Name: Chamindi Dilkushi Senaratne Wettewe
Designation: Professor
Department: English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU)
Telephone: 0112 903 783
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Educational Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Contact Linguistics  – Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
M.Phil. in Linguistics – University of Kelaniya
M.A. in Linguistics - University of Kelaniya
B.A. (Hons) in English- University of Kelaniya
Teaching Experience:
Senior Lecturer Grade I-: 2010
Senior Lecturer Grade II : 2005
Probationary Lecturer : 2000
Visiting Lecturer : 1997
Administrative Experience:
Director – Staff Development Unit, University of Kelaniya ( 2014).
Head – English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) -(2010 to 2014).
Head – English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) -(2010 to 2014).
Chair – Student Book Committee, Faculty of Humanities (2011).
Committee member – University Calender, University of Kelaniya (2010).
Subject/Team Leader – Pre-orientation course (POP)- English Skills for New Entrants (2011 and 2012), by the Ministry of Higher Education and the Higher Education for the Twentieth Century (HETC) –World Banka (WB) project.
Consultant/ team leader, Speaking and Writing Skills– University Test of the English Language (UTEL) assessment scheme for national universities (2012) conducted by the HETC project.
Consultant/Team leader – Staff Development Course (SDC) for national universities (2012) conducted by the HETC project.
Review Team member, UDG Grant Proposals, HETC (2011).
Review Team member – EDP, WB-HETC Project (2011).
Consultant/Team leader – Staff Development Course (SDC) for national universities (2012) conducted by the HETC project.
Research and Publications:
Books:
Senaratne, C D W (2009) 'Sinhala-English code mixing in Sri Lanka, a sociolinguistic study', Netherlands
Graduate Institute of Linguistics (LOT) publications. ( available online at www.lotpublications.nl)
Senaratne C D W (2011) ‘Discourse Strategies of Sri Lankan bilinguals’: S Godage International Publishers. (http://www.amazon.com/Discourse-Strategies-Sri-Lankan-Bilinguals/dp/9553033458)
Senaratne C D W (2015) 'Here and Now!' a spiritual journey : a collection of poems

Textbooks:
Co-author- UTEL Handbook for universities. (2013) Ministry of Higher Education for the Twentieth Century Project
Co-author: Functional English for University staff, Student Book-Part 1. (2012)WB-HETC project.
Co-author: Functional English for University staff, Student Book -Part 11. (2012)WB- HETC project
Co-author: Functional English for University staff, Teachers’ Guide-Part 1. (2012)WB-HETC project.
Co-author: Functional English for University staff, Teachers’ Guide -Part 11. (2012)WB- HETC project
Co-author – English Skills for New Entrants, Student Manual (2011), Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka
Co-author – English Skills for New Entrants, Teachers’ Guide (2011) Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka
Citations:
Research papers.
Pieter Muysken (2011) Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Theoretical Linguistics and Multilingualism Research. Stellonbosch Papers in Linguistics. (http://spil.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/37)
Unpublished PhD Dissertations: Madewattegedera, V (2011)‘Shots of Justice – English medium instruction in Sri Lankan secondary schools: from policy to practice. University of Ulster
MA dissertations: Jansz, M (2011)’Language Choice during Collaborative Task Interaction: A case study of undergraduates in the Faculty of Management and Finance’. University of Colombo.
Makulloluwa, E (2011)’Instinct or Strategy? Use of Mother tongue by University ESL Teachers’. University of Colombo
Other Citations:
Bernaisch, T. (2012) ‘Attitudes towards Englishes in Sri Lanka’ in World Englishes Volume 31, Issues 3, pages 279–291
Avram, A. (2011) Psuedo-reduplication, reduplication and repetition: The case of Arabic-lexified pidgins and creoles
Ekanayake, T.N.I (2011) Theorising the practice of language mixing in music: an interdisciplinary (linguistic and musicological) investigation of Sri Lanka's leading genre.
Bakermans, S (2012) ‘A Comparison between Dutch and English Language attitudes towards Varieties of English’.(http://igitur-archive.library.uu.nl/student-theses/2012-1222-200726/Sanne%20Bakermans%203484173%20-%20bachelor%20scriptie.pdf
Applied Linguistics for TESOL - XX4027. ‘Exploring Sinhala-English Code-Mixing Among Urban Sri Lankan Sinhalese Speakers: A Sociolinguistic Study. The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus."(http://share.pdfonline.com/9008359ba77a438eacefa1725dc615be/CM%20in%20Sri%20Lanka.pdf)
Fernando, S. Gunesekera, M., Parakrama, (2011) .English in Sri Lanka: Ceylon English, Lankan English Sri Lankan English. SLELTA Publications.
