Mr. Darshana Somarathna

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 EDUCATION:

MSSc in Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (2015)

BA in Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (2007)

 

 OTHER TRAINING:

  • Workshop on Animation, Computer Games & Virtual Reality in Sheffield Hallam University- UK, Sponsored by Faculty of Information Technology- University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. November 2016.
  • Workshop on Culture & Society of China in Chongqing Normal University, Conducted by Confucius Center- University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. March 2016.
  • Workshop on Research Methods- 2011, Conducted by Research Center for Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 30th September 2011.
  • 3D/2D Digital Animation Course (Basic modeling, Advanced modeling, Cartoon Animation, Texture mapping, Lighting Theory, The Camera, Environment & effect, Animation Techniques, Rendering Techniques with 3D max, Maya, Animi Studio Pro, Photoshop, Ultimate, Maya Fusion, Adobe Primer Pro) on Government Print Institute. 2008.
  • The Training Workshop on Camera, Graphics & Animation in Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation. December 2005 to May 2006.
  • Followed Film media, Television and Radio Broadcasting, Advertising, News reporting workshops at Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya 2005-2006.
  • Workshop on Radio Broadcasting, Conducted by SLBC and Department of Mass Communication -University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 2005.
  • 3D Graphics, Computer Animation & Editing Course (Introduction to Television & Computer usage, Concepts & Theory, Editing, Techniques, Basic modeling, Advanced modeling, Texture mapping, Lighting Theory, The Camera, Environment & effect, Animation Techniques, Rendering Techniques, Sound Dubbing & post production with 3D max, Maya, Poser Pro, Photoshop, Combustion, Ultimate, Maya Fusion, Adobe Premiere Pro) on Teleview Technology academy. 2004.
  • Participated 1 year Programme in Staff Development. Organized by Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya. 2009.
  • Participated the Workshop Productivity, University ofKelaniya. 2009.
  • Followed an English course of Sarasaviya English School. 2002.
  • Followed a certificate course in Microsoft Office- International Information Centre, Sri Lanka.2001.
  • Followed a Karate training course in All Ceylon Karate Federation. 1999.

 

MEMBERSHIP OF

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

  • Editor, Graphics Animator, Script writer & Assistant director in 01st May 2007 to 30thApril 2008.
  • Media Coordinator, Editor, and Graphics Animator & Lecturer in 01st May 2007 to 15th September 2008.
  • Consultant in

 

NATIONAL LEVEL

INVOLVEMENTS:

  • Assistant Coordinator of the National Summit of the 152nd Birth Anniversary of Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala, Organized by The Presidential Secretariat, The Ministry of Buddassana and the Department of Mass Communication- University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 25th & 26th September 2016.
  • Assistant Coordinator of the National Summit of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala, Organized by The Ministry of Buddassana and the Department of Mass Communication- University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 25th & 26th September 2015.
  • New Media Consultant, “2015 Presidential Election” (For his President Mahinda Rajapaksha)
  • A Organizing Committee Member of 1st National Symposium of Social Sciences Undergraduates (NSSU)- 2015, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • A Organizing Committee Member (Media) of 3rd International Congress- Society of South Asian Archaeology (SOSAA)2010, Center for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 20th – 21st August 2010.
  • Graphics & animation Designer, “2010 Presidential Election” (For his President Mahinda Rajapaksha)
  • Assistant Producer, “SAG Games 2006” Broadcasting on National TV Corporation (SLRC)
  • Assistant Producer, “LAOGI Avurudu Udanaya 2006” Broadcasting on National TV Corporation.
  • Programmer, “Prathibha” And “Doovili  Mawatha” Radio Programmes Broadcasting on Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation 2004/ 2005.
  • Announcer and script writer, “Suhada FM”, Jathika Sahithya Kala Mahothsavaya 2004.

 

MEMBERSHIPS AND HONOURARY SERVICES:

 

