Journalism Awards for Excellence
The 10th Journalism Awards for Excellence 2008 Awards Night was held
at the Mount Lavinia Hotel yesterday.
Mervyn de Silva Journalist of the year: Winner - Not awarded. Merit
award - D. Charles Perter of Metro News, Christopher Kamalendran of The
Sunday Times, Janyitha Seneviratne of Sunday Divaina.
Business Journalist of the Year: Shyam Nuwan Ganewatte of Sunday
Divaina (Sinhala), Niranjani Roland of Metro News (Tamil), Bandula
Sirimanna of the Sunday Times (English).
Upali Wijewardena Feature Writer of the Year: Sanda Laalith
Ranasinghe of Silumina (Sinhala), Niranjani Roland of Metro News
(Tamil), Winner - Randima Atygalle of The Nation, Merit - Chamitha
Kuruppu of Lakbimanews (English).
B. A. Siriwardena Columnist of the Year: Sinhala - not awarded, B.
Kirubaharan of Thinakkural (Tamil), Nanda Pethiyagoda Wanasundere of
Sunday Island (English).
Best Environmental Reporter of the year: Nimashi Amaleeta of The
Subramaniyam Chettiar Social Development Reporter of the year: Winner
- K. Ponmalar of Metro News. Merit - Asuntha Sivumini Edirisooriya of
Sports journalist of the year: Channaka de Silva of Daily Mirror.
Cartoonist of the year: Wasantha Siriwardena.
Photo journalist of the year: Winner - Dinuka Liyanawatte, Merit
award: Nishan S. Priyantha.
Best designed newspaper of the year: Winner - The Sunday Times. Merit
awards: Daily Mirror / Ravaya.
Scoop of the year award: Not awarded.
Denzil Peiris Young Reporter of the Year: Isuri Kaviratne.
Prof. K. A. Kailasapathy award reporting under special circumstances:
Investigative Journalist of the Year: Dr. Prasanna Cooray.