Independent Television has been honoured with the Sharma Abhimani Award for its significant media role.
Veteran media personality Mahinda Abeysundera received the Shrama Abhimani Award on behalf of the “VIMASUMA’ Current Affairs Programme telecast over ITN. Niroshan Premaratne also of ITN was given the best Announcer’s Award. In addition Subashini Hemamala the Producer of Women’s Programmes and Shyama Jayasinghe for her contribution to the technical field were also honoured with Shrama Abhimani Awards.
The Awards Festival was held under the patronage of Minister Rajitha Senaratne. Minister Dew Gunasekara, Parliamentarian Malini Fonseka and Western Province Governor Alavi Moulana were among others who were feted with Shrama Abhimani Awards. Veterans in many fields including Media, Diriya Kantha, Fisheries and Construction received Awards. Grand Homes Pvt. Ltd. won the Best and Popular Award in the Auditing sphere. The Shrama Abhimani web site was also launched on the sidelines of the Awards ceremony. The event was arranged by the Shrama Abhimani National Organisation.