Mr. Aruna Lokuliyana

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Academic Qualifications:  

                                                            

      ·         M.Phil. Degree in Mass Communication 2008, University of   Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

·         B.A (Special) Hon - Mass Communication (Second Class –Upper Division) in  1998 University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

·         Topped in Mass communication - Special batch of the year 1998

Articles in academic related Magazines. 

  1. “Sansara” Is it good as says? (cinema Review) Real tract - 2007 / August, Septembe
  2. Best to films in world cinema, Review ‘Ceylon Camera’ (10th Anniversary Edition)Sri Lanka National Photography and Art Society, Colombo, 2007
  3. Visual Aesthetics in Cinema (IV) Sri Lanka National Photography and Art Society, Colombo -2003 July/ September
  4. Visual Aesthetics in Cinema (III) Sri Lanka National Photography and Art Society, Colombo -2003 October/ December
  5. Visual Aesthetics in Cinema (II) Sri Lanka National Photography and Art Society, Colombo ,2003 April / June
  6. Visual Aesthetics in Cinema (I) Sri Lanka National Photography and Art Society, Colombo , 2003 January.
  7. Man of the Age in Cinema - ‘Joe', Sanjanani Media Festival Souvenir Magazine, Dept. of Mass Communication 2007
  8. Cinnamon Castes / 'Sanvida' - Editor- Prof. Ariyarathne Athugala - University of Kelaniya - A publication of Sri Lanka National film corporation - VI - Edition, 2000

 

Working as Visiting Lecturer in Other Universities and Institutes. 

  1. Visiting Lecturer of the M.SSc and M.A, in Mass Communication at Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya in academic years of 2010 , 2011,2012,2013,2014.
  2. Visiting Lecturer of Diploma in Mass Communication Course, Department of Mass Communication, University  of Kelaniay Years in  2008,2009,2012,2011,2012,2013.
  3. Visiting Lecturer of Diploma in Public Relations Course, Department of Mass Communication, University  of Kelaniay Years in  2013.
  4. Visiting lecture of Sri Pali Campus, University of Colombo, Department of Media studies in 2007 and 2008.
  5. Visiting lecture of SabaragamuwaUniversity of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya in External Degree Unit in year 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011 and 2012.
  6. Visiting lecture of University of Colombo, Mass Media Unit of Department of Sinhala in 2008-2009.
  7. Visiting lecture of University ofVisual & Performing Arts, Faculty of Dancing and Drama in 2006,2007 and 2008.

8. 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.

9. Visiting Lecturer of Diploma in Journalism and communication studies conducted by Sri Lanka Press Council in year 2010, 2011, 2012,2013,2014.

10.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 

  • Delivered the guest Lecture “ History and Evolution of Japanese Cinema” in Opening Ceremony of “Japanese Film Festival”, Jointly Organized by Sri Lanka Federation of Youth Clubs, Ministry of Culture and the Art of Sri Lanka Youth Parliament and Embassy of  Japan in Sri Lanka in National Youth Service Council of Sri Lanka on the 3rd of October 2014.
  • ‘An Important of Interpersonal Communication’ Guest Lecture for Police Higher Rankers, Police Higher Training Academy, Katana, 08 October 2013.
  • ‘How to improve your Attitudes’, Guest Lecture for Police Higher Rankers, Police Higher Training Academy, Katana, 01September 2014.
  • Delivered the guest Lecture “ “Media and Political System of Sri Lanka” to the Students of Ohio Media Students and the SUSI Scholars in Ohio University, United States of America on 20th of August 2014
  • ‘An Important of Interpersonal Communication’ Guest Lecture for Police Higher Rankers, Police Higher Training Academy, Katana, 06 June 2014.
  • ‘An Important of Interpersonal Communication’ Guest Lecture for Police Higher Rankers, Police Higher Training Academy, Kalutara, 08 January 2014.
  • ‘An Important of Interpersonal Communication’ Guest Lecture for Police Higher Rankers, Police Higher Training Academy, Katana, 08 October 2013.
  • ‘Basics of Audio Video Technology and Graphic Design’, Guest Lecture, Multi Media Workshop, Industrial Technological Institute of Sri Lanka, 17th September 2013.
  • 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.

 

Training Courses

Film and Television Media

  • Successfully completed a course inFilm 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 inTechnology 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.

 

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 MassMedia and Information in 2008
  • Member, Panel of Judges – National CulturalAwards held by Ministry of Cultural Affairs and National Heritage in 2008
  • Member of the Jury Panel, ‘SARASAVIYA’ Film Festival, Organized by 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 Rathnamali Girls School, Gampaha, Subject ‘Media & Communication Study’ (board number 2215) of Advance Level Examination, 2014.
  • 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) 2014 ,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 ‘Cinema and Visual Arts Students Union’, of University ofKelaniya, Sri Lanka in years 2014.
  • Senior Treasurer of 'Mass Communication Students Union' , DepartmentofMass 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 Controlin 2008, conducted by Ministry of Mass Media and Information , Sri Lanak.
  • Memberof 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 in1997.
  • Member of the “ Kala Mandalaya” (University Art Council) in 1997 – University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Senior prefect of G/ Dharmasoka College Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka, 1987-1988
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