  • Webmaster, Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya, 2016-2017
  • Organizing Committee, National Media Summit, Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya, 2010
  • Member, Organizing Committee, 3rd International Conference on Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, 2016
  • Member, Organizing Committee, International Post-Graduate Research Conference, 2015
  • Member, Organizing Committee, Prasada Sambhawana: Felicitation Ceremony of the Distinguished Alumni, University of Kelaniya, 2015
  • Member, Organizing Committee, 2nd Research Symposium of Academic Staff, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, 2014
  • Member, Organizing Committee, 1st Research Symposium of Academic Staff, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, 2013
  • Member, Organizing Committee, 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, 2013
  • Organizing Committee, Ananda Coomaraswamy Memorial Conference on Asian Art Culture, Center for Asian Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, 2012
  • Member, Media Committee,3rd International Congress, Society of South Asian Archaeology (SOSAA), Center for Asian Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, 2010
  • Council Member, Television & Film Unit, Arts Council, University of Kelaniya. 2010-2013
  • Coordinator, Short Stamp Short Film Festival, Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya, 2012
  • Organizing Committee, National Media Summit, Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya, 2012
  • Member, Panel of Judges, Manjusawa Fresher’s Arts Festival, 2012
  • Member, Panel of Judges, Manjusawa Fresher’s Arts Festival, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Consultant in
  • Senior Lecturer in Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. Since
  • Lecturer in Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. Since
  • Lecturer (Probationary) in Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. Since
  • Visiting Lecturer (Visual Media for Tourism TCRM-22586) in Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Social Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 2013- 2016.
  • Visiting Lecturer (Video Editing, Special Effects & Graphics Animation) in Department of Applied Music and Mass Communication, Faculty of Music, University of the Visual & Performing Arts, Sri Lanka. 2014- 2017.
  • Visiting Lecturer (Video Production Techniques) in Department of Journalism, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. 2016- 2017.
  • Visiting Lecturer (Digital Media Publication for Police) in the National Police Academy, Katana and Kaluthara. 2016- 2017.
  • Visiting Lecturer (Communication Skills Development/ Public Relations) in Human Resource Development and Management Training Institute, Mahavita, Yakkala. 2014- 2017.
  • Visiting Lecturer in Diploma Course in Mass Communication, Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. Since 2008…
  • Visiting Lecturer in Diploma Course in Public Relations and Media Management, Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. Since 2013…
  • Visiting Lecturer in Higher Diploma Course in Public Relations, Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. Since 2016…
  • Visiting Lecturer in Diploma Course in Media, Press Council, Sri Lanka. Since 2015…
  • Assistant Lecturer in Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 18th September 2008 to 10th October 2010

 

 

 

 COMPUTER LITERACY:

Excellent in MS Office.

Adobe Premier (Video Editing)

Adobe Photoshop/ Illustrator/ InDesign (Graphic Design)

Autodesk 3DMax/ Maya/ AutoCAD (3D Design & Animation)

Poser Pro/ Anime Studio Pro/ Adobe After Effects (3D/ 3D Animation) 

 

 

 

 

 

 AUDIO VISUAL PRODUCTION SKILLS

I have directed the following video and audio productions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTED AUDIO VISUAL PRODUCTIONS:

Programmes

Directed Documentary film on ‘Sandasara’
for the retirement of Senior Prof. Chandrasiri Rajapaksha

Directed Tele Film on “Samma Wayama” (for protect Kidney) 2016

Directed Tele Drama on “Awurudu Sihinaya” (Telecasted on ITN 2012)           

Directed Tele Drama on “Hondama Awurudda” (Telecasted on ITN 2011)           

Directed Television Filler “Asirimath Naththla” (Telecasted on SLRC- 2011)

Directed Television Filler “Dhamma Padayen Obe Jeevitaya” (Telecasted on SLRC in 2011)

Directed Television Filler “Mihindu Watha” (Telecasted SLRC in 2011)

Directed Television Fillers “Hela Osuwata Vinadiyak” (Telecasted on SLRC 2008- 2009)

Directed TV Commercial “Muthu Sina” SMIB (Telecasted all TV channels 2011- 2012)                          

Directed TV Commercial “Challenger” SMIB (Telecasted all TV channels 2011- 2013)                          

Directed Television Filler “Katharagama Pura watha”

Directed Research documentary film on ‘Manthiri Mannai’ for 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences at Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, 2013

Directed Research documentary film on “Kothmale Community Radio” for research of Department of Mass Communication. 2010.

Directed Research documentary film on “Voice of Kothmale” (Kothmale Community Radio) for research of Department of Mass Communication. 2010.

“SLBC” Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation Company Profile. 2010.

Directed documentary film on “D. C. Ranathunga”. 2010.

“50th Anniversary Documentary”  University of  Kelaniya. 2010.

Directed short film on “The Exhibition” for 2009 Youth E TV in Sri Lanka. 2009.

Directed Research documentary film on “Voice of Girandurukotte” (Girandurukotte Community Radio) for research of Department of Mass Communication. 2009.

Directed documentary film on “Rhythm of indigenous” about Leader of Sri Lanka weddha. 2009.

