News      |      Events

Asiavision Coordinators’ Meeting – Colombo

Some 40 Asiavision and technical coordinators,  representing 20 countries of the Asia Pacific region, gathered in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo for the annual Asiavision coordinators’ meeting . The forum highlighted the important role of every member of the ABU video exchange platform to work together  to share information in order to  contribute to the economic growth and increase the  living standards of the people in the region.

The event was held at Mount  Berjaya  hotel in Mount Lavenia – a  suburb  of  the capital  Colombo .The two day session was inaugurated by the acting minister for media  Mr. Lakshman  Yapa  Abeywardana.

It is for the first time that an  AVN coordinators  meeting is being held in Sri Lanka. Ending the 30  years  of  war  and the  peaceful  and tourist friendly  nature  in  Sri Lanka  created a  convenient atmosphere for the meeting. 

Addressing the inaugral session  SLRC  Chairman Mr. Mohan Samaranayake explained the challenges faced by the broadcasters in  the region.  the ABU and SLRC were jointly  organized the  coordinators meeting.

The Sri Lanka Tourism Agency organized  a gala dinner for the visitng  asiavision coordinators in the historic Galle Face hotel in Colombo,  which was built in 1864. The guests were entertained by dancing troups representing various regions and communities across Sri Lanka.