Mrs. K.P.N.D. Peiris

Senior Assistant Librarian
Engineering Library

Contacts

neethad@pdn.ac.lk
+9481-2393318
+9481-2393311

Engineering Library
University of Peradeniya
Peradeniya
Sri Lanka

Educational /professional Qualifications

  • M.A. Degree of Library and Information Science (2006) Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • M.Phil. (2000) Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • B.Sc. Agriculture (1991) with Second class (Honours) Upper division pass, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Positions held (Selected)

  • Held the post of Secretary of the Alumni Association of the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka for the years of 2001 and 2002.
  • Held the post of Vice-President of the Alumni Association of the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka for the year of 2004.
  • Worked as a Secretary of the Alumni Association of the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka from 2006 January to 2007.

Membership & Awards (Selected)

  • A member of Alumni Association of the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. University of Peradeniya Scholarship awarded for the best performance at the first examination in Agriculture held in 1986, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Christopher de Saram Weerasinghe Siriwardana Scholarship awarded for the best performance at the first examination in Agriculture held in 1986, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Won the prize for the best research paper of the Biotechnology Session at the 8th Annual Congress of the Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, held in November 1996.

Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects)

  • Information Management
  • Digitization
  • User education
  • Conservation & Preservation

Research Publications (Selected)

  • Damayanthi, K.P.N. and Senevirathne, T.M. (2008) Print Vs. Electronic: User Preferences for information Resources: A Comparative Study. Paper presented at the National Conference on Library and Information Studies (NACLIS), 24th June 2008.
  • Presented a paper titled “An Overview of an International Training Programme on Scientific and Technological information Management in Universities and Libraries (STIMULATE 4)” at the University Librarians Association’s Achievers Colloquium, Sri Lanka on 31st October 2005.
  • Bamunuarachchige, T.C., Chandrananda, B.M.K.A., Ranathunga, R.A.K.M., Damayanthi, K.P.N., Bandara, J.M.R.S. (2000) An efficient Agrobacterium binary vector system to transfer Bt 6e cry gene. Tropical Agricultural Research vol. 12: 56-63.
  • Damayanthi, K.P.N., Bandara, J.M.R.S., and Cooray, B.A.P. (1996) Transformation of hpt gene to indica rice (Oryza sativa) by Agrobacterium vector and by electroporation of intact callus. Tropical Agricultural Research Vol. 8, 214-227.