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English language educator

Devapriya Chitra Ranjan Alwis Goonetilleke, Sri Lankan language educator. Commoner Churchill College fellow University Cambridge, 1977-1978, Foundation Visiting fellow Clare Hall, University Cambridge, 1987-1988, Henry Charles Chapman Visiting fellow University London, 1988-1989.

Background

Goonetilleke, Devapriya Chitra Ranjan Alwis was born on October 9, 1938 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Son of Richard Arthur Alwis and Tilothamawa (Amerasinghe) Goonetilleke.

Education

Bachelor, University Ceylon, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, University Lancaster, England, 1970.

Career

Assistant lecturer Vidyodaya University, Sri Lanka, 1962-1970, lecturer Sri Lanka, 1970-1973, Vidyalankara Campus, Sri Lanka, 1973-1974, senior lecturer Sri Lanka, 1974-1979. Associate professor University Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 1979-1980, professor Sri Lanka, 1980—2004. Director studies Buddhist and Pali University, Sri Lanka, 1982-1987.

German Academic Exchange Service guest professor University Tubingen, Germany, 1999-2001.

Works

Membership

Member Association Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (regional representative Sri Lanka 1978-1992, chairman 1993-1997), Association Commonwealth Universities (scholarship 1966-1970), International Federation Modern Languages and Lits. (vice president 1993-1999).

Connections

Married Chitranganie Lalitha Dalpatadu, November 23, 1967. Children: Krishantha Surendra, Dilhan Virendra.

father:
Richard Arthur Alwis Goonetilleke

mother:
Tilothamawa (Amerasinghe) Goonetilleke

spouse:
Chitranganie Lalitha Dalpatadu

children:
Krishantha Surendra Goonetilleke

Dilhan Virendra Goonetilleke