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Department of Geography

University of Peradeniya

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Dr. R.M.K.Kumarihamy

Ph.D. in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (AIT, Thailand),M. Sc. in Integrated Water Resources Management (PGIA), BA in Geography (Peradeniya)

kumudunik@pdn.ac.lk
kumudunik@gmail.com
+94 77 5707067

Biography

Kumuduni Kumarihamy is a geographer, specialized in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems. She completed her undergraduate and master’s studies at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and doctoral studies at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Currently, she serves as a lecturer at the Department of Geography, University of Peradeniya.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (AIT, Thailand)
  • M.Sc. in Integrated Water Resources Management (PGIA, Peradeniya)
  • B.A. Special (Hons) in Geography (Peradeniya)

Appointments

  • Lecturer (2011 to date) - Department of Geography, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Research Assistant (2009-2011) - Engineering Design Centre, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Research Assistant (2008-2009) - Environmental Studies Unit, Open University of Sri Lanka
  • Postgraduate Researcher and South Asian Water Fellowship Holder (2006 -2008) - Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Research Assistant (2005-2006) - Centre for Environmental Studies, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Research Interests

  • spatial analysis and decision making, Geo-statistics, geo-visualization

Publications

  • Wickramagamage P, Wickramanayake N, Kumarihamy K, Vidanapathirana E, Larson M (2012) A comparative study of elevation data from different sources for mapping the coastal inlets and their catchment boundaries, Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka. http://dl.nsf.ac.lk/handle/1/8398
  • N. Wikramanayake, P. Wickramagamage, R. M. K. Kumarihamy, E. Vidanapathirana, M. Larson and R. RANASINGHE. 2010. Seasonally closed inlets of Sri Lanka: classification and field observations. Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Amarasekara M.G.T.S, Kumarihamy R.M.K, Dayawansa N.D.K, Ranjith Premalal De Silva (2009) The Impact of Inappropriate Management on Some Soil Properties and Stream Water Quality: A Case Study in the Kurundu Oya Sub Catchment of Upper Mahaweli Catchment, Sri Lanka, Journal of Soil Science Society of Sri Lanka. http://publications.iwmi.org/pdf/H042858.pdf
  • Kumarihamy RMK and Dayawansa NDK (2009) Sustainable land use planning for Kurundu Oya Catchment: A Participatory GIS approach for IWRM - Fourth South Asia Water Resource Conference, May 4th -6th, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kumarihamy RMK and Dayawansa NDK (2009) Participatory approach to identify priority areas for conservation: A GIS application for Kurundu Oya Catchment Sri Lanka - Proceedings of the 29th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, Colombo Sri Lanka. http://www.a-a-r-s.org/acrs/proceeding/ACRS2008/Papers/TS%2024.6.pdf

Membership & Awards (Selected)

  • South Asian Water Fellowship (2006- 2008)
  • Erasmus+ student mobility grant 2017

Other Credentials

  • Senior Academic Sub Warden, Wijewardena, University of Peradeniya – 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2018
  • Senior Treasurer, Geography Society, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - 2013/2014