Catholic weekly awarded for 145 years of publication

January 10, 2011

SRI LANKA: Sri Lanka’s oldest Sinhala Catholic newspaper Gnanarthapradeepaya (Light of Wisdom) was awarded “Best Religious Newspaper” in the country by the Sri Lanka Mass Media Foundation. The Asian Media Award encourages us to contribute to the country’s economic, cultural, educational and social development of the community in the future, said Father Sagara Hettiarachchi, editor of 145-year-old weekly. Father Hettiarachchi received the award on Dec. 27 in Colombo. SR12763.1636