Ms. Amali Nandasiri

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Academic Career

Ms Amali Uthpala Nandasiri completed her BA (Special) Degree in Mass Communication, with First class Division in 2013 for her first degree. She completed Post - graduate Studies, Master of Philosophy (M.phil) Degree University of Kelaniya in Sri Lanka. She won the 'Shelton Gunarathne' Scholarship for her Highest marks of BA (Special) Degree in Mass Communication Examination GPA 2012, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya in 2013. She selected to the Best Student of Print Media (Sinhala), The Diploma in Print & Electronic Media Journalism in Sri Lanka College of Journalism, Colombo in 2008. Her research interests include Public Relations, Cultural and traditional Communication, Literature and Language, Print Media and Broadcasting Media. At present, she works as a Lecturer (Probationary) in the Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

 

Research

Dissertation and conducted Surveys

Conducted Research on 'A study on Communication meanings of Public Relations and      Management methods depicted in Sri Lankan Culture.   (Specifically in relation to customs and ethics in Sinhala Culture.) - Supervised by Senior Prof. Chandrasiri Rajapaksha -  M.phil   Dissertation. (2016).

Conducted Research on 'Communication Competencies of Traditional Sinhala Literature' Specifically 'Saddharma  Rathnawaliya and Buthsarana', Supervised by Prof. Chandrasiri Rajapaksha -  Dissertation. (2012).

Conducted a Survey on ‘Radio and The taste of the Listeners’ (Specifically in Senapura, Mahaelluppallama and Alu viharegama - In Anuradhapura District) - (2012).

Conducted Research on 'A study on utilizing modern media Technology for the Social Development and Management. (With special reference to using mobile phones in the Western Province -2014). Combined with Senior Lec. Saman Rajapaksha & Statistics Specialist Dharamdasa Paranagama.

Conducted Research on 'A Survey on Listening to Radio in Sri Lanka.' Conducted by Independent              Television Network  and 'Communication Research Unite (CRU)' in  the Department of  Mass             Communication, University of  Kelaniya. (2014).

Conducted a Survey on  'Media Usage in Western Province in Sri Lanka'  - Conducted by Press Council in Sri Lanka  and 'Communication Research Unite (CRU)' in  the Department of  Mass   

Communication, University of  Kelaniya. (2013).

Conducted a Survey on ‘Suicides and Media reporting in Sri Lanka’ - Supervised by   

Senior Lec. Manoj Pushpa Kumara Jinadasa. (2010).

 

Paper Presented 

             Internationally

  • Research on 'Public Relations and Communication Management Strategies in Sri Lankan Sinhalese Culture' RCSS 2016 - 3 rd  International Conference in Faculty of Social Sciences, Universiry of Kelanaiya. 2016.
  • Research on'A Study on the Communicational methods used by Anagarika Dharmapala.' Anagarika Dharmapala International Conference 2015, Department of  Mass Communication, University of  Kelaniya. - 2015. (Joint Research with Senior Lec. Saman Rajapaksha  &  Kusala Sajeewani)
  • Research on ' The Buddhist Philosophical Perspective on Environmental Preservation and Management.' ICME 2015 - 4th International Conference on Management and Economics, University of  Ruhuna, Sri Lanka - 2015. (Joint Research with Senior Lec. Saman Rajapaksha)
  • Research on 'A Communicational Study of the Human Characteristics Portrayed in 'Saddharma Rathnavaliya.'  IRSRU 2014 - 2nd International Research Symposium, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka - 2014. (Joint Research with Senior Lec. Saman Rajapaksha)
  • Research on 'An analysis on how the Language is used in Tuition Class Handbills to Motivate the Readers'.IRSRU 2014 - 2nd International Research Symposium, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.- 2014 (Joint Research with Assistant Lec. Thilini Anuradha)
  • Research on 'Buddhist Philosophical Perspective of the Concept of Modern Public Relations; 'Parapatibaddha Me Jeewika'. iPures 2014 - Peradeniya University, International Research Session. Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 2014. (Joint Research with Senior Lec. Saman Rajapaksha & Senior Lec. Manoj Pushpakumara Jinadasa)
  • Research on 'The Problem Related with Community Radio Concept & Restarting of Community Radio in Sri Lanka'. GCRA 2014 - Global Communication Research Association, International Conference on Media in Transformation: Exploring Role of ICT, Innovation Communication & New Media. Colombo, Sri Lanka. 2014. (Joint Research with Senior Lec. Saman Rajapaksha & Senior Lec. Wijayananda Rupasingha)
  • Research on 'Communication Competence in Buthsarana.'RCSS 2013 - 2 nd  International Conference in Faculty of Social Sciences, Universiry of Kelanaiya. 2013.

