W. W. S. Thrishala Warnasooriya

Lecturer (Temporary) in Library and Information Science
Email: thrishala_2019@kln.ac.lk

Contacts: +9471-1293977(0)112917712

Room No: K3 008 - 2

Research Interest

Green Library Concept, Sustainable Libraries and services, New Trends in Libraries

Working Experience

  1. Assistant Lecturer, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya (03.09.2020 – up to date)
  1. Assistant Librarian, Esoft Metro Campus, Colombo 04 (14.10.2019 – 28.08.2020)
  1. Teacher, Lyceum International School, Wattala (02.09.2013 – 28.10.2020) 
  1. Teacher, Lyceum Sunday School, Wattala (13.05.2013 – 05.11.2019)


  1. Warnasooriya, W.W.S.T. (2019). A study on the contribution of green library concept to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Sri Lanka: with special reference to the libraries in State and Private Universities in Western Province[Unpublished bachelor's dissertation]. University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  2. Warnasooriya, W.W.S.T. (2020, December). Designing and Introducing ‘GREEN’ model to lead Sri Lankan university library system towards green library concept: with special reference to the library, University of Kelaniya. [Paper presentation]. 3rd International Research Symposium on Social Science and Humanities, National Center for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (NCAS), Sri Lanka. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344814461_Designing_and_Introducing_'GREEN'_model_to_lead_Sri_Lankan_university_library_system_towards_green_library_concept_with_special_reference_to_the_library_University_of_Kelaniya
  3. Deiyandara Pannananda & Warnasooriya, W.W.S.T. (2019, December). A study on the practical approach to enhance computer literacy of the non-academic library staff, University of Kelaniya. [Paper presentation]. 20th International Postgraduate Research Conference, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. http://repository.kln.ac.lk/handle/123456789/21029
  4. Warnasooriya, W.W.S.T. (2019, November). A study on the awareness of green library concept: with special reference to selected library professionals in Sri Lanka. [Paper presentation]. 3rd International Conference on Library and Information Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka https://www.researchgate.net/publication/337705496_A_STUDY_ON_THE_AWARENESS_OF_GREEN_LIBRARY_CONCEPT_with_special_reference_to_selected_library_professionals_in_Sri_Lanka
  5. Warnasooriya, W.W.S.T. (2019, October). The impact of Green Information Literacy of library staff to establish green library movements in the library, Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA). [Paper presentation]. 3rd National Library Research Symposium, National Library and Documentation Services Board, Sri Lanka. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/337705622_The_impact_of_Green_Information_Literacy_of_library_staff_to_establish_green_library_movements_in_the_library_Sri_Lanka_Institute_of_Development_Administration_SLIDA
  6. Warnasooriya, W.W.S.T. (2019, June). A study on green moments in selected libraries in Western Province, Sri Lanka. [Paper presentation]. National Conference on Library and Information Science, Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Sri Lanka. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/337656544_A_Study_on_Green_Movements_in_selected_libraries_in_Western_Province_Sri_Lanka
  7. Warnasooriya, W.W.S.T. (2018, December). The significance of applying green concept as a marketing tool to increase the library usage at University of Kelaniya. [Paper presentation]. 1st National Conference on Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/337656326_The_Significance_of_Applying_Green_Concept_as_a_Marketing_Tool_to_Increase_the_Library_Usage_at_University_of_Kelaniya
  8. Warnasooriya, W.W.S.T. (2018, November). An analytical study on the challenges faced by the library of University of Kelaniya to apply green concept. [Paper presentation]. 4th National Research conference on Applied Social Statistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  9. Warnasooriya, W.W.S.T. (2018, September). An investigative study on the significance of creating a standard directory for museums to manage cultural heritage in Sri Lanka. [Paper presentation]. 1st Undergraduate Conference on Archaeology, Bhiksu University, Sri Lanka.
  10. Warnasooriya, W.W.S.T. (2019, February). An investigative study on the challenges faced by university libraries to establish the green library concept: with special reference to the library of University of Kelaniya. [Paper presentation]. International Research Conference of Uwa Wellassa University, Uwa Wellassa University, Sri Lanka.https://www.researchgate.net/publication/337706317_An_Investigative_Study_on_The_Challenges_Faced_by_University_Libraries_to_Establish_the_Green_Library_Concept_with_Special_Reference_to_The_Library_of_University_of_Kelaniya
  11. Warnasooriya, W.W.S.T. & Lakmali, H.A.N. (2018, January). A study on the role of librarian in indigenous knowledge management. [Paper presentation]. National Research Symposium on Historical Studies, Rajarata University, Sri Lanka.
  1. Warnasooriya, W.W.S.T. (2019). A new vision to LIS field: an overview of Green Library Concept. Pusthakala Vidya9(1), 79-87.
  2. Warnasooriya, W.W.S.T. (2019) Green image as a marketing tool in libraries. Amaraweera upahara grathaya. Manuscript submitted for publication. Department of Library & Information Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  3. Warnasooriya, W.W.S.T. & Ven. Deiyandara Pannananda. (2019) How green library concept leads to sustainability? Manuscript submitted for publication. Department of Pali & Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  4. Warnasooriya, W.W.S.T. (2020) Haritha pusthakala sankalpaya ha pusthakala godanagili. Pusthakala Vidya. Manuscript submitted for publication. Department of Library & Information Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

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