Ms. Chandima Nishshanke

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Education Qualifications

  • Reading for PhD on Popular cinema and Political communication(Jawaharlal Nehru University-New Delhi – 2014)
  • M.Phil (Mass Communication) Kelaniya – 2008.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Development Communication (IIMC – New Delhi) – 2007.(PTI Award Winner)
  • B.A. (Hon) Mass Communication (First Class) Kelaniya – 1992.
  • Diploma in Russian Language (Pushkin Institute) Moscow. 1988

Professional Interests

  • Cross Cultural Studies.
  • Gender Studies.
  • Advertising.
  • Print Media.

Work Experience

  • Senior Lecturer in Mass Communication. University of Kelaniya from 2005 to date.
  • Consultant to the Ministry of Media (2005 January to July)

 – Consultant editor of the Government News Magazine.

  • Production Executive  – National Film Corporation  (2002)

– Supervision of Film Productions of the National Film Corporation (16 films)

– Conducting Workshops for Production Manager

– Planning Publicity Campaigns for Films.

  • Manager Social Marketing – Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (2001).

– Introducing New Programme Structures.

– Promoting Commercial Success of the same.

– Organizing a net work of listeners club covering a range of nearly 4,000 villages.

– Assistant Lecturer in Mass Communication – University of Kelaniya (1994-1999).

– Media Assistant – University Grant Commission – 1993.

Other Offices

  • Member of the Public Performance Board (2004-2006).
  • Member of the Selection Committee of National Film Corporation for Providing Funds for film productions (2005 to 2006).
  • Member of the selection committee of the film corporation for evaluating film scripts (2002 to 2006).
  • Member of the committee of the National Library Services for evaluation of Manuscripts (2011 to 2012).
  • Member of the Tele Drama Selection Committee of the National Rupavahini Corporation (2003-2011).
  • Member of the Jury of the Annual Film Awards of the International Catholic Cinema Forum (OCIC) (1995 to date).
  • Member of the Annual Tele Drama Awards of the International Catholic Cinema Forum (UNDA – SIGNS) (1995 to date)
  • Member of the Jury of the State Film Awards - 2003/2007.
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