Dr. Sujeewa Hettiarachchi
Head of the Department
I warmly and wholeheartedly welcome each one of you to the website of the Department of English and Linguistics of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka! Our Department is a lovely home to a small, but strong and smart community of staff and students. We are a highly engaged, welcoming and friendly Department. Currently we house over 1000 students who have enrolled on our wide range of undergraduate (both internal and external degrees) postgraduate-taught and postgraduate-research academic programmes. Our overall aim is to offer each one of our students a space in which all who work genuinely and passionately can prosper, achieve their potential and do the very best in life with English – English Language, English Literature and/or English Language Teaching. As we treat one another with humanity and respect, we can achieve our aim: as we thrive on hard work through concerted attempts, we can achieve our aim. Our strength lies in unity in diversity.
This offers the students the opportunity of reading for a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. First, students are admitted to the general degree programme. If they meet the required entry criteria for the special degree (specified under Qualifying requirements) after their first year examination, they will be able…
This is only offered as a special degree. However, students who fail to meet the entry criteria to follow the TESL degree after their first year examination have the opportunity to read for the B.A in English general degree.