Prof. M. D. Nelson
Associate Professor

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Department of Geography,
University of Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka.



0094812392672 0094718299258

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  • Prof. M.D. Nelson is an  Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and conducts lectures and research in Economic Geography, Industrial Geography, Regional Development and Planning Strategies in Sri Lanka.He had his primary and secondary education from Ampitiya Collage in Kandy.  He Obtained his B.A from the University of Ceylon in Sri Lanka in 1974 and M.Sc.from the Asian Institute of Technology,Thailand, in 1979. He obtained his Ph.D. in Geography from University of Peradeniya in 1996.
Educational Qualifications:
  • B.A. (Honours) University of Ceylon. Sri Lanka. 1974
  • M.Sc. Asian Institute of technology, Thailand. 1979
  • Ph.D. University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 1996
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Memberships & Awards :

 Life Member of Alumni Association of the University of Peradeniya, Since 2009  

Research Intersests :
  • Regional development and planning strategies in Sri Lanka, Current problems and issues in the peasant agricultural sector (Both in wet zone and Dry zone) and Global influences on the local manufacturing sector.
Research Publications :
  • Nelson, M.D. and Masai, Y. (1984). Urban Dimensions of the Japanese City system in 1970, Asian Geographers, Vol.03, No.01,
    pp 31.41.
  • Gunawardhana, R.S and Nelson M.D. (1988). Some Geographical Attributes of trade centres  in Kany District, Modern Sri Lanka Studies, Vol. III, I, pp. 1-17.
  • Gunawardhana, R.S and Nelson, M.D. (1992). Regianal Development Approch in Dry Zone of Sri Lanka: Some observations on Mahaveli Development Project, Modern Sri Lanka Studies, Vol. III, 2, pp. 61-65.
  • Nelson, M.D. (1994). Trade and Commercial Activities in the Accelerated Mahaveli Development Programme, TROPECOL papers , No. 02.
  • Nelson, M.D. (1996). Periodic Markets in the Settlements in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka: A case study of Mahaveli Settlement Development, TROPECOL papers, No. 02.
  • Nelson, M.D. (2009). Multiplier Effects of the Kandy City on its Hinterlands, Felicitation Vollume of Prof V. Nandakumar.
  • Nelson, M.D. (2004). Sri Lanka Angalum Karmanthaye Nawa Prawanatha, in Sinhala, Induwara Juronal.
  • Panditharathne, B.L and Nelson, M.D. (1991), The Primary Phase of Urban Growth in the Kirindy Oya  Irrigated Settlement Area, Agrarian and Research Traning Institute, Collombo.
  • Gunawardhana, R.S and Nelson, M.D. (1987). Trade Activities in the City of Kandy with Special Reference to Aspects of Ethnic Participation, International Center for Ethnic Studies, Kandy.
  • Nelson, M.D and Wickramagamage, P.(2001), Mapping out of Health Facilities in the Plantation Sector of Sri Lanka, Health Economic Study Programme, Department of Economics, University of Colombo.Sri Lanka.
  • Nelson, M.D. ed. (2001), Study in Geography, Felicitation Vollume of Prof B.L. Panditharathne, Department of Geography, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Peiris, G.H and Nelson, M.D. (2010), Ganaduraka Sihiwatana in Sinhala, Visidunnu Publication, Colombo.


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