Arts Council of Sri Lanka
State Cinema Advisory Board
Samantha Yahampath


Samantha Yahampath is a student from Sri Subhodi National School in Battaramulla, Samantha joined ‘Yowun Janatha’ of Lake House as a young reporter in 1989. Later in September 1991, he joined the first staff of Daily Lankadeepa and worked as a feature writer under Mahinda Dalugodaarachchi. This year Samantha who celebrates 30 years in journalism dedicated nearly 25 years handling the arts pages of the newspaper. At present he is the longest serving editor of the arts pages of any national newspapers in Sri Lanka.He holds two Diplomas in Journalism from Colombo and Open Universities.