Mr Jayamal de Silva
Mr Jayamal de SilvaLecturer (Probationary)
Mr Jayamal de Silva is a lecturer in Translation Methods/Studies attached to the department of Linguistics. He obtained his BA (Hons), MA in Linguistics, and MPhil in Translation Studies degrees from the University of Kelaniya. His research interests include translation procedures, literary translation, machine-aided translation, and Sinhalese writing styles.

Contact Details:

Department of Linguistics
Faculty of Humanities
University of Kelaniya
Sri Lanka

Office: +94112908786 (Ext: 671/672)
Mobile: +94772293827
Email: jayamals@kln.ac.lk

Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=E_J72BgAAAAJ&hl=en
ResearchGate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jayamal-De-Silva

Specialized Field:

Translation studies

Academic Qualifications:

  • Master of Philosophy in Translation Studies, University of Kelaniya (2021)
  • Master of Arts in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2017)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), University of Kelaniya (2015)
  • German Language Level A1, Goethe Institute, Sri Lanka (2013)

Teaching Experience:

  • Lecturer (Probationary) in Translation Methods / Studies, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (since October 2018)
  • Visiting Lecturer, MA Programme in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2021/2022 - Batch no. 20)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Bachelor of Translation Studies, University of Vocational Technology (2022/2023 - Batch no. 02)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya (Academic year 20202021)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Diploma in Translation and Interpretation - 11th batch, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya 
  • Visiting Lecturer, MA Programme in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2020/2021 - Batch no. 19)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya (Academic year 2019/2020)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Diploma in Translation and Interpretation - 10th batch, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (September 2021 – August 2022)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya (Academic year 2018/2019)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Diploma in Translation and Interpretation - 9th batch, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (January 2020 – December 2020)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya (Academic year 2017/2018)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Diploma in Translation and Interpretation - 8th batch, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (October 2018 - October 2019)
  • Visiting Lecturer in Translation Studies, Department of Languages, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (October 2018)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Higher Diploma in Trilingual Studies - 4th Batch, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (January 2018 - January 2020)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Diploma in Translation and Interpretation - 7th Batch, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (October 2017 - October 2018)
  • Temporary Lecturer in Translation Studies, Department of Languages, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (January 2017 - July 2018)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Higher Diploma in Trilingual Studies - 3rd Batch, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (December 2016 - December 2018)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Diploma in Translation and Interpretation - 6th Batch, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (October 2016 - September 2017)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Diploma in Translation and Interpretation - 5th Batch, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (October 2015 - October 2016)
  • Temporary Lecturer in Translation Methods, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (March 2015 - January 2017)

Positions Held (University of Kelaniya):

  • Web Master, Faculty of Humanities (September 2022 - September 2024)
  • Senior Treasurer, Translation Circle, Department of Linguistics (Academic Year 2020/2021)
  • Student Counsellor, Faculty of Humanities (Academic year 2020/2021)
  • Coordinator, Humanities Undergraduate Research Symposium (HUG) 2021
  • Web Master, Department of Linguistics (April 2022 - September 2022)
  • Senior Treasurer, Translation Circle, Department of Linguistics (Academic Year 2019/2020)
  • Student Counsellor, Faculty of Humanities (Academic year 2019/2020)
  • Web Master, Department of Linguistics (February 2021 - February 2022)
  • Committee Member of the Centre for Sustainability Solutions, University of Kelaniya (Academic Year 2018/2019)
  • Web Master, Department of Linguistics (February 2020 - February 2021)
  • Senior Treasurer, Translation Circle, Department of Linguistics (Academic Year 2018/2019)
  • Student Counsellor, Faculty of Humanities (Academic year 2018/2019)
  • Member of the Organizing Committee, Undergraduate Research Symposium (HUG 2019), Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya (2019)
  • Web Master, Department of Linguistics (February 2019 - February 2020)
  • Student Counsellor, Faculty of Humanities (Academic year 2017/2018)
  • Member of the Organizing Committee, Fourth International Conference on Humanities (ICH 2018/2019), Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya
  • Member of the Organizing Committee, Undergraduate Research Symposium (HUG 2018), Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya (2018)
  • Senior Treasurer, Translation Circle, Department of Linguistics (Academic Year 2017/2018)

Awards:

  • Best Presenter, Staff Development Research Forum 2019, Staff Development Centre, University of Kelaniya

Contribution to National Development:

  • Resource Person for developing the curriculum of the Translation Studies degree programme, Faculty of Education, University of Vocational Training, Ratmalana

Publications: Books

  • භාෂා පරිවර්තන ප‍්‍රවේශය (Bhāṣā Parivartana Pravēśaya – Introduction to Translation) ISBN 978-955-30-8789-8 (2018), S. Godage and Brothers Publications (pvt) Ltd, Colombo.
  • මායා සිහිනය (Māya Sihiniya) (2014), Translated Short Story Collection, Translation Circle, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya.

