A seminar to commemorate late Prof.A.V.Suraweera organized by the Department of Sinhala and Mass Communication was held on 16th January at the Sumangala Reading Hall. The theme under discussion was the role of the newspaper in present day communication. A distinguished group of speakers in the likes of Prof.J.B.Dissanayake, Dr.Edwin Ariyadasa, Dr.Michael Fernando, Mr.Wijayananda Jayaweera, Mr.Victor Ivan and Mr.Ananda Wedaarachchi participated at the seminar. The discussion panel comprised of Mr.Thilakaratne Kuruwita Bandara, Mr.S.G.Punchihewa, Mr.Sundara Nihathamani de Mel, Mr.K.W.Janaranjana, Mr.D.B.Elkaduwa, Mr.W.Jayasiri, Mr.Nalaka Gunawardene and Mr.Sunil Mihindukula. The seminar was chaired by Prof.Wimal G.Balagalle.