Well known civil activist and media personnel – Mr. Freddy Gamage is to be presented with a Medal of Honour by the President of Timor – Leste, Mr. Ramos Horta.
Currently, Mr. Gamage is on the way to Timor – Leste for the ceremony which will be held on Monday (Nov. 27).
The medal is a tribute to Mr. Gamage’s staunch support extended as a civil activist and media personnel from a foreign country during Timor – Leste’s struggle for independence.
An old boy of St. Mary’s College, Negombo, Mr. Gamage holds a diploma on International Relations at the BMICH.
Mr. Gamage established the ‘Janawaboda Kendraya’, a NGO based in the Negombo area when he was just a schoolboy and has been working to safeguard rights of the common man for decades, working with Fr. Sarath Iddamalgoda during his youth.
He is also the President of the Professional Web Journalists’ Association (PWJA).
Upon learning of the honor Mr. Gamage is to be bestowed upon, in Timor – Leste, friends, contemporaries and fellow activists have been extending their good wishes.