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:

Activity Coordinator (Activity 5) ELTA-ELSE Humanities Grant (2019-to date)
Head, DELT (2018-2020)
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

Honarary Fellowship, FIMSSS, Sri Lanka, 2019 

 

Contributions to Teaching & Academic Development:

Teaching:
Lecturer in the Master of Human Resource Management Degree Programme, University of Kelaniya (2010- 2014)
Lecturer in the Master of Business Degree Programme, University of Kelaniya (2013- 2018)
Lecturer in the Master of Business Administration, University of Kelaniya (2011-2019)
Lecturer in TESL Degree Programme, University of Kelaniya (2012 to date)
Lecturer in DELT courses, University of Kelaniya (2009 to date)
Lecturer in Western Music at the Visual Arts, Design and Performing Arts Unit, University of Kelaniya (2009- 2018)
Academic Development:
Member of Ethics Review Commitee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya (2017-2019)
Executive Commitee Member, SLAIHEE (2009-2012)
Member of Advisory Board of Centre for Gender Studies, University of Kelaniya (2014- to date)
Member of Steering Committee, Centre for Gender Studies, University of Kelaniya (2014- to date)
Member of Steering Committee of University Test of English Language (UTEL) (2018- to date)

Research Presentations and Publications:

Fathers, Son and Lovers: Construction of Hegemonic and Subordinate Masculinities in Channa Wickremasekera’s "Tracks", SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai, India, 2019

The Culture and Citizenship of the Sri Lankan Chinese Dental Technicians with J. Peiris, ICH, University of Kelaniya, 2015

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
Charming the Unseen Snakes, with A. de Soyza, M. Jayatunga, S. Hettiarachchi and M. Gunesekera , 14th Annual Research Symposium, 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, 2008
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
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