Mr. Chamara Kuruppuarachchi

BSc.(Sp)(Kel’ya), MSSc.(Kel’ya), BIT (HDIT)(Colombo), SCJP
Senior Lecturer in Information Technology
Email: chamara@kln.ac.lk
Contacts: 0094(0)717896238 / 0094(0)112917712 / 906
Room No: K3 008 - 1

Research Interest

Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, Web Designing and Developing, Library Automation, Education, E-learning

Working Experience

  1. Senior Lecturer in Information Technology in Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya. Since 27th August 2018.
  2. Supervisor of Masters in Social Sciences in Library and Information Science () Theses Faculty of Graduate studies, University of Kelaniya.
  3. Lecturer in Information Technology in Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya. From: 2013 - 2018. 
  4. Visiting Lecturer, Department of Basic Principles, Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute, University of Kelaniya.
  5. Visiting Lecturer, Diploma in Correction and Rehabilitation for Prison Officers, Department of Sociology, University of Kelaniya.
  6. Visiting Lecturer, Diploma in Information Literacy and Information & Communication Technology, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya.
  7. Visiting Lecturer, Higher Diploma in Library and Information Science, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya.
  8. Visiting Lecturer, Diploma in Library and Information Science, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya.
  9. Visiting Lecturer, Diploma in Information Literacy and Information & Communication Technology, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya. From: 2013 - 2015.
  10. Lecturer (Temporary) in Computer Science, Department of Basic Principles, Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute, University of Kelaniya. In 2013.
  11. Lecturer (Temporary) in Computer Science, Department of Statistics & Computer Science in University of Kelaniya. From: 2012-2013.
  12. Temporary Demonstrator in Department of Statistics & Computer Science, University of Kelaniya. From: 2011-2012.

Teaching in 2019

Special Degree Programme

LISC 21454 - Information technology application in libraries
LISC 22444 - Library Automation
LISC 31463 - Introduction to Network Technology
LISC 31474 - Internet and Virtual Resources in Libraries
LISC 32414 - National and International Information Systems and Networks
LISC 41414 - Database Management and Internet Programming
LISC 41423 - Digital Libraries, Software Organization and Maintenance
LISC 42413 - Computer Project Practical

General Degree Programme

LISC 32032 - Computer Applications In Libraries

Position

  1. Student Councellor, University of Kelaniya.
  2. Web Master, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya.
  3. Member, Sports advisory board, University of Kelaniya.
  4. Career Guidance Coordinator, Department of Library and Information Sciene, University of Kelaniya
  5. Department Coordinator, Research Centre for Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya.
  6. Committee Member, Teacher's Welfare Society, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya. From: 2014-2016.
  7. Assistant Editor, Alumni Association, Faculty of Science. From: 2013 - 2015.

