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South Asia’s Best Healthcare Journalist of the year


DailyMirror columnist Dr. Mahesh Rajasuriya who contributes to our pages with his expertise on medicinal drugs and the tobacco trade has won the award in the Healthcare Journalist of the Year category at the BMJ Awards South Asia 2015.

Dr. Rajasuriya shared the award with Rema Nagarajan of Times of India at the awards night on October 31. Dr. Rajasuriya, is a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Colombo National Hospital and a Senior lecturer with a special interest in psychotherapy at the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. Through his writings, he has critically analyzed the pharmaceutical industry, the multinational food industry and the tobacco industry. Untitled-3

The BMJ Awards South Asia 2015 aims at recognising excellence in healthcare by felicitating individuals and teams that have demonstrated exemplary commitment to the practice of medicine in the South Asian region.

Health writers from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Myanmar and Maldives competed for the Best Healthcare award. BMJ is a global healthcare knowledge provider of journals, clinical decision support, medical education and intelligent software tools. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Medical Association. Established in 1840 with the publication of the Provincial Medical and Surgical Journal (later the first edition of the British Medical Journal), it is now a fully commercial organisation with about 550 staff and offices based in 7 locations around the world including North America, South America, Europe, India and China.