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Mr. Aruna Lokuliyana

B.A., M.phil.(Kelaniya)

Senior Lecturer (Grade I)

Contact Address:

Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

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Research Interests;

  • Film Media
  • Creative Communication
  • Television Media

selected publications

  • An Artricle about Teledrama scripts and the edition of “Aeshwara Winsathiya” which included 2 scripts writings was published. This edition was sponsored by the Library  Service Board in Sri Lanka , Published in 2001.
  • Was the co – author of  “ Kalana Asapuwa"  poetry book Published in 1998
  • “Shanthikarma Sannivedanaya” (Communication via white Magic) The work based on “White magic Communication, Published in 2001.

Papers Presented in Symposiums

Presented papers, ‘Sri Lankan communication roots in order to formulate Mass Consciousness on the subject of sexual and gender base violence’ , in the 2nd international conference on Social Sciences, Organized by Faculty of Social Sciences, and University   of Kelaniya from 22nd to 23rs November 2013.

 

 

Research Article's in Academic Journals.

  1. Cinematic Language and Visual Literature, Special Literature Edition , Editor - Prof.Samanthi Herath ,State Literary Subcommittee - Dept. of Cultural Affairs in Sri Lanka,.2010.
  2. Communication and Music Implication in 'Kolam' -Media Culture and Society  Prof. Sunanda Mahendra Felicitation Volume,  Editor - Lalith Priyankara ,Godage Publication, 2010.
  3. 'Kadulla'(A Research Article about Sri Lankan Creative Tele Drama Directed by  Dr.Dharmasena Pathiraja)  - Rupavahini Sameeksha , Edition  IV , Editor - Gamini Weeragama , Dept. of Cultural Affairs in Sri Lanka, 2009
  4. Origin of 'Kolam' in Ambalangoda and its Evolution, Sri Lankan Studies, Volume III, Editor, Nandasena Maddugoda,  Gemi Daruwo publication , 2010.
  5. Ethics and Television Media, Rupavahini Sameeksha , Editor,   Gamini Weeragama,  Edition  I , Dept. of Cultural Affairs in Sri Lanka, 2007.
  6. Concept of Conventional Taboo and New Communication Meanings, Compile of Academic Communication First Volume , Editor - Prof. Chandrasiri  Rajapaksha , Godage Publication , 2010.
  7. Visual Arts of Cinema and the Power of Visual Language, 'Maddya Vimarshi  III ', (Compile of Communication Notes) ,Editor - Prof Chandrasiri Rajapaksha , 2008
  8. Ambalangoda Identity on Culture and a Study of a precise Evolution of ' Kolam’ , Most Rev. Ullalala Sanga Rakkhitha Thero Abinandana Sangramaya ,
  9. Edited by Prof.Amarasiri De Silva and others, published by Sanga Rakkhitha Foundation, 2010.

Articles in academic related Magazines.

 

  • “Sansara” Is it good as says? (cinema Review) Real tract - 2007 / August, September
  • Best to films in world cinema, Review ‘Ceylon Camera’ ( 10th Anniversary Edition)     Sri Lanka National Photography and Art Society, Colombo, 2007
  • Visual Aesthetics in Cinema  (IV) Sri Lanka National Photography and Art Society, Colombo -2003 July/ September
  • Visual Aesthetics in Cinema (III) Sri Lanka National Photography and Art Society, Colombo -2003 October/ December
  • Visual Aesthetics in Cinema (II) Sri Lanka National Photography and Art Society, Colombo ,2003 April / June
  • Visual Aesthetics in Cinema (I) Sri Lanka National Photography and Art Society, Colombo , 2003 January.
  • Man of the Age in Cinema - ‘Joe', Sanjanani Media Festival Souvenir Magazine, Dept. of Mass Communication 2007
  • Cinnamon Castes / 'Sanvida' - Editor- Prof. Ariyarathne Athugala - University of Kelaniya - A publication of Sri Lanka National film corporation - VI - Edition, 2000
  • Ethics of Television In Sri Lanka, Rupavahini sameeksha, Ministry of cultural affairs, 2007
  • Film Language and Visual Aesthetics, Chithrapata,Published by National Film Corporation in Sri Lanka, 2007
  • Visuals as a Language, Camera, Published by National Photographic Society in Sri Lanka, 2006.
  • Master – The Pioneer musician in Sri Lanka – Chithrapata National film Corporation

Working as Visiting Lecturer in Other Universities and Institutes.

