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Donald Earlian Kingsley Wijasuriya, Malaysian librarian. Recipient BCK Kedah Distinguished Svc. Star, 1979, KMN Royal Order of Chivalry, 1979, ASDK Kinabalu Order, 1989.

Background

Wijasuriya, Donald Earlian Kingsley was born on November 22, 1934 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Son of James Robert Solomon and Florence Mabel Cecilia (De Silva) Wijasuriya.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University Ceylon, 1959. American Library Association, Library. Association United Kingdom, 1962, F.L.A., 1965.

Doctor of Philosophy, LoughboroughU., United Kingdom, 1980. Association of the Library. Association of Australia (ALAA), Australian Library.

Association, 1984.

Career

Assistant library University Malaya, Kuala Lampur, 1964—1969, deputy library, 1970—1972. Deputy director general The National Library Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 1972—1983, acting director general, 1983—1986, director general, 1986—1989. Associate Library. Association Australia, Australian Library.

Association, 1984; managing director Library. Information Development Consultant, since 1990. Consultant United Nations Educational, Papua New Guinea, 1990, Indonesia, 91, Nepal, 92.

Rufus Putnam visiting professor Center International Studies Ohio University, 1992.

Membership

Member Malaysian Library. Association (president 1972, 73, 75), Congress of Southeast Asian Libraries (chairman of the executive board 1978-1981), Australian Library. Association, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization National Association of Malaysia (honorary secretary), Library.

Association United Kingdom, International Federation of Library. Assns. and Institutions (chairman regional standing committee for Asia and Oceania 1988-1991, chairman division regional activities 1989-1991. Clubs: National Subang Golf, Port Dickson Yacht.

Connections

Married Annette Jayatilaka, April. Children: Rohan, Rienzie, Renan.

father:
James Robert Solomon Wijasuriya

mother:
Florence Mabel Cecilia (De Silva) Wijasuriya

spouse:
Annette Jayatilaka

child:
Rienzie Wijasuriya

child:
Rohan Wijasuriya

child:
Renan Wijasuriya