Tuesday, February 04, 2014

International award for Amantha Perera

A Sri Lankan journalist has been awarded a coveted award for climate change reporting.

Subhra Priyadarshini of India and Amantha Perera pf Sri Lanka were presented with the South Asia Climate Change Award (SACCA) recently in recognition of their contribution to climate change reporting in their respective countries.

Last year, Panos South Asia announced South Asia Climate Change Award (SACCA) Fellows, 2013 after twenty four awardees were selected by a panel of experts after careful consideration of nearly seventy applications from all forms of media from six countries in South Asia.

Amantha Perera and Apsara Kapukotuwa were among the shortlisted fellows.

Amantha Perera is a climate change reporter as well as a freelance journalist, researchers and trainer. Based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, he contributes to Thomson Reuters Foundation as well as to TIME, IRIN and IPS.