A Conference to Celebrate the “World Press Freedom Day”

The conference on “Media Monitoring and Press Freedom” organized by the Communication & Media Unit and the Department of Mass Communication of the University of Kelaniya was held on the 3rd of May 2017 at the auditorium of Social Sciences. This event was organized to celebrate the World Press Freedom Day, which falls on the 3rd of May.

Professor Rohana Luxman Piyadasa, the Director of the Communication and Media Unit of the University of Kelaniya, Senior Attorney-at-Law Koggala Wellala Bandula, Senior Lecturer M.J. R.David of the Department of Sinhala & Mass Communication, University of Sri Jawardenapura, Mr. Shamindra Ferdinando, the News Editor of “The Island” newspaper, Professor Mapa Thilakarathna, the Head of the Department of Mass Communication, members of the academic and non-academic staff of the Department of Mass Communication, journalists and many students participated in this event.

Senior Lecturer Wijayananda Rupasinghe, the Department of Mass Communication, moderated this conference and Sri Lanka Press Council provided sponsorship for the conference.