Awards

  1. Best Department Web Master- 2015, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya

Publications

  1. Chamara, K.A.T. 2019. A User Friendly OPAC for the School Libraries through Google Services. 3rd International Conference on Library and Information Management (ICLIM - 2019), 26th – 27th November 2019, Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. p 51.
  2. Chamara, K.A.T., Hettiarchchi, N. and Weerasooriya, W.A. 2019, “Utilization of Cloud Computing Services (CCS) in the University Library System in Sri Lanka” 2nd International Conference on Research in Humanities and Social Sciences (ICRHS), 12th -14th September 2019, University of Washington - Rome Centre, Rome, Italy. URI: https://www.dpublication.com/abstract-of-2nd-icrhs/s-a492/
  3. Gunarathna, V.N.S. and Chamara, K.A.T. 2017, “Usage and Satisfaction of the Services Provided by the Government Information Centre (GIC- 1919) by Sri Lankan Community” International Conference on “KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES AND LIBRARY TECHNOLOGIES” (ICKRELT 2017), Department of Library and Information Science, Bharathidasan University, Thiruchirappalli, India. p 176.
  4. Gunarathna, V.N.S. and Chamara K.A.T. 2016. Government Information Centre (GIC-1919): Backbone of Information Services in Sri Lanka. National Conference of Social Sciences Undergraduates (NSSU), 30th December 2016, Research Centre for Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. P 207.
  5. Gunarathna, V.N.S. and Chamara K.A.T. 2017. Establishing a New Library and Information Resource Centre at Nations Victory Campus (NVLIRC): A Case Study. International Conference on Library and Information Management (ICLIM) 2017. 26th -27th October 2017, Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. p 82.
  6. Jayathilake, J.M.D.T. and Chamara K.A.T. 2016. Use of ICT for the Teaching and Learning Process in Secondary Schools: Special Reference to Gampaha District. National Conference of Social Sciences Undergraduates (NSSU), 30th December 2016, Research Centre for Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. P 214.
  7. Dharmarathne, B.A.N.D. and Chamara K.A.T. 2016. Usage of ICT for Reader Services by User Community: With Special Reference to University of Kelaniya, University of Jayawardhanapura and Open University Sri Lanka. National Conference of Social Sciences Undergraduates (NSSU), 30th December 2016, Research Centre for Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. P 202.
  8. Weerasooriya, W.A., Weerasinghe, M.K., Wanigasooriya, A.W.A.P.L.P., Piyarathana Thero, L., Suraweera, N. and Chamara, K.A.T. 2016. Design and development of a desired Graduate Profile (GP) for the BA (Honors) Degree program in Library and Information Science (BLISC) conducted by the Department of Library and Information Science (DELIS), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 1st International Conference on Library and Information Management (ICLIM - 2016), 21st - 22nd October 2016, Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. p 132-133. URI: http://repository.kln.ac.lk/handle/123456789/15138
  9. Chamara, K.A.T. 2016. Relationship between the Designation and the Degree of Usage of the E-library by Academics of the University of Kelaniya. 1st International Conference on Library and Information Management (ICLIM - 2016), 21st - 22nd October 2016, Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. p 15. URI: http://repository.kln.ac.lk/handle/123456789/14915
  10. Chamara, K.A.T. 2016. Awareness and Usage of Cloud Computing Services (CCS) by members of the Library Staff: A Case Study on the Library of University of Kelaniya. 3rd International Conference on Social Sciences (3rd ICSS), 30th September - 01st October 2016, Research Centre for Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. p 122. URI: http://repository.kln.ac.lk/handle/123456789/14743
  11. Chamara, K.A.T. and Bodhinayaka, Dilini 2015. Awareness and usage of E-library services by members of academic staff in University of Kelaniya, p. 254, In: Proceedings of the International Postgraduate Research Conference 2015 University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, (Abstract), 339 pp. URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11316
  12. Somananda, Rev. B. and Chamara, K.A.T. 2015. Usage of Digital Libraries in Search of Academic Information by Academics and Undergraduates in University of Kelaniya : With Special Reference to Faculty of Social Science and Faculty of Humanities. (In Sinhala) Social Sciences Academic Forum (SoSAF), 1st December 2015, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, p. 14. URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12230
  13. Karunasena, A.M.I.P. and Chamara, K.A.T. 2015. Usage of Mobile Phones to Fulfill the Information Needs by University Students: With Reference to University of Kelaniya. (In Sinhala) Social Sciences Academic Forum (SoSAF), 1st December 2015, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, p. 15. URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12231
  14. Somarathna, G.C.R. and Chamara, K.A.T. 2015. Usage of Social Media Websites for Fulfilling the Academic Needs of the University Students: With Reference to University of Kelaniya. (In Sinhala) Social Sciences Academic Forum (SoSAF), 1st December 2015, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, p 17. URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12233
  15. Kanchanmala, W.S. and Chamara, K.A.T. 2015. Contribution of the “Nenasala” Project for Improving the ICT Skills of Rural Community: A Comprehensive Study. (In Sinhala) Social Sciences Academic Forum (SoSAF), 1st December 2015, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, p 16. URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12232
  16. Dilinika, J.M.S and Chamara, K.A.T 2014. The case study of using searching techniques to retrieval of information among university students. Annual Research Symposium,Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka; 2014 :73p. URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4855

 

  1. Editor, Abstract Volume, International Conference on Library and Information Management (ICLIM) – 2019.
  2. Member of Editorial Board, “Pusthakaala Vidya” Volume 9, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya, 2018.
  3. Member of Editorial Board, “Pusthakaala Vidya” Volume 8, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya, 2017.
  4. Member of Editorial Board, “Vidyarthi” Volume 2, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya, 2017.
  5. Editor, Abstract Volume, International Conference on Library and Information Management (ICLIM) – 2017.
  6. Editor, Abstract Volume, Kelaniya International Conference on Advances in Computing and Technology (KICACT) – 2016,
  7. Editor, Abstract Volume, International Conference on Library and Information Management (ICLIM) – 2016.
  8. Editor, Abstract Volume, International Conference on “Asian Elephants in Culture and Nature” – 2016.
  9. Member of Editorial Board, Conference Proceedings, The International Conference on “Asian Elephants in Culture and Nature” 2016.
  10. Editor, Abstract Volume, 3rd Biennial Conference of the International Association for Asian Heritage (IAAH) – 2015
  11. Member of Editorial Board, Conference Proceedings, The 3rd Biennial Conference of the International Association for Asian Heritage (IAAH) – 2015
  1. Chamara, K.A.T. (2015). Introduction to Web Servers, Pusthakala Vidya, Vol.07, p. 25-33.
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