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Name: Dr. Dilrukshi Ratnayaka
Designation: Senior Lecturer
Department: Department of Modern Languages
University Location: ( Room Number) K2 122
University Address:
Department of Modern Languages,
University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Telephone: (Extension) 724/ (Office) +94-11-2-903721
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Educational Qualification :
•  Ph.D., Graduate School of Letters, University of Nagoya, Japan, 2012
•  M.Phil., Graduate School of Letters, University of Nagoya, Japan, 2008
• M.A., Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya 2002
• B.A., University of Kelaniya 2000
Other Qualifications :
• Certificate of Teaching, Teacher training program, Teacher’s training College Maharagama, Sri lanka 1997
Certificate of Practical Teacher Training Program, (Teaching Japanese Language to Native English Speakers) Faculty of Language & Culture, Nagoya University, Japan, 2007
• Certificate of SEDA Accreditation, Staff Educational Development Association, UK 2010
Teaching Experiences :
• Teacher, Japanese Language Educational Association (1998 ~2005)
• Temporary Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages, University of Kelaniya (2001~2003)
• Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages, University of Kelaniya (2003~2008)
• Senior Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages, University of Kelaniya (2008~)
• Senior Lecturer Grade 2, Department of Modern Languages, University of Kelaniya (2008~ 2014)
• Senior Lecturer Grade 1, Department of Modern Languages, University of Kelaniya (2014~)
Scholarships & Awards :
• Southwest  Asian Youth Invitation Programme organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan (September 2002)
• Monbusho Government scholarship 2005
Publications :
Japanese Language Text Book, Advanced Level, prescribed text books for G.C.E.-A/L Examination
• Koharu to isshoni,Nihongo waai Vol.1 - Prescribed text book for G.C.E.O/L Sri Lanka
• The Relation between Nonvolitional,Anticausative and Causative constructions in Sinhala , 2013, Ngoya Linguistics Vol.7 ,pp.91-102, Nagoya Linguistics Society
Articles published :
• Verb classification on Intentionality and Structure of Intentional and Non-intentional Verb final sentennces, 2007, Nagoya working papers in linguistics Volume 22, Department of Linguistics, Nagoya university Japan
• A contrasitive study on Non-Volitional expressions in Japanese and Sinhala , 2008, Nagoya studies in Humanities vol.37, Faculty of Letters, Nagoya university
• Verb classification and morphological characteristics of verbs in Sinhala , 2007, 135th Linguistic Publications, Linguistic Society of Japan
• Syntactic characteristics in Sinhala non volitional sentences 2008, Nagoya working papers in linguistics Volume 23, Department of Linguistics, Nagoya university Japan
• Verb classification and morphological characteristics of verbs 2008 (Abstract)Gengo kenkyu Vol.133
• A Contrastive Study on Non-volitionality in Sinhala and Other Asian Languages,2010, Nagoya linguistics Vol.4
• Re-Consideration on Transitivity Definitions, 2011, Nagoya working papers in linguistics Volume 26, Department of Linguistics, Nagoya university Japan
• An Analysis on Non-Volitionality, Passive and Spontaneous Constructions in Sinhala, 2012, Nagoya linguistics Vol.6
Oral Presentations :
• Second and third person reference devices in Japanese, 2003, Annual Research Symposium, university of Kelaniya
• Verb classification and morphological characteristics of verbs in Sinhala , 2007, 135th Linguistic meeting, Linguistic Society of Japan
• A contrastive study on non volitional sentences in a typological perspectives 2008, International conference in social sciences university of Kelaniya
• Analysis on agent case marking in non-volitional constructions in Indo Aryan Languages, 2009, 31st All –India Conference of Linguistics
• A Contrastive Study on Non-volitionality in Sinhala and Other Asian Languages,2009, 71st Nagoya linguistic meeting, Nagoya Linguistic Association
An Analysis on anti-causative constructions of Japanese and Sinhala, 2012, Ngoya Linguistic meeting,Nagoya Linguistic Association
• Language and Culture 2013 .August, at the 6th Japanese Language Educational Seminar,Japanese Language teacher's Association ,Sri Lanka
• Importance of teaching techniques of non-verbal communication with Japanese Language,2015 August  at the 8th Japanese Language Educational Seminar,Japanese Language teacher's Association ,Sri Lanka
• Error Analysis on Japanese- Sinhala translations, 2015, First International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka
Research Interests :
• Syntax, Morphology, Language typology, Language Teaching