Dr. (Mrs.) Namali Suraweera

B.A.(Kel’ya), MSSc.(Kel’ya),Phd(New Zealand)
Head / Senior Lecturer (Grade II) in Library & Information Science
Email: namali@kln.ac.lk
Contacts: 0094(0)775592570 / 0094(0)112917712 / 908
Room No: K3 008 - 2

Research Interest

E- Learning, Information Literacy, Blended Learning

Working Experience

  1. Senior Lecturer Grade II, Department of Library and Information Science,  University of Kelaniya since June 2007 – to date
  2. Director, National E-Learning Centre, University of Kelaniya (2016-2019)
  3. Visiting Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka 
  4. Visiting Lecturer Masters of Arts in Library and Information Science (MA), University of Kelaniya since 2017 to date.
  5. Visiting Lecturer Masters in Social Sciences in Library and Information Science (MSSc), University of Kelaniya
  6. Visiting Lecturer Diploma and Higher Diploma in Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya
  7. Marker, INFO 301, School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  8. Lecturer in E-Learning, Centre for Academic Development (CAD), Victoria University of Wellington (Fixed Term)
  9. Duty Manager and Team Leader, Department of Customer Service, Wellington
  10. Web Master, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  11. Temporary Assistant Lecturer, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  12. Assistant Librarian, Colombo International School, Sri Lanka
  13. Examiner of Masters in Social Sciences in Library and Information Science (MSSc) Theses submitted to the Faculty of Graduate studies, University of Kelaniya since 2017 to date.
  14. Supervisor of Masters in Social Sciences in Library and Information Science () Theses Faculty of Graduate studies, University of Kelaniya since 2017 to date.

Teaching in 2019

Special Degree Programme

LISC 21454 - Information technology application in libraries
LISC 31474 - Internet and Virtual Resources in Libraries
LISC 32414 - National and International Information Systems and Networks
LISC 32434 - Research Methodology

General Degree Programme

LISC 11222 - Information Literacy and Skills

Positions

  1. Coordinator, Diploma in Information Literacy and Information and Communication Technology, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya (2016/2017)
  2. Consultant, National E-Learning Resource Centre, Faculty of Computing and Technology at University of Kelaniya.
  3. Director, National E-Learning Resource Centre, Faculty of Computing and Technology at University of Kelaniya.(2016/2018)
  4. Senior Student Counsellor (Women affairs) for academic year 2014/2015, University of Kelaniya (2016)

