Dr. Swarnananda Gamage


Senior Lecturer (Grade I)
Department of English Language Teaching
Head, Department of English Language Teaching
+94112098367
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swarnananda@bpu.ac.lk / kgswarnananda@gmail.com

Academic Qualification

  • B.A. English, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
  • M.A. in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • M.Phil. in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching English Language and Literature, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
  • Literature Short Course, Birkbeck University, United Kingdom
  • Teacher (English) Training Certificate, Teacher’s College, Sri Lanka
  • Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya

Academic Experience

  • Senior Lecturer Grade IEnglish Language Teaching Unit, Buddhist and Pali University (2019 -Present)
  • Senior Lecturer Grade IIEnglish Language Teaching Unit, Buddhist and Pali University (2013 - 2019)
  • LecturerEnglish Language Teaching Unit, Buddhist and Pali University (2008-2013)
  • Instructor, English Language Teaching Unit, Buddhist and Pali University  (2001 - 2007)
  • Trained Teacher of English, Ministry of Education, Kurunegala (1989 - 2001)

VISITING LECTURER

  • MA in English Literature conducted by Department of English, Faculty of Post – Graduate Studies and External Examinations, Buddhist and PaliUniversity of Sri Lanka.( 2019- Present)
  • B(Ed) Degree Programme, Master of Education, Theories in Education, Lincoln University College. (2020- Present)
  • B.A Degree Program – English, CINEC Campus, Malabe, Sri Lanka. (2016- Present)
  • Diploma in English conducted by English Language Teaching Department. (2006- Present)

POST GRADUATE SUPERVISION

  • Examiner, Master of Philosophy, University of Kelaniya - ‘The verb nucleus concept as an improved method for teaching English as a second language’ by P.I Keerthisinghe




  • Supervisor –Master of Arts, BPU, Gender issues : A study based on the early Buddhism by H.M.I Udayanganne Rathnayake (Reading)
  • Supervisor –Master of Arts, BPU, The Influence Of Healing And Re-  conciliating Power Of Oriental Drama On European Drama by  T.W.M  VinithKumari (Reading)
  • Supervisor of the presentation, Master of  Philosophy, BPU ‘An Analytical Study of the Factors Influencing English  Speaking  Proficiency of the English Medium Prospective Teachers’ by  A.M.D Udit

SYLLABUS DESIGNING AND MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Compulsory English, Certificate course, Advanced certificate course at DELT, BPU.
  • Diploma in English,Certificate course, Advanced certificate course, Higher Diploma in English (External) conducted by DELT at Faculty of Post Graduate Studies of BPU.
  • English Language Proficiency,  BA  Degree External Programme at Faculty of Post Graduate Studies of BPU.
  • BA (English)  degree programme, CINEC Campus, Malabe.
  • Pracheena Pandit degree programme, The Oriental Studies of Sri Lanka
  • Literary Theories, B(Ed) degree programme, Lincoln University

Administration

  • Co – controlling Chief Examiner, Board of Examiners (General English) -General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level Examination) Ministry of education (2012 -present)
  • Chief Examiner, Board of Examiners (General English) -General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level Examination) Ministry of Education (2003 - 2011)
  • Head of the English Language Teaching Unit, Buddhist and Pali University (2008-2011), (2014-2015)
  • Coordinator, Diploma in English, Buddhist and Pali University (2005), (2014 - 2015), (2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Member of Senate Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka

OTHER APPOINMENTS 

  • Member of the Paper Setters’ Panel, General English (13), AL examinations, Department of Examinations.(2019- Present)
  • Paper Setter-English Literature & English Language PrachinaPandith Degree Programme - English by The Oriental Studies of Sri Lanka(2015- Present)
  • Member of  Curriculum Development Committee Bachelor of Arts Degree – English, CINEC Campus, Malabe, Sri Lanka (2015 - 2016)
  • Conference Secretary International  Conference on Religious Tolerance and Harmony sponsored by American  Embassy, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2015) 
  • Joint Secretary First International Online research Conference Series by BPU, Sri Lanka (2020)
  • Chairman – the Committee of Syllabus Designing – (Pracheena) English by The Oriental Studies of Sri Lanka
  • Paper Setter English Literature & English Language Central Bank Promotion Examinations, Department of Examination,Sri Lanka. (2017- 2018)
  • Member The  Program Advisory Committee (PAC) HND in English, Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education
  • Research Article Reviewer VCIRS - 2017, the International Research Conference, Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka  
  • Chair Technical  Session of English Language, Linguistics and Literature, VCIRS - 2017,  the International Research Conference, Vavuniya Campus of the University  of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
  • Student counselor Buddhist and Pali University, Sri Lanka (2015 ,2019)

