Mr. Abdul Samad Mohamed Nawfhal
Senior Lecturer I

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Department of Geography,
University of Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka.




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  • Nawfhal,A.S.M. is a Senior Lecturer (Grade I) in Geography. He had his primary and secondary education in Mayurapaada Central College, Mawanella.  He obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Geography from University of Peradeniya in 1979.  Subsequently, he obtained his Master of Arts Degree in Geography from Rikkyo University, Japan in 1986. His research interests include urban planning and development, post-disaster impact assessment,  heritage management,  management of urban environment,  enterprise development and planning  as well as GIS and RS applications in Geography.
Educational Qualifications:
  • B.A.Honours in Geography, University of Peradeniya , Sri Lanka.
  • M.A. in Geography, Rikkyo University , Japan.
Appointments (Selected) :
  • Department Postgraduate Coordinator
  • Senior Student Councelor
  • Coordinator for the Faculty Computer Center
Memberships & Awards :
  • Member of GIS User Group of Sri Lanka.
  • Life member of GEO Informatics Association of Sri Lanka.
  • GIS Consultant U.D.A. GIS Centre for Urban Planning & Computer applications at UDA.
Research Intersests :
  • Urban Development & Planning, Urban Environments, Disaster Management, Land Use Planning, GIS and Remote Sensing Application in Urban /Social/Cultural/ Environmental Studies.
Research Publications :
  • Spatial Perspectives of Ethnic Residential Patterns, RUGAS, Rikkyo University , Japan , 1988.
  • The Problems of Developing Kandy as a World Heritage City 2002, PURSE 2003.
  • Changing Landscape of Kandy City , 2007, PURSE 2008.
  • Trends in Land and Property Market, Proceedings of Annual Research Sessions, 1996.
  • Demand for Telecommunication Services in Kandy District,TRC, Colombo . 2008
  • Appropriate Post Disaster Housing Reconstruction in Sri Lanka , In collaboration with CES and WHRU, Switzerland , 2008/09.
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