awantha Artigala, Young Reporter of the Year Lakna Paranamanna, Susitha. R. Fernando the winner of Subramanium Chettiah award for Reporting for Social Responsibility and the Merit winner in the photojournalist category Kushan Pathiraja carrying the award of English Columnist of the Year D.B.S. Jeyaraj.Pic. by Waruna Wanniarachchi