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Faculty of Arts - University of Peradeniya

Research and Publications


  • Wijerathne, K.B.P.C.A., Bandara, T.W.M.T.W., Athukorala.W. (2024). A comparative study on the spatial changes in land-use and associated Environmental Impacts of Coastal Tourist Destinations Hikkaduwa vs Bentota Sri Lanka. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anuradha-Wijerathne-2/publication/377232650
  • Alikhan, M.M., Alikhan, S., Perera, E.L.S.J. (2023). Older Person's Lives in Relocated Community: A Case Study of Development-Induced Relocation in Colombo, Sri Lanka. In: Lakshman, R.W.D., Rajan, S.I. (eds) Forced Migration and Urban Transformation in South Asia. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-6179-5_6
  • Athukorala Darshana, Murayama Yuji, Madduma Bandara C.M., Karunaratne Siri, Lokupitiya Erandathie, Hewawasam Tilak, Gunatilake Jagath & Singh Rajeev Kumar (2023), Effects of Urban Land Change on Ecosystem Service Values in the Bolgoda Wetland, Sri Lanka. Sustainable Cities and Society, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2023.105050.
  • Azmi, F., (2023). Focus Group Discussions in Geography. In Methodological Approaches in Integrated Geography (pp. 115-128). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
  • Dissanayake, L., Perera, N. (2023). Forest Reserves in Urban Landscape: Case of Udawattakele and Dunumadalawa Forest Patches in Kandy, Sri Lanka. In: Breuste, J., Artmann, M., Ioja, C., Qureshi, S. (eds) Making Green Cities. Cities and Nature. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-73089-5_19
  • Dissanayake, L., Dilini, M.M.G.S. (2023). Structure and Processes of Home Gardens in Urban Landscape: The Case of Galle, Kandy, and Jaffna Cities in Sri Lanka. In: Breuste, J., Artmann, M., Ioja, C., Qureshi, S. (eds) Making Green Cities. Cities and Nature. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-73089-5_11
  • Mukherjee.M, Kumar Abhinay, Md. Munsur Rahman, Sonam Yangdhen, Subir Sen, Basanta Raj Adhikari, Rekha Nianthi, Sanya Sachdev, Rajib Shaw, (2023). Extent and evaluation of critical infrastructure, the status of resilience and its future dimensions in South Asia, Progress in Disaster Science, Published by Elsevier BV, DOI: 10.1016/j.pdisas.2023.100275, Print ISSN: 2590-0617, Volume 17.
  • Sisira Bandara Wanninayake, Rekha Nianthi, OG Dayarathne Banda, (2023). Development of convenient flood risk assessment method to community level: The case in the Deduru Oya basin in Sri Lanka, Published by Emerald, ISSN: 1759-5908, DOI: 10.1108/IJDRBE-07-2022-0069.
  • Tillekaratne, H. I., Werellagama, I., Bandara, T.W.M.T.W., Madduma-Bandara, C.M., Herath, S., Nianthi,K.W.G.R., Jayawardena, I. M.S.P., Basnayaka, V., Rathnayake, U. (2023) Hydro-Meteorological Disaster Incidents and Associated Weather Systems in Sri Lanka. Journal of environmental informatics letters, [S.l.], p. 89-103, dec. 2023. ISSN 1684-8799. http://jeiletters.org/index.php?journal=mys&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=202300119.
  • Tillekaratne,H.I., Wickramagamage,P., Werellagama,I,. Bandara, T.W.M.T.W., Upaka Rathnayake., Chandana Siriwardana., Asela Bandara., Madduma-Bandara, C.M., Abeynayaka, A. (2023) Situation report (SITREP) visualization for effective management of disaster incidents in Sri Lanka, Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development, 7(3). doi:10.24294/jipd.v7i3.2206
  • Azmi, F. (2022). Small Scale Fishers and Transformative Potential of Fisheries Policies in Cambodia, India, and Sri Lanka. Vidyodaya Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 6(1), 156-173.
  • Azmi, F. and Lund, R. (2022) Governance orders and women fishers vulnerability and well-being in the land of singing fish. In Ratana Chuenpagdee and Svein Jentoft (eds.) Blue Justice for Small-Scale Fisheries, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland
  • Azmi, F., & Lund, R. (2022). Women adjusting their sails: The role of motility in women's livelihood strategies in a fishing village in Tamil Nadu, India. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 43(3), 347-362.
  • Azmi, F., A., Alphonsus, M. and Puvaneswary (2022), On the Move in Search of Greener Pastures: Unsafe Migration and Human Trafficking in Sri Lanka's Tea Plantation Sector, ICES, Colombo
  • Kumar, S., Wickramasooriya, A. & Dilini, S. (2022) Analysis of ammonium nitrate detonation destruction in Beirut city using geospatial techniques. Spat. Inf. Res. 30, 749-757 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s41324-022-00459-0
  • Kumarihamy, R.M.K., Nianthi, K.W.G.R., Shaw, R. (2022). Land Cover Changes and Landslide Risk in Sri Lanka. In: Sarkar, R., Shaw, R., Pradhan, B. (eds) Impact of Climate Change, Land Use and Land Cover, and Socio-economic Dynamics on Landslides. Disaster Risk Reduction. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-7314-6_18.
