Ms Kumudu Nayanie Gamage
Ms Kumudu Nayanie Gamage Senior Lecturer - Grade I / Head, Department of Linguistics

Contact details:

Department of Linguistics
Faculty of Humanities
University of Kelaniya
Sri Lanka

Office: +94112908786 (Ext: 671/672)
Email: kgamage@kln.ac.lk

Specialized fields:

  • Translation Studies and Syntax

Academic qualifications:

  • Master of Philosophy in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2011)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies (Merit Pass), University of Peradeniya, (2007/2008)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Special) in Linguistics (First Class Honours), University of Kelaniya, (2004)

Positions held:

  • Academic Coordinator, Diploma Programme in Translation and Interpretation, University of Kelaniya (2014 and from 2016 to date)
  • Senior Treasurer, Translation Circle, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2011 to date)
  • Senior Treasurer, Vāgvidya Parshadaya, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2010 & 2011)
  • Member of the Progress Monitoring Committee - Corporate Plan, University of Kelaniya (since August 2010)
  • Member of the Computer Committee, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya (since 01.01.2012)
  • Member of the Web Committee, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya (since 11.11.2011)
  • Web Master, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya (August 2008 - July 2009)
  • Web Master, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2007 - 2017)
  • Conference Secretory, International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2017)
  • Member of the Organizing Committee, International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2015 and 2016)
  • Chief Coordinator, Undergraduate Research Conference on Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2016)
  • Member of the Organizing Committee, International Conference of Humanities, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya (2017 and 2018)
  • Member of the Organizing Committee, National Conference on General Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2013)
  • Co-coordinator, One Asia - National and International Seminar series, Department of Sinhala, University of Kelaniya (2013)
  • Student Counselor, University of Kelaniya (2007 - 2011)
  • Member of the Subcommittee, Book Exhibition commemorated for the 50th Anniversary of the University of Kelaniya (held in 25th to 27th February 2009)
  • Member, the Project Report Committee (2008)

Teaching experience:

  • Senior Lecturer (Grade I), Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (since June 2018)
  • Senior Lecturer (Grade II), Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2012 - 2018)
  • Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2007 - 2012)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Sinhala, University of Ruhuna (Academic Year 2010/2011)
  • Temporary Assistant Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (May 2005 - March 2007)
  • Research Assistant, Language Technology Research Laboratory (LTRL), University of Colombo School of Computing (May 2004 – April 2005)

Awards and nominations:

  • The Venerable Kudawelle Sri Vangisa Memorial Award was awarded by Sri Kalyanivamsika Tapovana Samgha Sabhava for securing a pass and obtaining the highest marks for units of Linguistics in the First Year Examinations of the Bachelor of Arts Degree held in the academic year 1999/2000

Publications: Research papers

  • R. M. W. Rajapakshe, M. Gunesekara, K. Gamage, M. Ranaweera, S. Hettiarachchi, (2013), Documenting dialect variation in Sri Lankan Sign language, General Linguistics Research Symposium. University of Kelaniya. 12 December 2013
  • Gamage K. N. (2011) Linguistics Usage in Election Posters, Annual Research Symposium 2011, University of Kelaniya. 3-4 November 2011
  • Gamage K. N. (2010) Linguistics Usage in Tuition Posters, Annual Research Symposium 2010, University of Kelaniya. 30th Nov-01st Dec.2010
  • Gamage K. N. & Boralugoda, Amali (2008) You and I in Translation. Annual Research Symposium 2008, University of Kelaniya.18-19 Dec.2008
  • Gamage K. N. & Boralugoda, Amali (2007) One, Two, Three: Grammatical Number in Translation, Annual Research Symposium 2007, University of Kelaniya.19 Dec.2007
  • Gamage K. N. & Boralugoda, Amali (2006) Tense and Aspect in Translation, Annual Research Symposium 2006, University of Kelaniya.08 Dec.2006
  • Gamage K. N., & Boralugoda, Amali (2006) Men and Women Theory in Translation,10th Anniversary International Symposium on issues & challenges of the 21st century, University of Sabaragamuwa, 4-5 July 2006

Publications: Journal articles

  • Gamage K. N., (2017), Creating target equivalences using word formation in Sinhala, Felicitation volume for Prof. R.M.W.Rajapakse
  • Gamage K. N., (2017), The importance of registers in the field of translation, Felicitation volume for Prof. A.C.Premaratne
  • Gamage K. N., (2017), Linguistic Usage in Election Posters, Felicitation Volume of Professor Emeritus W.S.Karunatillake 340-348
  • Gamage K. N., (2013), New Trends in Audiovisual Translation: The Latest Challenging Modes, Journal of the Faculty of Humanities.18,24-33
  • Wickramasinghe, D. M., Gamage K. N., (2012) Generative Transformational Grammar, Sinhala Encyclopedia, xiii volume
  • Gamage K. N. (2010) Problems arises in equivalence at translation, Journal of the Faculty of Humanities, 13,157-165
  • Gamage, K. N. (2010) History of Machine Translation, Journal of the Faculty of Humanities.12, 47-54
  • Gamage, K. N. (2009). Supra-segmental features in Spoken Sinhala, Journal of the Faculty of Humanities. volume11, 316-327
  • Weerasinghe A. R, Wasala R. A., Gamage K. N. (2007) Festival-si: A Sinhala Text- to-Speech System. Lecture Notes in Computer Science/ IJCNLP: International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing. (Vol 4629/2007, pp. 472-479)
  • Weerasinghe A. R, Wasala R. A., Gamage K. N. (2006) Sinhala Grapheme-to- Phoneme Conversion and Rules for Schwa Epenthesis, Proceedings of the COLING/ACL Main Conference Poster Sessions, Association for Computational Linguistics, pp.890-897
  • Gamage K. N., Boralugoda Amali. (2006) Men and Women Theory in Translation. 10th Anniversary International Symposium on issues & challenges of the 21st century, University of Sabaragamuwa
  • Weerasinghe A. R, Wasala R. A., Gamage K. N. (2005), A Rule Based Syllabification Algorithm for Sinhala, Lecture Notes in Computer Science/ IJCNLP: International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing. (Vol 3651, pp. 438-449)
  • Weerasinghe A. R., Herath D. L., Gamage K. (2005), The Sinhala Collation and its Representation in Unicode, - Localisation Focus: The International Journal for Localisation (Vol.5, pp.13-19)

Publications: Editorials

  • Derangamina (2009) Jayasekera, Kamani, Mahaulpatha, Susantha, Gamage, Kumudu Nayanie, S. Godage, Colombo 10
  • Karuna: Felicitation Volume of Professor Emeritus W.S.Karunatillake, (2017) Rajapaksha, R. M. W., Wijesekera, G .J. S., Senarath, Sudath, Gamage, Kumudu Nayanie, Weerawardena, Vindya, S.Godage, Colombo 10
  • A Special Volume of One Asia Seminar Series (2013) Mallawa Arachchi, Nimal, Gamage, Kumudu, Wickramasinghe, Anjalee, Pushpakumara, Neil, Kelani Printers, Makola Rd, Kiribathgoda
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