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Department of Sinhala

Faculty of Arts - University of Peradeniya

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Ms. K. M. Nayomi Madhupani Konara

BA (Peradeniya)
Translation Studies, Linguistics, Western Literary Theories

nayomimadhupani317@gmail.com
+94 81 2392549 / +94 715118954 / +94 768813827

Biography

Miss. K. M. Nayomi Madhupani Konara is a Temporary Lecturer attached to The Department of Sinhala, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. She earned her BA (Hons.) in Sinhala from The University of Peradeniya in 2017. Currently, she is reading for MPhil in Sinhala at The University of Peradeniya.

Education

  • BA (Peradeniya)

Appointments

  • Temporary Lecturer in Sinhala, Department of Sinhala, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 01. 06. 2018 up to present
  • Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 29. 06. 2018 - 24. 08. 2018

Research and Publications (selected)

  • The Tentative Research topic for MPhil “A critical comparison based on translation conceptions between selected Sinhala short stories of Martin Wickramasinghe and their English translations”.
  • The Renewed Research topic for MPhil “A critical study on challenges occur when teaching Sinhalese language to users of Sinhalese as a second language and beginners”.
  • The Final Dissertation for BA on the topic “Translating selected chapters of the ‘Language’ of Leonard Bloomfield into Sinhalese with a critical essay on challenges occurred when translating”, University of Peradeniya, 2017.
  • Presenting Findings of the Research “Translating selected chapters of the ‘Language’ of Leonard Bloomfield into Sinhalese with a critical essay on challenges occurred when translating” at Undergraduate Research Symposium, Department of Sinhalese, University of Peradeniya, 2017.
  • Presenting Findings of the Research “Translating selected chapters of the ‘Language’ of Leonard Bloomfield into Sinhalese with a critical essay on challenges occurred when translating” at Annual Research Symposium (Sinhala Studies at Crossroads), Department of Sinhalese, University of Colombo, 17th October 2018.
  • Article published in Sahithyaya 2018 of Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Sri Lanka on the topic “Kula ha panthi ashritha bhasha wyawahara pariwarthanaye getalu ha ewata yediya heki wisandum” (Problems occur when translating terms of caste and class, and ways to solve them).
  • Article published in Sarathi 2018 of Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Central Province on the topic “Sinhala linga bhedaya awabodha karagenimehi la Sidat Sangara wigrahaya pramanikada?” (Is the explanation in Sidat Sangara sufficient to understand the dividing of genders in Sinhalese language?).
  • Article for the journal Piyawara of University of Peradeniya on the topic “Derrida saha Visanyojanavadaya : Nyayathmaka elambumak” (Derrida and Deconstruction : A theoretical approach). (In print)
  • Article for the journal Nuwana of Ministry of Education on the topic “Anuradhapura yugaye wyakhyana sampradaya pilibanda keti samalochanayak” (A brief study on exegetical tradition in Anuradhapura period). (In print)
  • Article for the Language Journal of Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka on the topic “Bhashawe vakkoshamaya vividhatha kerehi upabhashawedaye dayakathwaya” (The contribution of Dialectology for the variety of vocabulary in language). (In print)
  • Article for the Buddhist Journal of Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka on the topic “Pali attakatha mulashraya pilibanda sankshiptha wiwaranayak” (A brief study on sources of Pali commentaries). (In print)
  • Article for the Journal “Sandhara” of Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka on the topic “Maya yatharthawadaya yanu yatharthawadayehima purna manushiya yanthranayaki” (Magical Realism is a complete human mechanism of Realism). (In print)
  • The poetry “Petiyo Mata Duka Hithuna” published in 2005 - ISBN 955-99255-0-4
  • The poetry “Hada Gesma” published in 2008 - ISBN 978-955-1777-53-1
  • (Winner of Students’ Scripts Competition of State Literary Awards 2008)
  • The poetry “Nonimi Mehewara” published in 2009 - ISBN 978-955-1777-85-2
  • (Winner of Students’ Scripts Competition of State Literary Awards 2009)
  • The poetry “Sulu Charithe Pemwathi” published in 2018 - ISBN 978-955-31-1166-1 (Sarasavi Publishers)
  • The Language and Linguistics book “Bhashawa” – (The translation of “Language” of Leonard Bloomfield) (Sarasavi Publishers - In print)

