Edwin Ariyadasa no more; Snr. Journalist takes a bow at 98

Edwin Ariyadasa no more; Snr. Journalist takes a bow at 98

Edwin Ariyadasa no more; Snr. Journalist takes a bow at 98

Written by Zulfick Farzan

22 Jan, 2021 | 3:57 pm

Colombo (News 1st); Senior Journalist and media personality Kala Keerthi Edwin Ariyadasa has passed away at the age of 98 on Friday (22).

Born on December 3, 1922, in Unawatuna, Galle, Ariyadasa is an alumnus of Mahinda College and the University of Ceylon where he obtained a degree in Sinhala and English languages. Teaching was his first profession, after which he entered the insurance field.

He found his true calling in journalism in 1949. Later, he was instrumental in establishing Mass Communication and Media courses at local universities.

He is also a renowned writer on Buddhism and current topics and he continues to contribute to newspapers and magazines. He has authored several books in Sinhala and English.

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