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  1. 1. CURRICULUM VITAE 1. Family name: Fonseka 2. First names: Edirisingha Arachchige Gamini 3. Date of birth: 13.10.1955 4. Nationality: Sri Lankan 5. Civil status: Married 6. Office Address: Professor of English, English Language Teaching Unit, University of Ruhua, Wellamadama, MATARA (Sri Lanka) 7. Home Address: Bellaria, 36, Amunudowa, BANDARAWELA (Sri Lanka) 8. Telephone: Mobile: +94712937169 Office: +94412222681-3801, 3802 Home: +94572222916 9. Education: Institution (Date from - Date to) Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained: University of Kelaniya (01.09.1978-30.09.1981) Bachelor of Arts (General) Degree with English, French, and Economics HIEE, Colomobo (04.05.1987-05.06.1987) Linguistics for Language Teacher Educators University of Edinburgh (01.09.1989-30.09.1990) Master of Arts (ELT) University of Sheffield (01.10.1990-15.10.1990) Develop Your Skills As A Lecturer – Certificate University of Vaasa (01.09.1993-30.09.1997) Doctor of Philosophy (English) University of Oregon (20.06.2011-26.08.2011) Critical Thinking in Language Curriculum – Certificate UMBC (09.02.2012-25.04.2012) Methodology for TESOL - Certificate 10. Language skills: Indicate competence on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 - excellent; 5 - basic) Language Reading Speaking Writing English 1 1 1 Sinhala 1 1 1 French 3 3 3 German 3 3 3 Pali 3 - - Sanskrit 3 - - 11. Membership of professional bodies: Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (UK) 12. Other skills: (e.g. Computer literacy, etc.) Can handle all MS Office Programmes; Drama production; Acting; Singing; Painting; Storytelling 13. Present position: Professor of English, University of Ruhuna
  2. 2. 2 14. Specific experience in the region: Country Date from - Date to Switzerland-Europe 01.10.1983-14.04.1984 UK-Europe 01.09.1989-20.10.1990 Oman-Middle East 01.03.1992-30.05.1994 Finland-Europe 01.09.1993-12.10.1997 Sri Lanka-South Asia 13.10.1997- to date 15. Professional experience Date from - Date to Location Company& reference person (name & contact details) Position Description 01.01.99 - 31.08.03 Ratmalana Registrar- Kotelawala Defence University Senior Lecturer Gr II in English During this period I headed the Department of Languages. I refurbished the English curriculum and conducted a 148 hr training programme for the staff to teach the language and communicative skills stipulated there. I helped the staff produce English dramas with the cadets for the Annual English Day Programme. 01.09.03 - 31.01.05 Belihuloya Registrar- Sabaragam uwa University of Sri Lanka Senior Lecturer Gr II in Business Communicatio n During this period while lecturing at the Faculty of Management Studies, I held the post of Staff Development Director. In that capacity I organised and conducted staff development workshops and seminars. Also I was Coordinator for the Rahangala Campus of the university. There I organised and conducted a fee- levying certificate course in English for school-leavers.
