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Special Events

Patterns Creating Canes

The 08th Diploma batch of Journalism and Media studies conducted by Sri Lanka Press Council, had filmed their first documentary programme “ Patterns Creating Canes” recently. The filming was done in Radawadunna are which is famous for producing cane related goods. Hence, they were able to present a productive programme on traditional cane industry and its production process.

Survey on current communication trends and people’s rights-2020

Sri Lanka Press Council conducts various programmes on improving the theoretical & practical knowledge on communication and media studies. One such workshop with regard to this was held in the central province for the teachers of communication and media studies. All the teachers of Kandy,Matale, Nuwara Eliya districts participated for the programme. Moreover they had the opportunity to provide data for the Survey on current communication trends and people’s rights-2020. The main objective of this survey is to inquire about the people’s attitudes, influence and suggestions for the functioning of print, electronic and social media. The following information was revealed during the study.

Commencing studies for Diploma Course in Media & Journalism Studies for its VIII Batch

The studies of the Diploma Course in Media & Journalism Studies for its VIII Batch were commenced on 04 th of January.

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Expert Conference on Restructuring of Sri Lanka Press Council Act 2021

Expert Conference on Restructuring of Sri Lanka Press Council Act 2021The first in a series of Expert’s conferences on restructuring of Sri Lanka Press Council Act was held on 16th January 2021 at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, organized by Sri Lanka Press Council in collaboration with Ministry of Mass Media. The first session was held with the academics of the Departments of Mass Communication, where the restructuring of the Press Council Act and related theoretical and conceptual issues were discussed. Academics representing Sri Jayewardenepura University, University of Kelaniya, Sri Pali Campus and the Open University of Sri Lanka participated. Hon. Member of Parliament Dr. Charitha Herath, Secretary to the Ministry of Mass Media Jagath P. Wijeweera, Chairman, Sri Lanka Press Council, Mr. Mahinda Pathirana and members of the Board of Directors of Sri Lanka Press Council, Prof Emeritus. Sunanda Mahendra and Director General of Department of Government Information, Mr.Nalaka Kaluwewa were also present. The programme was moderated by Dr. Tudor Weerasinghe, Member of the Board of Directors of the Sri Lanka Press Council and former Rector of the Sri Pali Mandapa.In future, discussions are scheduled to be held with journalists representing all media including social media, trade unions, media associations, media institutions as well as other relevant stake holders to seek their opinion on the amendment of Press Council Act.

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Environmental communication Programme

“Environmental communication Programme”

An environmental communication programme was held at “Beach Park” in parallel with the workshop series which is held by Sri Lanka Press Council on 27th of February in 2020. The event was attended by 100 students, teachers and parents of the Environmental Communication Circle of Panadura Balika Vidyalaya.

The Certificate awarding ceremony for the Diploma Course in Media studies and Journalism”

The Certificate awarding ceremony for the Diploma Course in Media studies and Journalism was held on 12 th of December in 2019 with the patronage of Hon .Minister Mr. Bandula Gunawardhana at BMICH in glory and grandeur.

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“Ahimi”

The students of the 08 th batch of the Diploma Course in Media Studies & Journalism conducted by Sri Lanka Press Council had filmed their first short film “Ahimi” during last February. The theme, filming and editing was done by the students of this batch. The main objective of this is improving the creativity and practical skills of the students.

Watch…

Story,Editing & Directed by- Piyumi Karunarathne

Filming- Kanchuka Samarakoon

Production- The students of the 08 th batch of the Diploma Course in Media Studies & Journalism

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Discussion on hearing complaints received by the Sri Lanka Press Council against newspapers

Discussion on hearing complaints received by the Sri Lanka Press Council against newspapers

The newly appointed Board of Directors of the Sri Lanka Press Council held a discussion with the editors, lawyers and relevant stakeholders on 24.02.2020 at the Bank Vidupiyasa premises in Rajagiriya, suggesting that complaints received by the Press Council of Sri Lanka should be investigated in a cordial and efficient manner. In particular, the importance of media freedom and the importance of people's rights were discussed.

The inauguration ceremony of the Certificate course in Journalism

The inauguration ceremony of the Certificate course in Journalism was held at the auditorium in the Ministry of Mass media with honourable presence of the Hon. Mr. Ruwan Wijewardhena, the Minister of Mass Media. The key note address on “The challenges before the modern Journalists˜ was done by Dr. Tuder Weerasingha who is the former Dean of the Sripalee Campus at University of Colombo'.

Providing free school supplementary pack for the children of journalists

The function for providing free school supplementary pack for the children of journalists was held with the participation of Honourable Minister Keheliya Rambukwella on 22 nd December 2020 at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute. Journalists representing several provinces and media institutions, secretary to the Ministry of Mass media Jagath P. Wijeweera, The Chairman of Sri Lanka Press Council, Senior lecturer Mr.Mahinda Pathirana, Director General of Government Information Nalaka Kaluwewa, member of the board of directors Dr. Tudor Weerasinghe and Press Commissioner Niroshana Thambawita participated in this occasion.

Forming an organization for upholding the professionalism, welfare and education of the Diploma holders

Forming an organization for upholding the professionalism, welfare and education of the Diploma holders
Forming an organization gathering all members of diploma holders at Sri Lanka Press Council for further upholding their professionalism, welfare and education is the main aspiration of the Council. By now The Diploma on Media & Journalism Studies was offered for seven batches. Currently, it is being conducted for its 8 th batch.

Accordingly, a discussion will be conducted on 22nd of February, 2020 on behalf of this. Hence, diploma holders representing all groups are kindly invited to participate in this special event.

It is kindly informed that further inquiries can be made via the course coordinator

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“The practical workshop on short documentaries for students who are following the Certificate course in Media Studies and Journalism

The practical workshop on short documentaries for students who are following the Certificate course in Media Studies and Journalism.

Organizing - Mr. Aruna Lokuliyana the Senior lecturer of Department of Mass communication at University of Kelaniya & Senior Lecturer Mr. Darshana Mapa Pathirage.

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