He accepted his apointment letter today (21) from Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera.
Shantha Bandara Jayawardena had followed a course in television at the Misco Video Institute of the National Youth Services Council and had entered the television media field under Dr. T.B. Nihalsinghe.
He started his carreer as a producer at ITN and was a member of the initial team at Sirasa. He has also produced programmes such as 'Rasa Risi Gee' and 'Api Nodanna Live', and later moved onto the advertising field.
Shantha Bandara has contributed to over 100 television documentaries, over 100 commercials and pver 200 photo esseys. He was also the founder of 'Hada Gasma' suplement of the Mawbima newspaper, and 'Kedella' suplement of Sath Handa newspaper.
He was also the Assistant Director of the film 'Pura Handa Kaluwara' directed by Prasanna Withanage.
He holds A Bachelor of Science degree and a diploma holder in Communication. He currently serves as an external lecturer at the Horana Sripali University.
Chairman's office raided moment Shantha was appointed
Upon hearing news that Shantha Bandara Jayawardena was appointed as the Chairman of Selacine, workers had surrounded the Chairman's office.
Ketipe to ITN - Dhanushka to SLBC
Wimal Ketipearachchi has been appointed as the Working Director of ITN while former ITN Working Director Dhanushka Ramanayake has been appointed as the Working Director to SLBC.
Krishantha appointed to Lake House
It is reported that Krishantha Cooray will take up appointment from July 1 as the new Chairman of Lake House.
Former Lake House Chairman Kavan Ratnayake will be appointed as the Chairman of Tourist Board.