16 November 2018
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ST Journalists shine at Journalism Awards for Excellence

 

journalism awardIt was a night of pride for print media journalists in the country when the best in the field were feted at the annual Journalism Awards for Excellence, organized jointly by The Editors’ Guild of Sri Lanka (TEGOSL) and the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI). The awards night, a much looked forward to event of the journalistic fraternity was held last evening at the Mount Lavinia Hotel.

The top award of the night, the Mervyn de Silva Journalist of the Year was won by Dharisha Bastians of the Daily FT, and Pro Thoma who was chief guest on the occasion gave away this prestigious and coveted award. The Sepala Gunasena Award for Defending Press Freedom in Sri Lanka went to Sam Wijesinha The Best Designed Newspaper of the Year was awarded to the Sunday Times.

 

Four veteran journalists were also honoured with Life Time Achievement Awards. They were Ajantha Ranasinghe, Solomon Ranasinghe, Anne Abeysekera, Bandu S. Kodikara, Rasiah Selvarajah. The other awards were as follows

Journalism Awards for Excellence 2013: Winners/Merit Awards Mervyn de Silva Journalist of the Year Winner: Dharisha Bastians – Daily FT

Scoop of the Year Winner: Kasun Pussewela – Ravaya
Investigative Journalist of the Year Winner: The Sunday Times News Desk
Merit – Prasad Abeywickrema, Rivira Irida Sangrahaya Environmental Reporter of the Year Winner: Nirmala Kannangara – Sunday Leader
Merit (Tamil): Gunasingham Mikunthan- Vallampuri
Merit (Sinhala): Achala DHarmasena- Lakbima Irida Sangrahaya
T.G. Supun Lahiru Prakash – Janarala
Subramaniyam Chettiar Award for Reporting on Social Issues
Winner: Lakna Tharindu Paranamanna – Daily Mirror
Merit (Sinhala): Daya Neththasinghe- Lankan
Merit (Tamil): S. Thujiyanthan – Sunday Thinakkural
Merit (English) Chathuri Dissanayke – The Sunday Times Mangala Liyanarachchi – Lakbima
Sports Journalist of the Year : Winner: Channaka de Silva – Daily Mirror
Merit (Tamil): P. A. Sukeethan – Daily Virakesari Denzil Peiris
 Young Reporter of the Year Winner: Aanya Wipulasena – The Sunday Times
Merit (english) – Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya – The Nation Merit (Sinhala) : Gayan Gallage – Rivira Merit (Tamil): ): M.F N Fazeer – Daily Virakesari
Photojournalist of the Year Winner: Rukshan Abeywansha – Nation
Merit (English): Ajith Madurapperuma – Lankadeepa
Merit (English): Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai – Ceylon Today   
Best Designed Newspaper of the Year Winner: The Sunday Times
Cartoonist of the Year Winner: Rukshan Abeywansha – Nation
Merit (Sinhala): Ajith Madurapperuma – Lankadeepa
Merit (Tamil): Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai – Ceylon Today
Prof. K. Kailasapathy Award for Reporting Under Special Circumstances Winner: Not awarded
Merit (Sinhala): Not awarded Upali Wijewardene
Feature Writer of the Year (S/T/E) Winner (Sinhala): Daya Neththasinghe – Lanka
 Merit (Sinhala): Priyantha Hettige – Irudina
Winner (Tamil): A. Jayasooriyan – Sunday Thinakkural
Merit (Tamil): M Hussain Fathima Husna – Daily Thinakkural
Winner (English): Randima Attygalle – Sunday Island
Business and Finance Journalist of the Year (S/T/E)
Winner (Sinhala): D. D. Chaminda Wickramaratne – Lakbima
Merit (Sinhala) : Gamini Sarath Godakanda – Lankadeepa
Winner (Tamil): Sangapillai vinoth – Daily Virakesari
Merit (Tamil) Robert Anthony – Daily Virakesari
Merit (English): Shabiya Ali Ahlam – Daily FT
B. A. Siriwardena Columnist of the Year (S/T/E)
Winner: (Sinhala): Winner (Tamil): Winner By nomination:
Sepala Gunasena Award for Defending Press Freedom of Sri Lanka : Sam Wijesinha
By nomination: D. R. Wijewardene
Award for Earning the Appreciation of Peers and the Public : Kishali Pinto Jayawardene
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