Mr. A. Dharmarathne

Senior Assistant Librarian
Reader Services Division
Main Library

(On Sabbatical Leave)

+9481-2392482, PABX : 2482

Reader Services Division
Main Library
University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka

Educational /professional Qualifications

  • B.A(Hons): University Of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka,2001.
  • MLS: University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2011.

Positions held (Selected)

  • Assistant Lecturer in Sociology-Dept. of Sociology, University of peradeniya (2001-2004)
  • Academic Sub-Warden, Marcus Fernando Hall, University of Peradeniya (2001-2004).
  • Student Counselor of the Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya, peradeniya.(2001-2004).
  • Committee member of PAFTA (Peradeniya Arts Faculty Teachers Association) for the year 2012-2013 with effect from 21st November 2012.
  • Chief Editor: JULA (Journal of University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka, a refereed by - annual Journal 2012/13, 2014/15

Membership & Awards (Selected)

  • Hilmy & Menzil Memorial Prize For the Best Performance in Sociology in 2001.
  • Dr.& Mrs.stanley Abeysinghe Gold Medal for the best Competence in Sociology in 2001.
  • An Active Member of University Library Association (ULA) from 2004.07.01 to date.
  • Member of Sri Lanka Library Association (SLLA)

Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects)

  • Digital Libraries, Electronic Information Resources, User Education Programmers.

Research Publications (Selected)

  • Dharmarathne, W.G.A & Dehigama, K. (2015).User attitude towards access to electronic information resources in academic libraries: a cross faculty analysis, IntSym 2015:5th International Research Symposium 2015 of South Eastern University of Sri Lanka: Emerging trends and Challenges in Multidisciplinary Research: Proceedings,pp.117-124.
  • Dharmarathne, W.G.A & Dr.P.Wijetunge (2015). A gender-based analysis of the use of social media and electronic communication methods by new entrants: with special reference to Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya: Proceedings: ICLIS 2014 (International Conference of Library & Information Science) at the Hotel Galadari, Colombo, Sri Lanka on 17th -18th September 2015,p.174.
  • Dharmarathne, W.G.A .(2015).Towards the Virtual Society: an Overview of E-Information Seeking Behaviour of Academic Staff of the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka at Proceedings:10th International CALIBER (Convention on Automation of Libraries in Education and Research Institutions) organized by the INFLIBNET Centre in collaboration with Himachal Pradesh University and Indian Institute of Advanced Study , Shimla, HP India held on 12-14 March 2015 at Hotel Peterhoff, Shimla, India.p.588
  • Dharmarathne, W.G.A .(2014). Beyond the Tradition: An Overview of E-Information Seeking Behaviour of Academic Staff of the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya’at iPURSE 2014 ,Proceedings (International Research Session of University of Peradeniya) held on 4th -5th July 2014 at Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya .p.681
  • Dharmarathne, W.G.A. and Sampath,M.I.G.S. (2013).Two sides of foreign LIS training’ at the Abstracts: ULA Annual Research Sessions 2013, held on 07th August 2013 at Faculty of Medicine , University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.pp.40-43