Fifth Lakshman Kadirgamar Journalism Scholar off to India
Thursday, 9 January 2014 00:01
Krishnaprasath of Suriyakanthi, a newspaper published by Express Newspapers (Ceylon) Ltd., left last week for advanced training at the prestigious Mass Communication School (MASCOM) in Kottayam, India, as the fifth Lakshman Kadirgamar Journalism Scholar.
The scholarship is offered to the Lakshman Kadirgamar Foundation by the Malayala Manorama Group of Newspapers in memory of one-time Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar. Malayala Manorama is one of India’s largest selling newspaper houses and manages MASCOM.
Krishnaprasath earned a merit certificate in the Denzil Peiris Young Reporter of the Year category at last year’s Journalism Awards for Excellence program conducted jointly by The Editors’ Guild of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Press Institute.
He will be under the tutelage of the distinguished Professor Thomas Oommen, who has trained a generation of Indian journalists, first at the Asian College of Journalism in Chennai and now at MASCOM.
Krishnaprasath is a resident of Hatton and the first provincial correspondent to receive this scholarship.