  • Paba Herath, H. M. & Nianthi, K. W. (2022). Perception of Local People on Land Use Change: Belihuloya-Mini Catchment Area, Sri Lanka. In I. Management Association (Ed.), Research Anthology on Ecosystem Conservation and Preserving Biodiversity (pp. 1862-1883). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-6684-5678-1.ch090.
  • Rekha Nianthi, K.W.G., Wickramasooriya, A.K., Dissanayake, L., Hettiarachchi, C.S., Rajapaksha, R.M.G.N. (2022). The Methodological Approaches in Physical Geography. In: Mustafa, F.B. (eds) Methodological Approaches in Physical Geography. Geography of the Physical Environment, (pp. 127-145). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-07113-3_8
  • Wickramasooriya, A, and S. Dilini (2022) Geoinformatics approach to classifying landslide hazard in The Hantana Mountain and its vicinity in Sri Lanka, IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 1109 012019. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/1109/1/012019/meta
  • Alikhan, M.M., (2021) 'Watta' Culture: A study of subaltern cosmopolitanism in low-income neighborhoods of Colombo. 7th National Geography Conference (NGC-2021), Department of Geography, University of Peradeniya.
  • Azmi, F., Lund, R., Rao, N., & Manimohan, R. (2021). Well-being and mobility of female-heads of households in a fishing village in South India. Gender, Place & Culture, 28(5), 627-648.
  • Azmi, F. (2021) Gendered well-being in postwar Sri Lanka. In Searle, B., Pykett,J., and Alfaro, M.J (eds.) A modern guide to well-being. Edward Elgar Publishers.pp.-119-134
  • Prakashnie M.P., Nianthi K.W.G.R., Wickramasooriya A.K. (2021) Flood Risk of Porathivu Pattu in Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka. In: Amaratunga D., Haigh R., Dias N. (eds) Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Disaster Risks (pp. 321-333). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-73003-1_21
  • Rekha Nianthi, K.W.G, and U.S. Meegahakotuwa, (2021). Koppen Climate Classification: Humid tropical climate, Geographical papers, Issue 1, Volume 1, Sri Lanka Association of Geographers (Sinhala version).
  • Somasiri I.S., Hewawasam Tilak & Rambukkange M.(2021). Adaptation of the universal soil loss equation to map spatial distribution of soil erosion in tropical watersheds: a GIS/RS-based study of the Upper Mahaweli River Catchment of Sri Lanka. Modelling Earth Systems and Environment. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40808-021-01245-x.
  • Subasinghe, S., Nianthi, R., Rajapaksha, G., Gamage, I, (2021). Monitoring the Impacts of Urbanization on Environmental Sustainability Using Geospatial Techniques: A Case Study in Colombo District, Sri Lanka, Journal of Geospatial Surveying 1:2DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jgs.v1i2.29.
  • Tillekaratne, H.I., Werellagama, I., Madduma-Bandara, C.M., Bandara, T.W.M.T.W., Abeynayaka, A. (2021) Hydro-Meteorological Incident and Disaster Response in Sri Lanka. Case Study: 2016 May Rain Events. Earth 2022, 3, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.3390/earth3010001
  • Wickramasooriya, A., Dilini M.M.G.S. (2021) Spatiality of Ethical Challenges in Use and Management of Groundwater in Coastal Regions, Sri Lanka. In: Abrunhosa M., Chambel A., Peppoloni S., Chamine H.I. (eds) Advances in Geoethics and Groundwater Management: Theory and Practice for a Sustainable Development. Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (IEREK Interdisciplinary Series for Sustainable Development), (pp. 133 -136). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-59320-9_29
  • Wickramasooriya A., Gunarathne S., Ekanayaka S. (2021) Effect of Subsurface Geological Conditions on Variation of Groundwater Quality in Part of Kurunegala, Sri Lanka. In: Abrunhosa M., Chambel A., Peppoloni S., Chamine H.I. (eds) Advances in Geoethics and Groundwater Management : Theory and Practice for a Sustainable Development. Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (IEREK Interdisciplinary Series for Sustainable Development), (pp. 233-237). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-59320-9_48
  • Wickramasooriya, A., Rajapaksha N. (2021) Variation of Victoria Reservoir Water Level and Its Effect on Fluctuation of Groundwater Level Closer to the Reservoir. In: Abrunhosa M., Chambel A., Peppoloni S., Chamine H.I. (eds) Advances in Geoethics and Groundwater Management : Theory and Practice for a Sustainable Development. Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (IEREK Interdisciplinary Series for Sustainable Development), (pp. 189-193). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-59320-9_40
  • Wickramasooriya, A., Samarawera V. (2021) Variation of Salinity Levels in Water Bodies in and Around Weligama Bay Due to Effect of Hydrological Processes. In: Abrunhosa M., Chambel A., Peppoloni S., Chamine H.I. (eds) Advances in Geoethics and Groundwater Management : Theory and Practice for a Sustainable Development. Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (IEREK Interdisciplinary Series for Sustainable Development), (pp. 183-188). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-59320-9_39
  • Wickramasooriya A.K., Walpita L.S. (2021) Analysis of Flood Hazard in Kalutara District Using Geospatial Technology. In: Amaratunga D., Haigh R., Dias N. (eds) Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Disaster Risks (pp. 483-498). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-73003-1_33
  • Y. Yushanthi, K.W.G. Rekha Nianthi, (2021). Human Response to Flood Disaster in Kandawalai in Kilinochchi District in Sri Lanka VOL 4, NO 2, E-ISSN: 2527-4341, TDMRC Universitas Syiah Kuala.
