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Awareness Seminar for University Academics on the Consortium of Academic Libraries of Sri Lanka

With the objectives of increasing access to scholarly journals in a cost effective manner and increasing the research productivity of participating universities in high quality journals, the Consortium of Academic Libraries of Sri Lanka (CONSAL) was established.  Currently it has subscribed to five databases with the funding support of the UGC.

A seminar was organized by the Standing Committee of Library and Information Sciences of the UGC to raise awareness about CONSAL among university academics on 11th December 2015 in the UGC AuditoriumThe seminar was held under the leadership of the Vice Chairman, UGC Prof. PSM Gunarathne and the Chairman, SCOLIS Dr. R. Haniffa. Vice Chairman, UGC and the Chairman/SCOLIS expressed their intentions of developing further access to scholarly material for the benefit of the university community. Afternoon session was devoted to a SWOT analysis carried out by the groups of participants from each university to identify the future directions of CONSAL, to be presented to the UGC.














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9th University Grants Commission

His Excellency the President has appointed the 9th University Grants Commission with effect from 04th March, 2015. Prof. Mohan De Silva, former Dean, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenapura is the Chairman and Prof. P.S.M. Gunaratne, former Dean Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo is the Vice Chairman of the new Commission. Other members of the Commission are Prof. Malik Ranasinghe, former Vice Chancellor, University of Moratuwa, Dr. Wickrema Weerasooriya, Advisor to HE the President, Prof. Hemantha Senanayake, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Prof. R Kumaravadivel and Dr. Ruvaiz Haniffa, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. Mrs. Pushpa Wellappili serves as the Treasury Representative.  

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