  3. 3. 01.02.05 – 06.20.07 Matara Registrar University of Ruhuna 06.20.07 - Date Matara Registrar University of Ruhuna 16. Have you ever been convicted in a court of law, for any offence? 17. Whether any departmental disciplinary enquiry is pending against you? Hereby I certify that the particulars furnished by me in the above are true and correct best of my knowledge and experience. Signature: EAGF 18. Referees Emeritus Prof Gerald Porter Kellosepankatu 19A 65100 Vaasa Finland Gepo@uwasa.fi 3 Registrar University of Ruhuna Senior Lecturer Gr I in English I headed the ELTU; coordinated a conference on Post-Tsunami Recovery and Rehabilitation Process in 2005; introduced a new curriculum for the General English Programme in 2005; worked as resource person at Multicultural World Education in Parola (Finland) in 2005; Professional English Research (PEER) Training programme for the staff in 2006; organised training sessions with scholar from Finland responsible positions as Member of Higher Education Committee, Examination Di Committee, Research and Publication Committee, etc. Registrar University of Ruhuna Professor in English I headed the ELTU until March 31, 2011; introduced to the Science Faculty a course in Oral Communication & Rhetoric in 2008; organised training sessions with visiting scholar from the USA Robbins of Georgetown University 2010; held responsible positions as Member of Higher Education Committee, Examination Discipline Committee, Research and Publicat Committee, etc. Have you ever been convicted in a court of law, for any offence? No Whether any departmental disciplinary enquiry is pending against you? Hereby I certify that the particulars furnished by me in the above are true and correct best of my knowledge and experience. Date: February 20, 2014 Emeritus Prof Gerald Porter Dr. Jerry Schuchalter Emeritus Prof. DCRA Goonetilleke Law School No 1, Kandewatta Road, University of Turku Nawala Road, Nugegoda 25000 Turku, Finland Sri Lanka schusch@utu.fi dcragoonetilleke@slnet.lk coordinated a Tsunami Recovery and Rehabilitation Process introduced a new curriculum neral English Programme worked as resource person at Multicultural World Education in Parola (Finland) in 2005; conducted a Professional English Educational Research (PEER) Training programme ; organised training sessions with a visiting from Finland in 2006; held responsible positions as Senior Member of Higher Education Committee, Examination Discipline Committee, Research and Publication I headed the ELTU until March 31, to the Science course in Oral Rhetoric in 2008; organised training sessions with visiting scholar from the USA Dr Jill Robbins of Georgetown University in ; held responsible positions as Member of Higher Education Committee, Examination Discipline Committee, Research and Publication Whether any departmental disciplinary enquiry is pending against you? No Hereby I certify that the particulars furnished by me in the above are true and correct to the February 20, 2014 Emeritus Prof. DCRA Goonetilleke No 1, Kandewatta Road, Nawala Road, Nugegoda dcragoonetilleke@slnet.lk
  4. 4. 4 19. Research Publications in Refereed Journals 1. 'Oral Poetry and Sri Lanka's Diglossia-Affected Children.' In Jerry Schuchalter (Ed.). Interdependence and Interaction: English in Contact with Other Languages. Finland: University of Vaasa. 1995. ISBN 951-683-560-0 2. 'Children's Songs in Promoting Learner Autonomy.' In Leslie Dickinson (Ed.) Autonomy 2000: Developing Learner Independence in Language Learning. Bangkok: Cambridge University Press. 1996. ISBN 0-521-92679-3 3. The Canon of Sri Lankan Literature in English.' In SG Samaranayake, Mahinda Ralapanawa, DM Gunaratne & Rajendra Bandara (Eds.) Arts Council of Sri Lanka Quarterly. June 1998. 4. 'Assessment and Evaluation in a Language-Based Approach to the Study of Literature.' In Rev. Pallewela Sarada (Ed.) Chinthaka: Sri Lanka National Colleges of Education Journal Vol 4. 1998. 5. ‘Metaphor in Language Transfer.’ In Porter, Gerald & Monica Loeb (Eds.) Dangerous Crossing: Transgression in Literature and Culture. Sweden: University of Umea. 1999. ISBN 0345-0155 6. Orality in Language Education. In Helena Kantanen & John Shepherd (Eds.) Vaasa University Journal. No 5/1997. ISSN 1236-6730' 7. Autonomy in a Resource Poor Setting: Reviving the Carnivalesque.' In: Autonomy Across Cultures. (Eds.) Richard C Smith & David Paulfreyman. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2003. ISBN 1-4039-0354-9 8. ‘Orality in Culture and Education.’ Paper presented at the Assumption University of Thailand in Bangkok, on January 31st , 2003. Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka Journal 2004. 9. 'Professoinalism through Alertness to Innovation.' Paper presented at the International SLELTA Conference, Colombo on August 30th , 2002. National Teacher Education Authority of India Journal 2004. 10. “A Sri Lankan Variety of English: Exploding the Fallacy.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies – Sri Lanka at Cross-Roads, Ruhuna University, Matara, on November 30th, 2003. Proceedings of the 9th ICSLS Conference. 11. ‘Transliteration of Sri Lankan Native Words in Roman.’ Paper prepared for the on-coming International SLELTA Conference, Colombo, 2004. SLELTA Conference Proceedings 2006. 12. “Teacher-Pupil and Pupil-Pupil relationships in a Multicultural Classroom: Levels of Communication.” Paper presented at the International Training in Multicultural Education: Parola Senior-High and Hama Polytechnic Teacher Education University. Finland. 2005. University of Ruhuna Humanities & Social Sciences Journal 2006. 13. “Role of the Teacher in Student Empowerment through English Language Ability.” Paper presented at the International SLELTA Conference, Colombo on September 3rd , 2006. SLELTA Conference Proceedings 2008. 14. “Achieving Relevance in University General English Programmes with a Focus on Motivation.” Paper presented at the International EUE (Enhancing University English) Conference, Colombo on June 4th , 2006. University of Ruhuna Humanities & Social Sciences Journal, 2008-2009. 15. “Universals in the Process of Curriculum Development in ELT.” In Manish Vyas & Yogesh L Patel (Eds.) Teaching English as a Second Language. A New Pedagogy for a New Century. Delhi: Prentice Hall in India. 2009.
