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Department of Geography

Faculty of Arts - University of Peradeniya

Dr. MP Rambukkange

Senior Lecturer

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Ph.D. in Meteorology

The Pennsylvania State University


M.Sc. in Physics

Auburn University


B.Sc. (Honours) in Physics with a minor in Chemistry

University of Peradeniya


Current Positions

Senior Lecturer - University of Peradeniya

Positions Held

Senior Lecturer - The University of Peradeniya

15 September 2014 - To Present

Senior Lecturer - The Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

3 September 2012 - 13 September 2014

Visiting Lecturer - Sabaragamuwa University

2015 - 2017

Senior Lecturer - The Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

26 March 2012 - 2 September 2012

Visiting Lecturer - Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

2012 - To Present


Member - Sri Lanka Association of Geographers


Member - The Welfare Society of the Faculty of Applied Sciences

2012 - 2013

Secretary - Physical Society of the University of Peradeniya


Committee member - The Ceylon University Dramatic Society


Member - Physical Society of the University of Peradeniya


Member - Fellowship of Christian University Students Sri Lanka



Travel award - Clouds Physics and Atmospheric Radiation in Portland, Oregon, USA




Somasiri, I. S., Tilak Hewawasam, M. P. Rambukkange (2021), Adaptation of the revised 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. Model. Earth Syst. Environ., vol. 7, no 4, 1-19.

Verlinde, J., M. P. Rambukkange, E. E. Clothiaux, G. M. McFarquhar, and W. Eloranta (2013), Arctic multilayered, mixed-phase cloud processes revealed in millimeter-wave cloud radar Doppler spectra. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, vol. 118, no. 23, 13,199–13, 213.

Rambukkange, M. P., J. Verlinde, E. W. Eloranta, C. J. Flynn, and E. E. Clothiaux (2011), Using Doppler spectra to separate hydrometeor populations and analyze ice precipitation in multilayered mixed-phase clouds. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE., vol. 8, no. 1, 108-112.

Richardson, S., N. Miles, K. J. Davis, M. P. Rambukkange, and M. P. Butler (2005), Progress towards a continental, flux-tower based CO2 network, 13th World Meteorological Organization (WMO)/ International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Meeting of Experts on Carbon Dioxide Concentration and Related Tracer Measurement Techniques, Boulder, Colorado, 19–22 September 2005.

Somasiri, I.S., Tilak. Hewawasam, M.P. Rambukkange, (2021), Spatial Variation of the Quality of Surface Water over Different Land Use Types in Upper Mahaweli Catchment, Proceedings of Peradeniya University International Research Sessions, Vol. 23, 11th & 12th November 2021.

Perera, W.A.N.I., I. S. Somasiri, M. P. Rambukkange, T. Hewawasam (2020), Study of Groundwater Recharge in The Ma Oya Micro Catchment of The Mahaweli River, Proceedings of the Postgraduate Institute of Science Research Congress, Sri Lanka: 6th November 2020.

Menike, A. R. M. M. P., I. S. Somasiri, M.P. Rambukkange, and T. Hewawasam (Dec 2019), Variation of groundwater quality within the Ma Oya experimental watershed in Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 7th International Symposium on Water Quality and Human Health: Challenges Ahead – 2019, Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Nianthi K. W. G. R Udana Meegahakotuwa, and M. P. Rambukkange (July 27-28, 2016),Inter-seasonal and Intra-seasonal Trends in the Rainfall of Kandy, 2nd International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences (ICHSS), Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya.

Rambukkange M. P. and K.W.G. Rekha Nianthi, (July 27-28, 2016) A Preliminary Study of the Measurement of Solar Radiation to Evaluate the Solar Energy Potential of the University of Peradeniya Area, 2nd International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences (ICHSS), Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya.

Nianthi, K. W. G. R., P. Wickramagamage and M. P. Rambukkange (5th of November 2015), Soil moisture response to convective rainfall, The Peradeniya University International Research Sessions iPURSE 2015.

Rambukkange, M. P., J. Verlinde, E. W. Eloranta, E. E. Clothiaux, and C. J. Flynn (2010), Deriving multilayered mixed-phase cloud properties from radar and lidar, 13th Conference on Cloud Physics and Atmospheric Radiation, Portland, Oregon. (http://ams.confex.com/ams/13CldPhy13AtRad/techprogram/paper_170920.htm)

Rambukkange, M. P., and J. Verlinde (2009), Using Doppler velocity spectra to study the formation and evolution of ice in a multilayered mixed-phase cloud system, 10th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography, Madison, Wisconsin. (http://ams.confex.com/ams/10POLAR/techprogram/paper_152618.htm)

Rambukkange, M. P., J. Verlinde, E. W. Eloranta, E, Luke, P. Kollias, and M. D. Shupe (2006), Fine-scale horizontal structure of Arctic mixed-phase clouds, 12th Conference on Cloud Physics, Madison, Wisconsin. (http://ams.confex.com/ams/Madison2006/techprogram/paper_112584.htm)


The climate conference

“Sri Lanka’s readiness for implementing the Paris climate agreements,” organized by the Centre for Environmental Justice in collaboration with Climate Change Secretariat


7th of September 2016.