Directed Music Video on “Nidahase Nadayayi” Vimuktha & Lasanduni. 2009.

Directed documentary film on “Dr. Lester Jemis Peiris” . 2008.

Directed experiment animation documentary film on “Airport & Aviation Sri Lanka Pvt Led Documentary”. 2008.

Directed documentary film on “New Plex Leg Documentary” for AAWAS International Pvt. Ltd. 2007.

Directed documentary film on “Kalashuri Ranganath”. 2007.

Directed documentary film on “Somabandu Vidyapathi”. 2007.

“25th Anniversary Documentary”  Faculty of Social Sciences, University of  Kelaniya. 2006.

Directed & 3D designed “Enna Yanna Yaala” children visual on 2D CARTOON. 2006.

Directed short film on “The Dream Of A Hungry & The Reality” for 2005 Berlins film festival on Germany. 2005.

I have played various roles (As creative director, graphic animator, camera director, editor, vision mixer & art director) in the production of the following works.

Role

Production

Title

Director/ Producer

Creative Director

Meduraka Asiriya

TV series

Bothale walawwa

Telecasted on SLRC in 2011

Prof. Rohana Laxman Piyadasa

Creative Director

Meduraka Asiriya

TV series

dullawa walawwa

Telecasted on SLRC in 2011

Prof. Rohana Laxman Piyadasa

Creative Director

Meduraka Asiriya

TV series

Richmond castle

Telecasted on SLRC in 2011

Prof. Rohana Laxman Piyadasa

Creative Director

Meduraka Asiriya

TV series

Boralugoda Mahagedara

Telecasted on SLRC in 2011

Prof. Rohana Laxman Piyadasa

Creative Director

Meduraka Asiriya

TV series

Wikkramarachchi weda Mædura

Telecasted on SLRC in 2011

Prof. Rohana Laxman Piyadasa

Creative Director

Meduraka Asiriya

TV series

Horagolla Walawwa 2012

 

Prof. Rohana Laxman Piyadasa

Camera Director

Documentary

Hunting of Hunter (Alawala Pre-Historical Man)

(Best Documentary - open category in Short Stamp Short Film Festival 2012)

Sujith Lakmal Weerasekara

Creative Director & Editor

Documentary

Ananda Coomaraswami

For Ananda Coomaraswamy Memorial Conference on Asian Art Culture, Center for Asian Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, 2012

Prof. Rohana Laxman Piyadasa

Creative Director & Camera Director

Documentary

 

Anagarika Dharmapala

Telecasted on SLRC/ITN  2015/16

Prof. Rohana Laxman Piyadasa

Creative Director

Documentary

Daddli Nam U Chayarupa Shilpiya”                                      

Telecasted on SLRC

Prof. Rohana Laxman Piyadasa

Assistant Director & Editor

Documentary

“Udana Wewa Sedu Minisunge Katawa”

Senior Lec. Aruna Lokuliyana

Editor

Documentary      

Rajarata University

Senior Lec. Aruna Lokuliyana

Creative Director

Television Filler         

“Asala Sihiwatana”                   

Telecasted on SLRC in 2011

Prof.Rohana Laxman Piyadasa

Creative Director

Television Filler         

STC Filler

State trading company filler

Prof.Rohana Laxman Piyadasa

Creative Director & Editor

 Video Profile

 “Raaja Waasala”

State trading company Profile

Prof.Rohana Laxman Piyadasa

 

I have taken part in the following productions as well.

Period

Productions

Title

Director

2011

Multi Camera

Vision Mixer

Me Ape Hendewa

Sanjanani media festival

Audio Visual Studio, Department of Mass Communication

2011

Multi Camera

Vision Mixer

Yugandaraya

Audio Visual Studio, Department of Mass Communication

2011

Multi Camera

Vision Mixer

Vidumakaranda

Fresher’s art festival

Audio Visual Studio, Department of Mass Communication

2010

Multi Camera

Vision Mixer

Me Ape Hendewa

Sanjanani media festival

Audio Visual Studio, Department of Mass Communication

2010

Multi Camera

Vision Mixer

Sokari

University of kelaniya

Audio Visual Studio, Department of Mass Communication

2010

Multi Camera

Vision Mixer

Gammaduwa

Mahara nugegoda paththini dewalaya

Audio Visual Studio, Department of Mass Communication

2010

Multi Camera

Vision Mixer

“SOSAA” 3rd International Congress- 2010” Society of South Asian Archaeology, Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya.

