Dr. Nirosha Salwathura


Senior Lecturer          
Department of Language Skills Development
Head, Department of Language Skills Development
+94718010184, +94773771797        
nirosha@bpu.ac.lk/ nsal1204@gmail.com
       


Academic Qualification

  • B.A. (Honors), University of  Kelaniya, Sri Lanka–1999. 
  • Mphil, University of  Buddhist and Pali, Sri Lanka, 2014
  • Higher Diploma in Hindi Language Proficiency, Central Institute Hindi 1996-1997 Agra- India.
  • Visharadha, Bhaatkhande Sangiit Vidyaapiith Lucknow, Uttar Pardesh, India - 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honors) University of  Kelaniya, Sri Lanka–1999. Main subject: Hindi studies
  • Master of Philosophy, " A comparative study of Hindi-Sinhala proverbs and idioms" University of  Buddhist and Pali, Sri Lanka, 2014
  • Higher Diploma in Hindi Language Proficiency, Central Institute Hindi 1996-1997 Agra- India.
  • Visharadha (Bharatha Natyam). Bhaatkhande Sangiit Vidyaapiith Lucknow, Uttar Pardesh, India - 2000

Academic Experience

  • Senior Lecturer (Grade II), Department of Language Skills Development, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Lecturer (Probationary), Department of Language Skills Development, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Temporary assistant ,   Department of Hindi Studies, University of Kelaniya 2003– 2006.
  • Junior Fellow Lecturer, Department of Hindi Studies, University of  Kelaniya 2006– 2008.
  • Visiting   Lecturer, Department of Hindi Studies, University of Kelaniya 2000– 2003.
  • Temporary assistant Lecturer  Department of  Languages Studies, University of Sabaragamu  2003– 2006
  • Visiting  Lecturer, Foundation course for Hindi Language, Institute of Indigenous Medicine,      University of  Colombo, Rajagiriya, 2000- 2005.
  • Lecturer, External Degree course  Viddyalankara Pirivena 2001 - to date.
  • Visiting   Lecturer, Foundation course for Hindi Language, University of Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo.
  • Visiting   Lecturer, Hindi Language, University of Jayawardnapura, Gangodavila, Nugegoda.

Administration

  • Head, Department of Language Skills Development, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Member of Senate of Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Member of the Faculty Board of Language Studies of Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Subject coordinator , Degree Courses in Hindi Language, Department of Languages, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 2001-2003.
  • Paper setter, Examinations of  Degree Courses in Hindi Language, Department of Languages, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 2001-2003.

Research Interests 

Hindi Literature, Hindi Grammar, Hindi Cinema

Research & Publications

Books:

  • "Gangasingha" (A collection of Hindi Short Stories) 2006, S. Godage & Brothers, Colombo 10 , Sri Lanka.  ISBN 955-20-6263-2.
  • "Hindi padya kaawya sanhitha" ISBN 987-95554083-0-1
  • "Hindi-Sinhala Pirulu Koshaya" ISBN 987-95554083-1-8

International/ National Seminar Presentations

  • Salwathura ,N.,“Kabir dasge saakhi hi anthargatha baudda dharshana prasthutha” Paper presented at the Annual Research Conferance, Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, 25th  - 26th March 2011.
  • Salwathura ,N.,“Hindi Akshara malava ha Sanskrutha Akshara malava Pilibada Thulanathmaka addyanayak” Paper presented at the 1st National Conferance-2012, Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka, 24th – 25th August
  • Salwathura ,N., An Analysis Buddhist Food Habits for Wholesome Healthcare Paper presented at the 1st National Conferance-2017, Uthkal  University of India, 19th – 21th March
  • Salwathura ,N., The cultural relationship between India and Sri Lanka which is reflected through the didactic  poetry of Hindi and Sinhala A Paper presented at the  International Conferance-"Indian Cultural Heritage Past, Present and Future on 18-20 March 2017, Uthkal  University of  Bhubaswar Odisha-India.
  • Salwathura ,N., “කබීර්දාස්ගේ දෙපද කාව්‍ය නිර්මාණ හා සිඟාලෝවාද සුත්‍රයෙන් අභිමත මානව සබඳතා හා සාමාජ චිරස්ථිතිය පිළිබඳ තුලනාත්මක අධ්‍යයනයක්. ’‘Paper presented at the 1st National Conferance-2017, Uthkal  University of India, 19th – 21th March
  • Salwathura ,N., Is teaching Hindi online successful? Paper presented at the National Conferance-2020, Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka.

Research Articles 

  • Salwathura ,N., Buddhist Teachings Appear in the Modern Sinhalese Love Songs, an article   for journal of faculty of Languages studies of Budhist and Pali University.
  • Salwathura ,N., A study of selected poems of Hindi literature on the notion of recreation of the husband or the lover as the god they worship in the literary work.
  • Salwathura ,N., Buddhist  Interaction in  Forming  Hindi and  Sinhalese Proverbs an Abstract for journal of faculty of Languages studies (JLS) (BI- Annual Peer Reviewed Refereed Journal, volume 1 on December 2017  of Budhist and Pali University.

Current Research Activities

Translation, Composing Dancing (Bharathanatyam, kathak & kandian), & Kandian Drums

Academic Distinctions, Scholarships, Prizes

High Commission of India, Scholarship 1996-1997 Higher Diploma in Hindi Language Proficiency, Central Institute Hindi in Agra.

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