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Visiting Lectureships;          

  • University of Colombo, journalism unit, 2006 to present)
  • Sri Jayawardanapura University (2016 to present)
  • Department of Image Arts, University of Kelaniya, 2017
  • The Open University of Sri Lanka,1993 -
  • The National Institute of Business Management, 1994 - 1995
  • Sripali Campus, Horana, University of Colombo, 1999-2003
  • The Education Resources Development Centre, Nittambuwa 2003
  • Political Academy (Kaluthara and Nigambo) 2016 to present )
  • Training Unit, Department of Labour 2000 - 2001
  • Sri Lanka Foundation Institute 1998 – 2015
  • Sri Lanka Television Training Institute, 2016 -2017

Special Assignments; NATIONAL LEVEL POSTS, MEMBERSHIPS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Head, Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya
  • Chairman, Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07 - Since November 16, 2006 – 2009
  • Director General, Government Information Department, 2010 - 2014
  • Board Member - University of Aesthetic Studies, University of Kelaniya, 1999 - 2003
  • Member , AMIC , Singapore
  • Member of the Board of Directors - National Film Corporation of Sri Lankasince 1999 to-2014
  • Member of the Film Selection Board - National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka1999
  • Member of the Sri Lanka Script Writer's Evaluation Committee - National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka1999
  • Media Consultant - National Integration Programme Unit, Ministry of Justice,1999 - 2001
  • Consultant - Youth Policy Committee, Ministry of Youth Affairs, 2000
  • Member of Presidential Task Force on Free Media Practices, Sri Lanka, Since 6 Dec, 2003
  • Member - Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) 2005
  • Member of the Panel of Judges - "Swarna Sanka" Foundation, Cinema Awards1995, 1996 & 1997
  • Member- Teledrama Selection Committee, Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC)- 2004
  • Member - National Media Forum for Reproductive Health, Health Education Bureau, Ministry of Health - 2004
  • Member of the Jury of National Drama Festival - conducted by the Cultural Ministry, Sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Sri Lanka -2003
  • Member of the Announcers Audition panel- Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, Sri Lanka (SLBC) - 2004
  • Member of the Jury - ' OCIC ' Television Awards Ceremony - 1999
  • Member - Sri Lankan Association for Studies and Research in Ancient Arts, Since 1999
  • Member of the SLMA Media Committee - Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka -2004
  • Member of the Committee -UNESCO Grant for Journalism Training (352 SLR 71) - Compilation of glossary of Media Terms in Sinhala, Media Unit, University of Colombo-2000-2001
  • Member of the Board of Directors - National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka -2004
  • Member of the Board of Directors - Independent Television Network Ltd-2004
  • Member of the Board of Directors - National Institute of Education-2004
  • Consultant (Media) - National Integration Programme Unit (NIPU)1998 - 2000
  • Member of the Board of Management - "Vibhavi" Cultural Centre1998 – 2000
  • Member of the Board of Directors – Sri Lanka Press Council 2010 – 2014
  • Member of the Board of Directors - National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka - 2010- 2014
  • Member of the 5 years plan – Ministry of Cultural Affairs, 2013

 

Some of Seminars and Special Lectures;   

  • Certificate Programme in Journalism; "Mass Media Interviews" - 24th April 1993 - Open University, Nawala, Sri Lanka
  • Regional Literature Festival, Gampaha Divisional Secretariat, Bandaranayake College, Sri Lanka, 22nd November 1997.
  • Development Communication for Social Development, 1st to 5th November 1993 - Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Sri Lanka
  • Participated in a Training Workshop for Youth Officers at the National Youth Services Council - 18th December 2002
  • "Workers and Media Relationships" - 6th October 1999 - SLET
  • "Workers and Media Relationships - 2nd June 1999 - SLET
  • "Media responsibility and Disaster Communication" - National Disaster Management Centre - 18th October 1999.
  • "Human Rights and Mass Media" - Centre for the Study of Media and Human Rights, University of Colombo - 29th September 1999"Sports and Media at the National Institute of Sports" - 25th August 1999
  • "Media & Communication" - Sarvodaya Centre - 5th October 1999
  • "Electronic Media and it's Effects" at the National Catholic & Social Centre - 6th November 1999
  • "Politics and Creative Communication" at the national Integration Programme Unit - Bandaragama, Sri Lanka - 20th February 1999
  • "Youth, Media Culture and Peace" at Walapane - 12 March 2000
  • Media, Peace and Youth, Youth Camp - 17th to 21st May 2000 - Organized by Ministry of Justice, Constitutional Affairs, Ethnic Affairs and National Integration, held in Nildandahinna, Walapane, Sri Lanka.
  • "Mass Communication Curriculum" Development Workshop - February 6th - 8th 2002, Diploma Course in Media, University of Colombo
  • Gender and Media Ethics - 13th February 2001
  • "Mass Media, Archaeology and Mass Consciousness",Archaeology Museum and Information Centre - Project of Arilahana Pirivena, Polonnaruwa - 20th January 2001.
  • Workshop for Administers and Opinion Leaders, September 8th to 10th 2000 at Hotel Palm Village, Uswetakeiyawa, NIPU
  • Responsibility of Mass Communication Certificate Course of Disaster Management (111) - February 27th 2001, National Disaster Management Centre, Ministry of Social Services, 5th Floor, Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla.
  • "A review on today's short drama” - Conducted by the Government Department of Cultural Affairs 2002.
  • "Information of Communication Programme" at the Education Resources Development Centre - Nittambuwa
  • "Democracy and Human Rights for lasting peace" sponsored by the SLFI Convention - 21st to 3rd November 2002
  • Over 20 School seminars and key note address 2017

Workshops;  

  • Member - National Integration Workshop to "discuss the programmes for year 2001 and for next five years" - 28th to 30th July 2000,Organized by Ministry of Justice, Constitutional Affairs, Ethnic Affairs and National Integration
  • Coordinator - 2001 - Sub Regional Workshop on community Broadcasting - "Community Broadcasting in the Digital Age" - Sponsored by UNESCO Office, New Delhi in collaboration with the Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya - May 2001.25 Members participated from the SAARC region India, Maldives, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka respectively.
  • Coordinator - International Human Rights Day Programme on December 10, 2000.Organized by the Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya and National Integration Programme Unit (NIPU)
  • Participated in a Community Development Project sponsored by the National Youth Services Council, during the period 20th March 1983 to 30th April 1983

Special Training;      

  • Japanese Government Scholarship for "Certificate course of Television Production" - SONY Corporation - Japan in 1987
  • Special Certificate from Singapore, Asian Mass Communication Research and Information Centre for "Video Production for Education and Training in 1999
  • TV film makers course at OCIC in 1983
  • Certificate for Video Film entitled "Natath Ayek" from OCIC, Sri Lanka - 1983

Awards;

  • Prize for the excellent contribution to Media Education in Sri Lanka from Hideo Shimizu Foundation in Sri Lanka – 2000
  • Wayamba Puthra Prasadini Abhinandana award , 2004 ( for education, creation, Mediaand national service)

 

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