Research Articles: (Journal articles)
Senaratne, Wettewe .C. D. (2013)The dominant language and mixing patterns. Vistas. Open University of Sri Lanka.
Senaratne, Wettewe, C. D. (2013) ‘Borrowings or Code mixes: the presence of lone English nouns in mixed discourse’. Issue 18, Humanities Journal, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya.http://www.kln.ac.lk/humanities/web/journal/Journal%20Vol-18.pdf, (Pgs 61- 70)
Senaratne, Wettewe, C. D. (2014) ‘The process of hybridization in Sinhala-English verb formation’. Issue 19, Humanities Journal, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya.
Senaratne, Wettewe, C. D. (2012) ‘Online assessments of English skills in Sri Lanka’. Journal on Education and New Learning Technologies Journal (EDULEARN12, IATED) http://library.iated.org/view/SENARATNEWETTEWE2012ONL
Senaratne, Wettewe, C. D. (2011) ‘A survey of English skills of new entrants to Sri Lankan universities in 2011’. Humanities Journal: Issue 16. Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya
Senaratne, Wettewe, C. D. (2010-2012)Language mixing and the dominant language. Kalyani Journal. University of Kelaniya.(Pgs 9-27)
Gihan N. Wikramanayake, D.D. Karunaratne , Dilkushi S. Wettewe, (2012)International Conference on Information and Education Technology (ICIET), Evaluation of English and information technology skills of new entrants to Sri Lankan universities. (http://www.iciet.org/Mumbai%20Conference%20Program.pdf)
Senaratne, Wettewe, C. D. (2013) Mixed language in the print and electronic media in Sri Lanka. Articles Volume. International Conference on Asian Art Culture and Heritage. IAAH. (Pgs 427-436)
Senaratne, Wettewe, C. D. (2014) ‘An analysis of the hybrid compound noun’. Submitted and accepted to the forthcoming Issue 20, Humanities Journal, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya
Senaratne, Wettewe, C. D. (2014) The base language effect and the bilingual. Submitted and accepted to the Prof Kulathilleke Kumarasinghe Felicitation Journal.(Pgs 703-713)
Presentations: Research Papers (abstracts)
Senaratne, Wettewe, C. D. (2002) 'Bilingualism in the media – Language use or abuse', Abstract published and presented. Faculty of Graduate Studies, Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya.p, 4
Senaratne, Wettewe, C. D. (2004) 'Code mixing in advertisements', Faculty of Graduate Studies, Abstract published and presented.Research Symposium. University of Kelaniya. p,19
Senaratne, Wettewe, C. D. (2004) 'The mixed code in the English Language classroom'. Abstract published and presented. SLELTA Conference
Senaratne, Wettewe, C. D. (2006) 'The matrix language in mixed utterances. Abstract published and presented. Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies, ELT conference.
Senaratne, Wettewe, C. D. (2007) 'Influence of L1 in code switching'. Abstract published and presented. ICSLS conference, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya. (http://www.slageconr.net/slsnet/10thicsls/10thicslsabsfull.pdf. p, 97
Senaratne, Wettewe, C. D. (2009)  ‘The influence of Sinhala in Sinhala-English code mixing'. Abstract
published and presented. National symposium (NCH), Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya.
Senaratne, Wettewe, C. D. (2010) ‘Nativizations in bilingual discourse. Abstract published and presented. Faculty of Graduate Studies Symposium, University of Kelaniya. (http://www.docstoc.com/docs/120646589/FGSpaper2010). p 21
Senaratne, Wettewe. C. D. (2013) ‘Are online assessment schemes of English skills successful? A comparison of the UTEL national assessment scheme and the Pre-orientation program (POP)’. Abstract submitted and accepted to be presented at the International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSS) conducted by the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya
Senaratne, Wettewe. C. D. (2013) ‘An analysis of the hybrid compound noun’. Conference on Asian Art, Culture and Heritage, Colombo, Sri Lanka (21st-23rd August 2013)
Senaratne, Wettewe. C. D. (2012) ‘Evaluating English skills through online assessments’. Abstract published and presented. ASIATEFL International Conference, New Delhi, India.
