Honorary title awarded
S.M. Shahabdeen has been awarded the title Kalabushanam at a ceremony
organised by the Cultural Affairs Ministry at the John De Silva Theatre
under the patronage of Religious Affairs Minister Pandu Bandaranayake.
He was selected for the award in recognition of his contribution in
the field of media. He is a prolific writer whose contributions had been
published in all the Tamil national dailies in Sri Lanka.
Shahabdeen is a Coordinating Officer to the Minister of Housing and
Common Amenities. He is also a Director of Sri Lanka Social Security
Board and the National Coordinator for Voice for Human Rights.