Freshers Welcome Ceremony of the Special Degree in Translation Studies (TRSP) & Translation Methods (TRMD), Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya was successfully held on 08th of June 2018 at the university premises.

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A workshop on Research Methodology conducted by Dr. Samanthi Jayawardhna,Director, Research Centre of the Faculty of Humanities on 10th May 2018.

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Linguistics BA (Hons.) Students Field Trip to Ritigala 

Linguistics BA (Hons.) students of the batches 1, 2 & 3 went on their field trip to Ritigala on 7thDecember 2017.

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The 3rd International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka – ICLSL 2017

The 3rd International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka – ICLSL 2017 organized for the third consecutive year by the Department of Linguistics of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya was held on the 21st of November 2017 at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya. This International Conference was held with the aim of promoting Linguistic Research in the University research culture.

The Inauguration Ceremony of the conference was held under the patronage of Prof. D.M. Semasinghe, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya. The keynote address was delivered by Emeritus Prof. K.S. Nagaraja, Deccan College, Postgraduate & Research Institute of Sciences of India on the ‘Endangered Languages of India: A Profile’. Prof. Lakshman Senevirathne, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Patrick Ratnayake, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Dr. P.N.D. Fernando, Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, Dr. P.G. Wijayaratna, Dean, Faculty of Computing and Technology, Ven. Dr. Dodamkumbure Dhammadassi Thero, Director of the Interfaculty Centre for Coordinating the Modular System (ICCMS), Cadre Chair of Medical Micro Biology & Chairman of Research Council Senior Prof. N.P Sunil Chandra, academic staff and many undergraduates took part in the conference.
More than 110 research papers were presented under 12 tracks: Phonetics & Phonology, Morphology & Syntax, Historical linguistics, Translation Studies, Dialectal Studies, Language Teaching, Language Planning, Sign Language, Clinical Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Computational Linguistics, Bilingualism and Multilingualism. Researchers from several countries, such as India, China, and Italy presented their latest research findings at the conference.

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“KARUNA”- Launch of the Felicitation Volume in Honour of late Emeritus Professor (Retired Senior & Chair Professor) W.S. Karunathilaka

The Launch of the Felicitation Volume in Honour of late Emeritus Professor (Retired Senior & Chair Professor) W.S. Karunathilaka was successfully held on the 28th of September 2017 at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Kelaniya under the patronage of the most Venerable Welamitiyawe Dharmakirthi Sri Kusala Dhamma Thero, the Chief Prelate of the Colombo and Chilaw regions and the Chancellor of University. This felicitation volume was published by Maradana S. Godage & Brothers Pvt. Ltd.

This event was graced by the Venerable Maha Sangha led by Most Ven. Ittapane Dhammalankara Thera, Mahanayaka of the Kotte Sri Kalyani Samagri Dharma Mahasangha Sabha of Siyam Nikaya, Prof. Lakshman Senevirathne, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Ven. Dr. Dodamkumbure Dhammadassi Thero, the Chief Student Counsellor, Mr. L.A. Jayatissa, the Librarian, the Department Heads of the Faculty of Humanities and the academic staff members, Dr. Kalyani Karunathilaka – beloved wife of late Emeritus Professor W.S. Karunathilaka, Deshabandu S. Godage of Maradana S. Godage & Brothers Pvt. Ltd including other distinguished guests and many undergraduates.

The Felicitation volume of late Emeritus Professor (Retired Senior & Chair Professor) W.S. Karunathilaka who was a distinguished teacher, mature educationist, phonetician, and erudite scholar, was edited by a board of editors including Emeritus Senior Prof. R.M. Rajapakshe, Prof. J.S. Wijesekara, Senior Lecturer Sudath Senerath, Senior Lecturer Kumudu Nayani Gamage and Lecturer Vindhya Weerawardhane.

The event was organized by the academic staff members including Emeritus Senior Prof. R.M. Rajapakshe, the students, friends and the relatives of late Emeritus Professor (Retired Senior & Chair Professor) W.S. Karunathilaka.

Concurrently, the late Emeritus Professor (Retired Senior & Chair Professor) W.S Karunathilaka Scholarship programme founded by the former Senior Lecturer Ven. Thapowanaye Suthadhara Thero of the Department of Linguistics was awarded to D.B. Pavani De Silva, an undergraduate of the University of Kelaniya bearing the student number HS/2013/0136 by Dr. Kalyani Karunathilaka, the beloved wife of the late Emeritus Professor W.S. Karunathilaka.

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  • Professor S.J. Yogarajah of Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya conducted a lecture on "Cross cultural communication & Ethic conflicts Importence of learning a second Language" for the first year students who have just entered into the University of Colombo to follow the Bachelor of Science in Information Systes (IBS) Degree Program.

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  • Professor S.J. Yogarajah of Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya has been appointed as a member of the Jury Board of the 11th Raigam Tele'es 2015 - Awards Ceremony for the 3rd cosecutive year. A meeting on this forth-coming event was held at Hotel Taj-Samudra on 7th March 2015.

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  • Prof. S.J. Yogarajah , conducting a lecture on Family Couselling at Medical Research Institute on 22nd February 2015.

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  • The staff and the students participating in the inauguration of Translation Spesial Degree Programme (IRSP) at the Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, on 23rd February 2015.

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  • Prof. S.J. Yogarajah, delivering a special lecture for the staff of the official Languages Department on 27th January 2015, at the departmental main auditorium.

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  • Prof. S.J. Yogarajah delivering a lecture for the first batch of students offering the new Trilingual Higher Deploma, at the Department of linguistics, University of Kelaniya.

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A seminar on “Second language proficiency program for public officers”

“Second language proficiency program for public officers” was held on 24th-25th of October at Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute (HARIR) Colombo 7.

A seminar on Family Counselling

A seminar on Family Counselling was conducted by Prof. S.J. Yogarajah on 19th October at the Medical Research Institute, Borella (Colombo)

A Workshop on “Teaching Tamil as a Second Language”

One day Workshop on “Teaching Tamil as a Second Language” was held at the Board room of the Faculty of Humanities on 15th of August 2014.

A seminar on "Human Behaviour" for army soldiers

A seminar on "Human Behaviour" was conducted by Prof.S.J. Yogarajah on the 27th September 2014 at the Mulathivu, Uduppukkulam Army Camp, for army soldiers.

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A seminar on "Tamil as a Second Language" for army soldiers

A seminar on "Tamil as a Second Language" was conducted by Prof.S.J. Yogarajah on the 28th September 2014 at the Mulathivu, Keppapilavu Army Camp, for army soldiers.

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