Media is one powerful tool that can be used to effectively distribute knowledge/create awareness among citizens. In Sri Lanka, there are very few journalists specializing in a given sector. In the field of energy and environment, there is a deficiency of knowledge among all. Due to this, Sri Lankan citizens are deprived of an authentic dialogue on energy related topics.
Therefore a programme is developed to import energy knowledge on journalists covering the energy/environment areas. The first phase of the programme was completed recently and seventeen journalists successfully completed the programme. As an outcome of the programme, twenty newspaper articles were published in the leading papers like Silumina, Divayina, Vidusara and in electronic media like Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation by the programme participants.
The second phase of the programme was launched at BMICH, on 3rd May 2017 with the distinguished participation of Hon. Ranjith Siyabalapitiya, Minister of the Power and Renewable Energy.