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Ms. Navodya Rajapakse


Faculty of Humanities & Sciences | English Language Teaching Unit

Career Summary

  • Navodya Rajapakse is a lecturer in English, attached to the Faculty of Science and Humanities, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Malabe.
  • She joined SLIIT in 2015 and has been engaged in various academic activities while being the module coordinator for Communication Skills (IT 1040). 
  • Furthermore, she works as a SLIIT partner, under the title University Associate of Faculty of Science and Englineering at Curtin University.
  • In addition, she provides her services to SLIIT as the Communication Skills module coordinator since 2017
  • Prior to that she had also been English for Academic Purposes module coordinator from 2016-2017
  • She is also a visiting lecturer and an external examiner at ELTU, University of Kelaniya since 2017 to date
  • She had also been a visiting lecturer at University of Colombo from 2016 to 2018
  • Prior joining SLIIT, she had been a lecturer at the English Language Teaching Unit, at the University of Kelaniya. In fact, she had been a member of the ELTU Research Group as well.
  • She had also been an intern as a translator, in 2013, at the Ministry of External Affairs, Sri Lanka.
  • Moreover, she had been a member of the Faculty of Computing and Hackathon Organizing Committees of CODEFESTs held in 2016 to 2017 respectively.


  • M.A, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo
  • B.A. (Second Upper Honors), Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya
  • Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (Staff Development Ceter,SLIIT)
  • Certificte in Teaching English Online (Cambridge Assessment English) - University of Cambridge
  • Dip. in English , Aquinas College of Higher Studies


  • In 2018 she was awarded the Certificate for Teaching in Higher Education by the Staff Development Center -Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology. 

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Educational Assessments
  • Educational Theories in Second Language Acquisition.
  • Business English
  • English for Professional Purposes
  • Task Based Learning
  • Teacher Development and Training


  • SLELTA  (Sri Lanka English Language Teachers’ Association)
  • Sponsorhip Committee - SICASH 2020
  • Organizing Committee, Hackathon, CODEFEST 2017, Faculty of Computing, SLIIT
  • Organizing Committee, CODEFEST 2016,Faculty of Computing, SLIIT
  • Organizing Committee, 5th National Conference on Technology and Management 2016, Faculty of Computing, SLIIT

Ongoing Research

My Publications

Conference Presentations

  • R.W.D.N.K.Rajapakse  " Usage of resources to facilitate ELT and learning in government schools in Gampaha district  Presentation,  at Univeristy of Kelaniya,   2016
  • R.W.D.N.K.Rajapakse  " Usage of materialistic resources in English language teaching in Ordinary and Advanced level in Biyagama Divisional Secretariat governemnt schools  Presentation,  at University of Ruhuna,   2017

Book Chapters

  • R.W.D.N.K.Rajapakse  " A Short Story Publication in the collection called 'Bandana" "    Bandana,      2014,  Translation Unit, University of Kelaniya,    

Journal Publications Under Review

  • Navodya Rajapakse  " Student Centered Education in Teaching English as a Second Language for Ordinary and Advanced Level Students at Non-Urban Government Schools "  Faculty of Humanities and Sciences Journal,        Under Review

Journal Publications

  • Navodya Rajapakse  " Examining the Mode of Teaching English as a Second Language in Gampaha District Non-Urban Government Schools of Sri Lanka "  SICASH (Faculty of Humanities and Sciences) Journal,      Not Published,        

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