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Ms. Ashani Peiris


Faculty of Humanities & Sciences | English Language Teaching Unit

Career Summary

Ashani Peiris is a permanent Instructor in English attached to Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Malabe, Sri Lanka who has five years teaching experience in academic field. She is also the Coordinator for Development of English Communication (DEC) of the Orientation programme. Before joining SLIIT, She had worked as a Temporary Assistant Lecturer and a Visiting Lecturer at University of Kelaniya.

  •  Instructor in English at present ( 2015- 2018)
  • Temporary Assistant Lecturer ,University of Kelaniya (2013-2014)
  •  Visiting Lecturer, English Language Teaching Unit,University of Kelaniya(2013)
  •  Visiting Lecturer, ELTU, Diploma and Higher Diploma in Business conducted by the Faculty Of Commerce & Management Studies, University of Kelaniya(2014)
  • Visiting Lecturer: An Intermediate Course in English, University of Kelaniya(2016)                        


  • M.A in Linguistic in progress, University of Kelaniya
  • B.A (General Degree), University of Kelaniya,


  • 1st place winner, Creative writing, World Consumer Rights Day, conducted by the Consumer Affairs Authority and Information Communication Technology Agency (2017)

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • English Language Teaching
  • Effective Language teaching methodologies
  • Technology in ELT
  • Apllied Linguistics 


  • Member of Sri Lanka English Language Teachers Association (SLELTA)

Ongoing Research

My Publications

Conference Presentations

  • Ms. Ashani Peiris  " An analysis of the effectiveness of using L1 (Sinhala) to teach L2 (English)  Presentation,  at 14th Annual Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya,   2013
  • Ms. Ashani Peiris  " A study on the Impact of Facebook on improving English (L2) vocabulary of undergraduates,  Presentation,  at th Research Conference , The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka,   2014
  • Ms. Ashani Peiris  " Impact of the proficiency in English Language on students performance in their main subjects,  Presentation,  at International Postgraduate Research Conference,   2015
  • Ms. Ashani Peiris  " A study on the effectiveness of using multimedia to teach English Grammar,  Presentation,  at Second International Conference on Linguistics (ICLSL), University of Kelaniya ,   2016
  • Ms. Ashani Peiris  " Group activities as a remedy for speaking anxiety  Presentation,  at 9th International SLELTA Conference, National Institute of Education (NIE),   2017

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