A Media Training Centre, named after former Senior Journalist D Sivaram (Taraki), was declared opened in Jaffna on Wednesday (16). The new training centre is situated close to Jaffna Press Club at Raasaavin Thoaddam.
Rev. Fr. Ruban Mariampillai, Journalists, S. Ratheyan, the former editor of Eela-Murasu, Eelha-Naatham and Namathu Eelhanaadu, and Iya Sachithananthan, Ms Ananthi Sasitharan, Member Northern Provincial Council (NPC) took part in the opening ceremony.
Rev. Fr. Ruban Mariampillai, who has a doctorate in Journalism, delivered a lecture on ” Interview Techniques”. The US embassy in Colombo had provided funds for the establishment and the construction of the building, journalists in Jaffna said.
Tamil activists for alternative politics in Jaffna, noting the already prevailing Indian influence at another media centre, have cautioned the journalists in Jaffna to maintain their independency without giving room for competitive geopolitical manoeuvrings to affect journalism