Research and Publications



1. Bandara, K.M.K. “Detective Deconstructed: Miss Marple as a subversion of the traditional Detective Discourse”. International Postgraduate Research Conference, 2015

2. Gamage, S. “Acquisition of English prepositions by Sri Lankan ESL Learners: With reference to “At”, “In”, “By”, “With”, LAP, Lambert Academic Publishing, May, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-3659121845.

3. Gamage, S. “Clash between “Jeppo” and “Alayos” creates havoc in the University.”, 8th Annual Research Conference, Royal Asiatic Society, Sri Lanka,2015.

4. Gamage, S. “Hoos and Hurrahs in Jumbo Vs Betel Final.”, International Post Graduate Research Conference (IPRC),University of Kelaniya,Sri Lanka,2015.

5. Gamage, S., & Premarathne,K.” Everything in the Universe has a rhythm.so as learning and teaching.” , 13th Annual Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,2012.

6. Gamage, S., & Premarathne,K.” Laughter, the best medicine: Is Humour an Effective Tool in ESL Classrooms?”, 7th SLELTA International Conference, 2012.

7. Gamage, S., & Premarathne,K.”Teaching Reading Comprehension to ESL Learners”, First National Conference, Buddhist and Pali University, Sri Lanka, 2012.

8. Gamage, S., & Premarathne,K.”Transformation in Teaching: A Comparative Analysis of Online and Face -to Face Teaching”, Annual Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2011.

9. Gamage, S.” Positive Learning Environment: Does it bring better learning outcomes?”, 6th Annual Research Conference, Royal Asiatic Society,Sri Lanka,2013.

10. Gamage, S.” Research Review on the Acquisition of Prepositions by ESL Learners.”, journal of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, vol 17, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,2012.

11. Gamage,S. “Acquisition of English prepositions by Sri Lankan ESL Learners: With reference to “At”, “In”, “By”, “With.”, 6th Annual Research Conference, Royal Asiatic Society,Sri Lanka,2013.

12. Gamage,S. “Music as an Effective tool to Increase the Motivation, Entertainment and Self Confidence of ESL Learners.”, International Conference on Humanities (ICH) ,University of Kelaniya,Sri Lanka,2016.

13. Gamage,S. “The Use of Music as an Effective Tool in ESL classrooms to Teach English Verb Forms.”, International Conference on Linguistics (ICH) ,University of Kelaniya,Sri Lanka,2016.

14. Gamage,S., & Premarathne,K. “Perceived Language Anxiety in ESL Classrooms: A Study Based on the Undergraduates of the University of Kelaniya.”, First International Conference, Ayurveda Wickramarachchi Institute, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2012.

15. Gamage.S,”Leadership Training Programme-Does it create a positive or a negative impact? A case study of the new entrants, University of Kelaniya.” 13th Annual Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2012.

16. Hewa, S.P. “A study of Anita Desai’s The Village by the Sea”, 2000

17. Hewa, S.P. “A study of Madol Doova”, 2003

18. Hewa, S.P. “Enjoying Poetry”, 2008

19. Rathnasiri, O.H.” & Lakshani W.G.J.P “An overview of multiple perspectives on linguistic rights of Sri Lankan undergraduates” Annual Research symposium, faculty of graduate studies, University of Kelaniya, 2014

20. Rathnasiri, O.H.” “Using TED-Ed videos to enhance listening comprehension of ESP undergraduate learners: a pilot study”, 9th international SLELTA conference, 2017

21. Rathnasiri, O.H.” A comparative study on the pronunciation differences among the standard British, standard American, and standard Sri Lankan Englishes – Unpublished undergraduate thesis, faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, 2012

22. Rathnasiri, O.H.”Exploring the l2 learner English speaking-selves: a study on identity, ideology, and investment” – M.A> thesis (in progress), postgraduate institute of English (PGIE), OUSL

23. Rathnayake, W.M.P.Y.B. “A study of competence in the Primary English Education Reforms of 1997”, Unpublished B.A. Dissertation, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 2005

24. Rathnayake, W.M.P.Y.B. “Fostering Learner Autonomy: An empirical approach to lead EL learner autonomy in Slumber lost groups”, International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, 2014

25. Rathnayake, W.M.P.Y.B. “Group Dynamics as Stimuli to motivate and sustain the Autonomy of the learners in English, An experimental design of an ELT module to challenge the challenges: Motivation, Learner Autonomy and their Sustenance”, Unpublished M.A. Dissertation, University of Kelaniya, 2011

26. Rathnayake, W.M.P.Y.B. “Group Dynamics as Stimuli to motivate and sustain the Autonomy of the learners in English”, 12th Annual Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya, 2011

27. Rathnayake, W.M.P.Y.B. “Maslow’s theory of Motivation, Wijenaike’s Monkeys and Human Cravings”, 3rd international Symposium (INSYM-SUSL), Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 2010

28. Rathnayake, W.M.P.Y.B. “Multifarious replicas in Metacognition and Mindfulness”, Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (IPURSE), 2016