Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree in Sinhala

Registrar,
University of Kelaniya,
Kelaniya,
Sri Lanka.

Telephone: +94-11-2-911391, +94-11-2-911397, +94-11-2-911407

+94-11-2-913854, +94-11-2-913858, +94-11-2-910163
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Head of the Department,
Department of Sinhala,
University of Kelaniya,
Kelaniya,
Sri Lanka.
Telephone: +94-11-2-914493

Fax: +94-11-2-911913

This course is conducted through lectures, seminars, tutorial classes and workshops.
• 2 years
• The two year M.A. course in Sinhala consists of five written question papers and a research thesis. 240 hours are allocated to the lectures, while 140 hours are devoted to assignments. There are twenty seminars and workshops. Students are expected to sit for their examination by the end of first year.

•  At least 50 marks should be scored to obtain a pass for each question paper of the above mentioned course.

•The scholar who wishes to submit a research thesis in the second year must secure an average of 50% marks for all question papers,

• The two year M.A. Degree in Sinhala is awarded to scholars who have obtained more than 50% marks for their thesis.

•The examination criterion of the faculty of Humanities is relevant for this examination.

Paper 1 - Classical Sinhala Literature

1. පත‍්‍රය- SINH 53016 චිරන්තන සිංහල සාහිත්‍යය


• Paper 2 - Modern Sinhala Literature

2. පත‍්‍රය- SINH 53026 නූතන සිංහල සාහිත්‍යය


• Paper 3 - Evolution of Sinhala Language and Linguistics

3. පත‍්‍රය - SINH 53036 සිංහල භාෂාවේ පරිණාමය හා වාග්විද්‍යාව


• Paper 4 - Poetic theories of Orient and Occident Sinhala Drama and Cinema

4. පත‍්‍රය - SINH 53046 පෙර’පර දෙදිග කාව්‍ය විචාරය, සිංහල නාට්‍ය කලාව හා චිත‍්‍රපටය


• Paper 5 - Sinhala Culture, Art and Architecture

5. පත‍්‍රය - SINH 53056 සිංහල සංස්කෘතිය හා කලා ශිල්ප


• Paper 6 - Research Thesis

6. පර්යේෂණ නිබන්ධිකාව- SINH 6306T

• Scholars are required to answer five question papers at the end of the first year and by the second year a research thesis should be submitted.

1. For the award of a Masters Degree a student must accumulate grades of B- or better in course units aggregating to at least 60 credits of which at least 30 credits must be from each academic year within four consecutive academic years with a GPA of 2.70 or grater

2. For the award of Masters Degree with Merit, a student must accumulate grades of B- or better in course units aggregating to at least 60 credits of which at least 30 credits must be from each academic year within two consecutive academic years, with a GPA of 3.70 or greater, and obtain grades of A or better in the research project and in remaining course units aggregating to at least 50% of remaining total credits for the course units considered above.

3. A student who does not obtain a grade B- or better in particular course unit may re-sit the examination of the course unit in the following academic year in order to improve the grade. The best grade obtainable by a student in the instance would be B-. In the event a student obtains a lower grade while attempting to better grade, he/she will be entitled to the previous grade.