Dr. S.A.R.R.P.Dissanayake
Senior Lecturer (Grade II)

Department of Ayurveda Basic Principles
Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda institute
Kandy Road,
Yakkala 11807
Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 33 3340102
Fax: +94 22 2222739
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Research Gate


  • PhD(University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka)
  • MPhil (University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka)
  • MA (University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka)
  • BA (University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka)
  • Diploma in TESL (NIE, Sri Lanka)
Areas of Interests
  • Teacher Education, Testing & Evaluation, Linguistics, Psycholinguistics,Curriculum Design, Second Language Teaching Methodology, Principles of Education, Discourse Analysis, Independent Learning, Structure of English


Career profile
  • Senior Lecturer (GWAI) : 2012 to present
  • Lecturer (GWAI) : 2005 -2012
  • Instructor in English: 1994- 2005


Professional service
  • Visiting Academic, Postgraduate Institute of English, Sri Lanka.
  • Co-controlling Chief Examiner, Department of Examinations (2008- 2014), Sri Lanka
  • Part time Consultant, HETC Project, Ministry of Higher Education. (2014)
  • Consultant (Material Design), GWAI
  • Chief Examiner & confidential services, Non-institutional examinations, Department of Examinations, Sri Lanka.
  • Visiting Lecturer, (Teacher Education), Gateway Graduate School.
  • Member, Executive Editorial Board: Journal of GWAI (2006)
  • Co-cordinator/ Member of Organizing Committee, Foundation Course for new entrants: 2004/2005, 2005, 2006, 2007/2008. GWAI.
  • Centre co-ordinator, GELT programme (1997)
  • Visiting Lecturer/Instructor. Distance Teacher Training Programme, National Institute of Education, Professional English Course, Open University of Sri Lanka - Buttala & Kegalle centers (1995), Technical College (1997), Aqvinus University College (1999-2007)


Publication and communication


English for Medical Studies, Godage Publishers (2010)
Research Methodology for Linguistic Studies (Co-author), Godage Publishers, (2010)
Discourse Analysis, (Co-author), Sarasavi Publishers (2008)

Communicative English for Ayurveda Students (2007)

Reading Skills Development Course, Godage Publishers (2007)

Development of English writing skills (2007)

Basics in Linguistics (2007)
Development of English writing skills among Sinhalese adult learners. (2007). 8th Annual Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya.

Relationship between formal grammar instruction and development of second language competence. (2009). 10th Annual Research Symposium. University of Kelaniya.

Effect of chunk-elicitation technique on SL development (2013). National Symposium, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya.

Has the trend of students working groups produced real collaboration? ; a study based on Web-related collaborative writing among second language learners. (2013). Annual Research Symposium. University of Kelaniya.

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