Research interests

  • Teaching English Literature
  • Evolution of Drama & Theater
  • English Language Teaching

International/ National Seminar Presentations

  • Gamage, K.G., 2013, “Role of Non-biological Mothers, 2nd International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 4th& 5th of December 2013
  • Gamage, K.G., 2014, “Colloquial Sinhala language as a mixed discourse variety; a study on the syntactic and semantic impact of English language on present-day colloquial Sinhala language”, 15th Annual Research Symposium of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, October 30 & 31,2014
  • Gamage, K.G., 2018, “Tuition teachers and English language teaching: An exploration of English language tuition classes”, 4th International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, 29th March 2018
  • Gamage, K.G., 2013, “Has the trend of students working in groups produced real collaboration? A study based on web-related collaborative writing among second language learners”, Collaboration & Innovation in Research 14th Annual Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, November 28 & 29,2013
  • Gamage, K.G., 2015, “Selling or Being Sold - An Exposition of Death at of a Salesman”, International Research Conference, Bikshu University    
  • Gamage, K.G., 2006, Influence of English Language on Sinhala, Professional Development Program of Academic Staff, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Gamage, K.G., 2011, what’s to be: “Big frog in a small well or small frog in a big well” Characteristics of good teacher A bilingual presentation, Professional Development Program of Academic Staff, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Gamage, K.G., 2013, Feminism: Cure or Cruse in Sri Lankan Context, Professional Development Program of Academic Staff, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Gamage, K.G., 2014,Colloquial Sinhala Language as mixed discourse variety a study on the syntactic and semantic impact of English Language on present day Colloquial Sinhala Language, Professional Development Program of Academic Staff, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.

Research & Publications

THESIS

  • Efficacy of an innovative teaching methodology for the development of Second Language proficiency among adult Sri Lankan learners: an experimental study, 2018, an Unpublished PhD  Thesis
  • Relationship between Development of Grammatical Competence and Pre – Linguistics Input inL2 Learning context: an experimental Study, 2011,an Unpublished MPhil Thesis

PUBLICATIONS

  • Gamage, K.G. & Dissanayeke, P., 2008. Discourse Analysis, Sarasavi Publications, Sri Lanka.
  • Gamage, K.G., 2016, The Indispensable Literary Terms & Techniques, Olanco Printers, Sri Lanka
  • Gamage, K.G., 2017, Introduction to Tennessee Williams’  The Glass Menagerie Olanco Printers, Sri Lanka
  • Gamage, K.G., 2019, Introduction to A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, Olanco Printers, Sri Lanka

PUBLICATIONS IN INDEXED JOURNALS

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  • Gamage,  K.G., Ending says it all : a slap on the malignant fiction- an exposition of the end- passage of Things Fall Apart, Journal of Language Studies (JLS) (Bi- annual peer reviewed refereed journal) Volume 2 Issue 1 June 2018 (page 113-121)
  • Gamage,  K.G., Feminism: a cure or a curse, 2016, PARIYESANA, Journal of PDPAS, Vol. 01, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Gamage,  K.G., Feminism : A cure or a curse?, Pariyesana, Journal of PDPAS Volume 1 (page10)
  • Gamage,  K.G., Shakespeare : the Dramatist of All Times, DELT Reader Journal of English Education Volume 1 (page 8- 18) (Also published online in Researchgate- an international research publication website)
  • Gamage,  K.G., Shakespearean Tragedy, Comedy and Introduction to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, DELT Reader, Journal of English Education Volume 2 (page 9 – 28) (Also published online in Researchgate.)
  • Gamage,  K.G., Dissecting Poetry : ‘Out, Out---’ by Robert Frost, “Sandhara” academic journal (page 297- 302) (Also published online in Researchgate.)

EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTION

  • Editor- Journal of Language Studies (JLS), Bi- Annual Peer Reviewed  Referred Journal by Faculty of Language studies, BPU- Volume 2, Issue 1, December 2018.
  • Editor- Journal of Language Studies (JLS), Bi- Annual Peer Reviewed  Referred Journal by Faculty of Language studies, BPU- Volume 3, Issue 1, June 2019.
  • Co-editor- Research Papers Presented at the International Conference on Religious Tolerance and Harmony (IRTH 2015)
  • Co- editor- Delt Reader- Journal of English Education by  Department of English Language Teaching- Volume 2, 2019.
  • Co- editor- Delt Reader- Journal of English Education by  Department of English Language Teaching- Volume 1, 2018.

RESOURCE PERSON

  • A Guest Lecture on Literature: Realities or Fantasies, Bachelor of Science in Information Systems & Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Degree Program, School of Computing, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2015)
  • A Guest Lecture, on “What will make you a good teacher” Amana international School, Kolonnawa, Sri Lanka, (2015)
  • Conducting the seminar on Dramatic Genres, M.A. Literature, Faculty of Post – Graduate Studies and External Examinations, Buddhist and PaliUniversity of Sri Lanka
  • Conducting a workshop for the Teacher training students 2017/2018 batch on ‘How to teach Literature ; poetry, fiction and drama effectively’ ,  CINEC campus , Malabe, 2018
  • Conducting the seminar for Chief Examiners and Additional Chief Examiners  for General English (13), G.C.E (A/L) examination – 2019
  • Offering services as resource person in A/L General English Evaluation process at the Department of Examination, May 2020.
  • Conducting a seminar for A/L students who follow English (73) as a subject at Sandalanka Central College on 7th July 2020.
  • Being a judge at the Drama competition of  Inter Advanced  Technological Institutes held at Advanced Technological Institute of Kandy (English day competition of SLIATE)  on the 28th December 2017
  • Conducting a workshop for the Teacher training students 2019/2020 batch on ‘How to use drama as an instructional tool in teaching English as a second language’ at the CINEC campus auditorium, Malabe on 15th September, 2020
  • Conducting the seminar for Chief Examiners and Additional Chief Examiners for G.C.E (A/L) examination – 2020
  • Being a resource person, the workshop for the lecturers of the Department of English Language Teaching (DELT), University of Sri Jayawardanapura - 2020.
  • Offering services as a visiting lecturer at Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technical Education, Dehiwala, 2002.
  • Conducting the Co-controlling chiefs’ meeting for the evaluation of A/L General English (13) at Department of Examination on 28/29 August 2013.

SYMPOSIUM  

  • Designing and Implementing Peace Education founded in Theravada Buddhist Teachings, Peace and Conflict studies Center, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. (2015)
  • Training of Trainers on Transitional Justice Concepts & Issues - Phase 1 conducted by the National Peace Council of Sri Lanka( 2016)

WORKSHOP

  • “Effect of Internet Addiction on Academic Performance of the Students at the Buddhist and Pali University Sri Lanka”, Internet Society Sri Lanka Chapter, Buddhist and Pali University, Sri Lanka (2018)
  • Awareness Program on “Upgrading Syllabus and quality Assurance” Buddhist and Pali University, Sri Lanka (2015)
  • “Enhancement of active learning in students” Buddhist and Pali University, Sri Lanka (2014)
  • Development in Educational Technology in ELT, IRQUE English Competency Project, English Language Teaching Unit, University of Rajarata, Sri Lanka (2006)
  • Staff Development Program, Buddhasravaka Bhiksu University and Buddhist and Pali University if Sri Lanka (2011)
  • Workshop on Effective Presentation skills conducted by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development on 18th June 2015 at BPU.
  • Workshop on ‘Enhancement Of Active Learning In Students’ under the workshop series on ‘Student Centered Learning’ on 23rd July 2014.
  • Certificate course in ‘Research Methods Techniques And Statistics For Data Analysis’ on January 21/29 and February 6/10 in the year 2015 at BPU.
  • Developments in Educational Technology in ELT organized by the English Language Teaching Unit, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka on 13th /14th June 2006 at Earl’s Regency Hotel, Kandy.
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