  5. 5. 5 16. “Pedagogical Inputs in Promoting Extensive Reading in English among Post-Primary Schoolchildren from the Conflict-Affected Territories of Sri Lanka” Proceedings of the KDU Symposium - “Challenges of Post Conflict Sri Lanka”. Kotelawala Defence University. 2011. 17. “Rabindranath Tagore’s Application of Irony in GORA.” On the Seashore of Humanity: Sesqui-Centenary Volume on Tagore. University of Calcutta. 2012. 18. “Sustaining Tradition with Inspiration from Modernity: Countering Elitism in Teaching Shakespearean Drama.” Moderna Sprak. University of Gothenburg. 2013. 19. “A Discourse-Analysis Based Critical Approach to Heteroglossic Situation in the Novel.” International Conference of Association of Asian Heritage. University of Kelaniya. 2013. Research Publications in Non-Refereed Journals 20. ‘How Swnish! … Yet…: A Critical Analysis of George Orwell’s Animal Farm.’ Silhouette: Kotelawala Defence Academy Journal 1998 - 1999. 21. ‘Raza Hyder in Salman Rushdie’s Shame: Spitting Image of a Stupid Dictator.’ Silhouette: Kotelawala Defence Academy Journal 1999-2000. 22. 'English Language Teaching in Post-Colonial Sri Lanka.' Silhouette: Kotelawala Defence Academy Journal 2000- 2001. 23. 'GCE (O' Level) Study of English Literature: An Alternative Approach.' Silhouette: Kotelawala Defence Academy Journal 2001-2002. 24. ‘Introducing Technology into Language Education: Establishment and Management of a Self-Access Learning System.’ Paper presented at the International SLELTA Conference, Colombo on September 3rd , 2000. Silhouette: Kotelawala Defence Academy Journal 2002- 2003. 25. ‘A Model for Analysing Oral Culture.’ Paper presented at the Cultural Studies Seminar of the University of Vaasa on December 5th , 1994. Silhouette. Kotelawala Defence Academy Journal. 2003-2004. 26. “In Defence of Baila and Kaffirinna.” Paper presented at the launch of the book Baila Kaffirinna on February 8th , 2001. Silhouette. Kotelawala Defence Academy Journal. 2004- 2005. 27. “Element of Subversiveness in the GKH Brand of Theatre.” In Mntillake, Sudesh & Athula Samarakoon (eds) Tales about Hatha. Peradeniya: Peradeniya University Arts Council. 2009. 28. “Impact of Modern Language Competence on Higher Education.” Workshop at the Inauguration of the Ruhuna University International Office, 2005. In Ruhuna Academic Journal 2010. Ruhuna College of Education: Galle. 29. “Empowering the Needy by Defeating the Sri Lankan English Racquet” Welcome Address at the Ruhuna University Extension Programme in English Awards Ceremony, Dec. 18th 2008. In Anuruddha, B & G Pugngnananda (Eds). Dharma Vijaya Journal, Vol. 13 – The Ven. Polgampola Indhananda Felicitation Number. 2013. Presentations at Conferences, Professional Associations etc. Published in Abstract Form 30. “Teaching of Drama as Text in L2 Contexts.” Workshop and Paper presented at the International SLELTA Conference, Colombo on August 7-10, 2008. Travel Reports 31. Autonomy 2000 (Bangkok, 19-22 Nov. 1996). In Helena Kantanen (Ed) Vaasa University Journal. No. 1/1997. ISSN 1236-6730 32. A Glimpse of ELT Activities in Thailand: Visit to the Assumption University of Thailand Jan 29th – Feb 3rd, , 2003. In Amy Hamlin (Ed) SLELTA Newsletter. June, 2003. ISSN 1391-6645