 

            Nationally

  • Research on 'Janamadyayen Nirupitha Kantha Prathirupaya. (Puwathpath Madyata Wisheshithawa) RSTAS 2015- 3rd Research Symposium of Temporary Acadamic Staff, Faculty of Social Sciences. 2015.
  • Research on 'Samaja Sanwardhanaya ha Kalamanakaranaya Sandaha Nawa Madya Upayogi Karageneema Pilimbada Adyanayak.' (Basnahora Palathe Jangama Durakathana Bhawithayata Visheshithawa). - RSSL 2015- 8th Annual Research Conference, the Royal Asiatic Societyof Sri Lanka. 2015. (Joint Research with Senior Lec. Saman Rajapaksha)
  • Research on 'Nuthana Janasannivedanyen Panena Grahakathvaya Ha Bauddha Shravaka Sankalpaya Pilibada Thulanathmaka Adyanayak' - BUSL 2014 - 2nd Annual Research Symposium, Bikshu University, Anuradhapura. 2014. (Joint Research with Senior Lec. Saman Rajapaksha)
  • Conducted Research on 'Communication Competence in Saddharma Rathnavaliya' - FGS 2014-Faculty of Graduate Studies, 15th Annual Research Symposium, University ofKelaniya. 2014.
  • Conducted Research on 'The Impact of Classical Prose Literature on the Enhancement of Modern Media ethics in Relation to Saddharma Ratnavaliya.' RASSL 2014 - 7th Annual Research Conference, the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka. 2014.
  • Research on 'A Study on the Cultural Meanings Depicted in the Language Used in Marriage Proposals in Print Media'. RASSL 2014 - 7th Annual Research Conference, the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka. 2014. (Joint Research with Assistant Lec. Thilini Anuradha)
  • Research on 'Guvan Viduli Vadasatahan Kerehi Shravaka ruchikathvaya Godananveemehi la balapana sadaka pilibada Vimarshanayak'- RSTAS 2014- 2nd Research Symposium of Temporary Acadamic Staff, Faculty of Social Sciences. 2014.
  • Conducted Research on Radio and the Taste of the Listeners Specifically in Anuradhapura District. (Group Seminar Programme - 2012, Department of Mass Communication, University of  Kelaniya)

Research Articles

Index Journal

  • Journalism and Mass Communication, Volume 6. Number 7, David Publishing. USA. (2016 July).- The Problem Related with Community Radio Concept and Restarting of Community Radio in Sri Lanka.
  • Journalism and Mass Communication, Volume 6, Number 4, David Publishing. USA. (2016 May).- The BuddhistPhilosophical Perspective of Environmental Preservation and Management.

 

Journals & Souvenirs Articles

  • 'THE NOBLE PATH OF LORD BUDDHA', United Nations Day of VESAK. (2017) - The Buddhist Philosophical Perspective of Environmental Preservation.
  • 'SANDASARA' (2017) 'Mahacharya Chandrasiri Rajapaksha Upahara Shasthriya Sangrahaya' - 'Sri Lankeeya Grameeya Sanskruthiye Grameeya Viuhaya Kendra karagath Mahajana Sambandatha Sambandatha ha Kalamanakarana Lakshana'
  • ’ Souvenir (2016) - 'Dambadeni Sahithye Nageema Kerehi Balape Deshapalana Sadhaka.''
  • 'SANTHATHI' (2015)- 'Sanskruthika Sadaka Niroopanyehila Saddharma Rathnavali Kathuvaraya Bhasha Bhavitha kara ethi Akaraya'.
  • ' Souvenir (2015) - 'Saddarma Rathnawaliyen Pilimbibu kerena Pudgala Jeewithaya Kalamanakaranayata Awashya Sadaka Pilimbada Adyanayak.'
  • 'Samaja Vimarshi Journal (2014) - A study on Communication Competencies depicted in             Buthasarana
  • 'Abhinandana Grantha Samarpanaya' Journal in Department Library Science, University of Kelaniya (2014) - 'Janamadya Acharadharma Ha Sddharma Rathnavaliye Niroopitha Achara Vidyathmaka Iganveem Pilibada Thulanathmaka Adyanayak.'
  • 'Sanththi' Journal  (2014) Faculty of Social Science, University of Kelaniya  - 'Lankeeya Kantha

Puvathpathe Nava Pravanatha.'

