Editors Guild Awards 1998

Journalist of the Year: Iqbal Athas 1999

Photographer of the Year: - Gemunu Wellage

Best Photograph of the Year: - Dilshika Jayamaha

For reporting under special circumstances (Honorable Mention): M. A. Pushpa Kumara & Sajeewa Chinthaka

Upali Wijewardene Award for Human Interest Reporting (Hon. Mention): Kumudini Hettiarachchi


Best Foreign Report of the Year: Thalif Deen

For his picture capturing an emotional moment: J. Weerasekara

Young Journalist of the Year: Nilika de Silva

Best Designed Newspaper of the Year – The Sunday Times

Young Reporter of the Year: Dilrukshi Handunnetti


B.A. Siriwardene Award for Columnist of the Year: Iqbal Athas

Best Designed Newspaper of the Year: The Sunday Times

Young Reporter of the Year: Shelani Perera

D.R. Wijewardene Award for Earning the Appreciation of Peers and Public: Neville de Silva

Award for the Best Environment Report of the year: Dilrukshi Handunnetti


Upali Wijewardene Feature Writer of the Year: Kumudini Hettiarachchi

Photograph of the Year: Daminda Harsha Perera

Best Designed Newspaper of the Year: The Sunday Times


Mervyn de Silva Award for Journalist of the Year: Kumudini Hettiarachchi

B.A. Siriwardena Columnist of the Year: Rajpal Abeynayake

Best Journalist of the Year (English language): Chris Kamalendran


Award for Best Sports Journalist of the Year: Marlon Fernandopulle

Upali Wijewardene Feature Writer of the Year (Joint Winners): Priyanwada Ranawaka & Renu Warnasuriya


Developing Asia Journalism Awards – Dilshath Banu Noordeen was selected as the first runner-up by the Asian Development Bank Institute under the Development Agencies and Development Category for her story on ‘Debris the dumping disaster’ after the December 2004 tsunami.

Received the Superbrand Status

Editors Guild Awards 2008

Best News Journalist of the year- (Certificate) –Christoper Kamalendren

Best Business Journalist – Bandula Sirimanne

Best designed paper

Best young Reporter – Isuru Kavirathne


Started in 1996 as Mid Week Mirror (Tabloid)

Became Daily Mirror on 1999 (Tabloid)

Converted to broadsheet in 2000

Added the Financial Times business segment between 2000-2009

Daily Mirror FT was re-branded to Daily Mirror Business in 2000 while FT became a standalone publication

2007 Received Superbrand Status for Financial Times

2008 The Best English Newspaper in Sri Lanka –Mass Media Award -2008

2008-Editors Guild – Best Sports Journalist – Channaka De Silva

Best Photographer – Dinuka Liyanawatta

Best Designed paper – (Certificate)

2009 -Editors Guild - Best Sports Journalist –Channaka De Silva

Best Photographer –Samantha Perera

D.R. Wijewardena Merit Award –Sunil Jayasiri (Deputy Editor & Defense Correspondent

The Women’s Media Awards (2008)

Special Award for taking Sri Lankan Media to a Global level.

Collats 2010(Sri Lanka Association of Printers)

Silver –Best Produced Newspaper


Sunday Lankadeepa - 1986

Diyatha - 2004

Sandella – 1996

Editors Guild – 2008 - Best Journalist on Social Issues (Certificate) –Ms. Asuntha Edirisuriya


Lankadeepa – 1991

2006- SLIM Nelsen Peoples Awards

2007- SLIM Nelsen Peoples Awards

2008 - SLIM Nelsen Peoples Awards

2010 – SLIM Nelsen Peoples Awards

2011 – SLIM Nielsen Peoples Awards

The Women’s Media Awards (2008)

Lankadeepa Deputy Editor –Mrs.Indrani Peries –Best Women Deputy Editor Award

Lankadeepa Senior Journalist –Mrs.Dayaseeli Liyanage –Best Women Lobby Reporter

Mrs. Vinitha Gamage –Best Environment Journalist

Ms. Sanjeevika Samarathunga (SLD) –Best Women Journalist Conducting Interviews.

Collats 2010 (Sri Lanka Association of Printers)

Bronze –Best Produced Newspaper

Wijeya - 20th July 1980

LankaWomen - 08th February 1984(Newspaper) 2006

Lanka Women Magazine - 2006 to September 2006

LW – November 2006

Tharunaya - 1983

Silver – Tabloid

Vijei - 2004

Sirikatha - 1980

Hi! Magazine – 2003

Go Magazine – 2005

Financial Times (ST) – 2002

Financial Times (DM) – 2002

Pariganaka – 1996 Issued as a separate (supplement of Daily Lankadeepa) ; 1999 onwards as a magazine

Bilindu – 2005

Easy Guide – 2007 Low cost IT book series

Braille – 2011

IT Times – 2005

Hokandara Factory

National Cleaner Production Awards-2009 (2009) given by National Cleaner Production Centre –Sri Lanka

Silver Award in recognition of excellence in cleaner production practices in manufacturing – Small & Medium Organization Category

Special award in recognition of achievements in material efficiency in manufacturing. Special award in recognition of achievements in water efficiency in manufacturing - small & medium organization category

Taiki Akimoto 5S Awards 2009 organized by Japan Sri Lanka Technical & Cultural Association (JASTECA) - 2nd Runner-up

National Quality Circle Awards - 2009 - Certificate

Global Chemical Leasing Award 2010 – Certificate for applying and Promoting Chemical Leasing

National Productivity Awards 2009 - Production (Medium Scale) -3rd Place in Western Province

Daily FT & Weekend FT

2009 –Editors Guild - Business Journalist of the Year (Miss. Cheranka Mendis)

Collats 2010(Sri Lanka Association of Printers)

Gold – Best Produced Newspaper