Prof. Lakshman Wedikkarage

Department of Social Science Education,

Faculty of Education

University of Colombo


  • Ph.D 2006 June

    Doctor of Philosophy,English as Medium of Instruction for Collegiate level Science Classes in Sri Lanka Theory, Policy and Practice

    University of Oslo

  • August 2003

    Discourse Analysis: Key words; Analysis and Critique in Late Modernity, Discourse and Organisational Change, Critical Hyper Media Studies, Discourse and Organisational Change

    University of Aalborg

  • March 2003

    Solving Methodological Problems in Social Science Research in Asia – PhD Course related to Asian Research Methodology in Asia

    University of Lund

  • January 2003

    Introduction to Quantitative Research methodology (PhD Course in statistics) University of Oslo

    University of Oslo

  • May 2002

    PhD Course in Discourse Analysis – A Qualitative Methods Course covering theories, methodologies and analytical approaches to Discourse Analysis. Course conducted by Pof. Klaus Brun Jensen of Copenhagen University.

    University of Oslo

  • March 2002

    PhD course in Philosophy of Science (Course conducted by Dr. Mark Smith,The Open University of London)

    sample location

  • 2002

    University of Oslo Research Fellow (PhD Student in Comparative and International Education)

    University of Oslo

  • 2000

    Oslo Summer School in Comparative Social Science Studies 2000 – University Of Oslo. The Globalisation Effect on Education. PhD Course conducted by Prof. Phillip W. Jones of Sydney University

    University Of Oslo

  • 1999-2001

    MPhil in Comparative and International Education (Two-year research degree) Key words: Development Education, Educational Policy and Leadership, Planning and Evaluation, Global Transformations, Globalisation and its Effect on Educational Reforms

    University of Oslo

  • 1995-1996

    Sri Lanka Postgraduate Diploma in English (Teaching English as a Second Language)

    University of Peradeniya

First Degree

  • Second Class Upper Division (Honours) 1992-1994

    General Degree Examination in Arts,Subjects: English, Sinhala and Translation Methods

    University of Kelaniya – Sri Lanka

  • 1989-1991

    First Examination in Arts , Subjects: English, Philosophy and Sinhala

    University of Peradeniya – Sri Lanka

Professsional Training

  • 2019 March

    21st Century Learning and Managing Education at Higher Learning Institutions

    University of Malaya

  • 2015 Sep

    Analyzing and Understanding Learning Assessment for Evidence-Based Policy Making

    UNESCO Bangkok, Asia Pacific Regional Bureau for Education

  • 2015 May

    Alignment between Curriculum, Teaching and Assessment

    UNESCO Bangkok, Asia Pacific Regional Bureau for Education

  • 2015 Feb

    Advance Research Methodology and Data Analysis: Quantitative Vs Qualitative Methods

    Staff Development Centre, University of Colombo

  • 2014 Sep

    Introduction to Large-Scale Assessments of Learning

    UNESCO Bangkok, Asia Pacific Regional Bureau for Education

  • 2009

    Successfully completed “Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education”

    Staff Development Center of the University of Colombo

  • 1985-1987

    Sri Lanka Government Trained Teachers’ Certificate – English

    Teacher Training College, Bolawalana, Negombo, Sri Lanka