Reader Services Division
University of Peradeniya
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 Link: http://www.pdn.ac.lk/ipurse/proceeding_book/SH/681.pdf
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