The oldest Department of Mass Communication in Sri Lanka (University of Kelaniya) is running a national conference on the future of media studies in Sri Lanka. I know this from the newspapers. I cannot provide links to any information on the event because none seems to exist, including information on the Department.
However, they had invited Nalaka Gunawardene, a friend and colleague, to speak on new media. He was kind enough to share his slides with us. He informed us that LIRNEasia research had been used in his presentation.
We hope his message will get through and that the oldest Department of Mass Communication in Sri Lanka will become visible on the web as the first step in engaging with the study of media of our time.