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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2643

Local Radio Journalist launches Sri Lanka’s first book on Radio News Programmes

Sunil C. Perera , Reporting from Colombo

Colombo, 18 January, (Asiantribune.com): For the first time in the broadcasting history in Sri Lanka, a veteran broadcaster, a lecturer on Mass communication and media, Trade Unionist and a leading journalist Wimal J.Ruwanpathirana launched his first book on Radio News Programmes at a simple ceremony held in Colombo on Thursday. The first copy of the book  is being  presented to Mr.Tissa Attanayaka, Secretary General of the United National Party Mr.Tissa Attanayaka. The first copy of the book is being presented to Mr.Tissa Attanayaka, Secretary General of the United National Party Mr.Tissa Attanayaka.

Mr.Ruwanpathirana who serves as a Radio Journalist at the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation,also served as a Sub Editor of Dinamina daily –Associated News Papers Ceylon Ltd.

He conducted a mass survey on Radio News Programmes and gathered valuable details such as output of the programmes and criticism of the news programmes.

Speaking to media Mr.Ruwanpathirana said his aim is to provide a correct and systematic format on Radio News Programmes and make Sinhala readers aware of Radio News Programmes.

The book contains a number of topics related to Radio News Programmes and short comings of the present programmes.

He was a product of Gatamanna Central College and also holds Master of Arts Degree on Mass Communication – University of Kelaniya .

Explaining his views on current Radio News Programmes in Sri Lanka, he said a number of new Radio Journalists do not have a proper system and a knowledge on Radio News Prorgammes.

He said it is not their fault but proposes the management of the Radio Channels should train their Radio News Producers to address all masses of the society.

The first copy of the book was presented to the Secretary General of the United National Party Mr.Tissa Attanayaka.

- Asian Tribune -

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