Audio Visual Studio, Department of Mass Communication

2010

Multi Camera

Vision Mixer

Vidumakaranda

Fresher’s art festival

Audio Visual Studio, Department of Mass Communication

2010

Multi Camera

Vision Mixer

National Media Summit

Audio Visual Studio, Department of Mass Communication

2010

Multi Camera

Vision Mixer

Diploma in Mass Communication Certificate Award Ceremony

Audio Visual Studio, Department of Mass Communication

2010

TV Commercial       Graphic Animator & Editor

Sensitive President (Mahinda Rajapakshe)   

Darshana Mapa Pathiranage

2009

TV Commercial       Graphic Animator & Editor

EURO Performance     

Darshana Mapa Pathiranage

2008

TV Commercial       Graphic Animator & Editor

www.mirisa.org              (Mirisa Web News paper)

Darshana Mapa Pathiranage

2007

 

Documentary        Graphics & Animator

“Ahtihtarammana” (Garrison Cemetery) Broadcasting on National TV Corporation

2007 Training Group, Sri Lanka National TV Corporation.

2009

Short Film              Camera Director & Editor

To You…

Dilshika Rajapakshe

2009

Short Film              Camera Director & Editor

Amabhanthe

Upul Kumara Mannapperuma

2009

Music Video          Director, Camera Director & Editor

Nidahase Nadayayi

Darshana Mapa Pathiranage

2008

Music Video              Editor

Deshaye Abhimanaya

Malsha  Amarasignhe

2007

Short Film              Camera Director & Editor

Aganthuka puthrya

Dinithi jayasekara

2009

Short Film              Camera Director & Editor

The Destiny

Nimesh Pramukha

2008

Short Film              Camera Director & Editor

The Edge

Nilani Ariyarathne

2008

Short Film              Camera Director & Editor

The Blood

Anoma Marasinghe

2007

Tele Film                      Art Director

Ella Merimak

Dr.Ariyarathna Athugala

2005

Short Film                    Art Director

Induvara Thotamuna

Fathima Shanaz      

2005

Short Film                    Art Director & Editor

Mata Hithaganna Be 

Chamari Priyabhashini

 

2001

Stage Drama             Actor

Luhubandina Athithaya

Ronald (Sthkorala Sahurdayao)

2001

Stage Drama            Script Writer & Director

Sira Mediriya

Darshana Mapa Pathiranage (Sthkorala Sahurdayao)

2003

Stage Drama            Corus

Oedipus

Thumindu Dodaathenna (Academic Players)

2003

Stage Drama            Corus

Rhinoceros

Thumindu Dodaathenna (Academic Players)

 

2001

Tele Drama               Actor

Bavathra

Sunil Rathnayake (Teleview)

2001

Tele Drama               Actor

Yasa Isuru

Mohanji Ranganath (Rupavahini)

2001

TV Commercial            Actor

Samahan

Sudath Mahaadivulwewa       (Rupa Mantraa)

 

2007

Radio Drama             Script Writer

Hira Gedara

Darshana Mapa Pathiranage

 

 

DETAILS OF SCHOLARSHIPS, MEDALS, PRIZES

Period

Production

Award

Organization

2008

“The Dream of a Hungary & the Reality”

Jury Award

Short Stamp 2008, Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya.

2002

Fabric Painting Course

Award Winner of Course- 2002

Felicity Institite,          No 137, Batticaloa Rd, Bibila.

2001

Annual Price Giving

Proficiency in Art

National School, Kuliyapitiya.

2001

Annual Price Giving

Proficiency in Drama & Theater

National School, Kuliyapitiya.

2001

Daham School Competition for All Island Daham School Day

Buddhist Art-               1st  Place

Kuliyapitiya- West Daham School Organization

2000

Daham School Competition for All Island Daham School Day

Buddhist Art-              2nd  Place

Kuliyapitiya- West Daham School Organization

1999

Daham School Competition for All Island Daham School Day

Buddhist Art-              2nd  Place

Kuliyapitiya- West Daham School Organization

1997

Daham School Competition for All Island Daham School Day

Buddhist Art-              3rd  Place

Kuliyapitiya- West Daham School Organization

 

 

INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Research

Institution

Period

“Folklore study about the communicative meanings revealed by ten headed (dasis) concept in the legend of rāvana in sri lanka”

3rd International Conference on Social Sciences Perspectives, At Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, Volume: 3

 

2016

“Folklore study about communicative meanings revealed by million titles in the myth concept of raniah (dasis) ravana in sri lanka”

