Department of Geography

University of Peradeniya

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Welcome to the Department of Geography

The Department of Geography is one of the reputed departments in the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka which was established in 1952. Geography is a popular discipline among the undergraduate and postgraduate students in the faculty and a large number of undergraduates follow either the Special Degree Program in Geography, or offer it as part of the General Degree Program. The department offers excellent undergraduate and postgraduate training, and provides rich and diverse research opportunities for both local and foreign students. The department, which has 21 full time lecturers, currently conducts courses in Sinhala and Tamil, as well as in English. Staff members of the department are actively engaged in research activities pertaining to the fields of their specialization and interests. The departmental staff seminar series provides the opportunity for both staff and graduate students to exchange ideas and present their research findings

News & Events

Urban Geography Field Visit to Negambo City

Third-year Urban Geography Students carried out fieldwork in Negambo City on 29 April 2023. Mainly they investigated the urban morphology of the CBD area, the fishing community, and the tourism functions of the city.
Course Coordinator: Dr. Shyamantha Subasinghe

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තාල සාදේ

තාල සාදේ organized by the Geography Society was held on 24 February 2023 at the Geography Department Premises.

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The First Staff Seminar of 2023

The First Staff Seminar of 2023, organized by the Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya was held 21st February 2023 under the topic of “Analysis of Landslide Hazards Using Geographical Information System Technology”. The Speaker for this seminar was Mr. Ashvin Wickramasooriya, Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, and the session was chaired by C.M. Madduma Bandara, Emeritus Professor in Geography, University of Peradeniya.

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සதியක් கමු

සதியක් கමු was a fundraising event organized by the Geography Department. Students together with the staff organized food stalls for a week from 6th to 10th March. In parallel, they also had several Mehndi artists who embellished with attractive designs.

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Hanthana Excursion

Geography society organized Hanthana excursion on 12 February 2023. Hundred and fifty students took one of the difficult hiking trails of Hanthana that was guided by Mr. Nalaka Elladeniya, one of the geography alumina.

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Environmental Management Committee, Faculty of arts, University of Peradeniya
Poster Competition - 2021

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