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Sara Seneviratne CV

Sara Seneviratne is the first Sri Lankan political cartoonist to win Amnesty International's Human Rights Press Awards (1996,1997, and in1998). Among his prestigious honors are commendations and awards by U.S. President Bill Clinton & Britain's Queen Elizabeth ll.

SARA Seneviratne, a professional multimedia consultant and artist, who pioneered newspaper graphics in Sri Lanka to Associated Newspapers - LAKE HOUSE ( ANCL) in 1980, Upali Newspapers has contributed his work for many international newspapers, Magazines, Advertisng Studios in many parts of the world and to name a few: Singapore Monitor, Hongkong Standard. Hong Kong iMAIL, ASAIWEEK, CORPORATE- Business monthly, APPLE DAILY, ORIENTAL DAILY, WINDOW- weekly political magazine in HK, UNIT TWO CREATIVE SERVICES in Singapore, COMPASS NEWS in London, FREEDOM FORUM in Washington DC, UN, WITTY WORLD in Pensylvannia USA, and Hanna Barbera in Sydney.

From political satire to social issues and human rights, the cartoonist , whose pen name is SARA, has pencilled in his unique brand of commentary as a political cartoonist in Hong Kong Media for a good part of a decade.

SARA is known to many politicians in USA, Sri Lanka and Hong Kong as a controversial editorial Political Cartoonist.

He operates his SARAsene & Associates Multimedia Organization in different parts of the world, New York, Los Angeles, Colombo, Singapore and the main office in Hong Kong. Looking for partnership in anypart of the world to expand mutimedia projects.

36 year old professional career in 16 major internationl cities around the world...
Over 35 years Professional exerience as an Editorial Political Cartoonist, Senior Editorial Newspaper consultant , Graphics Consultant , Creative Director, Art Director, Animator, International Political Magazine Publisher, Political Critic, Cartoonist, Caricaturist, Multimedia Lecturer and Sculptor. Worked in many major cities around the world: Colombo, Rome, Singapore, Bankok, Kathmandu, Sydney, Paris, Heidleberg, Canyon Country, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Washington DC, Chattanooga TN and Hong Kong.
International Newspapers:
  • Starits Times of Newspapers - Singapore
  • Singapore Monitor - Singapore
  • Bankok Post- Thailand
  • Hong Kong Standard Newspapers - Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong iMail - Hong Kong Daily Newspaper
  • South China Morning Post - Hong Kong
  • Nepal Press Institute
  • Tolukan Times - USA
  • APPLE DAILY - ( Largest Chinese Daily Newspaper in Taiwan / Hong Kong )
International Magazines:
  • Asiaweek
  • Newsweek
  • Corporate Business Weekly
  • Window - Political Weekly Magazine- Hong Kong
  • Far Eastern Economic Review
  • Asia Money - International Monthly Magazine
  • Finanace Asia - British Monthly Magazine
International Organizations:
  • FAO ( UN) - Rome
  • UNICEF (UN)
  • Freedom Forum - Washington DC
  • Freedom Forum - Hong Kong
  • Witty World - International Political Cartoonists Association- New York
  • American Editorial Cartoonists Association - USA
  • International Press Association
  • As a Publisher, Books published on...
    • Political Humour Magazines
    • Creator of
          CRICKETOON
          FUNWORLD - World's most outrageously funny monthly (launched in New York and Hong Kong)
  • De Alwis Advertising Co- Colombo
  • Grants - Colombo
  • Graphic and Animation International Studios - Colombo
  • Unit Two Creative Services- Creative Director - Singapore
  • Australian High Commission - Colombo for Book Projects
  • Hanna Barbera - Chief Animator- Sydney
  • Tintookies - Peter Scriven - Character Artist and
  • Creator of all Tintookies characters- Sydney
  • Starits Times - Singapore- Consultant designer
  • Hong Kong Standard
  • APPLE DAILY
  • HONGKONG iMAIL
  • ASIAWEEK International News Magazine
  • CORPORATE - Business Magazine
  • WINDOW Weekly magazine
  • Far Eastern Economic Review
  • ORIENTAL CHINESE PRESS GROUP ( SUN)
  • FUNWORLD International Cartoon Magazine - Publisher in Hong Kong and New York
  • Lecturer in Visual Art and cartooning - FREEDOM FORUM - Hong Kong and Washington DC
Won many international awards and commendations from world leaders and international organisations for my published work including most prestigious press awards from
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS (PRESS) AWARD
in 1996, 1997 & 1998.
Worked for many major newspapers, Advertising Companies, major news and graphics suppliers (COMPASS NEWS FEATURES) and international magazines (ASIAWEEK) in Hong Kong and many other major cities in the world as an Art Director, Creative Director, Editorial Political Cartoonist, Illustrator and lecturer in Computer Graphics etc.
Appointed by Washington DC based "Freedom Forum" to represent as a Multimedia Expert to some countries in Asia to give lectures on Mac based computer graphics to publishing establishments of those respective media organisations.
Published series of international editorial political cartoon humour mags ( FUNWORLD INTERNATIONAL) on monthly basis and launched these in different parts of the world. Apart from that published lots of different sports souvenirs from International Cricket to Marlboro sponsored Tennis games From New York to Hong Kong.
Commended (for my Published Newspaper Political Cartoons & Illustrations and My launched monthly International Political Humour Magazine in Hong Kong & USA) by ex- President USA Bill Clinton, British PM Tony Blair, EU Commissioner and ex HK Governor Lord Chris Patten & Queen Elizabeth II Philippine President Fidel Ramos.
Working experience as a...
Media Conultant, Editor, Journalist / Special political commentator, Art Director, Creative Director, Chief Designer, Multimedia Art Director, Editorial Political Cartoonist and Visualiser, and Publisher, Design Director for...
  • Hong Kong Standard Newspapers
  • Hongkong iMAIL English daily
  • Apple Daily Newspapers
  • ASIAWEEK Weekly Magazine
  • COPORATE Monthly Business magazine
  • HONGKONG iMAIL newspapers
  • WINDOW Weekly Political Magazine
  • FINANCE ASIA - International business magazine
In Sri Lanka...
  • Times Of Ceylon
  • Independent Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd
  • Upali Newspapers Ltd
  • Lake House Newspapers Of Ceylon Ltd
  • 2001 Designers International Advertising Company
  • BOSS CONTROL Advertising & Design Company (subsidiary of Walt Disney),
  • GRAPHICARTS CO LTD,
  • J WALTER THOMPSON Colombo,
  • De Alwis Advertising Co.
  • UNIT TWO CREATIVE SERVICES Singapore Ltd,
  • Hanna Barbera Animation Studios -Sydney Australia,
  • TINTOOKIES Creative Production Australia.
  • SARASENE & ASSOCIATES LTD - International Graphic and Advertising & Design Studios,
  • UNESCO & UNICEF
  • Pioneer of CRICKETOON Magazines ( Specialised in Cricket & other sports cartoons and caricatures)

