SUSL Staff Directory

Mrs. IK Weerakoon

Senior Lecturer

iromi1984@gmail.com

Qualifications

BA Hons (SUSL), MA (Kelaniya), CTHE (SUSL)


Research Interests

Discourse Analysis, Teaching English as a Second Language, Psycholinguistics, Applied Linguistics


Recent Publications

Books:

Weerakoon, I. (2015) Attitudes and Motivation. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.

 

Research and Publications:

Weerakoon, I.K. and Siriwardhana, K.M.R. (2014). Attitudes and Motivation of Second Language Learners with Particular Reference to Second Year Students of Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages in Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. and Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka. Annual Academic Sessions 2014, The Open University of Sri Lanka, 27th and 28th November 2014, Nawala, SRI LANKA.

Weerakoon, I.K. and Senaratne, U.D. (2014). The Undergraduates' Inclination for Lifelong Learning of English with Special Reference to Undergraduates of Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.. International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences 2014, University of Sr Jayewardenepura, 15th and 16th October, 2014, Nugegoda, SRI LANKA.

Senaratne, U.D. and Weerakoon, I.K. (2014). Tertiary English Education: Are We Producing Lifelong Learners? International Research Conference 2014, General Sir Kotelawala Defence University Sri Lanka, 21st and 22nd August 2014, Moratuwa, SRI LANKA. 

Weerakoon, I.K. and Siriwardhana, K.M.R. (2014). Attitudes of Second Language Learners with Particular Reference to Second Year Students of Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages in Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. and Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka. Peradeniya University International Research Sessions, University of Peradeniya, 4th and 5th July 2014, SRI LANKA.

Siriwardhana, K.M.R. and Weerakoon, I.K. (2013). Motivation of Second Language Learners with Particular Reference to Second Year Students of Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages in Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka and Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka. 3rd International Symposium 2013, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, 06th and 07th July 2014, SRI LANKA.

Abeywickrama, R. and Weerakoon, I. K. (2008). An analysis of Errors in Sinhala Speaking Undergraduates’ English Writing. 2nd International Symposium 2008, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 8th to 12th Jul 2008, Belihuloya, SRI LANKA.

Weerakoon, I. K. (2007). The Authentic Situation of Post Apartheid South Africa as Revealed in ‘Disgrace’ by J.M. Coetzee. First annual symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 10th and 11th July 2007, Belihuloya, SRI LANKA.

 

Poster presentations:

Weerakoon, I.K. and Basnayake, B.M.L.R.K. (2011). Using Literature in ESL Classroom. Two-Day workshop on Innovative Pedagogical Practices in the Twenty First Century: English in Practice, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 30th June and 01st July 2011, Belihuloya, SRI LANKA.