Sri Lanka
Pre-Jury

​A pre-jury of more than 30 local science education and science communication professionals from the participating countries are closely involved in the selection of the films.

In Sri Lanka the pre-jury in 2019 consisted of the following members:
Patabendi Maddumage Dharmatilake

Patabendi Maddumage Dharmatilake is the Director (Science and Research Development) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research in Colombo and coordinating Science Popularization activities of the Ministry. Mr. Dharmatilake has been joint partner in the Science Film festival 2017 and 2018 and organized film screenings in all over the island.

Patabendi Maddumage Dharmatilake

Director (Research & Development)
Ministry of Science, Technology and Research Sri Lanka

Dhammika Rathnayake

Dhammika Rathnayake is a Science and Technology Officer of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research and an active member of the Science Popularization committee of the Ministry for coordinating Science popularization programs. Mrs.Dhammika is a co- editor and a translator of the “Vidya” the official News Paper of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research.

Dhammika Rathnayake

B.H. Ishara Sudarshni

B.H. Ishara Sudarshni is a Development Officer of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research and an active member of the Science Popularization committee of the Ministry for coordinating Science popularization programs. Mrs. Ishara is a co- editor and a translator of the “Vidya” the official News Paper of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research.

B.H. Ishara Sudarshni

Sameera Tilakawardana

Director Academic Programmes, Sri Lanka National Film Corporation
Visiting Lecturer, University of Moratuwa and University of Peradeniya
Former Consultant Director, Department of Government information
Independent Filmmaker (writer /director) for documentaries, corporate videos and commercials.

Sameera Tilakawardana

Lecturer, The Open University of Sri Lanka