Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) conducted the fifth training program on “Eco Journalism” for provincial and newsroom journalists in the Western Province on 20 and 21 February 2023 at the Sri Lanka Press Institute Auditorium.
The training sessions were conducted by University of Kelaniya Senior Lecturer Prof. M.M.M. Najim and Vidivelli Editor and Media Trainer Mohamed Fairooz in Tamil language. The program included sessions on environmental issues specific to the Western Province, where the journalists shared their knowledge and challenges faced while reporting. A short session on the usage of the Right To Information (RTI) in reporting was also conducted by SLPI RTI Team Coordinator Arththy Ravivarman. The training program further included hands-on activities where journalists were able to develop and expand their knowledge base and pitch their story ideas and develop them with the input from the trainers.