  6. 6. 6 Books, Scholarly Works Submitted for a Degree 33. A Proposal for a Programme to Use Drama, in Order to Develop the Oral Skills of the Teacher Trainees of Pasdunrata College of Education, Kalutara, Sri Lanka, through Techniques Based on Dramatic Activities and Classroom Interaction. Unpublished Masters Dissertation submitted to Moray House College, Edinburgh University, UK. 1990. (Shakespeare and Shaw in the Classroom) 34. English Children's Songs: Their Use in Promoting Oral Skills in Primary Schoolchildren in Sri Lanka. Finland: University of Vaasa. 1997. ISBN 951-683-675-5 Unpublished Papers 35. ‘The Scope and Use of Information Technology within Travel and Tourism Industry.’ Paper presented at the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka Faculty of Management Studies on October 18th , 2003. 36. “Writing in Preserving Culture.” Key Note Address at the Launch of Rahula Vidyalaya of MATARA Publication Vision on May 26th , 2006. 37. “English, Speech, and Music in Personality Development.” Key Note Address at the Institute for Examinations in English, Music and Speech Awards Ceremony, BMICH, Colombo, on June 4th , 2006. 38. “Ethnic Coherence through a National Curriculum Presented in English” Key Note Address at the Annual Prize Giving 2010 of Sussex College, Bandarawela, on October 30th , 2010. 39. “English for Cultural Embellishment” Welcome Speech at AWARDS CEREMONY – Extension Programme, Ruhuna University English Language Teaching Unit, Dec. 30th 2006 Monographs 40. An English Course Design for Adult Learners in Sri Lanka. 2001. Model developed for the Kotealawala Defence Academy. Translations into English 41. Baila Kaffirinna. English Translation of Prof Sunil Ariyaratne’s original work in Sinhala. Colombo: Godage Brothers. 2001. ISBN 955-20-4916-4 42. Back from the Other World. English Translation of Prof Ediriweera Sarachchandra’s play Elowö Gihin Melowö Aawa. 2007. 43. Success Stories: Ruhuna CIDA Restore Project. 2009. 44. The Duo. English Translation of Dharmasena Pathiraja’s film script DENAMÖ. 2011. Translations into Sinhala 45. ‘Srii Lankaawee Janöwaargikö Jaathiwaadöyee Saahithyö haa dheeshöpaalönöyö’, Sinhala Translation of Prof Chelva Kanaganayagam’s English article ‘Literature and the Politics of Ethno-nationalism in Sri Lanka’ In Amarasinghe, Jayantha (Ed) Siri Gunasinghe Felicitation Volume. University of Ruhuna: Cultural Centre. 2010. 46. ‘Nuuthönö Sri Laankeeyö Saahithyö Thulö Vishwövidyaalöyö’ Sinhala Translation of Prof Ashley Halpe’s article ‘The University in Modern Sri Lankan Literature’ In Amarasinghe, Jayantha (Ed) Siri Gunasinghe Felicitation Volume. University of Ruhuna: Cultural Centre. 2010. 47. ‘Bakhtin, Lawrence and Dostovsky.’ Sinhala Translation of David Lodge’s article ‘Bakhtin, Lawrence and Dostovsky’ in David Lodge, After Bakhtin, Routledge, 1990. 2011. Creative Works in Literature 48. Mirage in the Oasis. Colombo: Godage International. 2002. ISBN 955-20-6094-X
