Professor Sandagomi Coperahewa – Professor

Department Chair

Head – Department of Sinhala
BA (Colombo) MA (Lancaster) MPhil (Peradeniya) PhD (Cambridge)

Modern Sinhala Usage and Grammar, Sociolinguistics, Language and Communication

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Senior Professor Ananda Tissa Kumara – Senior Professor

BA (Colombo) PhD (Colombo)

Classical Sinhala literature, Historical Grammar, Sinhala Folkloreiew

 

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Professor Sarath Wijessoriya – Professor
BA (Colombo) MPhil (Colombo)

Modern Sinhala Literature, Sinhala Drama, Creative Writing

 

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Ven. Professor Agalakada Sirisumana Thero – Professor
BA (Colombo) MPhil (Colombo)

Classical Sinhala literature, Sinhala culture

 

 

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Dr. (Ms) Latha Gurusinghe – Senior Lecturer

BA (Colombo) MPhil (Colombo) PhD (Colombo)

Modern Sinhala Literature, Feminist literature and Gender Studies

 

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Dr. Premasiri Nagasinghe – Senior Lecturer
BA (Colombo) MA (Kelaniya) MPhil (Colombo) PhD (Kelaniya) , Pg.Dip. Counselling (Colombo)

Sinhala culture, Classical Sinhala literature, Art & Architecture

 

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Dr. (Ms.) Kumudu Karunaratne – Senior Lecturer
BA (Colombo) MA (Kelaniya) MPhil (Colombo) PhD (Sri Jayawardenenpura)

Modern Sinhala Literature, Sociology of Literature, Women’s Writing

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Mr. Krishantha Fedricks – Senior Lecturer
BA (Colombo) MA (Kelaniya) MA (California)

Modern Linguistic Theories, Semiotics

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Dr. (Ms) T. A. C. Jayanthi Bandara – Senior Lecturer
BA (Colombo), Dip in Journalism (Colombo), PG Dip in Archeology (Kelaniya), MA (By Research) (Colombo), PhD(Colombo)

Archaeology, Journalism, Art & Culture

 

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Dr. Ranjith Senanayake – Senior Lecturer
BA (Ruhuna), PG Dip in Education (Colombo),  MPhil (Peradeniya), PhD (Jayawardenapura)

Classical Sinhala literature; Sinhala Drama; Modern Sinhala Fiction

 

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Mrs. W. M. Kalyani Wijesundera – Senior Lecturer
BA (Colombo)

Inscriptions of Ceylon, Classical Sinhala Literature

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Dr.  (Ms) W. A. D. Abeysinghe – Senior Lecturer 
BA(Kelaniya), M.A(Kelaniya), M Phil(Colombo), Ph.D (Kelaniya)

Literature Criticism,  Modern Sinhala Literature, Translation Literature.

 

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Mr. Achinthya Bandara – Lecturer
BA (Hons.) Colombo/ La Trobe University, Australia (Exchange) MA (Texas, USA)

Contact Linguistics: Pidgins and Creoles, Indo-Portuguese Creoles, Applied Linguistics, Bilingualism, Post-Colonial Language and Cultural Identities, English as a Second Language, TESOL, Academic Writing, Cognitive Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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 Mr. Osanda Gunarathne – Lecturer (Probationary)
BA (Hon.) MA (Colombo)

Modern Sinhala Drama, Classical and Modern Sinhala poetry , Modern Sinhala Literature , School Grammer

 

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