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Ms. Nayomi Abeysekara

Head | English Language Teaching Unit

Faculty of Humanities & Sciences | English Language Teaching Unit

Career Summary

Ms. Nayomi Abayasekera has over 18 years of experience in English language teaching in higher education. She has participated in numerous workshops and training programmes related to teaching and learning in higher education. In addition, she has also had exposure to different facets of language education such as curriculum development, language proficiency assessment, administration, planning and coordination of language training programmes  as well as education management, apart from teaching. 


MA in English ,  University of Peradeniya

PGD in English , University of Peradeniya

BA in English, French & Western Classical Culture, University of Kelaniya

CELTA, University of Cambridge  

Certified Cambridge ESOL Speaking Examiner,  Cambridge Assessment English


Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

Literary Theory

Ethnic and Cultural Studies


Ongoing Research

My Publications

Book Chapters

  • Nayomi Abayasekera  " Poetry as a Political Statement: A Study of Jean Arasanayagams Poetry "  Mitali Wong & Yousuf Saeed,  The Changing World of Contemporary South Asian Poetry in English ,    Maryland, USA,  2019,  Lexington Books,  pp.165 - 177,  

Journal Publications

  • Nayomi Abayasekera  " The Politics of Representation in the Representation of Politics "  Phoenix: Sri Lankan Journal of English in the Commonwealth ,  vol.VIII,    2011,  pp.105-115,      

Conference Presentations

  • Nayomi Abayasekera  " Narrativization of Migrant Complexes in Sri Lankan Fiction in English  Presentation,  at Swiss Association of University Teachers of English, University of Zurich, Switzerland (Virtual)),   2021
  • Nayomi Abayasekera  " A Study of Bilingual Advertising in Sri Lankan National Newspapers.  Presentation,  at International Conference on Language and Development, Colombo, Sri Lanka,   2011

Conference Proceedings

  • Nayomi Abayasekera   Historicizing, Memorialization and Victimization  in Ethical Futures: Dialogues on State, Society and Ethical Existence,  year 2013,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,    International Centre for Ethnic Studies,    30th May - 1st June 2013,  

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