Arts Council of Sri Lanka
State News Papers & Social Media Advisory Board
Panel Profile

Prof. Rohana Luxman Piyadasa
Chairman
Senior Professor

He had served as a lecturer in Mass Communication at the Kelaniya University Mass Communication Faculty from 1982 and later obtained his Moscow State University Ph.D in Philosophy.

He has authored several books on mass communication, among them Sannivedana Vimarshana (Exploring Communication) and Pattara Sihiwatana Satahan ( Down Memory Lane with Newspapers). He had been Editor of a number of magazines and journals.

Dr Piyadasa has directed several documentary films including Pattara Mahagedara, Balagenweema (Empowerment) and Andurata Eliyak ( Light to Dark ).


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Prof. Chandrasiri Rajapaksha
Vice Chairman
Professor

Prof. Chandrasiri Rajapaksha has been appointed as a member of State News Papers and Social Media Advisory Board.


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Dharmananda Wijesinghe
Member

Mr. Dharmananda Wijesinghe has been appointed as a member of State News Papers and Social Media Advisory Board.


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Saman Chandrarathna
Member

Mr. Saman Chandrarathna has been appointed as a member of State News Papers and Social Media Advisory Board.


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Dr. Sugath Mahinda Senarath
Member
Dr.

SUGATH MAHINDA SENARATH is senior lecturer in Mass Media attached to the department of Mass Media, Sri Palee Campus, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He also worked as a lecturer in Mass Communication at the Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.


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Stanley Hettiarachchi
Member

Mr. Stanley Hettiarachchi has been appointed as a member of State News Papers and Social Media Advisory Board.


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Wasath Chandrasiri Gamlath
Member

Mr. Wasath Chandrasiri Gamlath has been appointed as a member of State News Papers and Social Media Advisory Board.


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Gamini Samarasinghe
Member

Mr. Gamini Samarasinghe has been appointed as a member of State News Papers and Social Media Advisory Board.


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Asela Bandaranayake
Member

Mr. Asela Bandaranayake has been appointed as a member of State News Papers and Social Media Advisory Board.


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Senesh Dissanayake Bandara
Member
Senior Lecturer

Senesh Dissanaike Bandara is a film director and a television drama director in Sri Lanka. His first film Aadaraneeya Wassaanaya (Love in Autumn) in 2004 was screened for more than 100 days island wide.


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Gamini Jayalath
Member
Journalist/Actor

Mr. Gamini Jayalath has been appointed as a member of State News Papers and Social Media Advisory Board.


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K.H. Dayantha
Secretary
Cultural Officer

Mr. K.H. Dayantha has been appointed as a Secretary of State News Papers and Social Media Advisory Board.


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Vajira Premathilake
Assistant Secretary
Development Officer

Mr. Vajira Premathilake has been appointed as a Assistant Secretary of State News Papers and Social Media Advisory Board.


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