Ms. Fairoza Fairooz

Temporary Lecturer



Ms. Fairoza Fairooz is a lecturer attached to the Department of English and Modern Languages of NSBM. She graduated from University of Peradeniya in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English. She is currently reading for her Masters. She has also completed a certificate level course in International Relations at University of Colombo. Before joining NSBM, she worked as a Temporary Instructor at the Department of English Language Teaching, University of Peradeniya for a period of two years. As an undergraduate, she volunteered in a Youth Development Project for three weeks in Romania.  Her research interests are Applied Linguistics, Teaching English as a Second Language, Bilingualism and Identity Formation in the ESL classroom. Moreover, she is the Mistress in Charge of the English Literary Association, The Litertaure Circle, and Co-Mistress in Charge of the International Center for Cultural Exchange at NSBM.

Research Interest

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Bilingualism
  • Identity Formation in the ESL Classroom

Conference (Full Paper) Publications

  1. Udara, N. Fairooz, F. and Jayasundara, A. Online Education for Sustainable Development: An Analysis of Test Scores of Tertiary Sri Lankan ESL Learners in Onsite Summative and Online Summative Examinations. In Proceedings of the International Conference of Business Innovations 2022, PP 214-220
  2. The Role and Function of Naming in Erasing and/or Displacing ‘Hybrid’ Identities in a Selected Muslim Community in Matale. Proceedings of Undergraduate Research Congress Faculty of Arts – 2019, Peradeniya: University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 2019
  3. Kulathunga, C., Hapuarachchi, S., Fairooz, F. From Free Education to Utilitarianism: Mapping the Pedagogical Struggles of the Unheard in the Era of COVID-19. Rajarata University International Symposium on English Language Teaching (RUISELT): Virtual Platform, 2021 http://repository.rjt.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/123456789/5112/50.pdf?sequence=1
  4. Kulathunga C., Fairooz F., Senanayake T. Threatened Academic Integrity: Understanding the Increasing Tendency of Plagiarism among Undergraduates during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Rajarata University International Symposium on English Language Teaching (RUISELT): Virtual Platform, 2021  http://repository.rjt.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/123456789/5075/14.pdf?sequence=1
  5. Hapuarachchi S., Kulathunga C., Fairooz F. Space Unseen: A Discussion of the Dismantled Classroom and its Effects on the Pedagogical Space as a result of COVID-19. In the Proceedings of Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), 2021.

Journal Publications

  1. Fairooz, F. and Jayasundara, A. Udara, N. Using Artificial Intelligence Tools in Language Learning in Tertiary Education in Sri Lanka: A Challenge to Academic Integrity?
  2. Hapuarachchi, S., Fairooz, F. Is Education a Right or a Privilege?: A Critical Perspective of the Sri Lankan Tertiary Education System during the Current Economic Crisis