  • Visiting Lecturer of the M.SSc and M.A, at Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya in academic year from 2010 to 2011.
  • Visiting Lecturer of Diploma in Mass Communication Course 2008/2009 with effect from 01.08.2008 - 31.07. 2009 in the Department of Mass Communication.
  • Visiting lecture of Sri Pali Campus, University of Colombo, Department of Media studies in 2007 and 2008.
  • Visiting lecture of Sabaragamuwa  University of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya in External Degree Unit in year 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011 and 2012.
  • Visiting lecture of University of Colombo, Mass Media Unit of Department of Sinhala in 2008-2009.
  • Visiting lecture of University of  Visual & Performing Arts, Faculty of Dancing and Drama in 2006,2007 and 2008.
  • Visiting Lecturer of Diploma in Cinema and Television, in year 2012/2013,   organized by Sri Lanka Television Training Institute and Ministry of Mass Media and Information in Sri Lanka.
  • Visiting Lecturer of Diploma in Journalism and communication studies conducted   by Sri Lanka Press Council in year 2010, 2011and 2012.
  • Visiting Lecturer of  Diploma in Television Productions and Technology, Conducted by Nisco Video, National Youth Service Council of Sri Lanka in Year 2007 and 2008.

Conducted Seminars and Guest Lectures

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Conducted Seminars, Organized by External Examination Unit of University of Kelaniya in Year 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 for below mentioned subjects of Mass Communication related to external exams of General (external) Degree of University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

  • Seminar for (B.A.- General) Degree First Year (External) Examination of Mass Communication                                            (Subject Codes - MACO E 1015 and  MACO E 1025)
  • Seminar for (B.A.- General) Degree Second  Year (External) Examination of Mass Communication                                         (Subject Codes - MACO E 2015 and  MACO E 2025)
  • Seminar for (B.A.- General) Degree Third Year (External) Examination of Mass Communication                                               (Subject Codes - MACO E 3015 and  MACO E 3025)

 

Guest Lectures

 

  • Delivered the guest Lecture “New media and the role of Journalism” in Annual Media Day Ceremony of Anura Central College, Yakkala, Gamoaha on the 11th October 2013.
  • Delivered lecture, ‘The Role and Responsibility of the Media in Reporting and Portraying Sexual and Gender Based Violence” in workshop ‘Gender Based Violence in Sri Lanka’ Organized by ‘Center for Gender studies’,University of Kelaniya on the 06th of November 2013.

 

Experience

(Tele Film and Documentary Directions)

(1). Director and the Script writer of the Short film “We love football”.

This film was selected among the final 26 films in ‘Shoot Goals Shoot Movies’ Competition Berlin Talent Campus, 55th Berlin International Film Festival, in Berlin, Germany in 2006.

(611 Short films had been submitted from the 75 countries for 1st round. 45 films selected for second round and finally they chose 26 short films for the Official cultural program to year 2006 FIFA World Cup in Berlin Germany. This Short Film selected for final 26 short Films.)

(2) Director of the   Documentary “Visitor’s at the Waters Edge" (Duration 26 Mints) which was  produced on behalf of  the Department of Zoology, University of Kelaniya and funded by Deakin University, Australia.

(Telecast on Independents Television Network, (ITN) Sri Lanka on 14th October 2006.)

(3) Director and the script writer of the   Documentary Drama “Ranthali" (Duration 45 Mints) which was produced to mark the women's day on behalf of Sri Lanka women’s affairs bureau.

(Telecast on National Television channel I, Sri Lanka on 5th April 2000)

(4) Director and the script writer of the   documentary about ecological sanitation “Green Talks" (Duration 15 Mints) which produced to International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent in Sri Lanka  (IFRC) and Stockhome Environmental Institute (SEI), Norway . in 2009

(5) Director and the script writer of the   documentary about Community Support Fund (CSF)  “Chithranganelage Kathawa" (Duration 15 Mints) which was produced to Canadian Miniciple Progremme,Canada in 2009

(6)."Ishwara Winsathiya"(55 minutes) the script and directed by me was awarded the first palace at youth film festival in 1994 and awarded the UNDA award for the best art direction in Tele Features.