  7. 7. 7 49. Foreword. Snapshots of Realism. Gomesz, Beverley. Balangoda (Sri Lanka): Darshaka Gomesz. 2013. ISBN 978-955-4458-0-1 Textbooks 50. Animal Farm: English Literature - Module 316303. Maharagama: Department of Distance Education, National Institute of Education. 1992. 51. English through Singing Year 1 - 6: Children's books; Teacher's Handbook; Audiocassettes. Bandarawela: Thilaka Printers. 1993, 1994, 2000. 52. Companion to Poetry. Bandarawela: DP Perera. 1995, 2001, 2003. 1SBN 955-97297-0-5 53. Companion to Drama.1997, 2001, 2003. 1SBN 955-97297-1-3 54. Companion to Prose. Bandarawela: DP Perera. 2000, 2002, 2003. 1SBN 955-97297-2-1 55. Critical Guide to Short Stories. Bandarawela: EA Danilo Fonseka. 2006. ISBN 955-97297-6-4 56. Friendly Way to Reading Poetry. Bandarawela: EA Danilo Fonseka. 2006. ISBN 955-97297-5-6 57. Friendly Way to Reading Drama. Bandarawela: EA Danilo Fonseka. 2007. ISBN 955-99935-4- 4 58. Friendly Way to Reading Prose. Bandarawela: EA Danilo Fonseka. 2007. ISBN 955-99935-5-4 59. Friendly Way to Reading Fiction. Bandarawela: EA Danilo Fonseka. 2010. ISBN 955-99935-6-8 Books for Supplementary Reading 60. Companion to Fiction. Bandarawela: Bandarawela: DP Perera. 2001, 2003. 1SBN 955- 97297-3-X 61. Critical Guide to Ernest Macintyre’s ‘The Education of Miss Asia’. Bandarawela: DP Perera. 2003. 1SBN 955-97297-4-8 62. Friendly Way to Reading Fiction- Les Miserable by Victor Hugo. Bandarawela: EA Danilo Fonseka. 2008. ISBN 955-99935-7-5 63. Friendly Way to Reading Fiction – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Bandarawela: EA Danilo Fonseka. 2010. ISBN 955-99935-8-2 64. Friendly Way to Reading Fiction – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Bandarawela: EA Danilo Fonseka. 2010. ISBN 955-99935-9-9 65. Friendly Way to Reading Fiction - Village by the Sea by Anita Desai. Bandarawela: EA Danilo Fonseka. 2008. ISBN 955-54883-0-3 66. Friendly Way to Reading Fiction - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Bandarawela: EA Danilo Fonseka. 2009. ISBN 955-54883-1-0 67. Critical Guide to The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca. Bandarawela: EA Danilo Fonseka. 2013. ISBN 955-54883-2-7 Book Reviews 68. ‘Mirroring a people and writings from different angles.’ Review of Kaleidoscope 1: An Anthology of Sri Lankan English Literature. Edited by D.C.R.A. Goonetilleke. Colombo: Vijitha Yapa Publications, 2007. ISBN 978-955-1266-70-7’. Postcolonial Text, Vol 4 No 1 (2008) 69. ‘A sensible Approach to Communication.’ Learning English Book 1. Edited by D.C.R.A. Goonetilleke et al. Colombo: Vijitha Yapa Publications, 2006. ’ The Sunday Observer. November 5th , 2006. 70. ‘Communication in Progress.’ Learning English Book 1. Edited by D.C.R.A. Goonetilleke et al. Colombo: Vijitha Yapa Publications, 2009. The Island. December 8th , 2009.
  8. 8. 8 71. ‘Expanding a spectrum of perspectives.’ Review of Kaleidoscope 2: An Anthology of Sri Lankan English Literature. Edited by D.C.R.A. Goonetilleke. Colombo: Vijitha Yapa Publications, 2010. ISBN 978-955-665-107-2’. The Island. September 26th , 2009. 72. “An Invaluable Resource for Sinhala Readers of Literature and Fine Arts.” Review of Saahithyö Saha Saundharyö Kalaawee Dhaarshönikö Sangkalpö – (Philosophical Concepts in Literature and Aesthetics) by Vijitha Welagedara, Colombo: Suriya Publishers, 2013. ISBN 978-955-656-252-1. The Sunday Observer. February 16th , 2014. Appreciations 73. “Tribute to a Street Theatre Guru: Gamini K. Haththotuwegama.” The Sunday Observer. November 8th , 2009.

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