Saturday, 03 June 2023

Department of Library and Information Science celebrates its 50th anniversary

The Department of Library and Information Science (DLIS) of the University of Kelaniya which was established in 1973 celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2023.

In order to mark the anniversary year, Senior Professor Nilanthi De Silva, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya launched an anniversary logo. An additional premise called T.G. Piyadasa Premise offered by the Librarian of the University of Kelaniya was also added to the DLIS as the first respected activity.

Launching of anniversary year planner, ICLIM web, VIDYARTHI Journal web, student Journal pustakāla vidyā, and casting of three videos were accomplished at this event.

Followed by the event was a meeting presided over by Senior Professor Nilanthi de Silva at the Staff Development Centre of the university. Present at the occasion were Professor M. M. Gunathilake, Dean – Faculty of Social Sciences, Dr. C. C. Jayasundra, Librarian – University of Kelaniya, Professor M. K. Weerasinghe, Head – DLIS, Deans of faculties, Heads of Departments, academic staff, members of the DLIS Alumni, undergraduates, and other invitees. The relatives of the late Mr. T. G. Piyadasa – the founding Librarian of the university who was a pioneer in DLIS also participated in this occasion.    


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