Mr. M.A. Shantha Jayakumara
Senior Lecturer II

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Department of Geography,
University of Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka.




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  • M.A. Shantha Jayakumara is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography and conducts lectures and research in Social and Economic Geography. He had his primary and secondary education from Miriswatta Maha Vidyalaya at Dodangoda,  B.A from the University of Peradeniya and M.Phil from NTNU Trondheim.  He is currently pursuing Ph.D. in Human Geography.
Educational Qualifications:
  • B.A (Hons) in Geography, Department of Geography, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • M. Phil. in Social Change, NTNU, Norway
Appointments (Selected) :
  • Senior Lecturer
Memberships & Awards :
  • Life member of Association of Sri Lanka Geographers
  • Sri Lanka Population Association & Sri Lanka Eco-tourism Association
Research Intersests :
  • Social Geography, Social Impact Assessment & Population Geography
Research Publications :
  • Progress of Research on Cascade Irrigation Systems in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka (2010) A joint paper written with Niyanthi: Water Communities Vol.2 (Eds) Shaw, Rajib & Thaitakoo, Danai. Emrald, Binglay
  • Forest as a Survival Strategy of Women (1997) Development Issues across Regions (ed) Wickramasingha, A. Collaborative Regional Research Network in South Asia . Priyani. Colombo .
  • Geographical Research Methods (2005): A Review of Data Collection Methods (Published in Sinhala Language). Induwara. Eds. Amarasekara.D and" Dassanayaka.R. Ariya publishers. Warakapola.
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