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Farewell to the former Librarian
Dr. P Wijetunge the Librarian of University of Peradeniya resigned from 16th of February 2015 to assume duties as the Librarian of University of Colombo. Dr. Wijetunge held the post of Librarian at University of Peradeniya from January 2011 to April 2015. During her tenure at Peradeniya she provided the leadership to barcode all the Library books in the Main Library, to start the digital library, to introduce the new library management system Koha, to develop the library website and also to inculcate the research culture in the library. She formed the National Digital Library Consortium under UGC to provide access to electronic journals to all fifteen universities in Sri Lanka. She is also the country co-ordinator to International Network for the Availability of Publications (INASP) and President elect of Sri Lanka Library Association. We wish Dr. Wijetunge all success in her future endeavors.
Senior Assistant Librarian, Faculty of Science.
Ms. Sriyani Ileperuma resumed duties as the Senior Assistant Librarian, Science Library from 25th of February 2015 after completing her sabbatical leave.
Dental Sciences Library University of Peradeniya
Subcommittee for Library and E-learning of the Faculty of Dental Sciences organized the “ User Awareness Seminar on Resources and Retrieval of Health Information for the 2nd year BDS students”, Faculty of Dental Sciences on 11th February 2014 at the IT Center, University of Peradeniya . It was sponsored by HELLIS – (Health Literature and Library Information Service Network ,WHO).
It was hands on training and covered the following subject areas.
Access to E-journals and E–Books, Searching Techniques, Searching Medical Literature through PUBMED
Dr. C. Jayawardane, Senior Lecturer, Department of Basic Sciences Faculty of Dental Sciences
Ms. Sriyani Perera / Senior Assistant Librarian, Medical Library Sunil Premarathne/ Senior Assistant Library, Dental Sciences Library
Academic Journals through UGC Consortium
Sri Lanka consortium of electronic journal databases was set up by the University Grants Commission and access has been provided to Elsevier (Engineering) and Emerald databases. Taylor and Francis, Oxford University Press, SAGE Research Methods Online and Wiley also will be available shortly. You can access them through our library web page by clicking Link
Ms. Dilani Kanishka Abeyrathne was appointed to the post of Assistant Librarian in the Library Network of University of Peradeniya. She obtained her first degree, B. Sc (first class honors) from the same university. She received the university award for academic excellence in the year 2010/2011. She has served as a Demonstrator in the Department of Botany before joining the Library Network. At present she is attached to the Agriculture Library.