The Godage Senior Writers Award ceremony jointly organized by the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) and Sirisumana Godage Publications was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the SLBC’s auditorium, yesterday (20).
During this event 15 senior writers, including authors and journalists received their felicitation awards from the President and in parallel to this the winners of the ‘Penayata Pilithuru’ competition held at school level, were also presented their awards by the President.
This Award Ceremony was organized for the fourth consecutive year, with the aim of encouraging the senior writers and authors. The awards were given to writers representing all the ethnic groups.
Deputy Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna, Dr. R.H.S. Samarathunga Secretary, Ministry of Mass Media, Chairman of the SLBC Sudarshana Gunawardena, Director-General Erananda Hettiarachchi, Chairman of the Godage Publications Sirisumana Godage and Mrs Godage and many others participated in this event.