Veteran radio and television personality and member of the Hiru TV family Nimal Lakshapatiarachchi who was also an integral part of establishing Hiru TV passed away at a private hospital this morning.
The prominent broadcaster who entered the realms of broadcasting in the 80’s was known as a visionary of the radio industry in Sri Lanka.
He was also instrumental in changing the local television industry and worked with several foreign media institutions.
Nimal Lakshapatiarachchi who introduced a novel radio concept to the island was also proficient in the digital media stream.
He held several posts in both state and private media institutions and was also a member of the Public Performance Board.
He was 58 years at the time of his death.