WNL wins multiple awards at new generation awards 2021


The New Generation Awards 2021 was held last evening, October 29, at the Grand Ballroom, Galadari Hotel, organised by Women in Management, Sri Lanka. Wijeya Newspapers Limited (WNL) won ‘The Youth Focus Corporate Award of the Year’ received by Rishini Weeraratne, Head of Social Media, Editor – HI!! Online, The Weekend Online and Wnow.

Hirushi Jayasena, Associate Editor, HI!! Online, and popular Talk Show Host – In Conversation with Hirushi Jayasena on Daily Mirror Online and Lankadeepa Online, won the award for ‘The Positive Social Media Influencer of the Year,’ and Ninuri Asalya De Silva, Social Media Executive, Event Host – HI!! Online and the Author of popular Column, Pet Talks on Daily Mirror won the award for ‘Young Activist of the Year.’ Zara Esufally and Humaira Azeem received the award for ‘Blogger of the Year,’ for their popular social media blog – Food For Thought. The Food for Thought video series is aired weekly on

Daily Mirror Online is also published as a weekly column in the Daily Mirror. The ‘Trailblazing Youth of the Future Award’ was won by popular young Hollywood based Actor, Classical Baritone Singer, and Independent Filmmaker, Gehan Cooray.

Gehan is the host of the popular talk show aired weekly on Daily Mirror Online, Gehan Cooray’s Meeting of the Minds, and the popular weekly column with the same title published in the Daily Mirror newspaper.