The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has
extended it congratulations to Seetha Ranjanee, senior journalist and press
freedom activist, who has been honoured with the Sepala Gunasena Award for
For many years Seetha Ranjanee has been associated
with IFJ's affiliate in Sri Lanka, the Free Media Movement (FMM). She has
served several terms in the key positions of Convenor and Secretary of the FMM.
At the moment she is a member of the executive committee of the FMM, as well as
the Sri Lanka Journalists' Association, another affiliate of the IFJ.
Ranjanee was honoured as part of the annual
Journalism Awards for Excellence, organised jointly by the Editors' Guild and
the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI). These awards, which were instituted in
1999, are now regarded as Sri Lanka's most prestigious annual event recognising
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