Sahan Basnayake

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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

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Sahan Basnayake

Sahan Basnayake is an  Electronic & print Media journalist based in Anuradhapura, North Central Province, Sri Lanka for nearly 11 years. He had the opportunity to cover the civil war in Sri Lanka as a Journalist for Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation and Rivira Media Corporation. He Had spent a month In United States studying about how to promote Civil Society through new media under the IVLP fellowship of United states department of states. Currently he is  focusing on the New media trends like 360 video, Live streaming, Drone Journalism, Solution Journalism & Business models in Journalism.


English Sinhala

Channel 4’s British journalist Callum Macrae speaks to journalists inside a train as Sri Lankans blocked the train in protest against a documentary made by him, in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. The documentary shows soldiers executing naked Tamils and other gruesome footage from the war's 138-day final offensive. Sri Lanka dismissed the video as fake footage and false journalism. Macrae is in Sri Lanka to cover the Commonwealth meeting. (AP Photo/Sahan Basnayake)


Published on Jan 16, 2017 under the prevailing weather condition, it's estimated that 70% of the crops cultivated in Anuradhapura district, Sri Lanka, will be destroyed with in the next two months.

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