Name: Ms. Narayanan Mallikadevi
Designation: Lecturer
Department: Language skills development
Telephone : +94-11-2891878
Fax : +94-11-2892333
E-mail: mallikanarayanan77@gmail.com
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Academic Qualifications  

  • B.A (Hons) Specialized in Tamil (First class), University of Peradeniya.
  • M.Phil., Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.

Research Interests:

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Literature and Culture

Selected work at International and National workshops / conferences

  • Mallikadevi, N., (2016), Sinhala – Tamil New Year – A Comparative study, Professional Development Programme of the Academic Staff, Abatrcts 2012 – 2016, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Mallikadevi, N., (2013), Musical Instruments in Hindu Traditional Life, International Conference on Asian Art, Culture and Heritage, Abstract Volume, Center for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, International Association for Asian Heritage, Ministry of Cultural and the Arts.
  • Mallikadevi, N., (2012), 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.
  • Mallikadevi, N., (2012), Importance of Dance in Hindu Religious worship, Ananda Coomaraswamy Memorial Conference on Asian Art and Culture, University of Kelaniya.
  • Mallikadevi, N., (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.

Selected Research and Publications:

Books: Authorship  

  • Mallikadevi, N., (2008), Short Stories of Mallika in Nintees - A Study, Mallika Pandal Publication, Colombo.
  • Mallikadevi, N., (2015), Tamil Grammar and Language Skills (Demala Viyaranaya saha Baasha Nipunathaava), Godage Publications, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Mallikadevi, N., (2015), Spoken Tamil (Kathana Demala), Godage Publications, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Books: Translations 

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

Semi Research articles in journals / Souvenirs:

  • Mallikadevi, N., (2017), Inception and Development of Tamil Dictionaries, The Academic journal of dictionary,  office of the Sinhala Dictionary and Department of Cultural Affiars.
  • Mallikadevi, N., (2016), A study of vocabulary of South Indian Tamil Brahmins, Aurora, Journal of English Studies,volume - 1, Department of English, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Mallikadevi, N., (2015), 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.
  • Mallikadevi, N., (2015), Is Sinhala Language belongs to Dravidian Language Family, Nuwanasa Journel, Department of Sinhala and Modern Languages, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Mallikadevi, N., (2015), True Knowledge and Man, Mimasisara – Second volume, Department of Buddhist   Philosohy, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Mallikadevi, N., (2014), Reconstructions of Abayagiri Dhagabe, Veerakesari  - (Paper article), 2014.06.25, Page:28.
  • Mallikadevi, N., (2013), Thaippongal festival in Tamils life, Thaippongal journal, Kiranga Publications, Colombo – 03.
  • Mallikadevi, N., (2013), Munneswaram – Where Sinhala and Hindu Cultures are Interwoven, 2013, Department of Hindu religious and Cultural affairs, Colombo.
  • Mallikadevi, N., (2013), Musical Instruments in Hindu Traditional Life, Asian Art, Culture and Heritage, International Association for Asian Heritage Centre for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, 2013.
  • Mallikadevi, N., (2006), Sun worship in Hinduism, Hindu Darmam journal, Hindu Student Union, University of Peradeniya, 2005/2006
  • Mallikadevi, N., (2005), Folk cult of Kali, Kannaki in the chilaw area, illang Kathir journal, 36 th volume, Tamil Society, University of Peradeniya, 2004/2005
  • Mallikadevi, N., (2005), Inception and Development of Tamil Short Story, Munnainatham journal, 60 th anniversary jounal, Ch/ vadivambika Tamil Maha vidyalayam, 2005.
  • Mallikadevi, N., Phonological Issues of Modern Day Tamil teaching in Sri Lanka, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya. (In Print)

Edited works:

  • Sinhala – Tamil – English Concise Trilingual Dictionary – Part II:I, 2016, Completed by office of the Sinhala Dictionary, Department of Cultural Affiars, Colombo.
  • Sinhala – Tamil – English Concise Trilingual Dictionary – Part I, 2013, Completed by office of the Sinhala Dictionary, Department of Cultural Affiars, Colombo.
  • 2016 State Literary Awards Ceremony Suvenior, Deapertment of Cultural affairs, Colombo.
  • Ilakkiyam (Special issue),  2016, Department of Cultural affairs, Colombo, 2016.
  • Civic 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.
  • CCF News letter, 2015- Volume – 01, Central Cultural fund, Sri Lanka.

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).
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