Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation wins the Asia Vision Award for best news item of the month of April surpassing 17 countries in the Asia-pacific Region. Asia Vision is the daily news exchange of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU). The Award was presented for International handling of breaking news events in the month of April.
The major news event was the Weliveriya Bomb blast that killed Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopullei. ABU is considered as the leading television institute in the Asia Pacific Region. Among its members are giants of the television field in the Asia_Pacific Region such as NHK-Japan, CCTV-China, Doordarshan-India, CHAnnel News Asia-Singapore. RTM-Malaysia and IRAB-Iran. Over 10,000 news items are being exchanged monthly by Asia Vision.
The Secretary General of the Abu David Astley in his award certification mentioned that the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation has been presented with this award by considering its correct and responsible reporting and the supply of news to the International community in a speedy manner, and its contribution surpassed the efforts of the other Regional contestsnts Rupavahini News Unit won many International News items in the past also.