Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Ruhuna

Nishantha, K.S.G.S. (Mr.)

Senior Lecturer / Head – ELTU

English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU)
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
University of Ruhuna
Matara 81000
Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 714323929

Email: nishanthasubath@yahoo.com


Mr. K.S.G.S. Nishantha is a Senior Lecturer attached to the English Language Teaching Unit, University of Ruhuna. Currently, he serves as the Head of the unit. He has obtained MA and MPhil degrees from University of Kelaniya and MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of New Castle, Australia. Mr Nishantha has been a TESL practitioner for more than 20 years and he has presented number of papers on TESL field at both national and international conferences.


  • MPhil in Linguistics (Kelaniya)
  • M.A. in Applied Linguistics - TESL (Newcastle)
  • MA (Kelaniya)
  • BA (Kelaniya)

Specialized fields and teaching areas:

Applied Linguistics, Teaching English as a Second Language

Research Areas:

English Language Teaching and Learning, Teacher Training, Linguistics


Conference publications

  • “How Does Motivation Affect Teacher Training”, Paper presented at the HETC Symposium on “National Development through Research and Innovation”, 2014, Ministry of Higher Education, SriLanka.

  • “Is Motivation a Key Factor in TESL Teacher Training” Paper presented at the 10th International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences (IC-HUSO), 2015, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,Khon Kaen University, Thailand.

  • “The Impact of Critical Thinking Skills and Critical Reading Skills in Preparing Undergraduates to Face Challenges of a Knowledge Economy.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Humanities an Social Sciences (IC-HUSO) 2016, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,Khon Kaen University, Thailand.