Name: Dr. Samanthi Jayawardena
Designation: Senior Lecturer
Department: Department of Modern Languages
University Address: Department of Modern Languages,
University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Telephone (Office) +94-11-2-903725(Extension) 725
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Academic Qualifications:
Ph.D (JNU, New Delhi)
M.A (JNU, New Delhi)
B.A (Kelaniya)
Diplôme supérieur d’études françaises modernes, Alliance française de Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2000.
Diplôme de langue française, Alliance française de Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1999.
Professional Qualifications:
Senior Lecturer (Grade II) Since 2014
Visiting lecturer French, University of Kelaniya (2012-2014)
Papers Published in Abstract form/Conference Papers:
• "Animals in Sinhala and French Proverbs", Abstracts, 5th Research Conference, Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, 2012.
"Translation of Sri Lankan Literature into French: A Case Study of Romesh Gunesekara'a Reef', International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHS), University of Sri Jayawardenapura, 2012.
• “Representation of Women in Sinhala and French Proverbs”, Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 4, 5 July 2014.
“Défis en deux langues: Funny Boy de Shyam Selvedurei en cinghalais et en français”, International conference on « L’intraduisibilité : les méandres de la traduction », Université d’Evry, France, 3,4 December 2015.
"L'orient vers l'occident: la traduction du roman cinghalais Viragaya en français", international and multidisciplinary conference "Violets in a Crucible: la traduction comme lieu de passage", Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France, 22-24 June, 2016.
Jayawardena, H.S.M.M, & Rodrigo, Judith Sumindi, "Astérix as Soora pappa: translating proper names of French cartoon characters into Sinhala", Perspectives in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning (ICFLTL), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 21-22 October 2016.
• Jayawardena, H.S.M.M., Animals in Proverbs, Journal of the School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies (JSL), XVIII, Autumn 2012/13, pp145-154
• Jayawardena, H.S.M.M, Translation of Sri Lankan Literature in to French: A Case Study on Romesh Gunesekara’s Reef/Récifs, Bulletin of Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Theory of Language, Semiotics, Semantics. 2015, N2, pp 48-60
• Jayawardena, H.S.M.M., Women in Proverbs: a comparative study in French and SInhala, International Journal of Language and Literature, Vol 3, No 2, December 2015, pp. 107-116, DOI: 10.15640/ijll.v3n2a11
French language, Literature, Culture, Research Methodology, French for Tourism
Research Interests:
French Translation of Sri Lankan Literature, Proverb studies
Erasmus Mundus IMPAKT grant, one month Mobility at University of Rouen, France, March 2017.