Graduation Ceremony of Sri Lanka College of Journalism

Knut Nyfløt, Chargé d'affaires a.i. of Royal Norwegian Embassy, Colombo participated at the graduation ceremony of Sri Lanka College of Journalism which is an arm of Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI). SLPI was established in 2004, by three important media organizations in the country, the Free Media Movement (FMM), the Editor’s Guild of Sri Lanka and the Newspaper Society of Sri Lanka.

The programme is carried out through its two major arms – the Sri Lanka College of Journalism (SLCJ) and Press Complaints Commission of Sri Lanka (PCCSL).  The Sri Lanka College of Journalism (SLCJ) was established to promote quality and strengthen professionalism in the country’s media by training young people for entry-level positions in journalism and providing mid-career training to practicing journalists, including those based in outlying provinces.

While congratulating the students who received diplomas the Chargé d'affaires a.i. Knut stated in his speech that for many of them, this marks the beginning of their career as journalists and putting the knowledge and skills them have acquired throughout the past year into practice. He also said that as newly graduated, with enthusiasm and fresh look, they can take the role as responsible and professional journalists, follow the Code of Conduct and promote ethics and values in the media sector. He thanked the Sri Lanka Press Institute and the Sri Lanka College of Journalism for their efforts to build the next generation of Sri Lankan journalists and said Norway is proud to be a part of this programme.

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