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humanities educator

Thillainayakam Velayutham, Sri Lankan humanities educator. Certified in educational leadership and policy studies. Fulbright fellow Pennsylvania State University, 1994.

Background

Velayutham, Thillainayakam was born on October 14, 1935 in Tellippallai, Sri Lanka. Son of Veluppillai Thillainayakam and Namasivayam Sinnathangam.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Madras Christian College, India, 1958. PGDE, University Ceylon, Sri Lanka, 1966. Master of Arts, University Ceylon, Sri Lanka, 1969.

Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University, Australia, 1981.

Career

Teacher St. Mary's College, Sri Lanka, 1958-1969. Lecturer Palaly Teachers College, Sri Lanka, 1970-1971, University Peradeniya and Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1971-1980. Senior lecturer, head of department University Jaffna, Sri Lanka, 1981-1984.

Visiting fellow, coordinator postgraduate studies, head of department University New England, Australia, 1984-1985. Associate professor University South Pacific, Suva, Fiji. Head of department University Colombo, 1978-1980.

Chairman postgraduate committee University South Pacific, Suva, 1985-1990. Visiting fellow University Melbourne, 1990, Regional Development of South Pacific Education, 1990.

Achievements

  • Certified in educational leadership and policy studies.

Membership

President Sri Lanka Association for Educational Administration, Colombo, 1980, Fiji Institute for Educational Research, 1992-1993. Fellow Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration (England). Member Australian College Education, Pacific Islands Regional Association Distance Education, American Education Research Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Home gardening, badminton.

Connections

Married Velayutham Sabaratnam Nagulambikai, May 13, 1959. Children: Subratheepan, Sabaratnam.

father:
Veluppillai Thillainayakam

mother:
Namasivayam Sinnathangam

spouse:
Velayutham Sabaratnam Nagulambikai

child:
Sabaratnam Velayutham

child:
Subratheepan Velayutham