“The learning teacher, experiential learning and the teaching practice cycle”. Paper presented at the 7th ASIA TEFL international conference . Queens Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, 7th -9th August 2009.
Coping with student heterogeneity in the English Language classrooms in Sri Lanka paper presented at the Academic sessions. 2008 University of Colombo
“Student heterogeneity – the reality of the Sri Lankan ESL classrooms” Paper presented at the 6th ASIA TEFL conference Bali, Indonesia 1-3 August, 2008
“Overcoming learned helplessness’ Paper presented at the PGIE Research Form. Open University of Sri Lanka.14 December 2007
“An example of a qualitative study” Paper presented at the workshop on capacity building in Education Research. Auditorium, Ministry of Education. November, 23 rd 2007;
‘How to motivate the unmotivated? “Plenary at the Conference for RESC staff conducted by the National Institute of Education on 03.11.2006.
“English for all” and English Language Teaching at Primary Level. Paper presented at the Fourth International Conference of the Sri Lanka English Language Teachers Association – English for Equality, Employment and Empowerment August – 4 -6, September 2006. Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies. Colombo , Sri Lanka
“Why not but I can't” – Influence of a ‘culture of poverty' on learning: A case study. Paper presented at the 10 th Anniversary International symposium The issues and challenges of the 21 st century. 4 th -8 th July 2006 , Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka .
“Apprenticeship and Guided Participation” in University English Language Teaching. Paper presented at the Enhancing University ELT Conference. 2-4 June 2006. Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies. Colombo , Sri Lanka
The effect of western colonization on ‘school cultures’ and its impact on learning and teaching English. Paper presented at the 10th international conference on Sri Lanka Studies. 16th -18th December 2005. University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Making Teacher Education interactive – University of Colombo experience. Joint presentation with Prof. S. Wijetunge. South Asian Consortium for Teacher Education and Development (SACTED) theme seminar,20 th May 2005.Colombo
Learning the second language in a disadvantaged school setting: Is ‘learned helplessness’ – a cause for failure to learn the second language? Paper presented at the conference on Sri Lanka; Challenges of a society in transition. 16 – 18 December 2004. Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo.
Merging of context and methodology : M.Ed in TESOL curriculum in Sri Lanka – A pioneer effort. A paper presented at the International seminar on Effective (English) Language management in SAARC countries 14 – 15 October, 2004. Indo-American Centre for International Studies, Hyderabad, India.
English medium education and higher education. Paper presented at the Forum on “English medium Education in Sri Lanka: Relevance and feasibility. Trans Asia Hotel, Colombo. 19th July 2004.
Developing multiple textbooks for the Sri Lankan classrooms; Issues and challenges. Paper presented at the 2nd International conference of the Sri Lanka English Teachers’ Association. 30 –1 September 2002. Colombo
Education system and the women professionals in Sri Lanka. Key note address at the Business and professional club of Wollongong – International Night. 27th February 2001.Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Communication or miscommunication – The case of second language acquisition in Sri Lankan classrooms. Paper presented at the Academic sessions 2000. 16th February, 2001. Faculty of Education University of Colombo.
Role of Classroom interaction in second language acquisition in Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the 10th Research student Colloquium, July 21 – July 22, 2000.Graduate School of Education. University of Wollongong, Australia.
Education Reforms and the changing perspectives of Teaching of English in Sri Lanka: Targets and challenges. Paper presented at the 7th Sri Lanka Studies Conference . 3-6 December1999. Canberra, Australia.