SUSL Staff Directory

Mrs. BMLRK Basnayake

Senior Lecturer


BA in English Hons (SUSL), MA in Linguistics (Kelaniya), MPhil in English Literature (Keele, UK)

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

SLELTA-Sri Lanka English Language Teachers’ Association

Research Interests

Teaching English as a Second Language, Applied Linguistics

Current Research Projects

On-going research on innovative methods to teach English language to non-native English speakers in Sri Lanka

Recent Publications

Basnayake, B.M.L.R.K., The Use of English: A challenge to the Financial Institutions in the Ratnapura City (Sri Lanka)’ 2nd International Symposium 2008 at University of Sabaragamuwa, Belihuloya, Sri Lanka

Basnayake. B.M.L.R.K., Heart of Darkness: Joseph Conrad’s anti-imperialistic perspective as seen through racism, pessimism and impressionism’ , 3rd International Symposium 2010 at University of Sabaragamuwa, Belihuloya, Sri Lanka

Basnayake, B.M.L.R.K.,Problems arising in the use of Communicative Approach in teaching English at university level, 6th International SLELTA Conference, 2010 at BMICH, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka 

Basnayake, B.M.L.R.K.,Useful techniques in teaching English Literature at Ordinary Level-General Certificate Examination, 6th International SLELTA Conference, 2010 at BMICH, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka
Basnayake, B.M.L.R.K., 'Inculcating moral values via education’  TORCH 2010 magazine in the Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA), Diyatalawa, Sri Lanka

Basnayake. B.M.L.R.K., ‘Lesson Plan on Communicative Competence aimed at final year undergraduates majoring English’ published on METHODIKA (HOBOE  C∏OBO B  METOANKE), International Russian Journal, vol.4, 2010

Basnayake B.M.L.R.K., ‘Does Jane Austen attempt to purge ‘women in love’ of their ‘sensibility’ in her novel, Sense and Sensibility?’ in Spectrum vol.2, issue 1, 2014

Basnayake, B.M.L.R.K.Basnayake., 'Literature surpasses history in post-conflict situations' Annual Research Sessions  2015 at Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka