Upul Jayantha Ranepura
Upul Jayantha RanepuraSenior Lecturer IIranepura@kln.ac.lk

Contact:

Drama & Theatre and Image Arts unit
Department of Fine Arts
University of Kelaniya
Sri Lanka

Residential Address:
No 65, National Housing Scheme, Kirindiwela, Sri Lanka

Tel:     +94-11-2-903767 (Office)
           +94-33-2-267368 (Residence)
           
E-mail:  ranepura@kln.ac.lk (University)
             uranepura@gmail.com (Other)

Educational Qualification:

2002~2006      B.A. Honors (Second Class, Upper Division), University of Kelaniya
2007~2009      Diploma in Photography , National Art Photography Society of Sri Lanka,
2012~2016      Mphil (Master of Philosophy), University of Kelaniya          

Teaching Experience:

2016 up to date Senior Lecturer  Faculty of Humanities, Drama & Theatre and Image Arts unit, Department of Fine Arts, University of Kelaniya
Apr. 2017 Cont… Deputy Director, Faculty of Information Technology, National E-Learning Resources Center, University of Kelaniya
2016 Cont.. Coordinator of Diploma in Photography Faculty of Humanities, Drama & Theatre and Image Arts unit, Department of Fine Arts, University of Kelaniya
2009 Temporary Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities, Drama & Theatre and Image Arts unit, Department of Fine Arts, University of Kelaniya
2009 Lecturer Probationary, Faculty of Humanities, Drama & Theatre and Image Arts unit, Department of Fine Arts, University of Kelaniya
2007~2008 Temporary Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities, Drama & Theatre and Image Arts unit, Department of Fine Arts, University of Kelaniya
2010 Visiting Lecturer, Diploma in Miscommunication, Department of Mass communication, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya
2011 Visiting Lecturer, Department of Archeology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya
2012 Visiting Lecturer, Department of Mass communication,Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya
2012 Visiting Lecturer,Department of Sport science and Physical Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya
2014 Visiting Lecturer, Department of History and Theory, Faculty of Art, University of the Visual & Performing Arts.
2015 ~ up to date Visiting Lecturer, Police Academy, Katana

Professional Experience:

04 March 2013~28 March 2013 Academic Staff College, Jawahallal Neheru University, India Orientation Course
November 2016 Workshop on Virtual Reality and Computer Game Design Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom. 
January 2018 ~March 2018  Workshop on Animation and Game Designing, Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom. 
2017 Workshop on "Design learning - centered instruction: A programmatic approach" Faculty of Computing and Technology, University of Kelaniya         

Professional Experience:

2009 ~up to date        Member of Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya
2015, 2016 and 2017  Organizing committee member of International Conference on Humanities (ICH) organized by Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya
2017 ~ up to date       Member of Centre of Excellence for Strategic Brand Identity Development, University of Kelaniya
2017    Member of writing committee of Self Evaluation Report (SER), Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya
2018    Organizing committee member, National Workshop on Blended Learning for Education, organized by National E-Learning Recourse Center, University of Kelaniya
2015    Committee Member of the International Postgraduate Research Conference, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya
2015    Member of Taskforce Committee of the University of Kelaniya
2014    Member of Art Council, University of Kelaniya
2012 ~ up to date       Member of Student Handbook and Diary committee, University of Kelaniya
2012~ up to date        Member of Web Master and Computer committee, University of Kelaniya
2006 ~ 2015    Member of Editorial beard of University News Letter, University of Kelaniya
2006 ~ up to date Organizing committee member of Orientation Programme for undergraduate students.

Research and Publication:

