Mr. Muditha Prasannajith Perera   
Senior Lecturer
 

Office Address: 

Department of Geography,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka.

 Email: 

mudithpras@gmail.com

Telephone: 

0094776657847

Personal Website: 
 
 
Biography:
  • Mr. Muditha Prasannajith Perera obtained his B.A (Hones) Degree in Geography from the University of Peradeniya. He scored the first place in Anuradhapura District in his A/L results, from Yakalla MahaVidyalaya, Galenbindunuwewa. He is also a two times Island first winner of two national level competitive exams. In addition to his academic achievements, numbers of events are credited to him such as Art, Oratory, Short stories, Poetry, General knowledge, Script writing of short drama and Sports, at different scale up to national level which shows his versatility. However, after graduation he joined the Department of Geography, University of Ruhuna as an Assistant Lecturer. Then, he joined the Sri Lanka Forestry Institute of the Forest Department as a Permanent Lecturer in Forestry & Environmental Management, where he gave the fullest support to develop the theoretical and practical activities. Later with this experience plus a three year research background inclusive of Huruluwewa Watershed Management Project (SCORE), under the International Irrigation Management Institute, he joined the Department of Geography, University of Peradeniya in 2008. He has published books and research papers in National as well as International level in addition to the publishing of Magazine and Newspaper articles. Mr. Muditha Perera completed his M.Phil Degree in 2010. Now he is engaged in his PhD studies related to tank cascade issues in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka.
Educational Qualifications:
  • M.Phil (Peradeniya) in Geography,University of Peradeniya, 2010 
  • B.A.(Hones) in Geography, University of Peradeniya, 2001 
  • Certificate Trainings on EIA, SIA, HRM, Watershed Management, Environmental Management, Conservation Farming, GIS & Applications, ISO Certification of 14001, Planning to Mitigate the Impact of Natural Hazards.
Appointments (Selected) :
  • Field Research Assistant, International Irrigation Management Institute (IIMI)
  • Project Evaluation Assistant, ADB, Evaluation of Participatory Forestry Project, Sri Lanka
  • Lecturer, Forest Department
  • Welfare Coordinator, Sri Lanka Forestry Institute, Forest Department
  • Disciplinary Committee member, Sri Lanka Forestry Institute, Forest Department
  • Academic Sub-warden, Hilda Obeysekara Hall, (2008 & 2009) University of Peradeniya
  • Senior Treasurer, Geography Society, University of Peradeniya (2009/2010, 2010/2011)
Memberships & Awards :
  • Member of Alumni Association, University of Peradeniya
  • Member of Sri Lanka Young Leaders Foundation
  • Member of Sri Lanka Association of Geographers
  • Member of Peradeniya Arts Faculty Teachers Union (PAFTA)
  • President of Geography Society, University of Peradeniya - 1998 - 1999
  • Sub Committee Member - PURSE, University of Peradeniya- 2009, 2010
Research Intersests :
  • Watershed Management, Tank Cascade Issues, Biogeography, Ancient Hydraulic Environment of Sri Lanka.
Publications :
  • Research papers
  • •  Perera, Muditha Prasannajith (2013), "The Destruction of an Ancient Tank Irrigation Vestige: A Case Study on the Breach of the Historical Kivulekada Tank of Sri Lanka" in International Journal of Arts and Commerce (Vol.2-No.9), South Shields, United Kingdom.

    •  Perera, Muditha Prasannajith (2012), "Water management issues arise from the Nilwala flood controlling project" in Sambhawana (Vol.vi-No.1), University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya.

    •  Perera, Muditha Prasannajith (2011), "The Nature of the Surface and Ground Water use in the Dry Zone Subwatersheds" in Sambhawana (Vol.v-No.1), University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya.

    •  Perera, Muditha Prasannajith (2011), "Beyond the Truth: Potential for Re-establishment of Ancient Tank Reserves in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka", National Geography Conference, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda.

    •  Perera, Muditha Prasannajith (2011), "Ancient Watershed Management Strategies in Sri Lanka" in Proceedings of 3 rd International Conference on water and Flood Management, BUET, Dhaka; Bangladesh.

    •  Perera, Muditha Prasannajith (2011), “Biological Heritages of Sri Lanka is Exemplified by the Four Great Festivals of the Temple of the Tooth, Dalada Sirithata Parisara Bethi-puda, Central Environmenntal Authority & Ministry of Environment, Colombo.

    •  Perera, Muditha Prasannajith (2011), “The Importance of Watershed management in Environmental Development", Soba (Vol-20), Ministry of Environment, Colombo.

