Name: Gevani Prahalathan
Designation: Senior Lecturer II
Department: ELTU
University Location: K5
Telephone: 011 2903 783
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Educational Qualifications:
B.A. (Hons) in Linguistics (Upper Second) University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka - 2002.
M.A in Linguistics (University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka)
Teaching Experience:
Temporary Assistant Lecturer- Department of Linguistics & English (2002-2003)
Visiting Lecturer- Higher National Diploma in English- Advanced Technological Institute (SLIATE), Jaffna (2002-2003)
English Teacher- St Thomas’s Prep School. Kollupittiya. Sri Lanka. (2004)
Visiting Lecturer – Trincomalee Campus, Eastern University, Sri Lanka (2004)
Lecturer (Probationary) – Department of Linguistics & English, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka (2004-2009)
Lecturer ELTU, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. ( 2009-2014)
Senior Lecturer II ELTU, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.(2014 to date)
Administrative Experience
Coordinator (English for the Sciences) – 2013-2014
Webmaster,ELTU, University of Kelaniya (2014)
Research and Publications
Some Archaic Word forms Dropped by Jaffna Tamil Society Ms Gevani Prahalathan International Journal of Language and Literature, 3(1), pp. 192-197
DOI: 10.15640/ijll.v3n1a24      URL:

Learning Phonics by Young ESL Learners – Leapfrog Cartoon Vs Teacher Centered Teaching Ms Gevani Prahalathan Journal of Education and Human Development,  Vol. 4 (4)                                      URL:

"Dyslexic Characteristics among Jaffna Students" Ms. Gevani PrahalathanReview of Arts and Humanities, 5(2), pp. 29-49
International & national Workshops/ Seminars/Conference Participation
“ Some Archaic forms dropped by the Jaffna Society” presented at the 35th Annual and 1st International Conference of the Linguistic Society of India organized by the Central Institute of Indian Langauges, Mysore and The Linguistic Society of India, Pune, November 27-29, 2013
Research Interest:
Clinical linguistics
Applied Linguistics
Current Research Activities:
“Learning Disabilities Among Children in Jaffna Peninsula” ( Special reference to Dyslexia & Dysgraphia)