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Kadirgamar scholar leaves for MASCOM

 Kamanthi Wickramasinghe
Kamanthi Wickramasinghe

Kamanthi Wickramasinghe of the Daily Mirror left this week, as the eighth Lakshman Kadirgamar journalism scholar for a postgraduate study course in mass media at MASCOM, the prestigious journalism academy in India managed by the Malayala Manorama Group.

Ms.Wickramasinghe, 25, was the recipient of the 2014 Denzil Peiris Young Reporter of the Year Award at the Journalism Awards for Excellence Program jointly conducted by the Editor’s Guild of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Press Institute.

She is a MA final year student in Mass Communication at the University of Kelaniya with a B.Sc in Psychology from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

A recipient of the Michael Konig Young Journalism Bursary 2017 at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, she was awarded an Appreciation for Outstanding Media Contributions to the National HIV Response by UNAIDS, Sri Lanka.

Ms. Wickramasinghe will be under the supervision of Prof. Thomas Oommen, one of India’s most respected media academics while at MASCOM.

The Lakshman Kadirgamar journalism scholarship is presented annually to a young Sri Lankan journalist by the Lakshman Kadirgamar Foundation in partnership with The Editors’ Guild of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Press Institute and the Malayala Manorama Group in Memory of the late Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka.