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Name: Prof. Stanislaus Joseph Yogarajah
Designation: Associate Professor in Tamil Linguistics
Department: Department of Linguistics
University Address: University of Kelaniya ,Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Telephone: Office: 0112908786
Home: 0112521522/0112527322
Mobile: 0712712919
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Web Sire http://staff.kln.ac.lk/yogarajah/

Educational Qualifications:

PhD. In. Linguistics – University of Kelaniya 2014
M.Phil. In Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, 2000
B.A. (Hons.) Main Subject: Linguistics, Subsidiary Subject: Tamil

Professional Qualifications:

Diploma in Theology, University of Urban, Rome, 1982.
Counseling Family Life Education, Training Course, Family Studies and Service Institute, 1991.
Followed a Course at Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC), 1991-1992.
Participated in the Staff Development Course conducted by the Staff Development Unit of the University of Kelaniya, August & September 1998.

“Using the New Information & Communication Technologies” (NICT)Participated in the above -mentioned Work Session conducted by the Staff Development Unit of the University of Kelaniya, January & June 1999.
“Enhancing Research Competencies” Participated in the above mentioned Work Session conducted by the Staff Development Unit of the University of Kelaniya,1998-1999.
Completed the Integral Trauma Resolution (Training of trainers programme ) , Trauma Vidya , California –USA, 2013-2014

 

Teaching Experience:

Visiting Lecturer in Tamil, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, 1980-1988.
Temporary Assistant Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, 1988-1991.
Visiting Lecturer in Tamil, Department of Languages & Cultural Studies, University of Sri Jayawardhanapura,1991-01-01 to 1991-07-31.
Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya,1991-12-02 to 1999-12-01.
Grade – 2 lecturer 1999- 12 – 01 to 2005 – 12 – 01.
Lecturer Grade 1 2005 – 12 -01 to 2009 – 11 – 26.
Proffesor 2009  11 – 26 Upto …

Administrative Experience:

Head, Department of Linguistics, 2004-06-01 to 2006-08-05.

Research and Publications:

Books

01. Yogarajah, S.J., Family Life and Human Relationship (in Tamil), published by the Author, 1990
02. Yogarajah, S.J., viduthalaik keethangaL, A book on poetry & the Audio cassette in Tamil,published by Fr. Oska Abeyratne, 1992
03. Yogarajah, S.J., What You Should Know before Marriage (in Tamil), Published by the author, 1993
04. Yogarajah, S.J., Philosophy in Daily Life (in Tamil), published by the Author, 1995
05. Yogarajah, S.J., The Way for a Happy Life (in Tamil), Published by the Author, 1996
06. Yogarajah, S.J., (Co-editor), Practice in Sinhala Writing, published by the Authors, 1997
07. Yogarajah, S.J., (Co-editor), Introduction to Sounds & Letters in Tamil Language, (in Sinhala), Published by the Author, 1997
08. Yogarajah, S.J., (Co-editor), Vanakkam, Audio material for Sinhala native speakers. Published by the National integration Unit, 1999
09. Yogarajah, S.J., (Co-editor), Aubovan, Audio material for Tamil native speakers. Published by the National integration Unit, 1999
10. Yogarajah, S.J., Tamil Letters & Speech Practice, (in Sinhala),1999
11. Yogarajah, S.J., “Mulleittivup peccut Tamil pattiya moliyiyal aayivu”, (in Tamil), published by the Author, 2001
12. Yogarajah, S.J., Spoken Tamil & Letters, (in Sinhala) 2001
13. Yogarajah, S.J., Practice in Tamil Writing, published by the Author, 2002
14. Yogarajah, S.J., Divine Thirsty (in Tamil), Published by the Author, 2002
15. Yogarajah, S.J., Dissanayake, J.B.& Kariyawasam, Tissa, Practical Tri Lingual Dictionary, Department of Official Languages, 2002
16. Karunatillake, W.S., Special Assistance by Yogarajah, S.J., Tamil – Sinhala Dictionary, Godage Sahodarayo, 2002
17. Yogarajah, S.J., Spoken Tamil, 2002
18. Yogarajah, S.J., An Exercise book in Tamil Language, (in Sinhala & Tamil), 2003
19. Yogarajah, S.J., Family Life, (in Sinhala), 2003
20. Yogarajah, S.J., (Co-editor), An Introduction to Spoken Tamil, Department of Official Language, 2005
21. Yogarajah, S.J., (Co-editor), Spoken Tamil, National Integration Programme Unit (NIPU), 2006
22. Yogarajah, S.J.,”Naan Yer” (in Tamil), published by the author, 2007
23. Yogarajah, S.J.,(Co- editor), “Bhashana Sinhala”, Department of Official Languages, 2008
24. Yogarajah, S.J.,”Thirumana Vaalvum Kudumbamum”, (in Tamil), published by author, 2009
25. Yogarajah, S.J.,(Editor), “ Vanakkam” , published by British Council, 2009
26. Yogarajah, S.J.,(Editor), “Bhashana Demalata Praveshayak”,(in Tamil and Sinhala) , published by author ,2009
27. Yogarajah, S.J.,(Editor), “Bhashana Demalata saha Likitha Demala”,(in Tamil and Sinhala) , published by author ,2009
28. Yogarajah, S.J., (Co Editor), “Vanakkam “ (in Tamil and Sinhala) , published by British Council Srilanka , 2010
29. Yogarajah, S.J., (Editor), “Arivuk kathaigal” ,published by Susara Publishers, 2011
30. Yogarajah, S.J., (Co Editor), “pechchuth thamizh Teacher’s Guide Book” , published by The Asia Foundation ,2012
31. Yogarajah, S.J., (Co Editor), “Eluthu thamizh Teacher’s Guide Book” , published by The Asia Foundation,2012
32. Yogarajah, S.J., (Co Editor), “Tamil Letters ” , published by Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs,Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration and Presidential Task Force for a Trilingual Srilanka, 2013
33.Yogarajah, S.J., (Co Editor), “Sinhala Letters ” , published by Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs,Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration and Presidential Task Force for a Trilingual Srilanka, 2013
34.Yogarajah, S.J. “Eluthuth Tamil Mozhi Aasiriyar Vazhi Kaatti”,(In Tamil), Published by the Asia Foundation, 2015
35.Yogarajah, S.J., Learn Tamil, Video material for Sinhala native speakers. Published by the Author, 2015.
36.Yogarajah, S.J., Learn Sinhala, Video material for Tamil native speakers. Published by the author 2015

Research Articles:

01. Yogarajah, S.J., “Suffix of Cases in Jaffna Tamil, (in Sinhala), 1990, pages 8 -13
02. Yogarajah, S.J., “Problems in Learning Tamil As a Second Language”, Libi Sarana Magazine, (in Sinhala), 1999, pages 49-52
03. Yogarajah, S.J., “moliyum adan subavamum”,Kudumba Valvu, edited by the Author, 1999 (Volume 4), pages 9-15,(in Tamil)
04. Yogarajah, S.J., “ilangay molip piraccanai pattiya samudaya moliyiyal kannoottam”, Kudumba Valvu (Volume 5), edited by the Author, 1999, pages 56-61 (in Tamil)
05. Yogarajah, S.J., Language Planning, Linguistics – 07, (in Sinhala), Rev. Nahitha Thero, Wickramasinghe D.M. (Editor), 2000, pages 219-229
06. Yogarajah, S.J., “purindunarvu ilakkiyam”, Kudumba Valvu (Volume 9), edited by the Author, 2000, pages 33-34, (in Tamil)
07. Yogarajah, S.J., “moli peyarppu”, Kudumba Valvu (Volume 10), edited by the Author, 2000, pages 4-6, (in Tamil)
08. Yogarajah, S.J., “naan kaanum pauttha bhikkhu maar”, “Sambhasha”, edited by Ratnapala, G.D., 2000, pages 894-896, (in Tamil)
09. Yogarajah, S.J., “tamil moli katpikka valikaatti”, Kudumba Valvu (Volume 14), edited by the Author, 2001, pages 3-5, (in Tamil)
10. Yogarajah, S.J., “ilangayp peeccut tamilil kaalankaattum idai nileihalum paal unarttum iiruhalum”, Kudumba Valvu (Volume 14), edited by the Author, 2001, pages 2-5, (in Tamil)
11. Yogarajah, S.J., “Teaching Tamil Language to Sinhala Students”, Kudumba Vazhvu Magazine, Yogarajah, S.J., (Editor), 2003, pages 26 – 36
12. Yogarajah, S.J., “singala maanavarhalukkut tamil moli karpittal”, Kudumba Valvu (Volume 19), edit by the author, 2003, pages 4-6, (in Tamil)
13. Yogarajah, S.J., “moli karralum moli karpittalum”, Kudumba Valvu (Volume 22), edit by the author, 2003, pages 2-7, (in Tamil)
14. Yogarajah, S.J , edited by Visu Karunanithy“ A Sociolinguistics review , State of Tamil Language in Western Province” Tamil Literature Festival , 2010, Pages 30-32 (in Tamil)
15. Awaded, “Moliyamirdan” name for Tamil Sahitya Vizha award for 30 years research on language and literature, 2010, Provincial Council, Western Province.

Poems:

01. Yogarajah, S.J., viduthalaik keethangaL, A book on poetry & the Audio cassette in Tamil, published by Fr. Oska Abeyratne, 1992.
02. Yogarajah, S.J., kadhal , A book on poetry about love published by Sajos Printers, Colombo -13 , 1994.

Research Interest:

Socio Linguistics ( Second Language Teaching)

Current Research Activities:

“The Language Used by Colombo Chetti Community: A Comparative study on Jaffna Tamil and Indian Tamil.”

International & National Workshop/Seminar/Conference & Participation:

01. Resource Person, Trainers Programme for Community Workers, Alcohol and Drug Information Center, 1992- 1995.
02. Resource Person at Family Counseling Seminar, Tamil Catholic Chaplaincy, London, 1999-10-09 to 1999-10-23, 2001-10-15 to 2001-10-28, 2003-07-17 to 2003-08-06.
03. Resource Person, A Work Shop in Teaching Sinhala as a Second Language, National Institute of Education, 2000-12-16 to 2000-12-20.
04. Resource Person, Residential Training for Instructors of Second Language Course (Tamil/ Sinhala), National Integration Programme Unit, 2004-09-18 & 2004-09-19.
05. Resource Person, Training of Counselors in Psychosocial Support Skills, Swiss Contact, Sri Lanka, 2004-10-23 to 2004-10-25.
06. Resource Person, Teachers Training Programme (Second Language), Department of Official Languages 2003, 2004.
07. Resource Person, Teachers Training Programme (Second Language), National Integration Programme Unit, 2003, 2004.
08. Resource Person, Communication in Tamil for Beginners Programme, Seylan Bank Limited,
18thApril 2005 .
09. Resource Person, Workshop for the Training Tutors Language Training Programme for the Courts Officials, Department of Official Languages, 22nd –24th July 2005.
10. Resource Person, Communication in Tamil for Beginners Programme, Seylan Bank Limited, 08th August 2005.
11. Resource Person, Residential Tutor Training Workshop, Department of Official Languages, 07 –09 October 2005.
12. Resource Person, Workshop on Learning Tamil as a Second Language, University of Colombo,18th October 2005.
13. Chief Resource Person, Development of a Curriculum in Spoken Tamil at Basic Level, Department of Official Languages, 2005 to date.
14. Resource Person, Workshop on “How to use the Linguistic Knowledge in Second Language Teaching”, National Integration Programme Unit, 19-20th April 2006.
15. Resource Person, Second Language Teaching Programme, Goldsmiths University of London, 2008.
16. Resource Person, Training Tamil Language Instructors of Military Communication Skills Project, British Council, 2007 – 2009.
17.Resource Person, Tamil Language Training for officers in Sri Lanka Police, The Asia Foundation, 2006, 2008.
18. Resource Person, Training programmes for public officers, Management Development Training Department, Eastern Province, 2009.
19. Resource Person, designing syllabuses for the Tamil Language Course, Centre for Policy Alternatives, 2007.
20. Resource Person, Training programme for Tamil Language, FLICT (Facilitating Local Initiatives for Conflict Transformation) project, 2006.
21. Resource Person , Second Language Teaching ,
Goldsmiths University of London ,Selhurst Boy’s School Croydon of London , 2008.
22. Resource Person, Second Language Teaching, Sri Lankan, German Development Cooperation, 2008.
23. Counselor and Resource Person, Second Language Teaching, Association of Tamil parishioners UK, 2006.
28. Resource Personality – Panel on “Perceptions on the Christian community – A Hindu and Muslim perspective” at the national conference on “Ethnicity, Religion and Violence” Organized by the National Christian Council of Sri Lanka – 2013.
29. Guest Speaker at the inauguration ceremony of the spoken Tamil language course conducted by the Ceylon Fishery Harbours. Corporation on 21st of August 2014.
30. Recourse Person – interactive spoken Tamil course for the students at the Faculty of the Medicine – Ragama.
31. Conduction a Lecture on “Cross Cultural Communication and ethnic studies – importance of learning of second language” at University of Colombo School of Computing on 11th March 2015.

Awards:

01. Awaded, “Moliyamirdan” name for Tamil Sahitya Vizha award for 30 years research on language and literature, 2010, Provincial Council,       Western Province.
02. Honoured with an award for excellent contribution in teaching Tamil by the University of Clombo on 26th June 2008.
03. Honoured with the Kalai pozil ward for language and literature by Arivirutcham.