    •  Perera, Muditha Prasannajith (2010), "The Impact of High Land Agro-wells on Dry Zone Land Use", National Geography Conference, University of Ruhuna, Matara.

    •  Perera, Muditha Prasannajith (2009), "Integrating Agroforestry Characteristics into Agro-well based Agricultural Lands", proceedings of National Conference on Water, Food security and Climate Change in Sri Lanka ", (Vol.1), International Water Management Institute. Colombo.

    •  Perera, Muditha Prasannajith (2009),"Agro-well based Agroforestry Systems; A new Type from the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka", National Geography Conference, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya.

    •  Perera, Muditha Prasannajith (2009), "Recent Trends of Forest Resource Development & Management" Soba (Vol-19), Ministry of Environment, Colombo.

    •  Perera, Muditha Prasannajith (2009) , "Irrigation Heritage of Ancient Sri Lanka", in Soba (Vol"18), Ministry of Environment, Colombo.

    •  Perera, Muditha Prasannajith (2008), "Evolution of the Forest Conservation in Sri Lanka, in Soba Ministry of Environment, Colombo.

    •  Perera, Muditha Prasannajith (2007), "Herbal Forests in Sri Lanka ", in Ruk , (Vol-15) Forest Department, Colombo.

    •  Perera, Muditha Prasannajith (2004), "Participatory Integrated Watershed Management", in Thuru Jana , (vol-1), F.R.M.P.-Forest Department, Colombo.

    •  Perera, Muditha Prasannajith (2004), "A review to the International conference on Tropical Forest and Climate Change" in Soba - , Ministry of Environment, Colombo .

    Books

    •  Perera, Muditha Prasannajith(ed) (2013), Forest Resources of Sri Lanka, Warakapola; Ariya Publishers Ltd.

    •  Perera, Muditha Prasannajith (2010), Irrigation Heritage of Sri Lanka, Colombo; Centre for Environmental Justice.

    •  Perera, Muditha Prasannajith (2010), Future of the Environment ?, Maradana; Ariya Publishers Ltd.

    •  Perera, Muditha Prasannajith (2006), Bio diversity-Nature, Degradation & Conservation, Maradana; Ariya Publishers Ltd.

    •  Perera, Muditha Prasannajith (2006), The Drought-Concept, Socio-economic & Environmental affects, Maradana ; Ariya Publishers Ltd.

    •  Perera, Muditha Prasannajith (2002), University of Peradeniya, Colombo; S. Godage & Brothers Ltd.

    Editorial works

    •  (2014), “Secure Your Environmental Rights to Protect the Beautiful Earth” - Leaflet, (Editor), Human Rights Study Centre, University of Peradeniya.

    •  (2014), “Prathirawa” Quarterly News Paper, (1st issue), (Editorial Board Member), Udunuwara Pradeshiya Sabha, Udunuwara, Kandy.

    •  (2011), “Mihinada” Geographical Magazine, (Vol-01), (Co-Editor), Geography Society, University of Peradeniya , Peradeniya.

Other Credentials :

Professional Trainings

•  Watershed Management Training (SCORE Project- International Irrigation Management Institute, May-1995)

•  Conservation Farming Training (Field Crops Research Institute – Maha Iluppallama, May-1995)

•  Leadership Training (Sri Lanka Young Leaders Foundation, March-1995)

•  Environmental Management Training (Sri Lanka Environmental Management Programme, March-2004)

•  Teaching Methodology Training (Staff Development Centre- University of Peradeniya, February-2006)

•  GIS and Its’ Applications, - Short Course (PGIS, University of Peradeniya, January-2007)

•  Environmental Impact Assessment (International Training) (Central Environmental Authority & CES, University of Peradeniya, Jan.-2008)

•  Planning to Mitigate the Impact of Natural Hazards (Training) (University of Moratuwa, July-2008)

•  Human Recourses Management – Short Course (Centre for Environmental Studies, University of Peradeniya, May.-2013)

•  ISO Certification of Environmental Management Systems-14001 – Short Course (Centre for Environmental Studies, University of Peradeniya, June-2013)

•  British Council English Training Programme (University of Peradeniya, October-2013)

•  GIS & Applications - Short Course (PGIS, University of Peradeniya, April-2014)

Commendations

•  Most outstanding student of the school

•  Commendations on research findings (from International Water Management Institute)

•  Commendations on research findings (from Prof. Swaminathan - Farther of the Green Revolution of India / Former Director General of IRRI)

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