P.P.G. Jayathilake
Lecturer (Probationary)
Bachelor in arts (Honors) in Geography (1 st class), University of Colombo.
MSc in GIS and Remote Sensing (Merit pass), University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Contact Details
Email: piumalj@gmail.com (Personal)
Email: piumalj@kln.ac.lk (Office)
Phone Number: +9476981178 (Personal)

Area of Specialization
GIS and Remote Sensing, Biogeography, Quantitative Geography, Climatology and Meteorology

Publications
Abstracts
  • Jayathilake, P.P.G and Chandrasekara C.M.K.N.K. Habitat vise fish species richness in Negombo Lagoon, The 3rd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development(NCUED 2019)-Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Jayathilake, P.P.G and Chandrasekara C.M.K.N.K. Fish species diversity and their distribution in Negombo Lagoon, Undergraduate research symposium 2020, University of Colombo Sri Lanka.
  • Jayathilake, P.P.G. and Chandrasekara, C.M.K.N.K., Diversity of Fish species in Negombo lagoon, International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences 2020(IRCHS 2020), University of Sri Jayawardhapura, Sri Lanka.
  • Jayathilake P.P.G. and Chandrasekara, C.M.K.N.K., Artificial habitats and their contributions to the diversity of fish species in Negombo Lagoon, Open University Research Symposium 2020(OURS 2020), Open University Sri Lanka.
  • Jayathilake P.P.G and Fernando, P.R.N. Climate change adaptation initiatives of the government of Sri Lanka, 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences 2022(University of Colombo
  • Jayathilake P.P.G and Fernando, P.R.N. Skills and Knowledge Gaps in Climate Change Adaptation-A case of Sri Lanka, International Research Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in the Coastal Built Environment, Santander, Spain
  • Senanayake, S.M.N.S., Priyakumara, U.L.A.S. Jayathilake, P.P.G. and Chandrasekara C.M.K.N.K., An assessment of the involvement of sports activities in university life, 1 st international conference on Applied sports 2023-Sabaragamuwa university of Sri Lanka.
Book chapters-published
• Wathsala Guathilake, Pasindu Jayathilake, Nishara Fernando, Naduni Jayasinghe, Dilanthi Amarathunge, Richard Peter Heigh. Living with Landslide Risks: A Case of Resistance to Relocation Among Vulnerable Households Residing in the Kegalle District of Sri Lanka (2023), Rebuilding Communities After Displacement. Springer, Cham.page 145-163

Academic Experiences
  • Member of the Organizing committee of Dean`s Literary Awards Ceremony 2020- 2021 of the University of Colombo
  • Member of Editorial Board for Dean’s Literary Awards ceremony 2020-2021 magazine
  • Department representative for the inter-departmental debate competition Faculty Of Arts University of Colombo
  • Worked as a session Compere for technical session 3 (Urban Management) at the Undergraduate Research Symposium 2021 Faculty of Arts
  • Worked as a session Compere for technical session 4 at the international Conference on Geography and Global Sustainability (ICGGS 2021)
  • Worked as an Editorial Assistant in the International Conference on Geography and Global Sustainability (ICGGS 2021)
  • Worked in session coordination committee, publicity committee, and publication. committee at the International Conference on Geography and Global Sustainability (ICGGS 2021
Professional trainings and workshops
  • Completed certificate course in Disability Inclusive Education for Academics, conducted by Centre for Disability Research, Education, and Practice-Faculty of Arts University of Colombo
  • Participated in technical training about fundamentals, platforms, and sensors in Remote Sensing, conducted under the framework of 'University Network for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Indian Ocean Rim' (UN4DRR) Project
  • Participated in an online training program conducted by GIS Solutions Private Limited about ArcGIS PRO software.
  • Participated in onsite technical training at the University of Colombo Department of Geography under the UN4DRR project.
  • Participated in an international workshop called K2A (Knowledge to Action) workshop titled Impact of Climate Change and Blue Economy on South Asia Coastal Communities
  • 2.5 Days Regional Workshop 25th-27th October Multi-actor and transdisciplinary perspectives, hosted by the Center for Sustainable Development, ULAB, University of  Liberal Arts Bangladesh
Working experiences
  • Worked as a technical supporting officer (GPS) at Amerasian Private Limited Colombo 03 from 2019 to 2020.
  • Worked as a temporary assistant lecturer at the Department of Geography University of Colombo from 2020 to 2021.
  • Worked as a junior researcher at the Social Policy Analysis and Research Centre (SPARC) for the Erasmus Plus-funded project called Built Environment Learning for Climate Adaptation BEACON from 2021 to 2023.
  • Worked as a researcher for the project called BRITAE researcher at the Social Policy Analysis and Research Centre (SPARC) in the year 2023.

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Department of Geography

University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya 11600,

Sri Lanka

+94 (112) 903 920

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