Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Ruhuna

Gnanathilaka, J.W. (Mr.)


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

Phone: +94 714323941

Email: tilakjw@yahoo.com


After graduating from Government Teacher’s’ College ,Maharagama as a trained teacher ,taught English in schools of Sri Lanka for nearly 20 years, Joined Pasdunrata College of Education as a Teacher Trainer for one year. Taught English In Oman and Maldives for five subsequent years.Joined,ELTU, University of Ruhuna as an Instructor in English in 2000.


  • MA in Linguistics (Kelaniya)
  • BA (Peradeniya)
  • CELTA- Certificate in Teaching English for Adults(Cambridge ESOL)
  • Diploma in Teaching English (NIE Maharagama)

Specialized fields and teaching areas:

Communicative language Teaching/IELTS/Teaching oral communication skills

Research Areas:

Group learning dynamics,Sri Lankan English .dialects and accents