Publications

  1. “Introduction of different form of interactive multimedia in teaching and learning for secondary educational sector in Sri Lanka” presented at 3rd International Conference on Education and Distance Learning (ICEDL), Colombo, Sri Lanka (2017)
  2.  “Introduction of the Four Stage Process of Developing an Interactive Multimedia Based E-learning Materials” presented at Kelaniya International Conference on Advances in Computing and Technology [KICACT], Faculty of Computing and Technology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka - Won a Best Research Paper (2017)
  3. Role of E-Learning Towards Promoting E-Citizens in Sri Lanka” presented at International Conference on Global Education and E-Learning 2017 [GLOBED], Colombo, Sri Lanka (2017)
  4. “The Role of E-Learning in Providing Lifelong Learning” presented at 8th International Conference on Business and Information [ICBI], Faculty of Commerce and Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka - Won a Best Research Paper (2017)
  5. Suraweera, N., Liew, C. L., & Cranefield, J. ‘A Contextual Framework to Guide the Introduction and Use of E-Learning in Information Management Education: Special Reference to Sri Lanka’, 8th Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN), 4-6th July, Barcelona, Spain (2016)
  6. Suraweera, N., Liew, C. L., & Cranefield, J. ‘E-learning in Information Management Education in Sri Lanka: Discussion of the impact of Social and Cultural Factors’, 02nd International Conference on Education and Distance Learning, 01st July, Colombo, Sri Lanka (2016) – Won a best research paper award
  7. Suraweera, N., Liew, C. L., & Cranefield, J. ‘Introduction of E-Learning in Information Management (IM) Education in Sri Lanka: The Influence of Social and Cultural Factors’ presented at the 4th International Conference on Education and e-Learning, Bangkok, Thailand (2014). Paper also published in the conference proceedings (pp. 122–131) doi:10.5176/2251-1814_EeL14.29 http://dl4.globalstf.org/?wpsc-product=introduction-of-e-learning-in-information-management-im-education-in-sri-lanka-the-influence-of-social-and-cultural-factors
  8. Suraweera, N., Liew, C. L., & Cranefield, J. ‘Introduction of E-Learning in Information Management (IM) Education in Sri Lanka: The Influence of Social and Cultural Factors’ presented at the 4th International Conference on Education and e-Learning, Bangkok, Thailand (2014). Paper also published in the conference proceedings (pp. 122–131) doi:10.5176/2251-1814_EeL14.29 http://dl4.globalstf.org/?wpsc-product=introduction-of-e-learning-in-information-management-im-education-in-sri-lanka-the-influence-of-social-and-cultural-factors
  9. Suraweera, N., Liew, C. L., & Cranefield, J. ‘E-Learning in Information Management Education in Sri Lanka: Discussion of the impact of Information Literacy’ presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Helsinki, Finland. (2012). Paper also published in the conference website http://conference.ifla.org/sites/default/files/files/papers/wlic2012/93-suraweera-en.pdf
  10. Suraweera, N., Liew, C. L., & Cranefield, J. ‘E-Learning in Information Management Education in Sri Lanka: Discussion of a research model’ presented at the 2nd International Conference on Business and Information (ICBI), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (2011). Paper also published in the conference proceedings and conference website http://www.kln.ac.lk/fcms/ICBI2011/ICBI %20CD/ICBI%202011/Papers/ICT%20210.pdf
  11. Suraweera, N. et.al. Value of Social Networking in Libraries and Information Organizations in Asia and Oceania, presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Gothenburg, Sweden (2010). Paper also published in the conference website http://conference.ifla.org/past-wlic/2010/145-suraweera-en.pdf
  12. Suraweera, N. ‘Impact of Digital Divide on Academic Performance in Sri Lankan Universities’ paper presented at the 12th Asia Pacific Next Generation (APNG) camp, Hiroshima, Japan (2010).
  13. Suraweera, N. and Hettiarachchi, N. ‘Impact of Digital Divide on Academic Performance in Sri Lankan Universities’ paper published in the conference proceedings of International Conference on Arts, Social Sciences & Technology (icast), Penang, Malaysia (2010).
  14. Suraweera, N. and Hettiarachchi, N. ‘Information Technology usage by academics in Sri Lankan Universities’ paper presented at 12th International Conference on Sri Lanka Studies, Open University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka. (2010). Paper also published in the conference proceedings.
  15. Suraweera, N. ‘Implementation of E – Learning on Library and Information Science: thanks to Moodle’ paper presented at the International Conference on Distance Education and Open Learning (DEOL), NTU, Singapore (2009). Paper also published in the conference proceedings the 2009 International symposium on Computing, Communication, and Control (ISCCC). http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5606010&url=http%3A%2F %2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fstamp%2Fstamp.jsp%3Ftp%3D%26arnumber %3D5606010
  16. Suraweera, N. ‘The Impact of New Information Technology on Public Libraries in the Non-Metropolitan Area (Kurunegala District) in Sri Lanka’ paper presented at 10th Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya (2009)
  17. Suraweera, N. ‘Establishment of National Sports Information Network (NSIN) in Sri Lanka’ paper presented at the 10th Asia Pacific Next Generation (APNG) camp, Bangkok, Thailand (2008).
  18. Suraweera, N. ‘A survey of Indigenous Knowledge in Sri Lanka: Survey of IK in Meemure’ paper presented at 2nd International symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (2008)
  19. Suraweera, N. ‘Undergraduate perceptions of Information use: the basis for creating user-centred student information literacy instruction’ paper presented at 1st International Conference on Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (2008)
  20. Suraweera, N., Rajapaksha, M. ‘Agricultural Information and the Farming community in Sri Lanka: with special reference to Gampaha and Kegalle District’ paper presented at 1st International Conference on Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (2008)
  21. Suraweera, N. ‘A study on the use of internet by Indian Academics for their Research Activities’ paper presented at 9th Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya (2008)
  22. Suraweera, N. ‘Impact of Digital Divide on Educational development in Sri lanka’ paper presented at LIS Research Symposium, Library and Information Science Alumni Association, University of Kelaniya (2008)
  23. Suraweera, N. ‘Need of Establishing National Sports Information Centre in Sri Lanka’ paper presented at 11th International Conference on Sri Lanka Studies, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom (2007). Paper also published in conference proceedings. http://www.slageconr.net/slsnet/11thicsls/abstracts/abs029.pdf
  24. Suraweera,   ‘The  Establishment  of  National  Sports Information Centre in Sri Lanka: A Feasibility study’ paper presented at 7th Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya (2006)
  1. Suraweera, N. ‘Impact of Digital Divide on Academic Performance in Sri Lankan Universities’ published in the golden jubilee commemorative volume of Sri Lanka Library Association (2010).
  2. Suraweera, N. ‘IFLA ALP Short Course on Information Literacy and Information Technology’ published in IFLA Asia and Oceania Section Newsletter (21:1) Singapore (2009)
  3. Suraweera, N. ‘Sports Information Needs in Sri Lanka and National Sports Information Centre’ published in Golden Jubilee Commemoration Volume of the University of Kelaniya (2009)
  4. Suraweera, N. ‘Information Marketing in Modern Libraries and Information Centres’ published in the Sri Lanka Library review (23), Sri Lanka Library Association (2009)
  5. Suraweera, N. ‘Features of Notation’ published in Pusthakala Vidya of Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya (2008).
  6. Suraweera, N. ‘Sports Information Needs in Sri Lanka’ published in Vishsranthi, Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, University of Kelaniya (2008)
  7. Suraweera, N. ‘Importance of PLUS Module for Developing School Students’ Information Literacy Skills’ published in Library News (28:2), National Library and Documentation Services Board, Sri Lanka (2007)
  8. Suraweera, N. ‘Developing Reading Skills among SchoolStudents’ published in Praboda: Academic Journal 25th Anniversary of Sri Nalanda, Ambepussa (2007)
  9. Suraweera, N. ‘Learn Sanskrit from Internet’ published in Sadhana, Department of Sanskrit, University of Kelaniya (2007)
  10. Suraweera, N. ‘Development of Reading Habits’ published in Navayugaya, November (2007)
  11. Suraweera, N. ‘Sports Information Needs’ published in Sports (4), April (2006)
  12. Suraweera, N. ‘Creation of Library Network’ published in Lekana Samuchchaya 2 of Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya (2006).
  1. Suraweera, N., Liew, C. L., & Cranefield, J. ‘E-Learning in Information Management Education in Sri Lanka: An Examination of Needs and Issues’ poster presented at the 2nd Annual Conference New Zealand Information Systems Doctoral Conference, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (2011) http://www.nzisdc.com/home/2011
  2. Ranasinghe, P., Weerasooriya, W.A., Suraweera, N. ‘Role of the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya in LIS Educational Sector in Sri Lanka’ poster presented at the 7th National Conference on Library and Information Science (NACLIS), Colombo, Sri Lanka (2009)
Co-authored book: Ranasinghe, P, Suraweera, N. Subject Cataloguing and Indexing (2007), Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
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