The leading channel in Sri Lanka has become the leading channel of Asia. ITN has received the award for the Best TV channel at the Asian Mass Media Award Ceremony – 2010.
ITN which is engaged in communicating to audiences in a meaningful manner was feted with a number of awards at the Asian Mass Media Awards Ceremony 2010. “Lakhanda Radio” received the award for the Best Radio Channel of the year. Oliva Rodrigo of the Lakhanda Radio received the award for the Best News Reader. The “Mind Star programme” telecast on ITN was presented the award for the Best Reality TV programme in Asia. Deputy General Manager of the Marketing Division of ITN Upali Ranjith received the award for the best Media Promotional Officer. 10 veteran Journalists including Dinamina Chief Editor Mahinda Abeysundara, Ariyasiri Withanage, Elmo Fernando and Jatila Wellaboda received the awards of excellence in Journalism.
Special Asian Mass Media Awards were presented to 50 local and foreign journalists including Edwin Ariyadasa. Deepankar Chackravorthy of India received the award for Best Journalist in Asia. The award for the best Cartoonist went Leng Mu of China. The award for the best Website went Asian Tribune Website.
The award ceremony organized by Sri Lanka Mass Media Foundation was held at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium under the patronage of the Speaker of the Malaysian Parliament Datuk R. Ganeshan. Local and foreign journalists, Ministers and Parliamentarians were present.