Two books related to English language teaching by Gratiaen Award winning writer Madhubhashini Disanayaka Ratnayake, Grammar through Literature and a memoir A Thousand Voiced Choir published by Godage International Publishers were launched on the 23rd of September 2017, at the National Museum Auditorium, with the Vice Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Professor Sampath Amaratunge, as Chief Guest. Ms. Parvathi Nagasundaram, former Head of the Department of English, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, participated as the Guest of Honour.
Speaking at the event were distinguished, writer in Sinhala and Professor of the Sinhala Department at Peradeniya University, Liyanage Amarakeerthi and Dr. Kennedy Jeevaretnam, Head of the Languages Department and the ELTU at Eastern University, who touched upon issues faced by Sinhala and Tamil speakers related to learning and teaching English as a second language. Commenting on the memoir was done by Vishaka Nanayakkara, Head of the Decision Science Department of Moratuwa University, who as the Director of the HETC Project at that time, had followed the progress made by the ELTU, USJP with great interest. Dr. Chitra Jayathilaka, Senior Lecturer of the English Department of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura delivered a speech on the grammar book.
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