Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Ruhuna

Department of Sinhala

The Department of Sinhala was established in 1978. It is an outstanding department among the eight departments of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The department offers a wide range of courses in major fields of Sinhala language and literature, including modern and classical literature, literary criticism, folklore studies, theatre and performance, linguistics, mass communication, critical theory, linguistics, creative writing, communication studies and cultural studies.

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Sandata Wedi Dura Sandak

The poetry book, Sandata Wedi Dura Sandak written by Mrs Eradhini Hasini Lanka, a probationary lecturer attached to the Department of Sinhala, has been launched on October 28, 2017 at the National Library and Documentation Services Board auditorium. The event was graced by Professor Dharma Rajapaksha, Head of the Department of Sinhala, University of Ruhuna. Distinguished poets, Mr Nandana Weerasinghe and Mr Thimbiriyagama Bandara delivered speeches.

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Department of Sinhala
University of Ruhuna
Sri Lanka

Tel : +94 412222681/82 Ext: 3501
Fax : +94 412227010
Email : sinhala@hss.ruh.ac.lk

Head's Message

The Department of Sinhala enhances the academic and research activities of the undergraduates and the postgraduates while promoting the related cultural activities of the southern province.

The Department offers courses such as modern and classical literature, literary criticism, folklore studies, theatre and performance, cultural studies, linguistics and mass communication. These courses are particularly designed to enhance the students’ future professional life in the relevant fields. At the present, the Department consists of well trained academic staff members who have local and foreign exposure in relation to their subjects of specialization.

I am pleased to send this message and we will dedicate our collective service in order to make a promising university life.

Course Units

  Special General
1000 Level
1st Semester
SLS 11513   Approach to Language SLS 11513   Approach to Language
1000 Level
2nd Semester
SLS 12513   Approach to Literature SLS 12513   Approach to Literature
SUP 12513   Language Competence Development SUP 12513   Language Competence Development
2000 Level
1st Semester
SLS 21613   Sinhala Grammatical Tradition SLS 21513   Sinhala Grammatical Tradition
SLS 21623   Modern Sinhala Poetry SLS 21523   Modern Sinhala Poetry
SLS 21633   Sinhala Drama and Theatre SLS 21533   Sinhala Drama and Theatre
SLS 21643   Cultural Studies SLS 21553   Creative Writing
SLS 21653   Creative Writing SLS 21563   Competency in World Drama
SLS 21663   Competency in World Drama  
2000 Level
2nd Semester
SLS 22613   Descriptive Linguistics SLS 22573   Classical Sinhala Poetry
SLS 22623   Sinhala Prose (Gampola - Kandy) SLS 22543   Sinhala Poetry (Seethawaka - Matara)
SLS 22633   Indian Poetic Criticism SLS 22563   Mass Literature Studies
SLS 22643   Sinhala Poetry (Seethawaka-Matara)  
SLS 22653   Sociolinguistics  
SLS 22663   Mass Literature Studies  
SLS 22673   Cultural Geography of Films (English Medium)  
3000 Level
1st Semester
SLS 31613   Classical Sinhala Prose SLS 31513   Classical Sinhala Prose
SLS 31623   Historical Linguistics SLS 31543   Study of Sinhala Folklore
SLS 31633   Classical Sinhala Poetry (Kurunegala - Kotte) SLS 31563   Approach to Literature Criticism
SLS 31643   Sinhala Folklore Studies  
SLS 31653   Book Editing  
3000 Level
2nd Semester
SLS 32613   Sinhala Poetics SLS 32523   Modern Sinhala Fiction
SLS 32623   Modern Sinhala Fiction SLS 32543   Media Studies
SLS 32633   Western Critical Theory SLS 32553   Competency in World Literature
SLS 32643   Media Studies (English Medium)  
SLS 32653   Competency in World Literature  
4000 Level
1st Semester
SLS 41613   Inscriptions and Palaeography  
SLS 41623   Sinhala Gee Poetry I  
SLS 41633   Sanskrit  
SLS 41643   Independent Dissertation  
SLS 41653   Contemporary Critical Theory  
SLS 41663   Literature and Historiography  
4000 Level
2nd Semester
SLS 42613   Sinhala Exegetical Literature  
SLS 42623   Sinhala Gee Poetry II  
SLS 42633   Unprescribed Texts and Translations  
SLS 42643   Independent Dissertation  
SLS 42653   Sinhala Culture and Art Tradition  
SLS 42663   Folklore in Sinhala Literature