BUREAU CHIEF FOR SRI LANKA & MALDIVES, REUTERS NEWS AGENCY
Shihar is an ambitious journalist/ writer who wants to go an extra mile for a good piece of information to the public and holds more than 15 years of experience in journalism. Currently he is the Bureau Chief for Sri Lanka & Maldives of REUTERS News Agency, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Before joining Reuters, Shihar has worked for Art Television, a local English Channel, Associate Newspaper of Ceylon (Lakehouse) as a journalist/ research analyst. Shihar holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines and a Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from the same university. Also, he holds a Bachelor of Agriculture majoring Agriculture Economics from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Shihar has been extensively engaged in journalism training and education since 2007 through various journalism education institutes.