MR. B. E. S. Bandara

Assistant Librarian
Reference Services/ Ceylon Collection
Reader Services Division
Main Library

Contacts

bandarae@gs.pdn.ac.lk
+9481-2392482

Reference Services / Ceylon Collection
Reader Services Division
Main Library
University of Peradeniya

Educational /professional Qualifications

  • Reading for Masters in Library & Information Sciences (MLS), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • M.Sc. in Geo-Informatics at Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya
  • B.Sc. (Honors) Degree in Information Technology at Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT)
  • B.Sc. Agricultural Sciences and Management Specialized in Agribusiness Management at Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Positions held (Selected)

  • Assistant Librarian - Reader Service Division, Main Library, University of Peradeniya (2021 to date)
  • Assistant Librarian - Main Library, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka (2017 to 2021)
  • Administrative Officer at Center for Environmental Studies (CES), University of Peradeniya (2017)
  • Research Assistant at Department of Crop Science, University of Peradeniya (2016 to 2017)
  • Research Assistant at Department of Agriculture, Peradeniya (2016)
  • Demonstrator at the Department of Agribusiness Management, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (2015)

Membership & Awards (Selected)

  • Member of the University Librarians' Association of Sri Lanka
  • Member of Sub Committee of Institutional Review/ SEUSL (2019)
  • Member of Stock Verification Committee of SEUSL libraries (2017)
  • Editorial Committee member of SEUSL Newsletter (Vol 1 and Vol 2)
  • Executive Committee member of University Librarians' Association of Sri Lanka (2018 to 2021)
  • Faculty board representative for the Faculty of Engineering, SEUSL (2018 to 2020)
  • Faculty board representative for the Faculty of Technology, SEUSL (2018 to 2020)
  • Web Committee member of SEUSL (2018 to 2019)

Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects)

  • Information Science
  • Digital Libraries
  • Electronic Information Resources
  • Conservation and Preservation practices
  • Library Automation and ICT applications
  • Library Management

Research Publications (Selected)

