Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Ruhuna

Sameera, M.A.G.J. (Mrs.)

Lecturer (Probationary)

Department of Sinhala
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
University of Ruhuna
Matara 81000
Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 717665533

Email: jayani.sameera7@gmail.com

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Biography:

Lecturer (Probationary) at the Department of Sinhala, University of Ruhuna. Graduated Bachelor of Arts Degree with first Class Honours for major in Sinhala from the University of Kelaniya in 2015. Successfully completed the two years degree of Masters in Sinhala offered by the Department of Sinhala, University of Kelaniya in 2017. Have followed a Diploma Course and a Certificate Course in Tamil, Certificate Courses in English, Korean, Sanskrit and Chinese.Interested to teaching Sinhala as a second language for non-Sinhalese. Also have worked as a visiting lecturer for the foreign students and non-Sinhalese of Sri Lanka at the Department of Sinhala and the Department of Linguistics in University of Kelaniya (2016-2019). Successfully completed the Staff Development Program for the Temporary Assistant Lecturers conducted by the faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya in 2017 and 2018 years.At the present Following the Certificate Course in Professional Development in Higher Education (CCPDHE) from 15.05.2019 conducted by the University of Ruhuna. Research interests focus on Historical and Modern Linguistics, Sinhalese Grammar, Inscription Studies, Comparative Literature, Classical Literature and Modern Literature.

Qualifications:

  • M.A – (Kelaniya, Sri Lanka)
  • B.A – (Kelaniya, Sri Lanka)
  • Diploma in Tamil - (Kelaniya, Sri Lanka)
  • Certificate Course in Tamil –(Department of Official Languages)
  • Certificate Courses in English – (IHRA- University of Colombo and University of Kelaniya)
  • Certificate Courses in Korean, Sanskrit and Chinese – (Kelaniya, Sri Lanka)

Memberships and Affiliations:

Alumni Association of the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

Specialized fields and teaching areas:

Historical and Modern Linguistics, Sinhalese Grammar,Inscription Studies, Comparative Literature, Classical Literature and Modern Literature

Research Areas:

Historical and Modern Linguistics, Sinhalese Grammar, Inscription Studies,Comparative Literature, Classical Literature and Modern Literature

Publications:

Researches: Monography

  • B.A. Degree Thesis - 2015

නූතන ව්‍යවහාර සිංහල භාෂාවේ අර්ථ විපර්යාසය පිළිබඳ විමර්ශනාත්මක අධ්‍යයනයක්

  • M.A. Degree Thesis - 2017

බාජින්ගේ පවුල නවකතාවෙන් නිරූපිත මධ්‍ය කාලීන චීන සමාජ පරිස්ථිතිය පිළිබඳ විමර්ශනාත්මක අධ්‍යයනයක්

Major Publications

  • PethsamaNavakāthavaVimasuma, (2017),Borella: Sadeepa Publishers.
  • VyawahāraSinhalayēArthaViparyāsaya, (2017),Nugegoda: Sarasavi Publishers.
  • BājingēPawlaNawakathāwasahaSamakāleenachīnaSamājaya, (2019),Colombo 10: Godage Publishers.

Editions

  • Member of Editors, Muwaradajournal-2016, Art Association, University of Kelaniya.
  • Member of Editors, Prabha journal-2017, Volume I and Volume II, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya.

National and International Conference Publications

Research Abstracts Publications

  • An Examination on the Semantic Adversationof the Sinhala Language, Second International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka (ICLSL), organized by the Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (2016. 08. 25).
  • The Influence of Western Painting Traditions on Southern Coastal Drawings of Sri Lanka, International Conference on the Humanities (ICH), organized by the Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (2016. 09. 06-07).
  • The Middle Era Educational System in China Viewed from the Novel of Bajin’s Family,International Conference on Chinese Studies (ICCS), organized by Center for Chinese Studies and the Department of Modern Languages, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (2016. 09. 22-23).
  • How the Principles of Technical Education which were Introduced by AnagarikaDharmapala in a Prosperous Sri Lanka Can be Used to the Development of Present Economic State, National Summit on the 152nd Birth Anniversary of SrimathAnagarikaDharmapala, Organized by the Ministry of Buddhasasana and the Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (2016. 09. 25-26).
  • Yavahan Error in Sinhala Prosody, International Conference on Sanskrit Studies, organized by the Department of Sanskrit, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (2016. 11. 04).
  • The Narrative Craft of the Amawathura, 12th International Conference on Pali and Buddhist Studies (NCPBS-2016), organized by the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka (2016. 12. 23).
  • A Study on the Semantic Alteration of words in the Contemporary Sinhalese Language, 4th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches (ICMA-2017), organized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka (2017. 09. 20-22).
  • How to Identify the Borrowing Words in Sinhalese Language from Pali and Sanskrit,Annual Research Conference -2017, organized by the Department of Sinhala, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2017. 10. 16).
  • Usage of dental -/n/ (k) and retroflex -/ɳ/ (K) in Sinhalese orthography and word meaning, International Conference on Sanskrit Studies, organized by the Department of Sanskrit, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (2017. 11. 09).
  • A Study on the Influence of the English Language on the Formation of Compound Words in the Sinhalese Language, Third International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka (ICLSL), organized by Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (2017. 11. 21).
  • A Study on the Usage of Roodi and Meaning-making in Contemporary Sinhalese Language, Second Research Conference about Folklore, organized by the Art gallery and the Cultural Center, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka (2017. 12. 15).
  • The Study on the attention on Sinhala Spelling of Students of University,Annual Research Conference -2018, organized by the Department of Sinhala, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2018. 10. 17).

