Professor Ranjan Hettiarachchi

Rector, Sripalee Campus, University of Colombo

Email: rector@spc.cmb.ac.lk

Qualifications, Fellowships and Certifications

  • Fulbright post Doctoral fellow 2014

    Virginia Tech University USA

  • PhD in Education 2002 - 2005

    Hiroshima University, Japan

  • MA in Linguistics 1995 - 1997

    University of Poona, India

  • BA in Linguistics 1991 - 1994

    University of Kelaniya

  • Diploma in Effective Academic Development 1999 - 2000

    University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • Certificate in Peace Studies 2009

    Hiroshima City University, Japan

Professional Affiliation

  • Far Eastern English Language Teachers’ Association
  • Korean Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • The Asian Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
  • Sri Lankan English Teachers ‘Association’


  • Now2015


    Sripalee Campus, University of Colombo.

  • 20142014

    Associate Professor

    Virginia Tech University USA

  • 20152009


    Department of Mass Media Studies, Sripalee Campus, University of Colombo

  • Now2007

    Student Councilor

    Sripalee Campus, University of Colombo

  • Now2008


    IRQEUE Project, Sri Palee Campus, University of Colombo.

  • Now2011


    UDG Project, Sri Palee Campus, University of Colombo

  • Now2009

    Committee Member

    International Unit, University of Colombo.

  • Now2007

    Examination Coordinator

    University of Colombo.

  • Now2008


    Youth Media Academy, Youth Centre, Ministry of Youth, Sri Lanka

Community Services

  • Syllabus designer Sanasa Campus
  • Resource person for Ministry of education
  • Resource Person for National Institute of Education (NIE)
  • Coordinator of peace Conference and workshop
  • Coordinator defense media course
  • Coordinator police media unit
  • Being a Sri Lankan educator, I have close relationship with people from different communities in Sri Lanka with a complete understanding of their cultural aspects; similarly, I have been exposed to local multi-cultural conflicts due to issues such as ethnicity, language, religion, and gender.