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Department of Geography

University of Peradeniya

Academic Staff

The Department of Geography is staffed by about 21 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.

academic

Prof. H.M.S.K. Hennayake

BA in Geography (Peradeniya), MA in Geography (Peradeniya), Ph.D in Geography (Syracuse, NY, USA)

skhenna@pdn.ac.lk
+94 77 7840640

academic

Prof. Tilak Hewawasam

B.Sc. Special (Hons) in Geology (Peradeniya), M.Phil. in Geology (Peradeniya), Ph.D. in Geology (University of Berne, Switzerland)

tilak@pdn.ac.lk
+94 71 4453418

academic

Dr. Nalani Hennayake

+94 77 9197793

academic

Dr. K.W.G. Rekha Nianthi

BA Hons in Geography (Peradeniya), MSc (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand, Ph.D (NEHU), India

rekhanianthi@yahoo.com
+94 71 4933025

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Dr. T.W.M. Tilak Wijethunga Bandara

BA Hons in Geography (Peradeniya), M.Phil. in Social Change (Norwegian University of Science and Technology , Norway), PhD (University of Madras, Chennai)

twmtilak@pdn.ac.lk
+94 71 4460893

academic

Mr. Ashvin Wickramasooriya

B.Sc. Special (Hons) in Geology (Peradeniya), M.Phil. (PGIS), Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Statistics (PGIA), Postgraduate Course on Aseismic design and construction of engineering structures (Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology, Skopje, Macedonia)

ashvin@pdn.ac.lk
+94 77 9406168

academic

Mr. M.A. Shantha Jayakumara

Head of the Department
BA Hons in Geography (Peradeniya), M.Phil. in Social Change (NTNU, Norway)

Shantha.jayakumara@yahoo.com
+94 71 4402551

academic

Dr. Fazeeha Azmi

BA in Geography (Peradeniya), M.Phil. in Social Change (NTNU , Norway), PhD in Geography (NTNU , Norway)

fazeehaazmi@gmail.com
+94 81 2392672

academic

Mr. M.S.M. Razik

BA Hons in Geography (Peradeniya), M.Phil. in Social Change (NTNU, Norway), PhD (Reading)

Razikmsm@gmail.com
+94 71 8118230

academic

Ms. Pushpika Maskorala

B.A.(Peradeniya), Postgraduate Dip. in Applied Statistics (PGIA, Peradeniya), M.Phil (Trondheim)

cpmalawige@yahoo.com
+94 81 2392120

academic

Mr. Mohamed Ariff Mohamed Isthikar

BA Hons in Geography (Peradeniya), M.Phil. in Geography (NTNU, Norway), M.Phil. in Geography (Peradeniya), PhD (Reading)

isthikar.irf@gmail.com
+94 77 7930935

academic

Dr. D.M. Lalitha Dissanayake

BA Hons in Geography (Peradeniya), M.Phil. in Geography (NTNU, Norway), M.Phil. in Geography (Peradeniya), PhD in Natural Science (University of Salzburg, Austria)

dissanayakela@pdn.ac.lk
+94 71 8075726

academic

Ms. A. Arularasi

BA Hons in Geography (Peradeniya), M.Phil. in Development Studies (NTNU, Norway), MSc (Reading)

aarularasi@pdn.ac.lk
+94 71 8194783

academic

Dr. Muditha Prasannajith Perera

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

mudithpras@gmail.com
+94 77 6657847

academic

Dr. Mahlon P. Rambukkange

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 77 5243484

academic

Ms. R. M. Kumuduni Kumarihamy

BA in Geography (Peradeniya), M. Sc. in Integrated Water Resources Management (PGIA)

kumudunik@gmail.com
+94 81 2392672

academic

Ms. Thamali Nisansala Kithsiri

BA in Geography (Peradeniya), MA in Geography (Peradeniya)

thamali@pdn.ac.lk
+94 77 1464761

academic

Dr. C. Shantha Hettiarachchi Bandara

B. Sc. Special in Botany (Peradeniya), Ph.D

shantha@pdn.ac.lk
+94 81 2392672

academic

Mr. M.M. Alikhan

BA Hons in Geography (Colombo)

alikhan@pdn.ac.lk
+94 77 7577799

academic

Ms. S. Chithra

BA in Geography (Peradeniya), PGD in Development Studies (Colombo), MA in development Studies (Reading)

thamali@pdn.ac.lk
+94 77 1464761

Temporary Staff

academic

Ms. S. Indhumathy

Temporary Demonstrator

academic

Ms. W.G.I.M. Amarasooriya

Temporary Demonstrator