2006, Presented a Paper at Annual Research Symposium, Organized by Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
2007, Presented a Paper at Annual Research Symposium, Organized by Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
2008, ", International Conference (ICSSL) on Social Sciences, Sri Lanka, conducted by Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
2008, Presented a research paper titled "Can you believe your eyes; the reality an optical illusion", International Conference (ICSSL) on Social Sciences, Sri Lanka, conducted by Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
2015, Presented a research paper titled "Mask as a Mirror of Subtle Mental Traits: An Inductive Study Mainly based of the Traditional Sri Lankan Mask” at the KISSEL technical seminar, Ibaraki University, Japan.
2017    Two years research project on “An investigation of effectiveness of different form of interactive multimedia in teaching and learning for educational sector in Sri Lanka”.       
2017    Research paper titled “Introduction of the Four Stage Process of Developing an Interactive Multimedia Based E-learning Materials” presented at Kelaniya International Conference on Advances in Computing and Technology [KICACT], Faculty of Computing and Technology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka - Won a Best Research Paper      
2017    Research paper titled “Introduction of different form of interactive multimedia in teaching and learning for secondary educational sector in Sri Lanka” presented at 3rd International Conference on Education and Distance Learning (ICEDL), Colombo, Sri Lanka
2017    Research paper titled “Role of E-Learning Towards Promoting E-Citizens in Sri Lanka” presented at International Conference on Global Education and E-Learning 2017 [GLOBED], Colombo, Sri Lanka      
2017    Research paper titled “The Role of E-Learning in Providing Lifelong Learning” presented at 8th International Conference on Business and Information [ICBI], Faculty of Commerce and Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka - Won a Best Research Paper
2016   Master of Philosophy, Topic: A critical study on signal episode Tele-drama of Sri Lankan Rupavahini based on Sansare Piyasatahan        

Awards:

2017    The Vice-Chancellor Awards for the recipients of the highest amount of external research grants as a group, National E- Learning Recourse Center, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka  
2006    A certificate of merit for the Monochrome Photograph Competition and Exhibition of Photography, conducted by the National Photographic Art Society of Sri Lanka           
2006    Awarded third place in “Chayawalokanaya”, The second photographic exhibition and competition organized by the Society of Cinema and Photography, University of Colombo
2006    Second place for the colour Photography in the Amateur colour section Competition and Exhibition of Photography, conducted by the National Photographic Art Society of Sri Lanka        
2006    First place for the Monochrome Photograph in the Amateur Monochrome Section at the 35th Annual Competition and Exhibition of Photography, conducted by the National Photographic Art Society of Sri Lanka     
2006    First place for the Monochrome Photograph “Aperture 2006” Photographic competition, open section, conducted by the Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa          
2005    Certificate for ‘’Through my Camera” Photography Competition (Open Category), Organized by the British Council with British High Commission   
2005    First place for the Monochrome Photograph “Pibida Ewa Wasanthaya” Photographic all island university competition, conducted by the Sripali Campus, University of Colombo
2005    Award for the second place (Black & White), “Bihidora Abiyasa “Photographic Competition, University of Kelaniya      
2005    A certificate of merit  for “Pibida Ewa Wasanthaya” Photographic competition all island University, conducted by the Sripali Camus, University of Colombo           
2005    Second place for the “Pibida Ewa Wasanthaya” announcing competition all island University, conducted by the Sripali Camus, University of Colombo    
2004    A certificate of merit for “Va Diyanlla”, Photography Exhibition, Organized by Sri Lanka Rajarata University, Anuradhapura     

Extra Curricula Activity

12/09/2007 Delivering the key note speech on “Aesthetic Values of Life” at the art festival organized by the Sinhala literary association of the St, Joseph’s College
2008/06/26 Delivering the key note speech on photography at the “Thamabara Sipsarama” art festival
2009/10/16 Acting as a member of the judge board for photography category of the all island competition organized to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Forest Conservation Department
2009/10/29 Delivering the key note speech at the “Induwara Daala” art festival organized by the aesthetic society of the Wandurabha Vidyaalaya, Galle
2009/11/05 Conducting a workshop on photography for students of the Royal College Colombo in line with their subject area of Communication and Media Studies
2011/02/24 Delivering the key note speech on photography at the “Kalana Seya ” photo exhibition and workshop organized by the photography society of the Vihara Maha Devi Girls’ School, Kiribathgoda
2013/05/09 Contributing to the media workshop held at the Kaluthara Girls’ College as the key resource person
2015/04/26 Conducting a lecture on “Cinematography and Short Films” at the Vihara Maha Devi Girls’ School, Kiribathgoda
2016/07/08 Conducting a workshop on photography for students of the Royal College Colombo in line with their subject area of Communication and Media Studies
2016/06/16 Acting as a member of the judge board of the media day competitions for photography category organized by the media unit of the Thurston College Colombo

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