Gevani Prahalathan
Gevani PrahalathanSenior Lecturer I


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

Tel:     +94-11 22903 783 (Office)          

Educational Qualification:

B.A. (Hons) in Linguistics (Upper Second) University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka - 2002.
M.A in Linguistics (University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka)

Teaching Experience:

Temporary Assistant Lecturer- Department of Linguistics & English (2002-2003)
Visiting Lecturer- Higher National Diploma in English- Advanced Technological Institute (SLIATE), Jaffna (2002-2003)
English Teacher- St Thomas’s Prep School. Kollupittiya. Sri Lanka. (2004)
Visiting Lecturer – Trincomalee Campus, Eastern University, Sri Lanka (2004)
Lecturer (Probationary) – Department of Linguistics & English, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka (2004-2009)
Lecturer ELTU, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. ( 2009-2014)
Senior Lecturer II ELTU, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.(2014 to date)

Administrative Experience

Coordinator (English for the Sciences) – 2013-2014
Webmaster,ELTU, University of Kelaniya (2014)

Research and Publications

Dilini H. , G.Prahalathan "The Effectiveness of the Task-Based Language Teaching Approach to Improve Students' Speaking Skills" Journal of Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya

Some Archaic Word forms Dropped by Jaffna Tamil Society Ms Gevani Prahalathan International Journal of Language and Literature, 3(1), pp. 192-197
DOI: 10.15640/ijll.v3n1a24      URL:

Learning Phonics by Young ESL Learners – Leapfrog Cartoon Vs Teacher Centered Teaching Ms Gevani Prahalathan Journal of Education and Human Development,  Vol. 4 (4)                                      URL:

"Dyslexic Characteristics among Jaffna Students" Ms. Gevani PrahalathanReview of Arts and Humanities, 5(2), pp. 29-49

International & national Workshops/ Seminars/Conference Participation

“ Some Archaic forms dropped by the Jaffna Society” presented at the 35th Annual and 1st International Conference of the Linguistic Society of India organized by the Central Institute of Indian Langauges, Mysore and The Linguistic Society of India, Pune, November 27-29, 2013

Current Research Activities:

“Learning Disabilities Among Children in Jaffna Peninsula” ( Special reference to Dyslexia & Dysgraphia)
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