University of Peradeniya
Educational /professional Qualifications
Masters in Library & Information Sciences (MLS), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2016)
B. Sc (First class honours), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2011)
Positions held (Selected)
Assistant Librarian, Main Library, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2013 to present
Demonstrator, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya (2011-2012)
Membership & Awards (Selected)
VLIR-UOS scholarship for International Training Programme LIB@WEB 2015, University of Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
University award for academic excellence 2010/2011
Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects)
Self-directed learning, OER
Research Publications (Selected)
Abeyrathne, D. K. (2015). Citation analysis of dissertations for collection development. Collection Building, 34(2), 30-40.
Abeyrathne, D.K., Ekanayake, T.M.S.S.K.Y. (2016). Exploring agriculture undergraduate students’ learning preference for self-directed learning. In S.L. Ekanayake, H.R.D. Peiris (eds.), Proceedings of the Peradeniya University International Research Sessions, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, 4-5 November 2016 (p 46).
Abeyrathne, D.K., Jayasekara, P.K. (2016). Do university libraries in Sri Lanka use social media as a marketing tool?. In S.L. Ekanayake, H.R.D. Peiris (eds.), Proceedings of the Peradeniya University International Research Sessions, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, 4-5 November 2016 (p 407).
Abeyrathne, W.H.D.K., Ekanayake, T.M.S.S.K.Y. (2016). Enhancing self-directed learning through group work among undergraduate students. In J.P. Edirisinghe (ed.), Proceedings of the PGIS Research Congress, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, 7-8 October 2016 (p 155).