Memberships & Awards

  • D. E. HettiArachchi Memorial Prize for Sinhalese, At the General Convocation, University of Peradeniya (2016/ 2017)
  • C. E. Jayanayake Prize for Sinhalese, At the General Convocation, University of Peradeniya (2016/ 2017)
  • Jayantha Weerasekara Prize for Sinhalese, At the General Convocation, University of Peradeniya (2016/ 2017)
  • D. M. De Z. Wickramasinghe Memorial Prize for Sinhalese, At the General Convocation, University of Peradeniya (2016/ 2017)
  • D. D. De Saram Memorial Prize for Sinhalese, University of Peradeniya (2013/2014)
  • D. P. Wijewardana Prize for Sinhalese, University of Peradeniya (2013/2014)
  • Delduwe Dhammaratana Prize for Sinhalese, University of Peradeniya (2013/2014)
  • The Sinhala Literary Award, Maliyadeva Girls’College, Kurunegala – 2012
  • The Sinhala Literary Award, Maliyadeva Girls’College, Kurunegala – 2010

Other Credentials

  • Working as the Research Assistant for Dr. Justin Wesley Henry of Loyola University College of Arts and Sciences, Chicago, from 19th March 2019 up to present.
    Tel: (SL) +94 076 890 1068, (US) + 1 312 915 6110
    Email: jhenry4@luc.edu, justinwesleyhenry@gmail.com
  • Worked as a Visiting Lecturer for Tamil speaking students of Second and Third years of Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, from 21st January 2019 to 01st April 2019 and from 29th June 2018 to 24th August 2018.
    Course Code : ATM 7 – National Language Sinhala
    Medium of Instructing : English
  • Worked as a Sinhala Language Instructor for an International Student (From Czech Republic), Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, From 30th July 2018 to 10th September 2018.
  • Contribution as the Official Translator of the revised Faculty Rules and Regulations (From English into Sinhalese), Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2018.
  • Contribution as a Member of Ceremonial Committee of the International Conference on the Humanities and Social Sciences (ICHSS), Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, 2018.
  • Working as a Volunteer Student Counselor of the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya for the academic year 2018/2019.
  • Worked as a Supervisor for group of students in fieldwork for the “Certificate Course in Human Rights”, Center for the Study of Human Rights, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2018.
  • Contribution as a Member of the Panel of Proof Readers of the Annual Report of University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2018.
  • Contribution as a Member of the Panel of Revising the Curriculum of the Department of Sinhalese, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2018.
  • Contribution as a Member of Editorial Board of the Souvenir of the D. E. Hettiarachchi Memorial Ceremony, organized by Department of Sinhalese, University of Peradeniya, 2018.
  • Judging literary creations (Novels - Open Category) of Literary Competition held by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Central Province, Sri Lanka, 2018.
  • Contribution as a Member of Judge Board of Annual Debate of the course SLS 209 (Mass Communication and Journalism), organized by Department of Sinhalese, University of Peradeniya, 2018.
  • Working as a Supervisor for Final Year Dissertations of BA undergraduate students, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2018.
  • Secretary of the “ Postgraduate Sinhala Society”, Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Peradeniya, From October 2018 up to present.
  • Working as an Invigilator for internal (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences) and external (Center for Distance and Continuing Education) examinations, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2018.
  • Participated for the BIODANZA Workshop on Chronobiological Feedback on Stress Management with Biodanza for Student Counselors, University of Peradeniya, which was held on 14th December, 2018.