Dr. Narayanan Mallikadevi


Senior Lecturer (Grade II)
Language skills development
+94112 891 878
mallikadevi@bpu.ac.lk/ mallikanarayanan77@gmail.com

Academic Qualifications  

  • B.A (Hons) Specialized in Tamil (First class), University of Peradeniya.
  • M.Phil., Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Ph.D. in Linguistics, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India.

Academic Experience

  • Senior Lecturer (Grade II), Department of Language Skills Development, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2012 – hither to)
  • Temporary Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2006 -2009).
  • Temporary Lecturer, Department of Tamil, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya (2004-2006).
  • Visiting Lecturer for Tamil, Department of Sinhala and Mass Communication, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka. (2010 – 2017)
  • Visiting lecturer, Diploma and Higher Diploma in Tamil, External Examinations and post graduate Institution of Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo -07, Sri Lanka.
  • Visiting lecturer for Tamil, Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016.
  • Visiting lecturer for diploma in Translation Method, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Visiting lecturer for Tamil, Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA).

Administration

  • External Sub Editor, Sinhala Dictionary Office, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 
  • Member of advisory board, Central Cultural Fund, Bauddhaloka, Mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka.
  • Member of State Literary board, Cultural Department, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Sri Lanka.
  • Deputy Examiner Responsible for Tamil B, International Baccalaureate Organization (UK)Limited, IB Global Center, Cardiff. United Kingdom.

Research Interests:

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Comparative studies 
  • Second language teaching and Learning
  • Tamil literature and culture

International appointment

  • Deputy Examiner Responsible for Tamil B, International Baccalaureate Organization (UK)Limited, IB Global Center, Cardiff. United Kingdom. (2020 – hither to)

International/National Seminar Presentations

  • Pronunciation difficulties of Sinhala students When they learning Tamil as a second language, Research paper, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, 24th -25th August, 2012.
  • Importance of Dance in Hindu Religious worship, Ananda Koomaraswamy Memorial Conference on Asian Art and Culture, University of Kelaniya, 2012.
  • Munneswaram – Where Sinhala and Hindu Cultures are Interwoven, Research seminar on “Hinduism and non Vedic religious”, Department of Hindu religious and cultural affairs Ministry of Buddhasasana and Religious Affairs, 2012.
  • Musical Instruments in Hindu Traditional Life, International Conference on Asian Art, Culture and Heritage, Absract Volume, Center for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, International Association for Asian Heritage, Ministry of Cultural and the Arts, 2013.
  • Sinhala – Tamil New Year – A Comparative study, Proffessinal Development Programme of the Accademic Staff, Abatrcts 2012 – 2016, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, 2016.
  • The Sinhalese and the Tamil language in Sri Lanka – A Sociological View, The Volume of Ilangaiyarum Inbath Thamilum, Fourth European Tamil Conference- Part II, Paris, 2019.
  • A Critical Perspective of Sinhala – Tamil and Tamil Sinhala Dictionaries in Sri Lanka, The volume of the Evolution and the Dimensions of Tamil Dictionaries, Fourth European Tamil Conference- Paris, 2019.
  • A Contrastive Study on the Production of Plural Nouns in Tamil and Sinhala, International Seminar on Dravidian Linguistics and challenges, Centre of Advanced Study in Linguistics, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India, 2023.

Selected Research and Publications:

Books: Authorship  

  • Mallikadevi, N., 2008, Short Stories of Mallika in Nintees - A Study, Mallika Pandal Publication, Colombo.
  • Mallikadevi, N. 2018. Spoken Tamil (කථන දෙමළ). S. Godage & Brothers (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka.
  • Mallikadevi, N. 2019. 3rd ed. Tamil Grammar and Language Skills (දෙමළ වියරණය සහ භාෂා නිපුණතාව). S. Godage & Brothers (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka.
  • Ranasinghe, S, Mallikadevi, N., Ranasinghe, K. 2023. Samskruthakheradhaara. Author Publication: Boralesgamuwa. Sri Lanka. 

Books: Translations 

  • Ilankai Thirunaattin Kalai Ilakkiya Chelumai , 2012,  Tamil translation of  “Sri Lankan Arts and Literature”, Godage Publications, Colombo 10. 
  • Readings from advanced Chinese texts, Nadalagamuve Dammadinna Himi, Tamil Translation: Mallika Narayanan, 2009.
  • Modern Chinese culture and life style, Ven. Nadalagamuve Dammadinna Himi, Tamil Translation: Mallika Narayanan, 2009.
  • Chinese Vocabulary, Ven. Nadalagamuve Dammadinna Himi, Tamil Translation: Mallika Narayanan, 2009.
  • Thesiya Varaipada puththakam, Tamil translation of Nationl Atlas, Srilanka Survey Department, 2012.
  • Uradanguchchattam, Tamil translation of “Andirineethiya” (collection of Sinhala short stories) Written by Sidney Marcus Dias, 2008, Thothenna Publication, Aanamaduva. (Co Translator)
  • Our Chinese, Ven. Nadalagamuve Dammadinna Himi, Tamil Translation: Mallika Narayanan, Vijitha Yapa Publishers, 2016.