Memberships and Other Experience:

01. Justice of the Peace, Ministry of Justice, 1998-09-14 to date (All Island).
02. Member of the State Literature Panel, Arts Council of Sri Lanka, 1997- 10- 01 to 2000-09-30 , Jan-2014- up to date.
03. Member of the Committee of Stock Taking, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, 1997.
04. Lecturer in Tamil, Tamil Language Teachers for AHIC Teaching Staff, Association for the Hearing Impaired Children, 1998-1999.
05. Examiner for the Tamil Translations, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, 1998
06. Senior Treasurer of The Catholic Union, University of Kelaniya, 1999.
07. Counselor & Lecturer in Marriage & Family Life Education Programmes, Family Studies and Services Institute, 1999-08-07 to date.
08. External Examiner, Department of Sinhala, University of Colombo, 2000, 2001.
09. Member of the Course Committee Panel, Enrolling the Tamil Teachers for Pirivena, Department of Official Languages, 2001.
10. Judge in the final round of the Arts & Essay Competition, Ranaviru Seva Authority, 2001.
11. External Examiner, Department of Languages & Cultural Studies, University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, 2001.
12. External Examiner, University of Buddha Shravaka Bhikshu, 2003.
13. A Member of the Advisory Panel, Programme of Bi-Lingual Tamil/ Sinhala Competency Development for Public Servants, National Integration Programme Unit, 2003.
14. Lecturer, Tamil Certificate Course, Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, 2003.
15. Lecturer, Translation Course, Department of Official Languages, 2003.
16. Judge in Essay Competition, National Disaster Management Centre, 2004.
17. Lecturer, Teaching Tamil for SLAS Trainees, SLIDA, 2004
18. Member of Evaluation Board, Evaluations of Translations 2004 Sinhala / Tamil, Department of Official languages, 2004.
19. A Member of Editors Panel, Practical Tri- Lingual Dictionary, Department of Official languages, 2002 to date.
20. A Member of Advisory Committee, Bilingual Competencies & Facilitation Skills for Public Servants, National Integration Programme Unit, 2004 – 2005.
21. A Member of Appointment of Evaluation Boards, Evaluation of Translations Sinhala /Tamil, Department of Official Languages 2004.
22. A Member of Publication Advisory Committee of the National Library, 2005 to date.
23. A member of Selection Committee, Selection of Temporary Assistant Lecturers in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, 29th April 2005.
24. Visiting Lecturer, Tamil for Beginners Course for Undergraduates, University of Colombo,
2005 -2006.
25. A Member of the Selection Committee, Selection of Academic Staff for Tamil, University Grants Commission, 11th January 2006.
26. Consultative Committee Member on Television / Radio Broadcasting,, Ministry of Mass Media & Information, 2006-2011 .
27. Lecturer, Certificate Course in Tamil, Seylan Bank Limited, 2006.
28. Paper setter, Official Language Department, 2010.
29. Coordinator and Lecturer, Academic and Non- Academic Tamil Program, University of Kelaniya , Sri Lanka. 2010- 2011.
30. Examiner, Post Graduate Degree Progamme, University of Moratuwa, 2010.
31. Committee Member, Commission for Biblical Apostolate, Archbishop‘s House, Colombo, 2011.
32. Member in Judging panel in Raigam The Nation’s Tele’es award ceremony 2012-2015 and Srilankan Media Award ceremony.
33. Member in National Education Commision Research Committee, 2014.64.
34. Member in Judging Panel in Raigam the Nation’s Tele’es award ceremony 2012 – 2015 at Sri Lanka Media Award Ceremony
35. Chief Editor – Tamil text book for the Sinhalese (from 2014 up to now).
36. Member of the Judge Board – Rupavahini State awards ceremony 2011 / 2012 Organized by the Dept. Of Cultural Affairs.
37. Member of the Sub-committee of the arts council of Sri Lanka from 2013 to 2016.
38. Member of the Interview Board for selecting translation officers for the Dept. of Official Languages – 2013.
39. Member of the Paper Marking Panel for the post of information officers at the Dept. of Government Information -2013.
40. Editor – Tamil text books for the public servants grade 4 and 3 launched by the Dept. of officials languages.
41. Member of the Research Committee of the research studies of the National Education Commission – 2014.
42. University Web Editor – University of Kelaniya 2014 – 2016.
43. Member of the Art Council – University of Kelaniya- academic year 2012/2013.
44. Chief editor – committee of Tamil text books level 4,3,2 and 1 launched by the dept. Of. Official Languages.
45. Student Counselor at University of Kelaniya – academic year 2013 2014.
46. Lecturer for the diploma studies for the trilingual studies at University of Kelaniya – 2015.
47. Member of the Sub-committee for the arts council of Sri Lanka from 2015 to 2018.
48. Honorary Member of the editorial board – Trilingual glossary on sports and physical education launched by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports – 2015.
49. Member of the panel for selecting Tamil instructors – Bikku University of Sri Lanka – 2015.
50. Member of the Judge Board – All island competition launched by the ministry of Labour – 2015.

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