Dinitha Rathnayake

Deputy Manager, Current affairs Asset Radio Sri Lanka

Dinitha Rathnayake is Deputy Manager of Current affairs in Asset Radio Broadcasting Pvt Ltd. Her career started in early 2000 as a news editor and a presenter when she joined Asset Radio Broadcasting Pvt Ltd which represents Neth Fm.  In 2011 she became an investigative journalist for the Balumgala “The View Point” programme. Balumgala is an investigative journalist show that airs from 6.45 am – 7.40 am every weekday morning and is dedicated to serve people. Coined as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of Neth FM, Balumgala contributes to 60% of the overall station’s marketing revenue, and has been the rated #1 show by Sri Lanka Market Research Bureau for several years which is the best radio programme in its category. Dinitha has come a long way in her carrier by becoming the best employee of the company 2015 and becoming the best radio investigative journalist in South Asia in 2016. This was awarded by the Thomson Foundation UK and this Inquirer Award recognizes the work of investigative journalists in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Palestine, Iraq. Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives to encourage submissions on investigations into corruption and financial mismanagement.
Dinitha also became one of the five finalists in MOJOCON competition organized by Thomson Foundation UK in 2016
The  Laadli  Media Awards for Gender  Sensitivity  is  the one of its kind in the world given exclusively for promoting gender sensitivity in the media.  The awards are supported by  UNFPA and this year The  Laadli Media Awards was  to  draw the attention of the public to the positive efforts in the media with regard  to gender-sensitive reportage and provide a platform for showcasing such efforts. Dinitha won the South-Asia Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity in 2017.  She has also worked with the Guardian Newspaper UK.

My Sessions

Mojo: A voice for the voiceless

Bailey Allen Auditorium

From the early days of the Arab Spring it was apparent that there were two key drivers for the coverage of the revolution – smartphones and social media. We heard from Waad AlKateab during the keynote on day one how smartphones and subsequently DLSRs were pivotal to those trapped, like Waad, in Aleppo at the […]