Dr. S.N.Jayasinghe

Senior Lecturer

BA Social Science (2nd class upper Division Hons - The Open University of Sri Lanka) PGDE (Distinction - University of Colombo) M.Phil. (The Open University of Sri Lanka) PhD (OUSL)

Secondary and Tertiary Education
Faculty of Education
MTE Programme Coordinator

CRC, Department of Secondary and Tertiary Education, Faculty of Education

Office: 112881390, Ext: 390 Mobile: 777899974

E-mail: snjay@ou.ac.lk

I am Samanthi Nayanakumari Jayasinghe graduated BA (Social Sciences) Degree with the second-class upper division, MPhil in Educational Sociology from the Open University of Sri Lanka and Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) with the Distinction pass from the University of Colombo.

I have been working as a senior lecturer at the Department of Secondary and Tertiary Education Faculty of Education at the Open University of Sri Lanka since 2002. I have submitted my PhD research study in the field of Child Rights. My research directions are Child Rights, Foundation of Education, and Primary Education.

I enjoy supporting in young generation, doing research, and generating new knowledge consists with both hard and soft skills.


Areas of Specialization:

Sociology, Child Rights, Foundation of Education, and Primary Education.

Research interests:

Sociology in Education, Child Rights


The Open University of Sri Lanka

Programme Coordination:

Master of Teacher Education Degree Programe.

Course Coordination:

STP8309 – Child Rights

STP9543 – Teacher Educator as a Professional

STP9846 – Learning Portfolio





Barriers to Participation in a Distance Education Programme. 11 th National Convention on Women Studies, CENWOR, Colombo on 05 th April, 2008 (Group Research; Team Member)

A Study on the Social and Psychological Status of Primary School Children of Employed Migrant Mothers (2009) VISTAS, Vol–5, Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka. P 1-27

The Impact of Mother’s Migration on Primary School student’s Psychosocial Development (2009). Sri Lanka Educational Journal, Vol–11, Department of Research and Development NIE pp. 1-22.(Sinhala)

The Learning Portfolio: An Innovative Pedagogical Tool to Enhance Reflective Professional Practice among Teacher Educators, an extended abstract submitted to International Conference on Innovative Pedagogy in Higher Education for Millennial Teachers, University of Madras, Chennai, India on 15 th March, 2013 (Group Research, Team Member)

Professional Development through Reflective Practice: Possibilities and Challenges, 29th Asian Association of Open Universities, Kualalampur, Malaysia on 30 th November, 2015 (Group Research; Team Member)

Jayasinghe, S.N. (2019). Right to Participation of Students at Senior Secondary Level in Sri Lanka: Promises and Practice. International  Journal of Management and Applied Sciences. 5 (3),

Jayasinghe, S.N., & Nawarathna, N.M.R.K. (2020, November). Influences of Co-curricular Activities in Developing Soft skills among Senior Secondary Students. Paper presented at the Open University Research
Sessions, Nawala, Sri Lanka.

Jayasinghe, S.N. (2021, September). An Investigation on the Implementation of the Right to Participation in Teaching-Learning process at the Senior Secondary School Level. Paper presented at the 14 th International
Research Conference, General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka.

Jayasinghe, S.N. (2021, November). Senior Secondary Students’ Right to Participation in the School Administration: Theory, Policy and Practice. Paper presented at the 1 st International Research Symposium of the Faculty of Education, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.


Ongoing Research:

Jayasinghe, S.N. (2021|2022). Implementation of Right to Participation at Senior Secondary Level in Sri Lanka (Based on the PLSSEM). Journal of Social Science Education.

Research Supervisions:

B.Ed. (D/T), (SNE)




Role of Parents and Teachers in the Protection of Child Rights


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