Department of English

NameMrs. W.A.M.C.P. Welagedara
DesignationDepartment Head
Official Telephone No.+94-117601820
Official Fax No.
Email Address

Staff of the Department

NameDesignationEmail Address
Ms.Hashinie AbeysenaAssistant Lecturer[email protected]
Ms. Chapa WelagedaraAssistant Lecturer[email protected]
Mrs. G.K. VeroshaAssistant Lecturer
Ms.Hansa GeethaniManagement Assistant II[email protected]
Ms.L.D Gimhani KanchanaManagement Assistant III[email protected]
Mr. D. WijethungaManagement Assistant III[email protected]
Ms. H.D SwarnalathaOffice Aide - I[email protected]

Activities of the Department

Developing English syllabuses for the school system.

Preparation of Audio materials for Primary and Secondary Levels.

Training of teachers, In-service Advisors and ADEs/ DDEs - English.

Management of the Regional English Support Centers. (RESC - 30 centers island wide)

RESC staff development.

Conducting the Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language course.

Courses conducted by the Department:

Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language Course (One year full time).

Special Notice 1:

PRINSETT English Teacher’s Final Certificates

These certificates which had been distributed by the Dept of English, NIE will now be handled by the Dept. of Examinations, NIE.

Before coming to the NIE to collect your certificate, please call the Certificate Section of the Department of Examinations of NIE at 011 - 7601601 Ext. 767 to find out whether your certificate is available for collection by informing your Index No. and the year you had sat the Final Examination.

Index numbers upto the year 1994 are in the website of the Department of English. Availability of certificates after that will have to be confirmed by giving a call to the number mentioned above before coming to collect. If your certificate is available, making an appointment to collect it would be the best as you would be sure that the officer is available on the date you intend to visit NIE to collect it.

Any other inquiries regarding these Teacher training certificates will have to be made from the Certificate Branch, Department of Examinations, Pelawatte, Battaramulla.

lists (Original Certificates Received) of Trained Teachers (PRINSETT Programme):

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Special Notice 2:

G.C.E. O/L English Literature – ‘Appreciation of English Literary Texts'

According to a decision taken by the ministry of Education, Literary Appreciation in English will be a subject examined at G.C.E.O/L from the 2008 examination onwards, being a subject in the second basket of subjects in category 3.2.2. The students can select one subject from each of the three baskets mentioned in Circular No. 2006/09 dated 07-03-2006. Circular No. 2007/06 dated 07.03.2007 had been issued subsequently to correct an error in the earlier one which inadvertently states having Literature for Grades 6 – 9. English Literature is a subject only from Grade 10 onwards. This was corrected but nothing else regarding Literature was changed.

Thus students can offer one subject from Basket No. 3.2.2., where Literary Appreciation in English too is included there. The Ministry of Education has sent another directive to schools dated 04-01-2008 asserting the above fact again as there had been misinterpretation of the circulars in the schools. A prototype paper will be released to assist teachers and students as to the format of the paper.