2nd international conference on multidisciplinary academic research & global innovation” (MARGI -2016), At Beijing- China, Volume: 2

 

2016

“A study on the variety of social work of Anagarika Darmapala”

Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala: Vision for the future, At BMICH Colombo 07, At Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala: Vision for the future, At BMICH Colombo 07, Volume: 1

2015

“Intercultural influences on the architectural traditions of Jaffna Peninsula: a study focused on the architectural remains of the Manthri Manai”

Second International Conference on Social Sciences 2013 Faculty of Social Sciences University of Kelaniya, Volume: 1

2013

'”How Political Advertisements in Television Media effected to the Presidential Election 2010”

12th International Conference on Sri Lanka 2010, Open University of Sri Lanka, At Open University of Sri Lanka, Volume: 12

 

2010

“New Trends in Sri Lankan Short Films”

11th Annual Research Symposium,            Faculty of Post Graduate,  University of  Kelaniya.

2010                              

“Reflection of Sri Lankan Identity- Reflect Though Sri Lankan Television Commercials”

12th International Conference on Sri Lanka Studies,                                                             The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka & the Open University  of Sri Lanka

2010

“Computer Animation as Special Effects for the World Cinema”

10th Annual Research Symposium,            Faculty of Post Graduate,  University of  Kelaniya.

2010                              

“Professionalism of the Film Editor with Modern Technology”

9th Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Post Graduate,  University of  Kelaniya.

2009                              

“Internal Communication Problem in Faculty of Social Sciences”

Kizen centre, University of  Kelaniya.

2009                              

“A Study of University Student’s Internet Usage”

staff development programme, Faculty of Social Sciences .

2009

 

 

17. OTHER RESEARCH & PUBLICATION

Period

Participation

Research Title

2013

Coordinator

“Island Wide Survey on Public Opinion about Bank System”, sponsored by People’s Bank, supervised by Prof. Rohana Laxman Piyadasa

2011

Coordinator

“National Survey about the Spectatorship of the Channel CSN”, supervised by Prof. Rohana Laxman Piyadasa

2010

Coordinator

Island Wide Survey on Presidential Election, conducted by Department of Mass Communication, supervised by Prof. Rohana Laxman Piyadasa

2010

Coordinator

Island Wide Survey on General Election, conducted by Department of Mass Communication, supervised by Prof. Rohana Laxman Piyadasa

2009

Coordinator

“Development & Girandurukotte Community Radio”, conducted by Department of Mass Communication, supervised by Prof. Mapa Thilakarathne

2010

Coordinator

“Development & Kothmale Community Radio”, conducted by Department of Mass Communication, supervised by Prof. Mapa Thilakarathne

 

2009

Survey

“A Study of University Student’s Internet Usage”  for  staff development programme Faculty of Social Sciences.

2007

Research

“Computer Animation Theory For A Creating Film” Supervised by Lec; Aruna Lokuliyana

2005

Research

Server on effects the “Tsunami disasters launched” by President Secretary Council.

2006

Research

Media rating server launched by Research Centre for Social Sciences University of Kelaniya

2005

Research

Server on effects The “Sexual Publishers” launched by Department of Mass Communication.  

2006

Research

Server on effects the “Behavior Of Health” launched by Department of Mass Communication.

2006

Research

Server on effects the “Language Of Broadcasting” launched by Department of Mass Communication. 

 

2010

Publication

“Special Visual Effects, Computer Animation & The Cinema”

2010

Publication

“The Techniques of Video Editing” For Sanjanani Megacine 2010

2009

Publication

 “Hela Cinema Atha”

2009

Publication

“Film & Anthropology”

2009

Publication

“Sri Lankan Tele Drama with wedi culture”

2009

Publication

“Cultural Women & Advertising Art”

2009

Publication

“Lives of Kerala & Adool Gopal Krishnan Films”

2005-2016

Publication

“Sanjanani Megacine”

 

 EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES         

Period

Qualifications

2017

Deputy Director- Media Unit, University of Kelaniya. Sri Lanka.

2017

Deputy Director- E Learning Center, University of Kelaniya. Sri Lanka.

2016- 2017

Course Coordinator- Higher Diploma Course in Public Relations, Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

2010- 2014         & 2017

Committee Member- Television & Film Unit, Art Committee, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

2002/ 2003

Sub Secretary- Shishya Sahayogitha Padanama, University of  Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

2000/ 2001

Chairman- “Sathkorala Sahurdayo” Drama Academy- Kuliyapitiya, Sri Lanka.

 

  

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