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Department of Philosophy

University of Peradeniya

Ms. S.S. Hewawasam-

BA (Peradeniya), MA (Peradeniya)

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Education

BA

University of Peradeniya

2019

MA

University of Peradeniya

2020/21

Current Positions

Lecturer (Probationary) - Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya

March 2022 - To Present

Positions Held

Temporary Assistant Lecturer - Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya

2021 April - 2022 March

Secretarial Assistant (iPURSE 2021) - University of Peradeniya

2021 March - 2021 November

Conference Secretary (iPURSE) - University of Peradeniya

2020 March - 2020 December

External Researcher - Everystory Sri Lanka

2021 January - 2021 April

Memberships

Institutional Review SER writing Faculty representative for Criterion 08- tier 02 - Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya

2022

Voluntary Student Counsellor - Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya

2022

Curriculum Development Committee - Department of Philosophy, University of Peradeniya

2022

Member of short/ Certificate Course Designing Committee- CIVCO - University of Peradeniya

2022

Awards

Peradeniya University Gold Medal Award for the ‘Most Outstanding Student of the Year of Faculty of Arts’ - “Peradeniya University Gold Medal Faculty of Arts for Excellence in Scholastic and Extra-Mural Excellence” - University of Peradeniya

2019

Prof. K.N. Jayathillake Memorial prize for the greatest competence in Indian and Buddhist Philosophy I & II - University of Peradeniya

2018

Publications

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Knowledge Acquisition in Higher Education: Human Brain, Language, and Argumentation in Eastern and Western Philosophical Traditions, Hantana Philosophy Circle e-journal, Department of Philosophy, University of Peradeniya, 2022. ISSN 2950-6867

https://heyzine.com/flip-book/aed761c5b6.html

CONFERENCE PAPERS

A Philosophical Study on Hyper-reality through the Use of Photographs in Social Media in the Contemporary society, (2019), UVPA-ICTM Joint International Research Symposium, University of Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo, Sri Lanka

An Analysis of Selected Philosophies on Student Centeredness with Regards to the Secondary Education in Sri Lanka." Pedagogical Efficacy in Global Context, 2nd International Online Conference, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka Homagama, Sri Lanka

http://www.bpu.ac.lk/conferences/pedagogical-efficacy-global-context-online-conference-2021

A Philosophical Study on the Applicability of Zen Buddhism in Photography, 2019,Rajarata International Research Conference, Rajarata University, Mihinthale, Sri Lanka

A study on Introspection in Buddhism and Psychology with reference to Satipaṭṭhãna Sutta, (2019) Ven.Prof.Walpola Rahula Thera Memorial international Conference on

The Philosophical Significance of Hua-Yen Buddhism in the Effectiveness of Protection of Environment, (2019), International Conference on Sanskrit and Eastern Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

A Philosophical Analysis on the Applicability of Buddhist and Socratic Ideas to Overcome Human Sufferings for a Better Life, (2019), 15th International Conference on Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka

A Philosophical Study on Sexuality from the Perspectives of Foucault and Freud, (2019),4th Ruhuna Arts Students' Annual Sessions, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka,

Sartre's Existentialism through the Lens of Chekhov's The Seagull, (2019), 4th Ruhuna Arts Students' Annual Sessions, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka

A Philosophical Analysis on the Contemporary Primary Education with Reference to Plato's 'The Republic, 12th Annual Research Conference, The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2019

A Philosophical Analysis on the Alienation of Women in the Sri Lankan Culture with Special Reference to the Concept of Kili, Annual Research Symposium, University of Colombo, 2019,

Teaching

PHY2001 - Introduction to Logic (Western and Eastern)

Department of Philosophy

2022 June - To Present

PHY2002 - Introduction to General Psychology I

Department of Philosophy

2022 June - To Present

PHY4002 - Contemporary Continental Philosophy

Department of Philosophy

2022 June - To Present

Research Interests

French Philosophy, Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

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