WORLWIDE MEDIA COVERAGE For my work...
CNN - INSIDE ASIA - Interview on my cartoon & Graphics Exhibition in HONG KONG, Colombo & Singapore
TVB Pearl - on Editorial Political Cartooning for APPLE DAILY RTHK - Profile of SARA - The Media Man - 30 Minute programme about my Career.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Institute of Aesthetic Studies - Graphics)
  • Diploma in Graphic Art, Animation and Print Media & Journalism.
  • Hong Kong Foreign Journalists Asoociation,
  • Singapore Journalists Association
  • Kelaniya University- Sri Lanka.

International Garphic art & Cartoon Exhibitions held

  • THE EMOTIONS OF THE CITY
  • HONG KONG CULTURAL CENTRE NEW VISION - ONE MAN
  • EXHIBITIONS IN SINGAPORE,
  • ITALY, LOS ANGELES & COLOMBO.
  • lAMPOONING LEADERSHIP- FREE PRESS, FREE SPEECH, FREE SPIRIT- FREEDOM FORUM AT SHUI ON CENTRE, HONG KONG.
  • SARA'S WITTY WORLD - EXHIBITION AND LAUNCH OF FUNWORLD INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY MAGAZINE IN HONG KONG, LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK, CHATTANOOGA USA, COLOMBO.
Presently, operating my own international media Publishing & Design Company in Hong Kong which has links to major international media Organizations including Human Rights Organizations in USA, CHINA, PHILIPPINES, UK, NEPAL, AUSTRALIA and GERMANY.
Referees.
  • Lord Chris Patten - The last Bristish Governor of Hong Kong and EU Commissioner
  • Dr. Sarath Amunugam - Minister of Finance Government of Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Seevali Ratwatte - Chairman - Upali Newspapers Ltd
  • Mr. Anura Bandaranayake - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism
  • Sir Donald Tsang CEO - Hong Kong SAR Government
  • Miss Maria Tam - National people's Congress ( NPC)
  • Mr. David Chu Yu Ling - National Peoples Congress (NPC)
Contacts
Hong Kong Permanent Resident
5, 1/F, Sha Po Old Village
Yung Shue Wan
Lamma Island
Hong Kong.
Home & Office Phone: (852) 2982 1819
Mobile: (852) 92265178
Email : funworld.sara@gmail.com
www.sarasene.com 
Sara SENE Cartoons Examples....

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