Message from Head of Department

Welcome to the Department of Geography at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. With a rich history of over 60 years, we take pride in being one of the oldest Geography Departments in Sri Lanka. Established as part of the second generation of Geography Departments in 1959, following the founding of the University of Ceylon in 1942, we have maintained an esteemed position in the field.

As the Head of the Department, I invite you to embark on a journey of exploration in the diverse and captivating field of Geography. Our programs offer a comprehensive understanding of the physical, human, and environmental aspects of our world. Through engaging courses, fieldwork experiences, and research opportunities, we strive to equip our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel as well-rounded professionals in the field of Geography.

We encourage all students to consider enrolling in our programs and embrace the exciting challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Whether your interests lie in Disaster Management, Land Use Studies, Population studies, Agrarian Studies, Development Planning, Environmental Sustainability, Cartography GIS & RS, or any other sub-discipline of Geography, our department is here to support your academic journey.

I invite you to visit our department’s website to explore our activities, research initiatives, and academic programs. We are committed to providing a nurturing environment that fosters intellectual growth and personal development. We look forward to welcoming you to our department and guiding you towards a successful academic and professional career in Geography.

Best regards,

Prof. Lal Mervin Dharmasiri
Senior Professor & Chair
B.A. (Kel.), M.A. (SKU, India), PG.Dip & MSc. (AUN, Norway), Ph.D. (Pune, India)
Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya,
Sri Lanka.

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Department of Geography

University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya 11600,

Sri Lanka

+94 (112) 903 920

hodgeog@kln.ac.lk

                                                        

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