Special Guest Lecture

A special guest lecture on “Sri Lanka Portuguese: Historical, Linguistic and Contemporary Status” byDr Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya,  was organized by the TESL students of the Department of English Language Teaching and was held at the K 14 001 (Professor Kotahene Sri Pragnakeerthi Memorial Hall) on 08 May, 2017 at  11a.m.

About the speaker:

Dr Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (University of London), a member of the UNESCO International Scientific Committee (Paris) and an elected Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society (Great Britain & Ireland). She has a PhD (Linguistics), an MSc (Finance) and a BSc Honours (Economics) from the University of London. She is the author of eighty-five peerreviewed articles in international journals, and has also written eight books in the fields of Historical Linguistics, Portuguese Studies, African Diaspora Studies and Ethnography. Among her publications are ‘The Portuguese in the East: A Cultural History of a Maritime Trading Empire’ and ‘African Identity in Asia: Cultural Effects of Forced Migration’.