Old Ben Lasantha Ruhunage, for World Congress conference of the International Federation of Journalists in Ireland
Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 31 2013 11:21:13
Old Ben Lasantha Ruhunage will attend the 28th World Congress conference of the International Federation of Journalists in Dublin Castle, Dublin – Ireland, from June 4th to 7th 2013 on an invitation received by the International Federation of Journalists and the Irish National Union of Journalists.

The conference will be followed by the official opening, taking place at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, where delegates will be addressed by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. The conference is supported by the Irish government, who are hosting the event at Dublin Castle.

Old Ben Lasantha Ruhunage is the President of the Sri Lanka Working Journalist Association, the News Editor of the ‘Ravaya’ newspaper, Director of the Sri Lanka Press Institute, Professional Media Trainer and also a visiting Lecturer at the Sri Lanka College of Journalism.
During the past he had won several awards such as the “D.B. Dharmapala Award for ‘Scoop of the year’” in 2000, the “D.R.Wijewardena Award for earning the appreciation on peers and public” in 2003, “Best Journalist of the year 2004”, and the “Upali Wijewardena award for Feature Writer of the year 2005”. He was also granted the ‘Transparency International – Sri Lanka Membership’ in recognition of his commitment to the promotion of ‘Anti-Corruption and Integrity’. Lasantha is also the main author of the book ‘Puthra Samagama’.

On behalf of the entire Benedictine fraternity, we wish Lasantha good luck and God’s Blessings in his future endeavors.