He received the award at the 68th Chinese Republic Day ceremony at the BMICH organised by the Association for Sri Lanka-China Social and Cultural Cooperation.
Mr. Aponso, who President of SLCJF for the past 10 years, has been a veteran cricket commentator.
He has rendered yeoman service by promoting friendship between Sri Lanka and China for more than 15 years. He was felicitated as the youngest Sri Lankan who had been dedicated to promote Sri Lanka-China Friendship and it coincided with the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and China. Mr. Aponso also received a special award for the service to introduce China Radio International (CRI/CCTV) to Sri Lanka as well.
Mr. Aponso is seen receiving the award from Ministers John Amaratunga and Chandima Weerakkodi.