 

(7) “Diulgahe Kola Sulage Visira Yathi” -Taste of Poison (28 minutes) the Script and Directed by me was produced to Department of Mass Communication in 2008.

(8) "Dhammi Tawamath Adarei" An experimental Short Film produced with Mass Communication Film Media Students (10 minutes) the Script and Directed by me was produced to Department of Mass Communication in 2013.

 

Experience

(Participated Film Festivals)

 

  • Shoot Goals Shoot Movies Competition Berlin Talent Campus,55th Berlin International Film Festival, in Berlin, Germany. February 2005
  • 7th International Reggio Calabria film festival of film societies, Rome. Italy at June 2005
  • “Short Notes”, a festival of the short films by young Sri Lankan filmmakers, Colombo,Sri Lanka July 2005.
  • Osian’s Cinefan Asian film festival, New Delhi, India.

Stage Drama

  • Contributed for following sections of the stage drama "Aesop" directed by Professor Sunanda Mahendra in 1999.
  • Assistant Director
  • Stage sets and props designer
  • Costume designer
  • Stage manager

Training Courses

Film and Television Media

  • Successfully completed a course in “Film Appreciation” held by the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune in 2009.  This was a full time course of one month.
  • Successfully completed a course in “Technology and Production of Television programmes” held by the National Youth council, Sri Lanka in 1993.  This was a full time course of six months and I have obtained a second division class recording best results.

(I have gained a practical and theoretical knowledge of  T.V programme production, organizing programmes, Photography, Recording, Editing, lighting, Script Writing, T.V Technology Make up creative writers.)

For my outstanding performance I was given the opportunity to work at above course as a demonstrator for the next batch of students who followed to the same course.

  • Successfully completed the Workshop on Strengthening Media professionalism and the NGO Media Interface in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka for HIV/AID coverage held in Colombo, sponsored by University of Miam’s school of communication, Indiana’s School of Journalism and American Centre in Colombo in 2010.
  • In 1994, I followed a full time course in “Handling cinema equipment’ and short and documentary film production for six months which was conducted by the state film, corporation in Sri Lanka.
  • I have undergone a training as a newsreader at the Sri Lanka Television Corporation and have worked as a newsreader at the same.
  • As the practical studies for the special degree course in Mass Communication, I have followed a course as a producer at the Sri Lanka Television Corporation for six months.

Stage Drama

A six month course in Drama and Theatre held by Prof. Sunanda Mahendra organized by the Cultural Division of the youth services Council in 1991.

Worked as a Member of the Jury Panels in Film and Television Competitions in Sri Lanka.

  • Jury Member of NYSC (National Youth Service Council of Sri Lanka) Short and Documentary film Competition in 2012.
  • Jury Member of NYSC (National Youth Service Council of Sri Lanka) Short and Documentary film Competition in 2011.
  • Jury Member of Sri Lankan Arts' First Cyber Literary Awards Ceremony in Sri Lanka Organized byYouth New Wave of Sri Lanka. 2011.
  • Jury Member of OCIC Film and Television Awards (Film section) Organized by Ministry of Cultural affairs in Sri Lanka 2010.
  • Jury Member of National Film and Television Awards (Film section) Organized by Ministry of Cultural affairs in Sri Lanka 2009.
  • Jury Member of OCIC Salutations Film and Television Awards (Television section) in Sri Lanka 2008.
  • Member, Panel of Judges – National Mass Media Awards held by Ministry of Mass Media and Information in 2008
  • Member, Panel of Judges – National Cultural  Awards held by Ministry of Cultural Affairs and National Heritage in 2008
  • Member of the Jury Panel, ‘SARASAVIYA’ Film Festival, Organized by The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd, Sri Lanka, 2008
  • Jury member of National media Awards, Organized by the Ministry of Mass Media and information in Sri Lanka, 2007.
  • Member of panel of Judge of the Poster Competition to mark “World Consumer Rights Day 2009” Organized by Consumer Affairs Authority, Colombo 02 in 2009.

