Mrs. D. S. Wijerarthne

Senior Lecturer Grade II

Textile and Apparel Technology
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Head/ Department of Textile and Apparel technology
Contact:

CRC, 3rd floor, Science and Technology building, Room No : W5

Office: 112881310, Ext: 310/216 Mobile: 710186915

Email: dswij@ou.ac.lk dilini.wijerathne@gmail.com


Ms. D.S Wijerathne obtained his Bachelor of designing degree (B.Des)(2000-2004), Specialized in fashion designing, with a first-class Faculty of Architectures, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. She completed her Mphil, related to the area “Fashion Illustration Communication System” and completed CTHE attached to the OUSL in the year 2014. In 2017 she took the study leave and started reading for Ph.D. in Tiangong university, Tianjin, China, and presently works as the Head of the Department of Textile & Apparel Technology with effect from 1st of March 2021.

After obtaining the first degree, She worked as a Visiting Lecturer (2004/2005) in the Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa and worked as a fashion designer and product developer at the Artolife sample room, Nugegoda from 2005-2007. After joining as the Consultant to develop Fashion Designing and Product Development degree program related to the Department of Textile and Apparel technology-OUSL, Nawala in 2008, then after joined as the Temporary Lecture (2008), and appointed as Lecturer (Probationary) in the Department in 2009 and promoted to the post Senior lecturer (GII) in the year 2014.  Moreover, she works as a visiting lecturer for the University of Visual and Performing Arts during the years o 2015 to 2017.

Area of Specification:

Fashion designing, Fashion illustration,  Fashion draping, Fashion sample development

Research Intrests:

Fashion illustration communication system based on Sri Lankan identity, Costume designing,  Sri Lankan clothing during the colonial occupation

Affiliations:

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Programmes Coordination:

Fashion design and product development

Course Coordination:

TTI3243 Concept of fashion design TTI3136 Fashion illustration I TTI4245 Process of fashion design TTJ4247 Fashion illustration II TTI5148 Design through draping TTY5253 Fashion design projects TTY6190 Inspiration of fashion design TTY6491 Creative fashion design

Awards:

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Researches:

? Tradition to modernity ? Concept development for fashion illustration system inspired by the Sri Lankan drawing techniques, 2012- Annual sessions of the Open University, Colombo (with Professor S. A. Ariadurai & Professor Nimal De Silva) ? Development of ceremonial and academic dresses of OUSL, 2011- Annual sessions of the Open University, Colombo. (with Professor S. A. Ariadurai & Professor Nimal De Silva) ? Study on pictorial expression of the mural painting at Subodharamaya temple murals of Karagampititya, Dehiwala, 2011- Annual sessions of the Open University, Colombo. (with Professor S. A. Ariadurai & Professor Nimal De Silva)

Ongoing Research:

Fashion Illustration communication system based on Sri Lankan identity (M.Phil)

Research Supervisions:

Professor S. A. Ariadurai Professor Nimal De Silva

Publications:

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