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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2731

Sri Lanka morning show wins Australia’s prestigious Antenna award 2008

Sumane Liyanaarachchi - Sydney

Melbourne, 09 May, ( Melbourne based “Sri Lanka Morning Show” Television program was awarded “ the prestigious Antenna 2008 award at the award presentation ceremony which was held recently at the spectacular BMW Edge , Federation Square Melbourne.

The Antennas are Australia’s annual National Community Television Award, recognizing the contribution of volunteer community television makers from all parts across Australia. The Antennas celebrate diversity and harmony by bringing many disparate communities together to celebrate their cultures, interests and perspectives.

Peter Batchelor, the Minister for Energy & Resources and Minister for Community Development awarded this prestigious Antenna award to Nimal Alwis, the producer of the program and Derrick Junkeer his co-producer.

Nominees for 2008 Antenna Awards were Sri Lanka Morning Show, Talent Pool, Ska Story, VNTV and Pinoy TV. From this category The Sri Lanka Morning Show won the award.

Nimal the Programme Director of the Sri Lanka Morning Show had his first television experience in the Sri Lanka Rupavahini. Since migrating to Australia he has been working as the Multimedia Coordinator for Swinburne Tech in Hawthorn for nearly 18 years.

Nimal produces and broadcasts television programs -The Sri Lanka Morning Show, Sri Lanka Today, One World and Nandana Windana on Channel 31 weekly basis.

His team comprises of Nimal Jayalath, Mihiri Dissanayaka and Happy who undertakes the cooking segment along with the Coordinator and Host Derrick Junkeer who has many years of TV experience with all the Commercial Television stations in Australia.

Community Television is a not-for-profit television service providing local and diverse communities the access to television broadcasting, and presenting news and issues which are not covered by commercial or state TV stations.

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