President graces 'Presidential Media Awards 2018'
[April 11 2019]
Maithripala Sirisena graced the
inaugural 'Presidential Media
Awards 2018' as the chief guest
at the Bandaranaike Memorial
International Convention Hall (BMICH)
in Colombo, on Wednesday (10
April). Minister of Mass Media
and State Minister of Defence
Hon. Ruwan Wijewardne was also
present at the occasion.
The award ceremony is held with the primary objective
to evaluate the skill, talent and special capabilities of journalists
towards ushering in a media culture with social responsibility.
It is also aimed at encouraging the media in building
up a well-informed civil society and to provide state sponsorship for
journalists through evaluation of their performance covering the entire
mass media field.
A number of veteran and young media personnel were
presented with awards during the ceremony. In addition, four
distinguished media personnel were also recognized with life time
Ministers, Governors, Parliamentarians, print and
electronic media personnel and distinguished invitees were also present
at the occasion.