Research Full Papers Publications

  • How to Identify the Borrowing Words in Sinhalese Language from Pali and Sanskrit, Inter-Disciplinary Nature of Sinhala Studies (2018), Ed. Ven. AgalakadaSirisumana and NalakaJayasena, by Department of Sinhala, University of Colombo (Sarasavi Publishers).
  • Contemporary Newspapers Contributing to the 19th Century Sinhala Refreshing, Centenary Conference on Rathmalane Sri DharmaramaNayakaThero (2018), VidyalankaraPiriwena, Kelaniya.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • SinhabāhuNatyayēSārthakathwayaUdesāCharithaNiroopanayēDāyakathvaya, Annual Journal of Sri Dharmaloka College, Kelaniya (2016).
  • Sinhala KavyōpadēshanaSampradāyahāSiyabaslakara, PRABHA journal (2016), Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya.
  • ThōnigalaSellipiyenPrakatawanaSamakāleenaSamajeeyaThorathuru, PRABHA journal (2017), Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya.
  • BajingēPawlaNawakathāwenNiroopithaSamakāleenaChēnaRadalaSamajayēKriyākārithwayasahaNawaSamajaKramayakaUdāwa, SINHALA SANGARAWA, 9thVolume, (2018), Department of Sinhala, University of Kelaniya.
  • Ēdipus Raja NatyayēKathāvinyāsaya, DHI (2016/2017), 25th Volume, journal of the Faculty of Humanities, University of kelaniya.
  • How to Identify the Borrowing Words in Sinhalese Language from Pali and Sanskrit, Inter-Disciplinary Nature of Sinhala Studies (2018), Ed. Ven. AgalakadaSirisumana and NalakaJayasena, by Department of Sinhala, University of Colombo (Sarasavi Publishers).
  • VishwavidyalayaUpasanskruthikaParisarayaPasubimKotagathNawakatha, VINDANA CHINTHA, Volume 02, (2019),Ed. Prof. KulathilakaKumarasinghe, Colombo 10: Godage Publishers.

Felicitation Volume Articles

  • GuththilaKāvyayaVidagdhaKāvyaSampradāyēthJanakaviSampradāyēthSankalanayenNirmithaKāvyayaKruthiyaki, PRAGNA (2016), Esseys in Honour of Venerable BuddamaPangnaloka.
  • GunadāsaAmarasēkaragēGuruluwathinMathuvanaKalpanālokavādaya, PARIKALPANA (2017), TenissonPerera Felicitation volume.
  • HelaChandasShāsthrayēenaYavahanDōshaya, GUNANENAMINI (2016), Senior Professor GunawardhanaNanayakkara Felicitation Volume, Department of Sinhala, University of Kelaniya.
  • SinhalayēArdhānunāsikyaVyavahāraya, WAGISHA (2017), Senior Professor R. M. W. Rajapaksha Felicitation Volume, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya.
  • Sinhala Gama PādakaKotagathChithrapataAtharaThunmanhandiyaChithrapatayēKalāthmakaAgaya, SANKALPANA (2017), festschrift of Professor SusanthaMahaUlpatha, Godage publishers.
  • Nawakathāwa ha SamājaYathārthaya, REWATHABHINANDANA (2017), Professor Ven. NawagamuweRewathaThera Felicitation Volume, Department of sanskrit, University of Kelaniya.
  • AwashēshaKalāwanhāNātyakalāwa, PRATHIBHA (2018), Professor AnandaWijeratne Felicitation Volume, Godage publishers.
  • NāhetaNāhapuKālēKruthiyaPilibandaVimasumak, Gunasiri Silva NIRMANA VICHARA VIMANSA (2018), Agahas Publishers.
  • IngrīsiwachanaAesurinSādāgath Sinhala SamāsaNāma, PANNASOMABHINANDANA (2018), Ven. HaldanduwanaPannasomaThera Felicitation Volume, Sri PushparamaPuranaViharaya, Naththandiya.
  • NārayangeAprakataRachanāwalinMathukerenaJeewanaDrushtiya, INDRABHIVANDANA, (2019),Professor Indradasanayaka Felicitation Volume, Department of Hindi, University of Kelaniya.

News Paper Articles

  • RankaranduwēSamājaDekma, News Paper article, Irudina News Paper, (2016.06.26).

Invited Keynote Speeches and Seminar Presentations

  • Guest Lecture for O/L students in Uragasmanhandiya vidyalaya, Octomber in 2018.
  • Keynote Speech in KumarathungaMunidasa Memorial Ceremony, Organized by the Sinhala Association of WewrukannalaViharaya and Department of Cultural Affairs, 02nd of March in 2020.