Senaratne, Wettewe. C. D. (2011) Language Mixing and English Language Teaching’, Abstract and paper presented. Centre for Research and Knowledge Dissemination, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (SUSL).www.sab.ac.lk/crkd/pdf/brochure.pdf
Senaratne, Wettewe. C D (2006) 'Influence of Sinhala vowels on Sri Lankan English vowels' paper written, accepted and granted 120 credits for the Winter School Course on ‘Sound Change in Progress’ conducted by Professor William Labov, the Vrije University Amsterdam. The Netherlands
Research Interests:
Language contact phenomena
Language policy and planning
Bilingual studies
Sociolinguistics
Current Research Activities:
Research study on Medium of Instruction and International Language (in collaboration with the National Education Commission (NEC) and the Ministry of Education. ( 3rd Policy review cycle)
A sociolinguistic and phonetic study of English used in Sri Lanka with emphasis on the influence of Sinhala
( Supervisor Prof J W Gair, Cornell University)
Extra:
Academic supervisor – Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo
Resource person for research presentations: Staff Development Unit (SDU) 2013
Review Panel – Godage National Awards (2014)
Reviewer- ELT conference, University of Colombo (2014)
Academic supervisor for MA students (2011/2012)– Post-graduate Institute of English, OUSL
Academic supervisor for MA students (2011/2012)– Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya
Academic supervisor for M.Phil students (2011/2012)– Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya
Visiting Lecturer – MA in TESL, Open University of Sri Lanka (2011/2012)
Visiting Lecturer – MA in Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2011/2012)
Member - University Test of English Language (UTEL) conducted by Professor Ryhana Raheem (OUSL), sponsored by the University of Reading and the British Council.
Co-ordinator – Diploma in Business English, ELTU, University of Kelaniya (2011)
Visiting Lecturer – Department of English, University of Kelaniya (2002)
Co-ordinator – Diploma in English for Professional Purposes, ELTU, University of Kelaniya ,2002/2003/2004, 2012
Examiner – G.C.E Advanced Level (2003)
Co-ordinator – UNFP, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya (2002)
Visiting Lecturer - SLIDA
Lecturer : Gateway International School – Sri Lanka (1999- 2000)
Bank Officer : Hatton National Bank ( 1994)
Journalist: The Island Newspapers
Freelance journalist: The Sunday Leader Newspapers, United Nations Environment Programme
Announcer: Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation
Membership in committees:
Member of the Editorial board: Journal of the Faculty of Humanities 2002/2005
Member of the Editorial board- University Calendar 2012/2013
Member of the Progress Monitoring Committee, University of Kelaniya. 2010
Editor of the Student Handbook, Faculty of Humanities. 2012
Member of the project planning committee for the preparation of the University Development Grant proposal of the World Bank (HETC project) 2010.
Member of the UTEL benchmark design team for Sri Lankan Universities. www.ruh.ac.lk/.../Lec%202.
Member- Editorial Board (Board of Study) for the Faculty of Humanities- 11th Annual Research Symposium. Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya. 2010
Member of the Editorial board – International Conference on Asian Art, Culture and Heritage organized by the Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya – 21 -23 August 2013
Member of the Editorial/ Review Committee – International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSS) conducted by the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya – 22nd and 23rd of November 2013
Member of the panel of judges at the Best Speaker Contest conducted by the Gavel Club- Career Guidance Unit of the University of Kelaniya 2013
Contributed for the development of the concept and as Editor to the Annual Magazine of the Kelaniya Raja MahaViharaya.- 2013
Member of the Advisory Committee on English, Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education- 2013
Member of the panel of judges at the Interschool Shakespeare Drama competition conducted by the Rotary Club in 2010
Consultant/Team leader – Staff Development Course (SDC) for national universities (2012) conducted by the HETC project
Member –Interview Panel to select Project lecturers for English. Pre-orientation Program conducted by the MOHE and the HETC in 2011
Member- Editorial board ICSS conference 2013
Co-editor – Journal of the Asian Arts and Culture (2013)
Visiting Lecturer – MA in TESL, Open University of Sri Lanka (2014)
Visiting Lecturer – MA in Linguistics, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2014)
Reviewer 4th International Symposium of the South Eastern University of Sri Lanka (2014)
Reviewer – OUSL journal (2014)
Counseling and Student Affairs:
Student Counselor 2004/2005
Student Advisor 2005/2006
Student Advisor 2008/2009
Academic Advisor 2010/2011
Academic Counselor 2010-2011
Career Guidance Counselor 2012
Academic counselor –Faculty of Humanities 2013 to 2014