Presidential Media Awards 2018 | Sunday Observer

Presidential Media Awards 2018

Sudam Gunasinghe receives his award from Non-Cabinet Minister of Media Ruwan Wijewardene
Sudam Gunasinghe receives his award from Non-Cabinet Minister of Media Ruwan Wijewardene

Lake House staffers clinched several awards at the first ever Presidential Media Awards held at the BMICH on Wednesday (10) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. Sunday Observer Journalist Mahil Wijesinghe won the award for Best Feature Article for the year while Lake House Journalists Lawrence Selvanayagam, Rukmal Gamage and Sudam Gunasinghe also received awards for their outstanding work during 2017. Veteran Journalist and Former Lake House Chairman Lakshman Jayawardene received a lifetime award from President Sirisena for his contribution to the field of print media.

President Maithripala Sirisena urged the media to use the restored media freedom and democracy in an ethical manner.

The President also questioned as to why media institutions do not cover stories relating to corruption and fraud committed by non-politicians. The event was attended by Non-Cabinet Minister of Media Ruwan Wijewardene, Governor of the Northern Province, Dr Suren Raghavan, other dignitaries and the heads of media organisations.

The event was organised by the Ministry of Mass Media with the intention of recognising the contribution by journalists to the field and creating a socially responsible media culture in the country. The Sunday Observer wishes to extend its best wishes to all award winners.

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