Panel of writer

  • Second Language Tamil, Moolika piriven – Grade 01, Educational publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla, 2018.
  • Second Language Tamil, Moolika piriven – Grade 02, Educational publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla, 2018.
  • Second Language Tamil, Moolika piriven – Grade 03, Educational publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla, 2017.
  • Teachers Guide, Second language Tamil – G.C.E (O/L), Ministry of National Co – Existence, Dialogue and Official Languages and National Innstitute of Language Education and Training, 2017.

Books: Edited

  • Language editor and supervision, ‘Deshana Sampradana’ (An offering of selected Convocation Addresses), the 60 th Anniversary of University of Sri Jayewardenapura, 2019, Vidudaya Publication.
  • External Sub Editor, Sinhala – Tamil – English Concise Trilingual Dictionary – Part II: I, 2016, Completed by office of the Sinhala Dictionary, Department of Cultural Affairs, Colombo.
  • Sub Editor, Ilakkiyam (Special issue),  2016, Department of Cultural affairs, Colombo.
  • Sub Editor, 2016 State Literary Awards Ceremony Suvenior, Deapertment of Cultural affairs, Colombo.
  • CCF Newsletter, 2015- Volume – 01, Central Cultural fund, Sri Lanka.
  • External Sub Editor, Sinhala - Tamil - English Concise Trilingual Dictionary – Part I, 2013, Completed by office of the Sinhala Dictionary, Department of Cultural Affairs, Colombo.

Language Editor for Government School Text Books

  • Health education – Grade 06, Educational publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla.
  • Civic education – Grade 07, Educational publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla.
  • Civic Education – Grade 10, Educational publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla.
  • Civic Education – Grade 11, Educational publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla.

Invited Book Chapters 

  • Creative Inspirations Prof. Kamani Jayasekera (Given an Interview on Hindu Beliefs on Literature –Chapter on Religion - 179-187), 2008, Tharanga Publishers. (On behalf of 50th Annivesary, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka).

Research Articles in Peer review journals UGC Care Listed

  • The Necessity of Enhancing the Quality of Second Language Tamil Textbooks in Sri Lanka, Vidudaya (3rd Volume of August-December), The prier review Journal for language, literature, culture, and Mass communication, Department of Sinhala and Mass Communication, University of Sri Jayewardenapura, Sri Lanka. 2020.
  • A Comparative study of Case Makers of Tamil and Sinhala Languages, peer review Journal of Modern Tamil Research - A Quarterly International Multilateral Thamizh Journal, (29th part of 9th Volume of July-September), UGC Care Listed (Group -1), Raja Publications, Tiruchirappalli, India, 2021.
  • Morphophonemic Processes of Noun Inflection for Case Makers – A Comparative Study of Tamil and Sinhala Languages, peer review Journal of Modern Tamil Research - A Quarterly International Multilateral Thamizh Journal, (30th part of 9th Volume of October-December), UGC Care Listed (Group -1), Raja Publications, Tiruchirappalli, India, 2021. 
  • Similarities of Derived Nouns in Tamil and Sinhala: A Comparative Study, Peer review Journal of Zeichen, volume 08, issue 05, online publication, may 2022.   http://www.ezeichen.com/volume-8-issue-5-2022/
  • The processes of nominal derivation in Tamil, Peer reviewed Journal of Strad Research, ISSN: 0039-2049, volume 10, issue 9, Pages: 275-287, online publication, September 2023. volume-10-issue-9-2023 (stradresearch.org)
  • An analysis of the production of plural nouns in Sinhala, peer reviewed Journal of Strad Research, ISSN: 0039-2049, volume 10, issue 8, online publication, August 2023 pages: 544 –551, Link: volume-10-issue-8-2023 (stradresearch.org)
  • Imperative verbs in Tamil and Sinhala, peer reviewed Journal of Solovyov Studies ISPU, ISSN: 2076-9210, volume 71, issue 10, online publication, October 2023 pages: 223 –230, Link: VOLUME 71, ISSUE 10, 2023 (Solovyov Studies ISPU)