  • Azmi, F. and Lund R. (2020) "Female headship and exclusion from small-scale fishing in Eastern province Sri Lanka". In Lund, R., Kusakabe, K., Rao, N. and Weeratunge, N (eds.) Fisher folk in Cambodia, India and Sri Lanka: Migration, Gender and Well-being. Routledge London. pp.75-91
  • Azmi, F., (2020) Between the sea and the land: small scale fishers and multiple vulnerabilities in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Social Sciences, 43(1), 7-22.
  • Dissanayake, L. (2020). Stream Corridor Encroachment and Its Consequences: The Case of Pinga Oya Tributary in the Upper Mahaweli River in Sri Lanka. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment (MESE). DOI: 10.1007/s40808-020-00918-3
  • Dissanayake, L. (2020). Modelling Urban Stream Corridor Restoration. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research (IJSER).ISSN 2229-5518
  • Dissanayake, L., & Dilini, S. (2020). COVID-19 Outbreak and Urban Green Space, Food Security, and Quality of Life: Case of Urban Home Gardens in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 8, 185-197. https://doi.org/10.4236/jss.2020.89013
  • Lakshman, I. M., Alikhan, M. M. and Azam, A. (2020) "Finding 'Reasons to Stay' Amidst Issues of Well-Being: A Case Study of Two Underserved Communities in Colombo", European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 16(35), p. 94. doi: 10.19044/esj.2020.v16n35p94.
  • Madduma Bandara C.M, S.B. Ekanayake, K.W.G. Rekha Nianthi, Sumedha Weerawardhana, R.M.K. Kumarihamy, M.A.S. Jayakumara, Abey Rathnayake (2020), Freedom Struggles of Sri Lanka (Lessons Learned and the way Forward), Publisher: S. Godage & Brothers (Pvt) Ltd. Sri Lanka.
  • Meegahakotuwa U.S. and K. W. G. Rekha Nianthi, (2020). Climate Change and Climate Change of Sri Lanka (Sinhala version), In "SOBA" Environmental Publication, Vo:l. XXIX, 2020, Ministry of Environment and Wildlife Resources, Education, training and research section, Colombo.
  • Perera. M.P., and Rekha Nianthi K.W.G., (2020). Land Use Planning and Management in Tank Cascade Environment of Sri Lanka, In Hasnat, G. N. T. and Hossain, M.K. (Eds), Examining International Land Use Policies, Changes, and Conflicts, IGI Global Publishers, Pennsylvania 17033-1240,USA.
  • Prakashnie.P., and K.W.G. Rekha Nianthj. (2020). Impacts of Floods on the Agriculture Sector: A Case Study of Porathivu Pattu Division in The East Coastal Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka, Journal of Indian Soc. Coastal Agric. Res. 38(2): 15-22.
  • Rajapaksha R.M.G.N., Dharmagunawardhane H.A., Attanayake A.M.A.N.B. and K.W.G. Rekha Nianthi, (2020). Altitudinal and temporal variation of surface water quality: An assessment in Badulu Oya Catchment, Sri Lanka, In an International, Peer reviewed, Open Access Journal devoted to Rapid, Easy and High-Quality Publication, GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, pp 226-234. Article DOI: 10.30574/gscbps.2020.11.3.0181,
  • Saja.A., Melissa Teo, Ashantha Goonetilleke, Abdul M. Ziyath & K. W. G. Rekha Nianthi, (2020). Surrogate Measures to Assess Mobility of People as a Resilience Indicator in Disaster Management: An Exploratory Study in Southeastern Sri Lanka, International Journal of Disaster Risk Science volume 11, pages13-31(2020), Springer. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-020-00251-4.
  • Thadshayini, V., Nianthi, K.W.G.R., Ginigaddara, G.A.S. (2020). Climate-Smart and -Resilient Agricultural Practices in Eastern Dry Zone of Sri Lanka. In: Venkatramanan, V., Shah, S., Prasad, R. (eds) Global Climate Change: Resilient and Smart Agriculture. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9856-9_3.
  • Von Blanckenburg Friedhelm, Schuessler Jan A, Bouchez Julien, Frings Patrick J, Uhlig David, Oelze Marcus, Frick Daniel A, Hewawasam Tilak, Dixon Jeannie & Norton Kevin, Rock weathering and nutrient cycling along an erodosequence (2021). American Journal of Science. 321 (8) 1111-1163. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2475/08.2021.01.


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