"Away in a Manger 2021", the Virtual Christmas Celebrations

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"Away in a Manger 2021", the Virtual Christmas Celebrations of the Department of English Language Teaching happened on the 22nd of December via Zoom with the participation of the lecturers and all the students of the department. The event embraced carols sung by the lecturers and the students together with some fantastic Christmas games which made everyone mesmerized.


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Diversity and Inclusivity in a Lingua Franca - Professor Suresh Canagarajah
Pennsylvania State University

Date: 15th January 2021



The Use of Sri Lankan English as a First Language - Dr. Siromi Fernando



Assessing Quality in Higher Education by Prof Dushyanthi Mendis, University of Colombo

The past year has brought study programs in Faculties of Arts and Humanities in the Sri Lankan University system under the lens of the University Grants Commission's Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council (QAAC). Quality assurance and assessment are healthy practices of appraisal, and can bring significant benefits to institutions under review. However, it is important that principles of fairness, objectivity and ethical considerations are adhered to, and that the review criteria and process inspire confidence in students and members of the academic and non-academic staff in the institutions subjected to review. Because performance appraisals are not the norm in the Sri Lankan university system, review processes can be viewed as an external threat, and even perhaps as a punitive measure. I argue that this is a view that should change, and that institutions of higher education can and should use reviews to their benefit, to begin a dialogue about enhancing quality and to highlight weaknesses in the system and areas that need improvement, in striving for excellence.



Prof Arjuna Parakrama, Chair of English, Department of English,
University of Peradeniya

"Perkumpulan": Monthly Academic Discussion/Guest Lecture/ Workshop/Seminar Series

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 The first workshop for 2020 will be held on 03rd September, 2020 (Thursday) at 1 pm at the DELT(K5 201)

 Topic: Survey Methods and Sampling Techniques

Time: 1.00pm-3.00pm

Resource Persons: Dr. D. M. Pansujee V. Dissanayaka Mr. M. S. M. S. Kumara/Ms. Pavithra Basnayake/Ms. Navodi Mekhala


The first Guest Lecture for 2019 23rd March, 2019

Topic: Anthropological Research

Dr. Sunari Senaratne

Ph.D in Anthropology and Sociology from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

Supervisor: Professor David Mosse,

FBA. M.Sc in Anthropology and Development (Merit) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

BA Honours in Social Anthropology with Development Studies (2:1) from the University of Sussex.


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