Mrs. Komathy Murugathas

Mrs. Komathy Murugathas

B.Sc. (Hons) (Agri.) (Peradeniya); MLS (Colombo)
Senior Assistant Librarian (Grade I)

Full papers in Journals

  1. Murugathas, K., Sritharan, T., &Santharooban, S. (2020). Health information needs and information seeking behavior of pregnant women attending antenatal clinics of Jaffna Teaching Hospital. Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka23(1), pp.73–90.

  2. Murugathas, K &Navaneethakrishnan S. (2020). Bibliometric analysis of the most cited articles in urolithiasis. Sri Lanka Library Review, 34 (2), pp105-113

  3. Murugathas, K., &Navaneethakrishnan, S. (2016). Bibliometric Analysis of Ceylon Medical Journal during the period from 2003–2012.  Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka, 19(2), pp.67-81. DOI:

  4. Murugathas, K. &Balasooriya, H., (2015). Developing an institutional repository: experiences at the library, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna. Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka, 18(1), pp.39–50. DOI:

  5. Murugathas, K., (2009). Why Medical Students Keep Books Overdue: A study at the University of Jaffna. Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka, 13(1), pp.1–11. DOI:

  6. Chandrasekar, K. &Murugathas, K., (2013). An assessment of user satisfaction on library services: a case study of undergraduate Biology students at the University of Jaffna. Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka, 16(1), pp.34–45. DOI:

  7. Murugathas, K. (2014). A Study on Pradeshiyasabha public libraries in Jaffna districts. Sri Lanka Library Review, 28 (1),pp41-50.

  8. Sivathaasan, N., Murugathas, K., & Chandrasekar, K. (2014). Attitude towards the usage of electronic information resources in Medical Library, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. In Information and Knowledge Management  4 (1), pp. 48-57).

  9. Murugathas, K. (2008). Importance of developing reading habits for the survival of the information society. Sri Lanka Library Review, 22 (1), pp92-104.


Full papers in Conference proceedings

  1. Murugathas, K., &Navaneethakrishnan, S. (2016). A Bibliometric assessment of research literature on Ebola virus disease based on Scopus database. National conference on Library and information studies, 23rd June 2016. 94-100

  2. Murugathas, K&Thayaparan, N. ( 2013). A study on purchasing power of periodicals by the medical library, University of Jaffna during the period from year 2000-2012. Proceedings of the NILIS symposium 2013, University of Colombo, sri Lanka, 23rd Nov,2013. 163-172


Research Communications (Abstracts)

  1. Murugathas, K. &Chandrasekar, K.(2013). Usage of electronic information sources by the undergraduates of Allied Health Sciences, University of Jaffna (Abs.).In: Gamage, Ruwan (ed.). Abstracts of the 10th National Conference on Library & Information Science (NACLIS 2013), Colombo, 27 June 2013, pp. 20-21. Colombo: Sri Lanka Library Association

  2. Sritharan T., Murugathas, K. &Kupeshan R., (2018). Health information needs of pregnant women during the pregnancy period. 9 th International Conference of University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka – (ICULA-2018), Sep 2013. 151-152

  3. Murugathas, K. &Navaneethakrishnan S., (2015). A ten-year bibliometric analysis of Ceylon Medical Journal. Proceedings of the international conference on library & Information Science(ICLIS 2015), 17th& 18th Sep 2015. p169

  4. Murugathas, K &Sujanthy, R (2009). The status of school libraries in Jaffna educational zone as in year 2008. Proceedings of Jaffna Science Association ,16 (1)2009. p 28

  5. Murugathas, K (2017). A study on usage of electronic information sources by the medical students of University of Jaffna. Proceedings of Jaffna Science Association. 24 (1), 2017.p 15

  6. Murugathas, K (2003). A survey on acquiring information from periodicals by health information users in health science libraries in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of Jaffna Science Association.11(1), 2003.p8.

  7. Murugathas, K & De Silva, W.R.G. (2002). An analysis of inflationary trend in medical periodical prices in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of Jaffna Science Association, 10 (1), p36

  8. Sinthuja, K, Murugathas, K, Kupeshan, R, &Sajanthan , K ( 2021). Agricultural information needs of farmers engaging in red onion cultivation. VICLIS -2021. August 23rd 2021, Sri Lanka Technological Campus, Colombo.
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  9. Murugathas, K&Santharooban, S ( 2022). Students’ perspectives on plagiarism detection. Vingnanam Research Conference- 2022, 21st July, 2022, Faculty of Science , University of Jaffna, p17.

  10. Sritharan, T, Murugathas, K, Chandrasekar, K. &. Balakumaran, L. (2022). The current status of the Sri Lanka collection. Etakam research conference 2022, 12th August 2022, Library, University of Jaffna, p56

  11. Janen, T, Murugathas, K&. Kupeshan, R (2022). Awareness of predatory open access journals among academics of the Faculty of Management and Business studies at University of Jaffna. Etakam research conference 2022, 12th August 2022, Library, University of Jaffna.p49



  1. KomathyMurugathas, (2007). Some Basic Techniques for a Modern Librarian. Ayothy library services: UK, 75p.

  2. KomathyMurugathas, (2022). Indexing in organization of information, Library: University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka,


Feature articles

  1. Murugathas, K (2022). Importance of referencing in writing scientific papers. Newsletter Library, University of Jaffna, 591),10-11.

  2. Murugathas, K. (2021). Community information service in public libraries. Vellimalai :Chunnakam Public library, Issue 15, March, 28-31.

  3. Murugathas, K (2021). How can libraries reduce their carbon foot print? Newsletter of University Librarians Association, 14 (3), 2-3

  4. Murugathas, K.(2020).Role of librarians in building awareness among researchers on predatory publications, Newsletter of University Librarians Association in Sri Lanka, 14 (3), 2-3.

  5. Murugathas,K. (2005). Challenges to libraries and librarians in the electronic information world.In:Kamalanathan, T. (ed.). Papers on library and information science. Jaffna: Jaffna National College of Education. pp. 17-26.