University of Peradeniya
Educational /professional Qualifications
Masters Degree in Library and information Science (MLS), University of Colombo / Sri Lanka (2002).
MPhil, University of Peradeniya / Sri Lanka (1993).
B.Sc., University of Peradeniya / Sri Lanka (1988).
Positions held (Selected)
Senior Assistant Librarian Gr.II, University of Peradeniya.
Librarian, International Centre for Ethnic Studies.
Senior Scientific Officer (Information), Industrial Technology Institute , Colombo.
Scholarship & Awards
University Scholarship for the best performance in Biological Sciences in General Science Qualifying Examination held in 1984, University of Peradeniya.
Best Practical Training Report – First Year Examination of Library and Information Science conducted by Sri Lanka Library Association, Colombo 1994.
Membership & Awards (Selected)
Member Institute of Chemistry, Sri Lanka.
Fellow Sri Lanka Library Association.
Life member Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.
Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects)
Use of scientific information.
Quality Management Systems in Libraries.
Electronic journals and other electronic resources.
Research Publications (Selected)
Harshani Dissanayake and Anura Rajapakse. Initiating the Digital Library of University of Peradeniya, 6th Annual Research and Achievers Colloquium 2012, Organized by University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka 23rd March 2012, University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka
Harshani N.K. Dissanayake. A Comparison of the requirements of University Library Quality Assurance System with Internationally recognized ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems. Journal of the University Librarians Association Sri Lanka, 15 (1) p. 83 June 2011
Harshani Dissanayake. University of Peradeniya : Open Access Week 2010 and future. Annual Research Colloquium 2011, Organized by University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka, 29th April 2011, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Harshani Dissanayake Sri Lanka Open Access Week 2010 Initiative. Paper presented at the Seminar on Open Access for scientific Information held at India International Centre, New Delhi, India. 16th March 2011 Harshani Dissanayake, Dilmani Warnasuriya, Shanthi Perera and Dileepa Prematunga Introduction of ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System to Library and Information Services: A case study. Sri Lanka Library Review 21 p. 22-36 2007.