Hasitha Pathirana
Hasitha PathiranaSenior Lecturer (Grade II)

Contact:

Department of English Language Teaching
(Room Number) K15
University of Kelaniya
Sri Lanka

Tel:     +94-11 2 903780 (Office)
E-mail: hpathirana@kln.ac.lk (University)
           

Educational Qualification:

M.A. in Conflict Resolution (University of Colombo) - 2009
M.A. in Linguistics (University of Kelaniya) - 2006
B.A. (University of Colombo) - 2003

Administrative Experience:

Senior Lecturer,University of Kelaniya (2013-to date)
Lecturer  University of Kelaniya (2009-2013)
Lecturer (Probationary) ITUM, University of Moratuwa (2007-2009)
Temporary Assistant Lecturer University of Kelaniya (2005-2007)
Adjunct Faculty Member: University of Troy, USA, Colombo branch: Institute of Technological Studies, Colombo- 5 (2008-2009)

Professional Qualifications:

SEDA, Staff and Educational Development Association, UK-2009

Courses Teaching Currently:

Lecturer in the Master of Human Resource Management Degree Course, University of Kelaniya (2010- to date)
Lecturer in the Master of Business Degree Course, University of Kelaniya (2013- to date)
Lecturer in TESL Degree Course, University of Kelaniya (2012 to date)
Lecturer in ELTU courses, University of Kelaniya (2009 to date)
Lecturer in Western Music at the Visual Arts, Design and Performing Arts Unit, University of Kelaniya (2009- to date)

Appointments (Contribution to Teaching & Academic Development):

Pathirana, H.P.K. (2013). Majoritarian Discourse, Masking and the Female Suicide Bomber in Chandrasekaram’s “Forbidden Area”. Journal of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 2, 42-47.
Do you see what I see? Gender performativity in Chandrasekaram’s Tigers Don’t Confess,14th Annual Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya, 2013
Majoritarian discourse, masking and the female suicide bomber in Chandrasekaram’s Forbidden Area, 13th Annual Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya, 2012
“Student voice” in student feedback: presence, power, and agency, 8thAnnual SLAIHEE conference, 2012
The Elocution Industry in Sri Lanka, at annual SLELTA conference, 2009
Dealing with Memories of War using Mechanisms of Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka- FGS University of Colombo, 2005
Peacebuilding through Theatre Arts: Checkpoint as a Case Study- based on M.A. dissertation ( A research on English Theatre and its trends),7th Annual Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya, 2006

Publications (Researches in English):

A Historical Study of Prakrits with Particular Reference to the Jain & Buddhist Scriptures (Ph.D. thesis submitted to the Delhi University), 1999.
Remarkable Resemblance of Buddhist and Jain Scriptures, Sri Lanka Association for Buddhist Studies, Asgiriya, Kandy, 2003.
Magadhi & Ardhamagadhi, the Center for Buddhist Studies, Colombo 05, Sri Lanka, 2003.
A Historical Stratification of Pali Canonical Literature, Annual Research Symposium 2003, Kelaniya University, Sri Lanka.

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