Academic Staff

Head of Department of Languages

Mr. Sanath Gunawardena (Senior Lecturer in ELT)

MA in Development Studies & Public Policy, Open University of Sri Lanka (2019)SJG
M.A. in TESL, P.G.I.E., Open University of Sri Lanka (2012)
M.A. in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2008)
M.S. in Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2002)
B.Sc. Special in Physics, University of Peradeniya (1997)

Research Interests: Psycholinguistics, Technology in ELT, ELT Methodology

Contact Information: head-lang@uom.lk, sanathg@uom.lk


Mr. Susantha Hewa (Senior Lecturer in ELT)

M.Phil. in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2017) Mr.-Hewa
M.A. in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2006) 
B.A. Special in English, University of Peradeniya (1995) 

Research Interests: Communicative Language Teaching, Fiction, Politics and Fiction.
Contact Information: susanthaphewa@gmail.com


Mr. Prasanna Rathnayake (Senior Lecturer in ELT)

M.Phil. in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2017) Mr.-Prasanna
M.A. in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2011) 
B.A. Special (Hons) in English, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (2005) 

Research Interests: Psycholoinguistics, Metacognition, Group dynamics in L2 classroom, ESL input.

Contact Information: prasannar@uom.lk


Ms. Sandamali Gamage (Lecturer in ELT – Probationary)

M.Phil. in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2017) Ms.Sandamali
M.A. in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2011) 
B.A. University of Kelaniya (2008) 


Research Interests: English for Specific Purposes, Material and Curriculum Development, Applied Linguistics, Task Based Approach for Teaching.

Contact Information: sandamalig@uom.lk


Ms. Osanka H. Rathnasiri (Lecturer in ELT – Probationary)

M.A. in TESL, Postgraduate Institute of English, Open University of Sri Lanka (reading) Osanka
B.A. Special Hons in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2013) 

Research Interests: Identity, Ideology, and Investment; English for Specific/Academic Purposes; Blended Learning, Curriculum and Material Development

Contact Information: osankar@uom.lk


Ms. Kanchana Bandara (Lecturer – Probationary)

M.A. in English Studies, University of Colombo (reading) Kanchana
B.A. Special Hons in English, University of Kelaniya (2015) 

Research Interests: Family Language Policies, Multilingualism in ESL classrooms, Discourse of Digital Cultures

Contact Information: kanchanab@uom.lk