The PhD viva voce examination of Mr. Chamila Jayashantha was held on 7 July, 2016 at 11 am.
Topic: Interrogating Access in ICTD Policy and Practice: the case of Sri Lanka’s Nenasala Programme
Supervisor: Dr. Usha Raman
External Examiners: Dr. Rohan Samarajiva and Prof. Usha Vyasulu Reddi.

Chamila a Sri Lankan national is the first international scholar to be awarded a PhD from the Department of Communication after completing 5 years as a research scholar in the Department. Chamila in his closing statement thanked the Office of International Affairs, the Department of Communication and the city of Hyderabad which made him feel at home during his stay. He also hoped that the University and the Department work with institutions in Sri Lanka to develop their idea of Communication education.