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Department of Geography

University of Peradeniya

Academic Staff

The Department of Geography is staffed by about 22 highly qualified academics specialized in a range of sub-disciplines of Geography and are actively engaged in teaching, research and administrative activities. They have obtained extensive exposure in teaching and research locally and internationally.

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Prof. Tilak Hewawasam

Professor in Geology, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

B.Sc. (Peradeniya), MPhil (Peradeniya), PhD (Switzerland)

hewawasamtilak@gmail.com

+94 71 4453418

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Prof. K.W.G. Rekha Nianthi

Head of Department, Department of Geography
BA Hons, First Class in Geography, University of Peradeniya., MSc (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand., PhD (NEHU), India., PostDoc (University of Minho), Portugal.

rekhanianthi@yahoo.com

+94 71 4933025

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Prof. Nalani Hennayake

Chair Professor, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
B.A. Honors(Colombo), M.A.(New York, U.S.A.),Ph.D.(New York,U.S.A.)

nalihennyake@gmail.com / nhennayake@arts.pdn.ac.lk

+94 77 9197793

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Prof. T.W.M. Tilak Wijethunga Bandara

Professor in Geography, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
BA (Peradeniya), M.Phil.(NTNU Norway),PhD (Madras,India)

twmtilak@pdn.ac.lk/twmtilak@pgihs.ac.lk

+94 77717 9630

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Prof. MI FazeehaAzmi

Professor in the Department of Geography, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

B.A (Hons.) (PDN), M.Phil. (NTNU), Ph.D.(NTNU)

fazeehaazmi@gmail.com/ faseehaazmi@pdn.ac.lk

+94 767272468

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Prof. Muditha Prasannajith Perera

Professor in Geography, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

BA Hons in Geography (Peradeniya), Cert. in Env.Mangt., M.Phil, Ph.D.

mudithpras@gmail.com

+94 776657847

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Prof. D.M. Lalitha Dissanayake

Bachelor of Arts Geography (Honours), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka., Master of Philosophy in Social Change, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway., Master of Philosophy in Geography, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka., Doctor of Natural Science (PhD), University of Salzburg, Austria.

dissanayakedml2011@gmail.com

+94 718075726

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Mr. Ashvin Wickramasooriya

Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
B. Sc (sp) (Peradeniya), M. Phil (Peradeniya), PG. Dip (App. Stat) (Peradeniya)

awickramasooriya@gmail.com/ ashvin@pdn.ac.lk

+94 779406168

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Dr. Isthikar Aariff

Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
PhD (Kelaniya),M.Phil. (Peradeniya) ,M.Phil(NTNU, Norway), B.A. (Special) (Peradeniya)

Isthikar.irf@gmail.com

+94 777930935

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Dr. Pushpika Priyanganie Masakorala

PhD in Geography (University of Kelaniya), MPhil in Social Change (NTNU, Norway) , MSc in Geo-Informatics (PGIA, University of Peradeniya) , PGD in Applied Statics (PGIA, University of Peradeniya, BA (Hon) in Geography (University of Peradeniya)

cpmalawige@yahoo.com

+94 718162683

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Mr. M. A. Shantha Jayakumara

Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

B.A, M.Phil, Ph.D (Reading)

shantha.jayakumara@yahoo.com

+94 71 4402551

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Dr. K.R.M.U Bandara

Ph.D.(Thailand), MSc(Netherlands), BSc(Sri Jayewardenepura)

k.r.mahinda.bandara@gmail.com
+94 71 848 0846

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Mr. M.S.M. Razik

Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
BA Hons in Geography (Peradeniya), M.Phil. in Social Change (NTNU, Norway), PhD (Reading)

razikmsm@gmail.com

+94 71 8118230

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Ms. Arularasi Balakrishnan

Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Reading PhD ,M.Phil(NTNU, Norway),B.A (Hons) (Peradeniya)

arularasi2020@arts.pdn.ac.lk/ aarularasi@pdn.ac.lk

+94 777873761
Personal Website: http://arularas.googlepages.com

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Dr. Mahlon P. Rambukkange

Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
B. Sc. Special in Physics (Peradeniya), M. Sc. in Physics (Auburn University, Alabama, USA), Ph.D. in Meteorology (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

mahlon123@yahoo.com

+94 755 243 484

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Dr. Shantha Hettiarachchi Bandara

Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
B.Sc (Perad.), Ph.D (Perad.)

shantha@arts.pdn.ac.lk / shantha00@gmail.com

+94 71442 6816

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Dr. R.M.K.Kumarihamy

Lecturer, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Ph.D. (AIT, Thailand),M. Sc. (PGIA), BA (Peradeniya)

kumudunik@pdn.ac.lk

+94 77 5707067

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Ms. S.Chithra

Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
BA,(Peradeniya), MA,(Peradeniya), Ph.D (Reading)

chithuact@yahoo.com/ chithras@pdn.ac.lk

+94 776665040

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Dr. Thamali Nisansala Kithsiri

Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
PhD (UZH, Switzerland)

thamali.kithsiri@arts.pdn.ac.lk/ thamali.lk@gmail.com

+94 761330395

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Mr. Mohideen M. Alikhan

Lecturer, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

PhD in Geography, University of Sussex, United Kingdom (Reading), Mphil in Geography(Peradeniya), BA (Hons) Geography(Colombo)

alikhan@pdn.ac.lk

+94 777 577 7 99

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Dr. Shyamantha Subasinghe

Ph.D. in Geoenvironmental Science(University of Tsukuba, Japan), M.Sc. in Geo-informatics (Peradeniya), B.A. (Hons) in Geography (Peradeniya)

shyamgeo@pdn.ac.lk

+94 719033068

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Ms. Uthpala Iranjani Mudalige

M.Sc. in Natural Resource Management (PGIA, Peradeniya), BA in Geography (Peradeniya)

uthpala@arts.pdn.ac.lk