Shree FM 'Sports Round Up' awarded first-ever Presidential Sports Awards honour

The Shree FM "Sports Round Up" programme has been awarded the prestigious title of "Electronic Media (Radio) - Best Sports Programme of the Year" at the first-ever Presidential Sports Awards, organised by the Ministry of Sports of Sri Lanka recently.

Held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), the inaugural Presidential Sports Awards witnessed sports-men and women alike being honoured for outstanding performance in their respective sports at a gala awards ceremony, while also recognising sports journalists for excellence in their chosen field.

Also noteworthy, Shree FM’s News Manager Roshan Lakmal Siriwardene secured an additional honour at the Awards by being one of a very few selected nominees for “Most Outstanding Sports Journalist (Radio/TV) of the Year.”

The Shree FM “Sports Round Up” programme airs on week days between 5:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.

Interestingly, it goes beyond just featuring important sports news stories from across the world, and includes analysis and discussion about how certain popular sports can be improved.

The programme is jointly produced by Mr. Siriwardene, as well as Shree FM's Assistant Director for Programing, Chathura Wijerathne, and Assistant Manager for Digital Media, Nuwan Premathilake.

Congratulating his team, EBC Radio Chief Operating Officer Chalaka Gajabahu said, "The Shree FM 'Sports Round Up' team has brought great honour to the EAP organisation as a result of this prestigious award, which recognises excellence in sports and sports journalism.

We hope to keep distinguishing ourselves further over the coming years with plans already in place to make our content even more interesting and innovative."

Last modified on Sunday, 12 June 2016 15:34