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SLBC Chairman wins award from India

Wednesday 23 Nov 2011
Chairman of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation Hudson Samarasinghe has won an award on strategic business communication from the Association of Business Communicators in India, the broadcaster announced on its website.

Hudson Samarasinghe

A ceremony organised by employees of the national television network Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) was held at its premises today.

Mr Samarasinghe said he was happy to win the Indian award, especially since the award was for national radio. He said the award would contribute towards the development of national radio, adding that it also dispels claims by certain groups that there was no media freedom in the country.

SLRC Chairman Mohan Samaranayake has presented an award on behalf of employees to the Mr Samarasinghe. In his speech, Mr Samaranayake said SLRC should learn from Mr Samarasinghe’s knowledge and managerial abilities. In paying tribute to Mr Samarasinghe, he said that the latter’s leadership had restored the credibility and reputation of the broadcasting corporation, which had previously been in a state of collapse.

According to the Asian Tribune, Mr Samarasinghe obtained a post-graduate degree from Harvard University in the United States after studying about radio broadcasting in West Germany.

He joined the SLBC in 1969 as a programme producer and became the chairman of SLBC in 1989.

In 2003, he was appointed as the Chairman of the SLBC for the second time. In 2008, he became the Chairman of the SLBC for a third term.