Department of Tamil

Faculty of Arts - University of Peradeniya


Mrs. Anne Yalini Satheeswaran

M.Phil(reading)(Peradeniya) , M.A (Tamil University, Tanjavur, India) , B.A (Hons.) in Tamil( First Class) (Peradeniya)

+94 76-362 9783

Educational Qualifications


  • M.Phil(reading), Post Graduate institute of Humanities and Social sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • M.A in Applied Tamilology( First class Distinction D+ grade /course work with research) Department of Lexicography,Tamil University, Tanjavur, India, 2007-2009
  • B.A (Hons.) in Tamil( First Class) Department of Tamil,University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 2002-2006

Diplomas and professional certifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Mass communication and Journalism, Madurai Kamarajar University, India, 2008-2009
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga – First class - Tamil University, Tanjavur, India 2008- 2009
  • Diploma in Informetion Technology, British College of Education,Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2007
  • Certificate course in Human Rights,University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 2006-2007
  • Certificate course in Effective Communicative English, Academy of social Development and Education, YMCA, Batticaloa, SriLanka, 2002
  • Certificate course in Office Management, Eastern University, Sri lanka 2000
  • A 50 hour course on English academic speaking and writing skills, British council, SriLanka, 2014
  • Introduction Program for Academic Staff, University of Peradeniya, 2015


  • Volunteer teacher in ‘Life voice’ YMCA, Batticaloa, from 2000.
  • Consultant for developing curriculum for second Language (Tamil) and course material development under the University development grant/ HETC project, in the South Eastern University of Sri Lanka from 2011 to 2012.
  • Temporary lecturer in the Dept. of Tamil, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya from 2012 to 2013.
  • Lecturer (Prob.) in the Dept. of Tamil, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya from 2013 to up to date.
  • Visiting lecturer to taught Tamil to the Sinhala medium students of faculty of Agriculture since 2012.
  • Visiting lecturer to taught Tamil to the Sinhala mediumMDP students of PGIHS since 2015.
  • Lecturer, Tamil language for Sinhala students from Arts faculty, University of Peradeniya, since 2012.
  • Volunteer Student Counselor, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, 2012/2013, 2015/16&2015/2017
  • Tamil Instructor, Fulbright Program, A Program Teaching Tamil language to Visiting American Students, 2013
  • Resource person and Tamil translator for the workshop on;
  • Soft skills program, conducted by the faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya on 15th of Aug. 2014
  • Carrier guidance program, conducted by the faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya on 9th and 11th of Sep. 2014.
  • Department Co-Coordinator for the International Conference, Department of Tamil, University of Peradeniya 2013 & 2015

Concentration: major and career related subjects

  • Linguistics
  • Comparative grammar
  • Folk lore
  • Modern Poetry
  • Mass communication and Journalism
  • Lexicography
  • Yoga


  • Published short stories & poems in various magazines.
  • Directed and Participated in dramas and Folk dramas in school and university levels
  • Participated in Kaviyarangams in Regional and national level in Srilanka and India.
  • Trained in Bharatha Naatya and Carnatic Music
  • Trained in Computer and Internet


  • Comparative study on verbs. Based on Tholkaapiyam and Modern linguistics- M.A dissertation, 2009
  • A research on Folk songs of Deldota- B.A dissertation,2006
  • ‘Pesapporulaippesaththuninthaaandaal’, Mahalirinpanmuhanoku, National conference, Tamil University, Thanjavur, 2009
  • ‘Annaas style is for people’, Language style in Perarignaranna’s literary works,National seminar, School of Indian Languages, Tamil University, Thanjavur, 2009
  • ‘An Introduction to Clow’s Sinhala- English Dictionary’, National seminar, Department of Lexicography, Tamil University, Thanjavur, 2009
  • Thoughts of Feminism of VedaatriMagarishi, Seminar, School of Philosophy, Tamil University, Thanjavur,2009
  • ‘War’ in the poems of Muslim female poets of Srilanka, Al Inshira, University of Peradeniya, 2012
  • An Introduction to the hymns of ThirumangaiAzhvar, Batticaloa, 2013
  • Influence of the Bible in the Tamil poetries in SriLanka – A view in the basis of the poetries of Wilvaretnam, Trincomalee, 2014
  • Critical point of view on cirrimetorioum in the hymns of Thiruganasampanthar, Hindu culture Ministry, 2014
  • ‘War’ in the view of Female poets of sangam period, All Tamil Teachers Association, Tamil nadu , India, 2015
  • Body Politics in the poems of Sri Lankan Tamil Female poets, Ealap pen kavithaiyiyal, Tamil University, Thanjavur, India, 2015
  • An Introduction to the poems of Neelaavanan, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India, 2015
  • Male in the view of Female – A research on the basis of sangam poems, National conference, Department of Tamil, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2015
  • Female sub characters in Chilapathigaram, National conference on Chilapathigaram, Tamil sangam, Colombo, Srilanka, 2016


  • Member of the GenaralConvercation team, 2013.
  • Member of the Fund raising Committee of the Peradeniya University International Research session(iPURSE) - 2016

Academic Distinctions, Awards & Prizes

  • Gold medalist, (M.A) Tamil University,Tanjavur, India.
  • Best student award(2009)Tamil University,Tanjavur, India.
  • First prize and won 25000 Indian Rupees cash prize in a National Essay competition conducted by Tamil Nadu government, India, 2008
  • First prize and won 3000 Indian Rupees cash prize in a National Essay competition conducted by the Islamic Tamil literary society, India, 2008
  • Mootharingar Va. Supa. Maanikanaar Memorial award, 2015
  • Participated and achieved places in Art & Cultural competitions(2008 - 2009) Tamil University, Tanjavur, India.

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