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educator , journalist , research scientist

Ajantha Hapuarachchi, Sri Lankan journalist, educator, research scientist. Achievements include research in role of racism and ethno centrism in media in Sri Lanka; research in functions of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation and it's challenges with rival radio channels. Recipient Best Film Critic award, Office Catholic International Cinema, 1991. Member of National Institute Education, Presidential Cinema Jury, SIGNIS, Health Education Bureau.

Background

Hapuarachchi, Ajantha was born on October 4, 1953 in Sri Lanka.

Education

Bachelor in Mass Communications, University Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 1977. Master of Arts in Mass Communications, University Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy in Mass Communications, University Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2001.

Career

Freelance journalist Associate Press Newspapres Ceylon Ltd., 1977—1984. Senior journalist Central News Bureau, 1984—1985. Deputy features editor Associate Press Newspapers Ceylon Ltd., 1995—1996, coordinator, 1996—1998.

Acting coordinator, journalism department head University Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1996—1998, senior lecturer Sri Lanka, since 1998. Student supervisor for thesis work at various colleges universities. Visiting scholar Hyderabad University, India, 2005.

Speaker in field; visiting lecturer University Colombo, Sri Lanka, University Kelaniya.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in role of racism and ethno centrism in media in Sri Lanka. Research in functions of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation and it's challenges with rival radio channels.

Membership

Member of National Institute Education, Presidential Cinema Jury, SIGNIS, Health Education Bureau.