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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 Proceedings

  • R.W.D.N.K.Rajapakse   Usage of resources to facilitate ELT and learning in government schools in Gampaha district  in International Postgraduate Research Conference 2016,  year 2016,  University of Kelaniya,    University of Kelaniya,  Univeristy of Kelaniya,  R.W.D.N.K.Rajapakse,  
  • 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  in Ruhuna University International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences (RUICHSS) ,  year 2017,  University of Ruhuna,    University of Ruhuna,  University of Ruhuna,  R.W.D.N.K.Rajapakse,  
  • Navodya Rajapakse   Examining the Mode of Teaching English as a Second Language in Gampaha District Non-Urban Government Schools of Sri Lanka  in SICASH,  year 2021,  Malabe,    SICASH 2020,  Faculty of Humanities and Sciences,SLIIT,  Navodya Rajapakse,  10 August 2021
  • RWDNK Rajapakse, K. G Wijesuriya   A Comparative Analysis of the Impact of Audiobooks and E-Texts on Comprehension in SLA  in SLIIT International Conference on Advancement in Sciences and Humanities ,  year 2021,  Malabe,  pp.289-296,  Faculty of Humanities and Sciences,    RWDNK Rajapakse, K. G Wijesuriya,  
  • R.W.D.N.K. Rajapakse, K. G Wijesuriya   Learning English Online: Students Perception on Collaborative Learning  in International Research Symposium (IRS) 2021,  year 2021,  University of Colombo,    University of Colombo,    26th November 2021,  

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

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