Pushpika Masakorala is a Senior Lecturer in Geography at the University of Peradeniya. She received her school education at Sangamittha College, Galle. She passed Advanced Level examination keeping record of island first rank in Arts stream in 1991. She obtained her B.A (Hon) degree in Geography with a first class from the University of Peradeniya in 1998. She received her MPhil degree in Social Change (Development Studies) in 2002 from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. She joined to the University of Peradeniya as a lecturer in the department of Geography in 2002 and she was promoted to the grade of senior lecturer in 2009. She has the teaching and research capacity in the fields of human geography, cartography, GIS, RS and spatial analysis. She successfully completed a postgraduate diploma in Applied Statistics in the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), University of Peradeniya in 2011. She started her PhD studies at the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS), University of Kelaniya in Sri Lanka with the assistance of the Ministry of higher education reserving scholarships under HETC project and successfully completed her PhD. She was awarded a PhD in Geography in 2017. Further, she received MSc in Geo-Informatics at the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), University of Peradeniya in 2018. Her effort is to expand the knowledge of positivistic approach to human geography.