Societies and positions

  • Working as a Chief Examiner of the Examination Board at Center of Chandrajothi, Yakkala, Gampaha, Subject ‘Media & Communication Study’ (board number 3157) of Advance Level Examination, 2013.
  • Member of the “ Kala Mandalaya” (University Art Council)  2012 ,University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Chairman, Film and Television Sub Committee of the “ Kala Mandalaya”   (University Art Council)  2012 ,University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Member of the “ Kala Mandalaya” (University Art Council) 2013 ,University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Chairman, Film and Television Sub Committee of the “ Kala Mandalaya”   (University Art Council)  2013 ,University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Senior Treasurer of 'Mass Communication Students Union' , Department  of  Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka in years 2010,2011 and 2012.
  • Academic Coordinator of Diploma in Mass Communication Undergraduate Diploma Conducted by Department of Mass   Communication year  2010,2012 and 2013.
  • Member of the Computer Committee of University of Kelaniya in  2010.
  • Member of the Media & Publicity Sub - Committee of  IX Sri Lankan University Games 2007 (SLUG) held from 2nd - 11th November 2007 at University of Kelaniya.
  • Manager of Tennis (Men/Women) Team of University  of Kelaniya for 9th SLUG 2007, Organized by the Sri Lanka University Sports Association held from 2nd - 11 November 2007.
  • Coordinator - Asian Art and Cinema Research Forum  ,Center for Asian studies, University of Kelaniya , 2009
  • Web Master of the Dept. of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya of year,    2007 -2008
  • Student Counselor of the Faculty of Social Sciences  at  2006/2007 academic year
  • Member of Computer Committee of University of Kelaniya in year 2011 and 2012.
  • Committee Member of Board of Approval for Advanced Level Communication and Media Studies Curriculum in National Institute of Education in year 2011.
  • Resource Person to Quality Development Session of Text book of Advance Level and Ordinary Level Examinations Mass Media Studies for the year 2012, conducted by Education and Publication s Department, Ministry of Education on 22,23,24,25 March 2011at the Ministry.
  • Committee Member of National Implementation Board for Tele Drama Quality Control   in 2008, conducted by Ministry of Mass Media and Information , Sri Lanaka.
  • Member  of Board of Briefing Committee of G.C.E Ordinary Level and G.C.E

Advanced Level Communication and Media Studies Curriculum conducted by National Institute of Sri Lanka in 2012.

  • President of the Mass Communication students union of the University of Kelaniya in 1997.
    • Member of the “ Kala Mandalaya” (University Art Council) in 1997 – University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
    • Senior prefect of G/ Dharmasoka College Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka, 1987-1989.

Achievements

Television & Cinema

  • Won State Literary Award for Best Cover Design in 2000, Organized by Ministry of Cultural Affairs in  Sri Lanka .

Won the first place the tele feature script of “ Ishwars Winsathiya” at the youth festival in 1994.

  • Won the first place in script writing at the youth tele film competition held in 1994.
  • The script of “Ishwara Winsathiya” was nominated for the three final scripts at the “ Unda Award” held by the OCIC in 1995.

Poetry songs and still Photography

Won the following awards certificated at the youth awards held by NYSC

Year                       Category                                              Award

1992                       Lyrics                                                     Third Places

1994                       Poetry                                                   Third Places

1994                       Lyrics i                                                   Credit Pass

1994                       Lyrics 11                                                Credit Pass

1994 Still Photography (B/W) Credit Pass was the author of “Kalana Asapuwa” poetry book

University Representation & Achievements

Art & Drawings

Won the first places in the modern art category at the art festival held by the department of fine arts at the University of Kelaniya.

Art work and Designing

I Have designed about 200 cover designs  for various books, Journals  and Magazines included below mentioned designs.

  • “Jana Kiyaman potha” ( A dictionary of Sinhala phrase and fable with an inquiry   into the solo communicational meanings) publisher - Godage 2000. (won, state       literary Award 2000 for best cover design in Sri Lanka )
  • The Communicator, fifth edition 1999 April / June
  • Post Graduate prospects, faculty of Social Science University of Kelaniya - 2008

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