Academic Staff

Head of the Department of Languages


 

Professor. M.Prinath Dias


PhD, Texas A&M University, 1982
MSc, Texas A&M University, 1978
BSc Eng, University of Peradeniya, 1974

Contact Information: head-lang@uom.lk


Appointed as the pioneering Head of the Department of Languages since the inception of the department in March 2016.

 


 


Senior Lecturer in English


 

Mr. Sanath.J. Gunawardena


M.A. in TESL, Postgraduate Institute of English, Open University of Sri Lanka (2012)
M.A. in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2008)
M.S. in Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2002)
B.Sc. (special) In Physics, University of Peradeniya (1997)

Contact Information:sanath666@yahoo.com


Research Interests: Psycholinguistics, Technology in ELT, ELT Methodology

 



Lecturer in English


 

Mr. Susantha Hewa


M.Phil. in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2017)
M.A. in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2006)
B.A. Special(Hons) in English, University of Peradeniya (1995)

Contact Information:susanthahewa@yahoo.com


Research Interests: Communicative Language Teaching, Fiction, Politics and Fiction

 


 


Mr. Prasanna Rathnayake


M.A. in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2011)
B.A. Special(Hons) in English, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (2005)

Contact Information:prasannar@uom.lk


Research Interests: Metacognition, Group dynamics in ELT classroom, ESL input

 


 


Lecturer in English (Probationary)


 

Ms. Sandamali Gamage


M.Phil. in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2017)
M.A. in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2011)
B.A. University of Kelaniya (2008)

Contact Information:sandamalig@uom.lk


Research Interests: English for Specific Purposes, Material and Curriculum Development, Applied Linguistics, Task Based Approach for Teaching

 


 


Lecturer in English (Probationary)


 

Ms. Osanka Rathnasiri


M.A. in TESL, Postgraduate Institute of English, Open University of Sri Lanka (Currently reading)
B.A. Hons in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2013)

Contact Information:osankar@uom.lk


Research Interests: Learner Identity and Beliefs, Classroom Discourse, Teaching English for Specific Purposes, Sri Lankan English

 


 


Lecturer in English (Probationary)


 

Ms. Kanchana Bandara


M.A. in English Studies, University of Colombo (Currently reading)
B.A. Special Hons in English, University of Kelaniya (2015)

Contact Information:kanchanab@uom.lk


Research Interests: Family Language Policies, Multilingualism in ESL classrooms, Discourse of Digital Cultures