  • Journal of Mass Communication (2010) -'African Newspapers'
  • 'Madya Vimarshi 8' Communication Academic Journal (2014) - 'American Newspaper'

 

Assistant Editing & Coordinating

  • Assistant Editor ofNOK (News of Kelaniya) e-newspaper in Department of Mass Communication, University ofKelaniya. (2015 & 2016)
  • Editorial Board member in "Suwaya" Magazine. (2012-2017)
  • Magazine (2016)  - Department of Mass Communication, University of    Kelaniya - Assistant Editing
  • Anagarika Dharmapala Fullpaper Volume, Department ofMass Communication, University ofKelaniya 2015 -
  • Anagarika Dharmapala Abstract Volume Department ofMass Communication, University ofKelaniya 2015,2016 -
  • Faculty of Social Sciences, University of   Kelaniya - Editorial Board

Publications

  • Chiranthana Sinhala Gadya Sahithye Sannivedana Sakyatha, Godage Publication, Colombo - 2016
  • Iragala Wetena Yamaya, Guwan Viduli Pitapath Rachana, Sarasavi Publication, Nugegoda - 2016
  • Sri Lankeeya Sanskruthiye Mahajana Sambandatha, Godage Publication, Colombo - 2017

Creative Works

     PRINT

  • Magazine (2016) - Department of Mass Communication, University of  Kelaniya - Lay outing & Designing
  • Anagarika Dharmapala International Conference, Full Paper Volume and Keynote Book (2016) , Department ofMass Communication, University ofKelaniya - Lay outing
  • Faculty of Social Sciences, University of  Kelaniya - Lay outing & Cover Designing
  • Anagarika Dharmapala International Conference, Abstracts Volume and Keynote Book (2015) , Department ofMass Communication, University ofKelaniya - Lay outing
  • 'Madya Vimarshi 8' Communication Academic Journal (2014), Department of Mass Communication, University of  Kelaniya -  Lay outing & Designing
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  • Souvenir (2013, 2015,2016) , Department of Mass Communication, University of   Kelaniya - Lay outing & Designing

RADIO

            Radio Drama

  • Participated as a Radio Profile Player in the Radio Drama - 'Mandala Geethaya' Profile Radio Drama - Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation - Conducted By Prof. Sunanda Mahendra. (2014).
  • Participated as a Radio Profile Player in the Radio Drama - 'Santhuwaraya ha Daruwo' - Sri Lanka. Broadcasting Corporation - 'Lama Rangamadala'- Conducted By Prof. Sunanda Mahendra. (2013).

            Radio Programmes about the researches on Folklore

  • Participated as a Script Writer in Radio Programmes - ‘Iragala Wetana  Yamaya’ - Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation - (2011).

            Radio Productions   

  • 'Pahan tharuwa' (2011)          - Sri Lankan traditional rituals & Cultural importance.
  • (2012)    -  Folklore of Fishery & the life style of Contemporary Sri Lankan     

                                                                         Fisherman.

  • 'Mahagama Sekara' (2013)     - A profile Study of Mahagamasekara & his Creations.
  • 'Ambalama' (2013) - Contemporary aesthetic and social communicational research.

 

Participated as a Resource Person in Broadcasting Media (Radio)

  • Participated as Resource Person in Radio Programme - 'Liypiya Saraniya' (2017.12.28) Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.
  • Participated as Resource Person in Radio Programme - 'Katha Saritha Saagaraya' (2014) Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.
  • Participated as Resource Person in Radio Programmes -‘Lalana’(2014) Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.
  • Participated as Resource Person in Radio Programmes -‘New Media & Social Effects’ (2011)

     Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.

  • Participated as a Resource Person in Radio Programmes -‘Sannivedana Kathikawatha’ (2011)Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.
  • Participated as a Resource Person in Radio Programmes -‘Sundara Lama lokaya’ (2011)

     Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.

           

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