Chathuka Divashana an inimitable multi-talented resource to ITN Lakhanda FM radio channel
Chathuka Divashana is a well-recognized figure at ITN Lakhanda 93.5 ,93.7 Frequency Modulation popular radio channel which celebrated twenty-five years in existence recently. serving millions of listeners.The writer is domiciled in Brisbane is a Lakhanda listener if said is a real fanatic is no bewilderment. Having completing his secondary education at Mahanama College had undergone a diploma course in writership and journalism at the Sri Jayewardenapura University which had helped him immensely to join ITN Lakhanda with consummate ease after a tenure successfully completed as an expert at China radio Sinhalese service, as a Lakhanda communicator in year 2004..
Chathuka has proved sans any doubt that no task is impossible to him at the Lakhanda FM channel.He is multifaceted and adaptable to any assignment which for him is measured a challenge.At Lakhanda Chathuka plays countless roles, you name it he does it.Chathuka has an abundant knowledge in any sport whether it is cricket, football,volleyball , basketball ,cycling or whatever he announces updating so precisely and clearly.Even when not reporting on his sports programs when a cricket match involving Sri Lanka is on he, interrupts the presenter for the benefit of the listeners he updates listeners, which is a hall mark of his sports knowledge.
Chathuka in addition to sports reads news so fluently, presents request programs above all he takes an initiative to lead from the front in any program ITN Lakhanda launches on.He is a prominent successful dubbing artist excelling in that area too apart from been able to sing at various events like poya day programs and staff functions.A few may know that Chathuka was unanimously appointed as the Secretary of the Professional Sports Journalists Association in Sri Lanka for the years 2021/2021 at the AGM held at the Ramakrishna Hall Wellawatta last year.Chathuka has a rare quality never refuse to accept challenge, in fact at the ITN Lakhanda, undoubtedly is the most sought after and famed employee burdening to accept any responsible task, a guy who never abscond.This is proved beyond any doubt as when Chathuka was selected to report to Lakhand during the peak of the war He boldly accepted to travel to war stricken areas in North and East.Even after the war was concluded Chathuka had been entrusted by the authorities of Lakhanda to go and report on the rehabilitation work in progress which he performed admirably.
In the recent past ITN Lakhanda in a commercial assignment commenced advertising within their usual programs to promote world renowned ‘Multilac” paints. There is a commercial clip where our renowned Yohani who sings a jingle to attract clients.The authorities of Lakhanda ITN conducts an half an hour program on first and last Saturdays of the month termed “Multilac Abhimanaya” at 11.30am., the presenter here too is Chathuka Divashana .The CEO of “Multilac” had in a newspaper article thanked Lakhanda Chathuka in particular and the recording crew for this endeavour.
Chathuka had confessed that he had achieved his dream to be an anchor-man or Radio Presenter for media in his country . Now his goal is to get international exposure, enlarge his scope, work advancement of the society as a journalist with the knack of making something new in his field. It’s quite challenging, but worth it to him.As someone who believes in the power of words, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform ‘critical work functions’ or tasks in a defined work setting. With competencies often serve as the basis for skill standards that specify the level of knowledge.
Chathuka was in the forefront in organizing the 25th anniversary celebrations at ITN Lakhanda recently, was a major part of the “Colour of Love” grandeur musical show which was a resounding triumph, which has been viewed on You tube by 100K viewers. For the unstinted services Chathuka had renderd to the ITN was aptly rewarded at many awards ceremonies.Was adjudicated as the winner of the Sports Award in the PRESIDENTIAL awards ceremony in year2019.Was the recipient of the SABUDDHI sports literary award 2020/2021 and the prestigious radio award in producing and presenting ‘Lakhanda Kelibima’ program at the States awards ceremony in year 2021.
Chathuka married Thilini Sandareka Liyanarchchi on 23rd January 2013 , the duo are blessed with two sons still young elder son attending school.
It would be the fervent hope of all ITN Lakhanda staff, listeners that Chathuka would certainly strive forward in the same vein wishing him strength in plenty to rise to stardom continuing to bring laurels to ITN Lakhanda FM channel.
Sunil Thenabadu in Brisbane