Former Divaina Editor Merrill Perera dies | Daily News


Former Divaina Editor Merrill Perera dies

Veteran journalist cum author and former Divaina daily editor-in chief Merrill Perera passed away yesterday.

Perera was in treatment on a prolonged illness at the Colombo National Hospital.He was ill from 2005. Perera had been involved in media for over 40 years. He started his journalism career at Lake House in 1963. He was one of those innovative editors who fearlessly used eight- column wide pictures on the page one accompanied by huge headlines.

He also worked at the newspapers, Dinamina, Janatha and Dawasa. Perera authored books such as the ‘Ayubowan Armour Veediya’,’Paththara Rassawa’ (a book on journalism) and ‘Athirasa.’

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