Committed to fostering research in Sinhala language, literature and culture as a primary language.

Department of Sinhala Language

What we do

The Department shoulders the responsibility of developing the curriculum for Sinhala as a first language, Sinhala as a second language, Communication and Media Studies, and strengthening teachers and students in the general education system. The department builds on the subjects’ fundamental, philosophical analysis of related themes and develop practical pedagogical approaches.


  • Developing curricular for Sinhala as a first language, Sinhala as a second language, communication & media studies for the general education system in Sri Lanka.
  • Preparing Teacher Instructional Manuals, resource books and other necessary teaching learning materials to enhance teaching-learning prosses.
  • Empowering the teacher community with the required knowledge, skills and attitudes in Sinhala language, second language (Sinhala), communication & media studies.
  • Conducting researches related to teaching and learning Sinhala as a first language, Sinhala as a second language, communication & media studies to enhance the quality of education.
  • Developing audio visual materials/programs to support quality teaching learning prosses.


  • Able to use the language correctly in daily communication activities, to develop enjoyable, critical and logical thinking through the use of literary works, to fulfil future educational aspirations by building the linguistic academic base, and to develop the professional skills necessary to contribute to the perfect national development with social sensitivity skills. The aim of the Sinhala department is to develop the language skills necessary to produce a good citizen.

Academic Staff

Dr. Ven. Kukurampola Gnanawimala Thero
Senior Lecturer
Miss. A. Neelamanie
Senior Lecturer
Mr. M.G. Munasinghe
Senior Lecturer
Mr. W.P.M. Gunarathne
Senior Lecturer
Mrs. Ruwani Sisija
Senior Lecturer
Dr. Ven. W. Pagngnananda Thero
Assistant Lecturer
Mrs. Madara Jayarathna
Assistant Lecturer
Mr. W.M.M.B.B. Wijekoon
Assistant Lecturer

Non Academic Staff

Mr. P.A.D. Rohana

Management Assistant - I

Mr. K.P. Perera

Office Aide - II

Director's Message

Helps cultivate in a child a deep appreciation for the beauty that surrounds them. It helps build a sense of proportion, harmony and beauty with the surroundings as well as higher-order emotions. Plato regarded education as an indispensable part of education in a free man. education is expressed in terms of visual representations, movements, sounds, verbal expression, etc assists in the development of the child’s sensitivity and the child’s personality development. Modern pedagogy empirically proves that each child should have the opportunity to develop their ability to observe, experience, evaluate and create that which is beautiful. This can only be achieved if we offer children a healthy living environment and an active artistic education. It is towards this goal that we strive to teach our future citizens to appreciate and contribute to the rich diversity of nature, culture and heritage of this country.

Director, Department of Sinhala Language

Department of Sinhala Language