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ITN wins several awards at the Sumathi Awards Festival

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 25, 2019 19:03

ITN wins several awards at the Sumathi Awards Festival

The Independent Television Media Network won many awards at the Sumathi Awards festival, the festival of the mini screen. It was the 24th Sumathi Awards Festival that was held yesterday.

The award for the second place in the best television current affairs programme category was won by the Deputy General Manager of ITN’s news and current affairs division Shanuka Karunaratne and its Director India Weerakoon for the Sanhindiyawe Paalama programme Dinushi Dheerasinghe of the Independent Television Network won the third place in the best news reading category.
Sithara Kaluarachchi who presented the Enterprise Sri Lanka programme won the best television presenter’s Award while Chandima Premaratne of ITN bagged the award presented on behalf of the Best Television Magazine Programme for directing the Ulpatha programme. The ITN’s Pulsar Dare Venture produced by Chandana Almeida won the best Television Sports programme. Heshan Wasantha who directed the Narthanayen Nivaduwak programme won the award presented for the Best Children’s programme.

Meanwhile the Independent Television Network received another award for the Best Graphic Animator. It was Eranda Rupasinghe who received this Award for the Eth Pavura programme. The Best Upcoming teledrama actor’s award was bagged by Kalana Gunasekara who played the role of Priyantha in the Kumbiyo teledrama telecast by ITN while the Best Upcoming teledrama actress award was won by Kalani Dodanteenna who played a role in the Sahodaraya teledrama also telecast by ITN. The first merit Award was presented to Ureni Noshika who played the role of Hirunika in the Kumbiyo teledrama while the second merit award was won by Deepani Silva who acted in the Sanhinda teledrama telecast by ITN.

The Best Music Director Award was bagged by Kasun Kalhara who directed the music for the Sahodaraya teledrama telecast by ITN. The Sumathipala Memorial Award given once in a lifetime to an artiste was presented to Senior Veteran Actor Alexander Fernando and to Sumana Amarasinghe who had won the hearts of her cinema fans. Sumathi Chairman Parliamentarian Thilanga Sumathipala and many distinguished guests graced the occasion.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 25, 2019 19:03

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