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Ms. Sucheru Dissnayake

Assistant Lecturer

Faculty of Humanities & Sciences | English Language Teaching Unit

Career Summary

Sucheru Dissanayake is currently an Assistant Lecturer in English, attached to the English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU), Faculty of Humanities and Sciences. She conducts lectures in the faculties of Engineering, Computing, Humanities and Sciences and SLIIT Business School. She is the module leader of the first year module Introduction to English Language and Grammar of the B. Ed. in English Programme and the modules English Language Skills 1 and 2 of SLIIT Business School. Prior to joining SLIIT, she was an Instructor in English at the ELTU, University of Peradeniya, and a French teacher at Alliance Francaise, Kandy. 

  • Assistant Lecturer, English Language Teaching Unit, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology – 2019 to date
  • Instructor in English, English Language Teaching Unit, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology – 2016 to 2018
  • Instructor in English, English Language Teaching Unit, University of Peradeniya – October 2011 to December 2015
  • French Teacher, Alliance Francaise, Kandy – January 2012 to April 2014


  • B. A. (2nd Class Honours-Upper Division), University of Peradeniya 
  • Postgraduate Diploma in English, University of Peradeniya
  • M. A. in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya
  • M. A. in English, University of Peradeniya
  • DALF C2, C1 and DELF A1, A2 ( French Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research)         
  • Diploma in French (Diplome de Langue Francaise), Alliance Francaise


Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Reading Skills Assessment and Development
  • Vocabulary Acquisition
  • Teaching ESL and EAP in the University Setting


  • Sri Lanka English Language Teachers’ Association (SLELTA)

Ongoing Research

  • ‘Video versus Print Materials in Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition: An Impact Study’ submitted to the International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences 2020/21 organized by the University of Sri Jayewardenepura (selected for publication)
  • ‘A Comparative Analysis on Using Bilingual and Monolingual Dictionaries in Long-Term Vocabulary Retention’ submitted to SICASH, 2020 (selected for publication)

My Publications

Conference Presentations

  • Dissanayake, S.  " An Analysis of Reading Skills of First Year Engineering Undergraduates: Skimming, Scanning and Vocabulary  Presentation,  at ICH 2018/19 University of Kelaniya,   2019

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