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Lakshman Kadirgamar Journalism scholarship for the Young Reporter of the Year

Ms. Piyumi Fonseka of the Daily Mirror left for MASCOM, the premier Mass Communication Academy in India last week as the recipient of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Journalism Scholarship for 2016-2017.

She received the scholarship for winning the Denzil Peiris Young Reporter of the Year Award at the annual Journalism Awards for Excellence programme jointly organised by The Editors’ Guild of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Press Institute.

The Lakshman Kadirgamar Journalism Scholarship is presented annually by the Lakshman Kadirgamar Foundation in memory of the late Sri Lankan Foreign Minister in collaboration with the Kottayam based MASCOM managed by India’s leading newspaper house, Malayala Manorama.

Mr. Denzil Peiris was a widely reputed Editor at Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd., (Lake House) and later edited The South magazine from the United Kingdom.

Ms. Fonseka will be under the tutelage of Prof. Thomas Oommen, the well-known journalism teacher who has tutored several leading journalists working in India and abroad.

She is the seventh recipient of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Journalism Scholarship to be trained at MASCOM.

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