Librarians are the guides for
all of the knowledge
– Patrick Ness –

Introduction


Library and Information Science is a multidisciplinary subject area that embraces managing knowledge resources for effective access. It deals with acquiring information resources according to the scope of the library, organizing them using different methodologies and existing technology, analyzing the contents of the resources and embedding its metadata into bibliographic formats for easy retrieval, providing access to resources using robust technology- based platforms, establishing integrated access to information across persons, institutions and systems for establishing integrated access to information, and preserving the materials for future use.

Inauguration Day


 

Academic Staff


 

Dr.(Mrs) Wathmanel Seneviratne
Advisor – Information Studies Unit
PhD (Colombo, S.L.), B.A. (Kelaniya. S.L.),
Dip in LIS (Colombo. S.L.), MLS (Colombo. S.L.),
ASLLA, ACILIP
Email: wsene@ou.ac.lk / librarian@ou.ac.lk

Mrs. Ramani Amarasekara
Coordinator – Information Studies Unit
MLS (Loughborough. UK) M.Sc. in Chem (Kharokov)
Email: ramar@ou.ac.lk

 

Mrs. Damayanthi Gunasekara
Coordinator – Information Studies Unit
BA (Hons) LIS (Kelaniya), MLS (Colombo), PGDDE (OUSL), ASLLA
Email: hpsgun@ou.ac.lk

 

Mr. B.G.N Kumarasinghe
Academic Coordinator

 

 

LECTURERS


 

Mr. R.M Gunasekara
Lecturer

MSSc (Kelaniya, S.L), B.A. (Kelaniya, S.L.)
Email: rmgun@ou.ac.lk

 

Mr. Harsha Balasuriya
Lecturer

MSc. Information Studies (Leedsmet,UK), M.Sc., B.Sc.(Hon)
(Peradeniya, S.L.)
Email: hbala@ou.ac.lk

 

Dr. Anoma Weerakoon
Lecturer

 

 

Mrs. P.K.M. Kaushamalika
Lecturer

MSSc. (LISC), BA (LISC)

 

Mrs. M.M.I.K. Marasinghe
Lecturer

B.Sc. (Special), MSSC in Library and Information Science (Reading)
Email: mmmar@ou.ac.lk

 

Mrs. K. H.Thushara Abeysekera
Lecturer
BSc.(Hons) in Chem. (Kelaniya), MPhil in Chem. (Kelaniya), MLS (Colombo)
Email: khabe@ou.ac.lk

 

 

CONSULTANTS


Mr. L.A. Jayathissa

 

 

 

Dr. Lalith Wickramanayake

 

 

 

PROJECT ASSISTANT


Ms. Gayani Lakmali