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DINESH WEERAWANSA

Agent: Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd
P.O. Box. 1217, Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd,, Lake House
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Email: dineshw@sltnet.lk

Home page: http://www.sundayobserver.lk

Yahoo: dineshw2000

Has been a career journalist for over 25 years at Sri Lanka's leading English newspapers - the 'Sunday Observer' and 'Daily News'. Sri Lanka media representative of the world athletic body - IAAF.

Presently the Editor-in-Chief of the Sunday Observer and Associate Editor / Sports Editor of Daily News, Sri Lanka.

Covered the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth, Australia in 2011. Has covered President Mahinda Rajapaksa's state visits to Greece (2004), Japan (2007), China (2008) and Australia (2011).

Has covered some of the major international sporting events as a career journalist, including 1992 Bercelona Olympics, 2000 Sydney Olympics, 2004 Athens Olympics, 2008 Beijing Olympics, six IAAF World Athletic Championships in Edmonton 2001, Paris 2003, Helsinki 2005,Osaka 2007, Berlin 2009 and Daegu 2011. Has covered five Asian Games in Hiroshima 1994, Bangkok 1998, Busan 2002,Doha 2006 and Gaungshu 2010.

Educated at Royal College, Colombo and University of Athens (IOA), I have represented Sri Lanka at the 1990, 1992 and 2002 Asian Sports Press Union Congress sessions. Member of the Asian Sports Press Union and the world body AIPS. Secretary General of the Sri Lanka Sports Press Union and media representative in Sri Lanka for the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF).

Has worked as a television and radio sports commentator for Sri Lanka's leading radio network (SLBC)and tv station (Rupavahini). Has covered South Asian Games as well as Test cricket and one day international cricket matches as a commentator.



Interests: Politics, Sports, newspapers, surfing on the net

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No

 

Published works:

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  • Sports Watch