Publications: Conference Papers

  • Applicability of Google Translate in Sinhalese Diglossic Contexts (2019), International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPRC), University of Kelaniya
  • Tackling Metalinguistic Lacunas and the Choice of Loans: A Study Based on the Compilation of a Sinhalese Treatise on Indian Folk Dance (2018), International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPRC), University of Kelaniya
  • Quality of Machine Translation and the Role of Post-Editing (2017), International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPRC), University of Kelaniya
  • The Extent of Cultural Transposition for the Translation of Contrastive Cultural Identity (2017), Third International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka (ICLSL), University of Kelaniya
  • Concealing Eḷu Terms with Sanskrit Borrowings: A Response to the Conflict between Sense and Style in Translating Classics (2017), Second International Conference on Sanskrit Studies (ICSS), University of Kelaniya
  • The Use of Machine-Aided Translation (MAT) and Machine Translation (MT): An Enquiry on Pedagogy and Professional Translation in Sri Lanka (2017), Third International Conference on the Humanities (ICH), University of Kelaniya
  • Types of Borrowings Followed in Udaya Prasanta Meddegama’s English Translation of Guruḷugomi’s Amāvatura (2017), International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches (ICMA), University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • Identifying the Ideal Contribution from Computer Technology towards Translation Involving the Sinhalese Language (2017), Symposium on Natural Language Processing (SNLP), University of Moratuwa
  • Impacts of Target Audience Culture on the Translation of Dramatic Texts (2016), International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS), University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • An Examination on the Dichotomy between Translation and Adaptation (2016), Second International Conference on the Humanities (ICH), University of Kelaniya
  • Translating Concrete Poems (2016), Second International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka (ICLSL), University of Kelaniya
  • The Significance of Rhyming Scheme in Poetry Translation (2016), International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPRC), University of Kelaniya
  • Methods Followed in Translating Drama Songs (2015), International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPRC), University of Kelaniya
  • Some Observations on Personifying Sinhalese Inanimate Nouns (2015), International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPRC), University of Kelaniya
  • Imitation as a Method of Translation: A Study Based on Selected Sinhalese Poems Inspired by Wordsworthian Poetry (2015), First International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka (ICLSL), University of Kelaniya
  • Causes for the Sinhala Spelling Errors and Mistakes: A Study Based on the Students Reading Translation Methods at University of Kelaniya (2015), First International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka (ICLSL), University of Kelaniya
  • A Comparative Study on the English and Sinhalese Translations of Songs in Bertolt Brecht’s ‘Der Kaukasiche Kreidekreis’ (2015), International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches (ICMA), University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • Issues Occurred in Translating Tenses in German and French into English (2014), ‘Gnosis’ - The Student Research Forum, Department of English, University of Kelaniya

Publications: Journal Articles

  • භාෂා පරිවර්තනය පිළිබඳ ජෝන් ඩ‍්‍රයිඩන් සංකල්පය (2019), Professor Indra Dasanayake Memorial Academic Journal, Department of Hindi, University of Kelaniya.
  • සාහිත්‍ය පරිවර්තනයෙහි ස්වභාවය (2018), Wāgishā: Professor R. M. W. Rajapakshe Felicitation Volume (ISBN 978-955-704-034-9), Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya.

  • The Biblical Story of the Tower of Babel (2018), Wāgishā: Professor Asoka Premaratne Felicitation Volume (ISBN 978-955-704-033-2), Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya.

  • පරිවර්තන අධ්‍යයනයෙහි ප‍්‍රභවය සහ විකාශනය (2017), Samprekshana Academic Journal: Issue 5 (ISSN 2536-8818), Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya.

  • මානව භාෂාවේ ස්වභාවය (2016), Prabhā Academic Journal: Issue 4 (ISSN 2279-3127), Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya.

  • නාට්‍ය පෙළ පරිවර්තකයාගේ කාර්යය (2016) Vidurusanda Academic Journal (ISBN 978-955-7284-00-2) Ruwanpura National College of Education, Kahawatte.

  • තොටගමුවේ ශ‍්‍රී රාහුල හිමිගේ විභීෂණ දේව භක්තිය සැලළිහිණි සන්දේශයෙන් හෙළි වන අන්දම (2016), Dhammadassi Academic Journal: Issue 2 (ISSN 978-955-449-891-4), Damsak Daham Poth Arana, Pitakotte.

  • භාෂා පරිවර්තනය පිළිබඳ ඇලෙක්සැන්ඩර් ෆ‍්‍රාසර් ටයිට්ලර් සංකල්පය (2015) DHĪ: Academic Journal of the Faculty of Humanities: Issue 23 (ISSN 1391-5096), University of Kelaniya.

  • නාට්‍ය පෙළ පරිවර්තනය හා අනුවර්තනය (2015), Prabhā Academic Journal: Issue 3 (ISSN 2279-3127), Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya.

Editorials:

  • වාගීෂා (Wāgishā): Professor R. M. W. Rajapakshe Felicitation Volume (2018) (ISBN 978-955-704-034-9), Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya
  • වාගීෂා (Wāgishā): Professor Asoka Premaratne Felicitation Volume (2018) (ISBN 978-955-704-033-2), Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya
  • සම්ප්‍රේක්ෂණ ශාස්ත්‍රීය සංග්‍රහය (Samprekshana Academic Journal) Issue 5 (2017) (ISSN 2536-8818), Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya
  • ප්‍රභා ශාස්ත්‍රීය සංග්‍රහය (Prabhā Academic Journal) Issue 4 (2016) (ISSN 2279-3127), Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya
  • ධම්මදස්සි ශාස්ත්‍රීය සංග්‍රහය (Dhammadassi Academic Journal) Issue 2 (2016) (ISSN 978-955-449-891-4), Damsak Daham Poth Arana, Pitakotte
  • Book of Abstracts (2016) (ISSN 2513-2954), Second International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka (ICLSL), Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya
  • Book of Abstracts (2016) (ISSN 2536-8834), Undergraduate Research Conference on Linguistics, (URCL) Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya
  • ප්‍රභා ශාස්ත්‍රීය සංග්‍රහය (Prabhā Academic Journal) Issue 3 (2015) (ISSN 2279-3127), Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya
  • Book of Abstracts (2015) First International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka (ICLSL), Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya
  • මායා සිහිනය (Māya Sihiniya) (2014) Translated Short Story Collection, Translation Circle, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya



 

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