Department of English

Faculty of Arts - University of Peradeniya


Dr. Kusantha Herat

Ph.D. (Université de La Réunion, France)

+94-(0)77-4841160 / +94(0)81-2222218 (Home)


Attached to the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, I teach French Language and Literature here since 2002. My immediate past position was as Director of the Alliance française in Kandy, a position I enjoyed holding for five years.
My first degree is from the University of Kelaniya and my postgraduate studies took me to Université Paul Valéry in southern France and to Université du Tampon in the French overseas territory of La Réunion.
I am a member of the Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association and have been privileged to hold posts of responsibility and have acted as the liaison between the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and the United Nations Agencies.

Educational Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (Université de La Réunion, France)

Appointments (Selected) (Faculty)

  • Faculty Coordinator for International Affairs;
  • Member, Faculty Scholarships Committee;
  • Member, Faculty Quality Assurance Cell;
  • Programme Reviewer, University Grants Commission (as from July 2017)

Research Interests

Innovative Teaching / Learning Methodologies and Practices, Francophone Literature

Memberships and Awards

  • Member, French Teachers Association of Sri Lanka
  • Member, Association of Former Students in France
  • Chevalier dans l’ordre des Palmes Académique, Government of France
  • Doctoral Research Awards – Embassy of France in Sri Lanka
  • Research Awards: PURSE - University of Peradeniya
  • London International Conference on Education (LICE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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