Five members of the academic staff to participate in an E-learning training programme in United Kingdom

Professor D.M. Semasinghe, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya awarded air tickets to five members of the academic staff who are going to participate in an E-learning training programme in United Kingdom, on the 19th of January 2018 at the Senate Room of the University of Kelaniya. The five members represent the National E-Learning Resource Centre (NELRC) attached to the Faculty of Computing and Technology of the University of Kelaniya and the journey is coordinated by the NELRC.
The group left the island on the 20th of January 2018. The Group of five staff members consists of Professor N.G.J. Dias – Department of Computer Systems Engineering of the Faculty of Computing and Technology, Dr. S.R. Liyanage – Department of Software Engineering of the Faculty of Computing and Technology, Mr. Darshana Somarathne, Senior Lecturer – Department of Mass Communication of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Mr. Upul Jayantha Ranapura, Senior Lecturer – Department of Fine Arts of the Faculty of Humanities and Mr. Mangala Keerthi De Pasqual, Lecturer – Department of Mass Communication of the Faculty of Social Sciences.
This 42-days E-Learning Training programme will be hosted by the Sheffield Hallam University in United Kingdom, which will provide the participants with the skills to create E-learning training programmes. The main objective of participating in this programme is to train the five academic staff members properly to promote E-Learning in Sri Lanka as the initial step. Later, the well-trained five members will be appointed to work as resource persons to hold training programmes to the staff members of the University of Kelaniya and schoolteachers in Sri Lanka to accomplish E-learning purposes and to create E-learning materials via the National E-Learning Resource Centre.
The event was participated by Professor Lakshman Senevirathne, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Dr. P.G. Wijaratna, Dean of Faculty of Computing and Technology, Professor Patrick Ratnayake, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Dr. (Ms.) Namali Suraweera, Director of the NELRC and Dr. Kaushalya Yatigammana Assistant Director of the NELRC.