Educational Qualifications:
BA (sp) University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (1995)PGDE (Dist) University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (1997)MEd in International Education, University of Sussex, United Kingdom (2003)MPhil in Education , University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2011)Doctor of Education, School of Education , University of Leicester , United Kingdom
Appointments (Selected) :
School Teacher, Ministry of Education, Central Province, Sri Lanka 1995-2000Assistant Project Officer Primary Mathematics Project, National Institute of Education, Maharagama, Sri Lanka 2000-2003Assistant Lecturer in Education, Department of Education, University of Peradeniya, 2003 to 2005Lecturer in Education, Faculty of Education OUSL 2005 to 2008Lecturer in Education, Department of Education, University of Peradeniya, 2008 to 2011Senior Lecturer (G.II) in Education Department of Education, University of Peradeniya 2011 to dateCoordinator PGDE (Week End) Programme, Department of Education, University of Peradeniya. 2014 to dateTeaching panel , Metropolitan School District, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 2012 to 2014
Research Intersests :
Comparative and international education, Education and national development, Curriculum Development, Primary Education,
Research Publications :
Ekanayake. P, National Basic Mathematic Survey 1998Ekanayake. P, Student achievement in deprived schools in Sri Lanka 2004

Ekanayake. P, Problems of primary students in identifying shapes 2006

Ekanayake. P, Raising the students performance in mathematics (An action Research) 2008/2009

Ekanayake. P, An evaluation of the existing primary mathematics curriculum in Sri Lanka 2010

Ekanayake. P, Evaluation of the effectiveness of the implementation of the educational reforms at secondary level, 2010

Ekanayake. P, Evaluation on teaching practice of PGDE students 2011

Ekanayake. P, Ethics of educational research, paper presented at the BERA conference, University of Leicester, United Kingdom 2014
Regular Taught Courses:
UndergraduatesComparative and International EducationPhilosophy of EducationMulticultural EducationTeaching practicePostgraduate Students (PGDE and MEd)Comparative and International EducationPhilosophy of EducationCurriculum DevelopmentCitizenship EducationLife skillsLifelong EducationPrimary EducationEducational TechnologyEducation and Development of the NationsDesigning Curriculum and Instruction for Creativity and Critical ThinkingTeaching practice