  • Bandara, B.E.S., MM Mashroofa, MM Rifaudeen, MCM Azwer, AM Nahfees, SLM Sajeer (2021). Undergraduates’ satisfaction on service quality of library services of South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, 11th International Conference of University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka 2021, pp. 55-64.
  • Sajeer, S. L. M., Nahfees, A.M. and Bandara, B. E. S (2021). Utilization of Open Access Resources among the academics staff at South Eastern University of Sri Lanka: A Case Study, 11th International Conference of University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka 2021, pp. 1-7.
  • Bandara, B.E.S., Rifaudeen, M.M., Kumara, A.D.B., Premarathne, B.N.G.S. (2019). Current status of the institutional repository at the South Eastern University of Sri Lanka. 9th International Symposium 2019, pp.281-290.
  • Bandara, B.E.S., De Silva, R.P., Dayawansa, N.D.K. (2019). Analysis of Forest Cover Loss in Wilpattu forest complex: a remotely sensed change detection and fragmentation analysis, Tropical Agricultural Research, 30(4), pp. 81-92.
  • Premarathne, B.N.G.S. and Bandara, B.E.S. (2019). Current Status of Green Library Concept in Public Libraries of Central Province in Sri Lanka, Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka.22(2), pp. 119-128.
  • Bandara, B.E.S., De Silva, R.P. and Dayawansa, N.D.K. (2018). Analysis of Forest Cover Loss in Wilpattu Forest Complex: A Remotely Sensed Change Detection and Fragmentation Analysis, 30th PGIA Annual Congress.
  • Bandara, B.E.S. and Premarathne, B.N.G.S. (2017). A study on current status and reading habits of children at the child protection centers in Central province in Sri Lanka, 7th International Symposium 2017, pp.186-189.
  • Bandara, B.E.S., De Silva, D., Maduwanthi, B. and Warunasinghe, W. (2016). Impact of Food Labeling Information on Consumer Purchasing Decision: With Special Reference to Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. Procedia Food Science, 6, pp.309-313.
  • Bandara, B.E.S., De Silva, D.A.M. and Premarathne, B.N.G.S. (2015). Perspectives of undergraduates on library use: A case of undergraduates of agricultural sciences. iPURSE 2015. pp80.
  • Premarathne, B.N.G.S., and Bandara, B.E.S. (2016). Examination of bibliographical standards followed by Sri Lankan authors: a case study of the subject related books acquired by the main library, University of Peradeniya. iPURSE 2016, pp.408.
  • Bandara, B.E.S. and Mahaliyanaarachchi, R.P. (2014). Buying behaviour of value added milk products in supermarkets in Kandy Municipal Council in Sri Lanka. AgInsight 2014, pp.24.
  • Bandara, B.E.S., De Silva, D.A.M. and Fernando, G.J. (2015). Role of Standard Minute Value in Export Processing: Will it Make Difference to the Firm Economic Performance?. RSEA 2015, pp.319-329.
  • Bandara, B.E.S., Wijesuriya, M.U.E., Mendis, S.U., Mahawattage, K.P., Walgampaya, N. and De Silva, D. (2013). Interactive Mobile Based Tour Guide. RSEA 2013, pp.53-56.
  • Premarathne, B.N.G.S., and Bandara, B.E.S. (2016). Leisure reading habits of the Dental Sciences undergraduates at the University of Peradeniya: A pilot study. ICHSS 2016.pp. 320
  • Bandara, B.E.S., De Silva, D.A.M., Maduwanthi, B.C.H. and Warunasinghe, W.A.A. I., (2015), Impact of food labelling information on consumer purchasing decision: with special reference to faculty of Agricultural Sciences, ICSUSL- 2015, pp71.
  • Premarathne, B.N.G.S. and Bandara, B.E.S., (2015). Usage of electronic information resources during preparation of final year dissertations by undergraduates of the faculty of arts, university of Peradeniya: A case study. iPURSE 2015. pp444.
  • Sanjeevani, W.G.M., Mahaliyanaarachchi, R.P., Sivashankar, P., Hettiarachchi, I.C. and Bandara, B.E.S. (2015). A study on information sources of paddy farmers. iPURSE 2015. pp74.
  • Lakmali, P.L.B.N., Hettiarachchi, I.C., Sivashankar, P., Mahaliyanaarachchi, R.P. and Bandara, B.E.S., (2015). Factors affecting for the selection of agriculture as a subject among the G.C.E advance level students in Sri Lanka. iPURSE 2015. pp72.
  • Elapata, M.S., Hettiarachchi, I.C., Sivashankar, P., Mahaliyanaarachchi, R.P. and Bandara, B.E.S., (2015). The role of field level extension officers at Divi Neguma rural development program: A study in Rathnapura district. iPURSE 2015., pp71.
  • De Silva, L.N.S., Sivashankar, P., Hettiarachchi, I.C., Mahaliyanaarachchi, R.P., and Bandara, B.E.S., (2015). Households’ attitudes on consumption of green leafy vegetables in semi urban areas in Colombo district, Sri Lanka. iPURSE 2015. pp147.
  • Wijesinghe, W.P.S., Sivashankar, P., Hettiarachchi, I.C., Mahaliyanaarachchi, R.P. and Bandara, B.E.S., (2015). Consumer preferences in purchasing organic fruits in Kelaniya D.S division. iPURSE 2015. pp145.
  • Gunarathna, W.L.N., Bandara, B.E.S., Sivashankar, P., Hettiarachchi, I.C., and Mahaliyanaarachchi, R.P., (2015). Influence of packaging attributes on consumer’s purchasing decision of pasteurized milk. iPURSE 2015. pp152.
  • Galearachchi, N.S., Mahaliyanarachchi, R.P., Sivashankar, P., Hettiarachchi, I.C., and Bandara, B.E.S., (2015). Factors affecting the vegetable production in Balangoda divisional secretariat. iPURSE 2015. pp150.
  • Mudalige, H.M.D.E.H., Sivashankar, P., Hettiarachchi, I.C., Mahaliyanaarachchi, R.P., and Bandara, B.E.S., (2015). Factors affecting for the diminution of smallholders’ participation in rubber cultivation. iPURSE 2015. pp422.
  • Krishani, A.A.C., Sivashankar, P., Hettiarachchi, I.C., Mahaliyanaarachchi, R.P., and Bandara, B.E.S., (2015). Instant food consumption pattern among undergraduates of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka and Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. iPURSE 2015. pp152.
  • Ellegedara, E.W.T., Mahaliyanaarachchi, R.P., Sivashankar, P., Hettiarachchi, I.C., and Bandara, B.E.S., (2015). A study of the socio-cultural parameters associated with meat purchasing and consumption pattern: A case of Bandarawela, Sri Lanka. iPURSE 2015. pp.420.
  • Ranasinghe, R.A.K.M., Sivashankar, P., Mahaliyanaarachchi, R.P., Hettiarachchi, I.C., and Bandara, B.E.S. (2015). Socio economic determinants of farmers’ preference to organic agriculture. iPURSE 2015. pp.421.
  • Ranasinghe, R. A. K. M., Sivashankar, P., Mahaliyanarachchi, R. P., Hettiarachchi, I. C. and Bandara, B.E.S. (2015). Factors Affecting Vegetable Farmers’ Preference towards Organic Farming. Annual Academic Sessions 2015, OUSL. pp37.
  • Rangani, G. D. D. M., Sivashankar, P., Mahaliyanarachchi, R. P., Hettiarachchi, I. C. and Bandara, B.E.S. (2015). A Study on Consumption Pattern & Awareness of Underutilized Fruits among Urbanites within Maharagama DS Division. Annual Academic Sessions 2015, OUSL. pp41.
  • Senadheera, P. P. G. U., Sivashankar, P., Mahaliyanarachchi, R. P., Hettiarachchi, I. C. and Bandara, B.E.S. (2015). Consumption Behavior on Fresh and Processed Form of Fish in Rathnapura District. Annual Academic Sessions 2015, OUSL. pp77.