Research Articles

  • Phonological Issues of Modern-Day Tamil teaching in Sri Lanka, Prof. A.C. Premaratne Felicitation Volume, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Vidyalankaara Pirivena, 2017.
  • The Sinhalese and the Tamil language in Sri Lanka – A Sociological View, The Volume of Ilangaiyarum Inbath Thamilum, Fourth European Tamil Conference- Part II, Paris, 2019.
  • A Critical Perspective of Sinhala – Tamil and Tamil Sinhala Dictionaries in Sri Lanka, The volume of the Evolution and the Dimensions of Tamil Dictionaries, Fourth European Tamil Conference- Paris, 2019.
  • Using Genitive and Locative Case Suffixes of Sinhala and Tamil Languages and the Syntactic errors of Second Language Learners of Tamil, S.J. Yogarajah Felicitation Volume, ‘Moliyamirdam’ Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, S. Godage & Brothers (Pvt) Ltd, 2019.
  • A comparative study of predicates of Sinhala and Tamil Languages, Academic Journal of Language Studies, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, 2019.
  • A Contrastive Study on the Production of Plural Nouns in Tamil and Sinhala, International Seminar on Dravidian Linguistics and challenges, Centre of Advanced Study in Linguistics, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India, 2023.
  • A Contrastive Study on the Production of Plural Nouns in Tamil and Sinhala, International Seminar on Dravidian Linguistics and challenges, Centre of Advanced Study in Linguistics, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India, 2023.

Semi Research articles in journals / Souvenirs 

  • Folk cult of Kali, Kannaki in the chilaw area, illang Kathir journal, 36 th volume, Tamil Society, University of Peradeniya, 2004/2005
  • Sun worship in Hinduism, Hindu Darmam journal, Hindu Student Union, University of Peradeniya, 2005/2006
  • Inception and Development of Tamil Short Story, Munnainatham journal, 60 th anniversary journal, Ch/ vadivambika Tamil Maha vidyalayam, 2005.
  • Thaippongal festival in Tamils life, Thaippongal journal, Kiranga Publications, Colombo – 03, 2013.
  • Munneswaram – Where Sinhala and Hindu Cultures are Interwoven, 2013, Department of Hindu religious and Cultural affairs, Colombo.
  • Musical Instruments in Hindu Traditional Life, Asian Art, Culture and Heritage, 2013, International Association for Asian Heritage Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya.
  • Reconstructions of Abayagiri Dhagabe, Veerakesari - (Paper article), 2014.06.25, Page:28.
  • The Difficulties faced by Second Language Learnes when they Learn Tamil, Expansion of Buddhism and its Socialization – Selected papers, first National Conference, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, 2015.
  • Is Sinhala Language belonging to Dravidian Language Family, Nuwanasa Journel, Department of Sinhala and Modern Languages, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, 2015.
  • True Knowledge and Man, Mimasisara – Second volume, Department of Buddhist   Philosohy, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, 2015.
  • A study of vocabulary of South Indian Tamil Brahmins, Aurora, Journal of English Studies (1st Volume), Department of English, 2016.
  • Inception and Development of Tamil Dictionaries, The academic journal of dictionary office, Department of Cultural affairs, 2017.

Broadcasting prorammes

  • Resource person for Tamil and Sinhala language Teaching, Sri Lanka Broadcasting Co - operation, Conducted by Ministry of National Co-Existence, Dialogue and Official Languages, Colombo. (2015-2020).

Resource Person for Professional Development 

  • Resource person, Kavitha Talent, Inter Universities competitions, Organaized by Ministry of Higher Education, 2012.
  • Resource person, Workshop on Quality Development of the Textbooks, Educational Publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla, 2011.
  • Resource person, Workshop on Quality Development of the Textbooks, Educational Publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla, 2011.
  • Resource person, Workshop for obtaining recommendations on compiling textbooks in accordance with the new syllabus, 09th April, Educational Publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla, 2013.
  • Recourse person, Awareness program for the writers, / editors on text book compilation in terms of new syllabi effective from 2015, Educational Publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla, 2014.
  • Resource person, Developing the Quality of textbooks prepared under the new syllabi for Grade 6 and 10 for 2015, Educational Publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla, 2014.
  • Resource person, Developing the Quality of textbooks prepared under the new syllabi for Grade 6 and 10 for 2015, Educational Publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla, 2014.
  • Resource person, Complication of textbooks under the new syllabus for the year 2015-Civic Education, Educational Publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla, 2014.
  • Resource person, Complication of textbooks under the new syllabus for the year 2015 – Civic Education – Grade 06, Educational Publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla, 2014.
  • Resource person, Prepare CDs for grade 6 and 10 facilitate National Institute of Education, Maharagama, 2014.
  • Resource person, Workshop on O/L Language Seminar, National Institute of Language Education and Training, Ministry of National Co-existence, Dialogues and Official Languages, 2017.
  • Resource person, All Island language and literary competition for Inter Pirivenas, Ministry of Education, 2018. 
  • Resource person, Workshop/Discussion for writing teachers guide for Moolika Piriven, Ministry of Education, 2018.
  • Resource person, Training course for Piriven teachers-2018, Ministry of Education, 2018.
  • Resource person, Training course for Piriven teachers-2023, Ministry of Education, 2023.
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