H. M. Dilshani Thilanka Kumarihamy Jayathilake
H. M. Dilshani Thilanka Kumarihamy Jayathilake
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University Location:            (Room Number) K16 001

University Address:              Department of Modern Languages,
                                                   University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

Telephone:                              (Office) +94-11-2-903721 / (Extension) 724

E-mail:                                      diltkj_jp@yahoo.co.jp



Educational Qualification:

  • M.A. in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2015.
  • B.A. (General) Degree, First Class Honors, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2009.

Teaching Experience:

  • Lecturer (Probationary), Department of Modern Languages, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, since September 2018.
  • Temporary Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, March 2018 – September 2018.
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, February 2015 – February 2018.
  • Temporary Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, March 2013 – January 2015.
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, May 2010 – February 2013.
  • Japanese Language Teacher (Temporary basis), Maliyadeva Balika Vidyalaya, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka, September 2004 – March 2005.

Research and Publications:

  • “Linguistics Study of Abbreviations in the Japanese Language”, abstract presented at the 2nd International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka 2016, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya.
  • “Four Types of Linguistic Resources for Variable Speaking Units - with regards to Sinhala speakers”, International Symposium, with regard to the opening of The Research Center for Japanese Studies, Department of Modern Languages, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, February 2016.
  • A representative of the Sri Lankan team of the research “A Linguistic Study on Non-Fluency of the Replacement Type” conducting by the research representative Prof. Toshiyuki Sadanobu, Kobe University, Japan. (Research No: 15H02605)
  • “cmka NdIdfõ mo flá lsÍu ms<sn| jd.aúoHd;aul wOHhkhla ”, 2015, unpublished M.A. Thesis.
  • “cmka idys;H b;sydih”, Published by Vidyalankara Press, August 2018.(ISBN 978-955-35902-0-6)
  • “WKqiqï iqma fldamamh”- Translation of the “Atatakai sūpu” by Tomonobu Imamichi in Vidēsha Sāhithya Parivarthana Sangrahaya Vol.3, 2012-2015, Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri lanka. (ISSN 2550-2581)
  • “isysk oyhla - m<uq isyskh”- Translation of the “Yume jūya” by Natsume Sōseki for Vidēsha Sāhithya Parivarthana Sangrahaya Vol.4, Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (in print)
  • Japanese Language Text Book “Koharu to issho – Part 1” (Ordinary Level), 2015.
  • Revised Edition of Japanese Language Grammar Text Book “Sachini san to issho”.(Advanced Level), 2013.
  • Japanese Language “Kanji” Text Book (Advanced Level), 2011.
  • "Nihonjin wakamono no fashshon bunka" - Published in Japanese, in "Haru no yoko" magazine 2009, Joint work - 3rd year Japanese Language students, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
 Oral Presentations:
  • Challenging to new classroom activities: Dictogloss, 11th Japanese Language Educational Seminar for Teachers, Japanese Language Teacher’s Association of Sri Lanka, 2018.
  • Japanese Grammar, 3rd Japanese Language Seminar for Ordinary Level Students, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017.
  • Japanese Grammar, 2nd Japanese Language Seminar for Ordinary Level Students, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016.
  • Japanese Culture, Conversations and Grammar, 1st Japanese Language Seminar for Ordinary Level Students, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2015.
  • The Balance of Hiragana and Kanji, Monthly Japanese Study Meeting for Teachers, J Japanese Language Teacher’s Association of Sri Lanka, 2015.
  • Japanese Literature, Conversations and Grammar, Japanese Workshop for Advanced Level Students, Viharamaha Devi Balika Vidyalaya, Kiribathgoda, Sri Lanka, 2015.
  • Strategies for Motivating Students, 7th Japanese Language Educational Seminar for Teachers, Japanese Language Teacher’s Association of Sri Lanka, 2014.
  • How Make Japanese More Fun for Students, Monthly Japanese Study Meeting for Teachers, Japanese Language Teacher’s Association of Sri Lanka, 2014.
  • Tips for Japanese Teaching – Letters, 5th Japanese Language Educational Seminar for Teachers, Japanese Language Teacher’s Association of Sri Lanka, 2012.
  • The Structure of Japanese Advanced Level Paper – New Syllabus, Japanese Seminar for Advanced Level Students, Japanese Language Teacher’s Association of Sri Lanka, 2011.
  • Teaching Japanese Literature, 4th Japanese Language Educational Seminar for Teachers, Japanese Language Teacher’s Association of Sri Lanka, 2011.
  • Japanese Homophones, 3rd Japanese Language Educational Seminar for Teachers, Japanese Language Teacher’s Association of Sri Lanka, 2010.
  • Modern Japanese Literature, Japanese Language Seminar and Workshop for Teachers National Institute of Education (NIE), 2010.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Teacher Training, Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of Sri Lanka, 2009 – 2018.
  • Teacher Training, Japan Foundation, Japan, 2016.
  • Staff Development Course for Temporary Lecturers (Kelaniya) 2014 – 2015.
  • Teacher Training, Japan Foundation, Japan, 2011 – 2012.
  • Japanese Language Proficiency, Level 1, 2010.
  • Japanese Language Certificate, Soka University, Japan, 2006 – 2007.
  • Chief Examiner of the Evaluation Panel for the G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination since 2015.
  • Chief Examiner of the Evaluation Panel for the G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination in 2015 and 2017.
  • Member of the Control Marking Panel for the G.C.E Advanced Level and G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examinations since 2014.
  • Member of the Evaluation Panel for the G.C.E Advanced Level and G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examinations since 2010.        
  • Former President of the Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of Sri Lanka, 2012 – 2013.

Scholarships & Awards:

  • A 6-month scholarship to participate for “2011-2012 Long-Term Training Program for Foreign Teachers of the Japanese Language”, The Japan Foundation Japanese Language Institute, Urawa, Japan, September 2011 – March 2012.
  • Directors’ Award for the Best Student, “2011-2012 Long-Term Training Program for Foreign Teachers of the Japanese Language”, The Japan Foundation Japanese Language Institute, Urawa, Japan, September 2011 – March 2012.
  • The 1st place of Japanese Language Speech Contest, The Japanese Language Education Association of Sri Lanka (JLEA) and The Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka, March 2008.
  • A 11-month scholarship to study at Soka University, Japan, September 2006 – July 2007.

Research Interests:

  • Language Teaching
  • Japanese Literature

Research interests:

  • Russian Language Education in Sri Lanka
  • Experimental Analysis of Speech Sounds
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