Name                         :  M.H.P.K.Guasena          
Designation               :  Senior Lecturer          
Department               :  Department of English Language Teaching            
Official Telephone     :  +94112098367    
Email Address           :  pradeep@bpu.ac.lk/ pradeep_gunasena@yahoo.com
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Academic Qualification

  • B.A.University of Kelaniya
  • B.A. in English and English Language Teaching (special), The Open University, Sri Lanka
  • M.A.in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • MPhil in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education (TESL), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Teachers’Trained Certificate, Teachers’ College, Maharagama, Sri Lanka

Academic Experience

  • Visiting Lecturer/ Resource Person, Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA)
  • Lecturer, English Language Teaching Unit, Buddhist and Pali University of (2010)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of English, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2013)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Aquinas University College, Colombo
  • Instructor, English, Faculty of Language Studies, Buddhist and Pali University, Sri Lanka (2002)
  • Visiting Instructor, English, University of Colombo (2001-2010)
  • Assistant Teacher of English (1992-2002)
  • Teaching English Language and written composition for the External students at Poorwarama Temple at Dias Place in Colombo.
  • Chief Examiner in (A/ L) General English Paper Marking.

Administration

  • Head, English Language Teaching Unit, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2010-2013) (2016- Present)
  • Course Coordinator, Diploma in English, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2011-2013), (2018.01.01- 2018.12.31)
  • Assistant Course Director, Diploma in English for English Medium Instruction Teachers, University of Colombo (2007)
  • Member, Interview Board, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2017)
  • Member, Post Graduate Research and Publication committee “Sahithya Sankathana” (2017)

Research interests

  • Interested in second language Teaching, Linguistics – (especially Discourse analysis and Pragmatics)

International/ National Seminar Presentations

  • Gunasena M.H.P.K., “Teaching - Learning Methodologies in Buddhism with Special Reference to the Theravada Buddhist Tradition (its Impact on Sri Lankan Buddhist Education)”A Research Paper Presentation at Hangzhou Buddhist Academy,15thwuyue Buddhist Conference, Shanghai China. 
  • Gunasena M.H.P.K., 2012, Abstracts -The Effect of Reading and Listening Based on Jataka Stories in Developing the Grammatical Competence of L2 Learner.First National Conference, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Gunasena M.H.P.K., The Impact of IQ Level and Socio-Economic Background in Improving the English Speaking Skills of the University of Undergraduates.International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • Gunasena M.H.P.K., Guest Lecturer, “Use of English and its increasing demand today”, P.des. Kularathna Vidyalaya
  • Gunasena M.H.P.K., 2017, Mini-Symposium on Religious Celebrations, Plenary Multi-lingual Session, Moderators
  • Gunasena M.H.P.K., 2012, International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences, IRCHS Convened by The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Gunasena M.H.P.K., 2012, First National Conference, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Gunasena M.H.P.K., Conducting Presentations at the Staff Development Sessions at Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.

Research & Publications

  • Gunasena M.H.P.K., (2009 – 2012)Abstracts, “Review on the Development of Presentation Skills” Professional Development Program of the Academic Staff, Buddhist and Pali University Publication.
  • Gunasena M.H.P.K., M.A. Thesis in Linguistics, Social Psychological Barriers in Improving The Speaking Skills of Undergraduates in  Sri Lankan Universities in The Teaching and Learning of English as a Second Language, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya,
  • Gunasena M.H.P.K., 2015, Basic Concepts in Education and Literature, Author Publication, Cybergate Services (PVT) Ltd, Sri Lanka
  • Gunasena M.H.P.K., 2015, Teaching Methodology, Author Publication, Cybergate Services (PVT) Ltd, Sri Lanka, ISBN 978-955-42376-1-2
  • Gunasena M.H.P.K., “An Appreciation on the poem “Dulce Decorumest.”, Department of English, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Gunasena M.H.P.K., Investigating the Linguistic Needs of foreign Buddhist Monks studying at BPU of Sri Lanka in the Designing an English for Specific Purpose, Refereed Journal Faculty of Language Studies, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  •  GunasenaM.H.P.K, fYalaiamSrshdkqkdgHiïm]odhgye|skaùula, Department of Sinhala, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka


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