DR. A.G. AMARASINGHE

 

Senior Lecturer Grade 01

Educational Qualification

University

Year

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D)

University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

2013

Master of Philosophy (M. Phil)

University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

2004

Bachelor of Arts (B. A. )  Honest, (Second  Class /Upper Division)

Department of Geography, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

1994

Diploma in Tamil

University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

2014

Diploma in English

Distance Education Center, Sri Lanka

1998

Certificate    in Geology

University of Moratuwa, Katubedda , Sri Lanka

1997

 Contact Details

  • Permanent Residence Address

65/16, “Sarasavi Uyana”

Sooriya Paluwa,

Kadawatha,  Sri Lanka.

TP: +94-011-2969150

  • Office Address

Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Dalugama, Sri Lanka
TP/Fax: +94-011-2914489   

  • E- Mail - amarageo@kln.ac.lk
  • Phone - +94-070-2558912
  • Area of Specialization – Physical Geography, Coastal Geomorphology, Disaster Management
  • Research Interest : Coastal Erosion, Climate Change, Flood Hazard

 Publication

  • Text Books
  • 2014 – Human Resource Development (Macro Level), (In Sinhala language) Author Publication
  • 2012 – Population and Development (In Sinhala language), Author Publication
  • 2010 – Guidelines for Compilation an Essay Type Written Answers, (In Sinhala language), Author Publication.                      
  • 2003   Fundamentals of Climatology, (Jeong –ju Lee & Amarasinghe), Godage International Publishers (Pvt) Ltd. No.675,     Maradana, Colombo 10.
  • Text Books – (Manuscripts are being under preparation)

        

2017

 

Amarasinghe, A.G. Mineral and Rocks of Sri Lanka, Author Publication (Hand Book and Specimen Box)

2017

 

Amarasinghe , A.G. and Nissanka, T.G.N.M.G.S.,2017 “Laboratory Manual on Basic Soil Science for Geographers : Identification and Determination Physical and Chemical Properties of Soil.

2017

 

Amarasinghe , A.G. and Nissanka, T.G.N.M.G.S.,2017, Soil Science for     Geographers

2016

 

Amarasinghe , A.G, Physical Process of Coastal Erosion. Author Publication

 

 


Research Publicatio

Full Papers
  • Amarasinghe, A.G., 2016, “ Acceleration of shoreline erosion: The case of Southwestern coastal zone in Sri Lanka”, International workshop proceedings of the Climate change and anthropogenic activities: Impact on coastal development and management – October 2016, Organized by the Department of Geography, University of Colombo and Island research center, State Oceanic Administration, P.R. China.
  • Amarasinghe, A.G, 2014, “Issues Relating to Disaster management in the Central Province”, PP- 17 – 30, Sanvarddana, Bi Annual and Bi lingual Journal, Vol. 07. N0. 01 & 2, June and December, 2014, No. 80 F, St, Judes Mawatha, Dalugama, Kelaniya.

 

  • Amarasinghe, A.G., 2014, “Impacts of Global Warming on Coastal Environment: The case of South Western Coastal Sector in Sri Lanka” PP. 18-19 , Soba: Environmental Publication, Special Volume published to mark the global environment day -2014 by the Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy. 
  • Amarasinghe, A.G., 2012 “Global warming and adaptation for it” (in Sinhala), Sobaketha, Vol.1 – 1, 2012- Jan-June, Central Environmental Authority, Sri Lanka
  • Amarasinghe, A.G., 2006, “Sea level Rise and Development of Coastal Zone of Sri Lanka”, (In Sinhala), pp, 18-19, Vol. 08, Bauma Viddya, Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya.
  • Amarasinghe, A.G., 2004   “Perception of peasant Farmer Community on Government Water Resources policies in Sri   Lanka: A case study in Madagama, in Hanguranketha” p: 767, Published in the International Conference Proceedings on Sustainable Water resource management in the changing environment of the monsoon region- Vol. II,   17-19 November 2004, Colombo – Sri Lanka, Organized by National Water Resource Secretariat Sri Lanka.
  • Amarasinghe, A.G., 2002 Shoreline Erosion in Sri Lanka" (In Sinhala), Bauma Viddya, Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya.
  • Amarasinghe, A.G., 2002 “Coastal zone Management in Sri Lanka”, Boogola Vidya Thorathuru, Sri Lanka Association    of  

 

  • Amarasinghe, A.G., 2002“ Coastal Attenuation in South West Sri Lanka: Coastline Erosion”, Annual Research Symposium    2000, abstract Papers, Faculty of Graduate studies, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya Sri Lanka.

 

  • Amarasinghe, A.G., 2000, "Environmental Problems in Independent Sri Lanka and strategies to overcome them "(In Sinhala), Shambasa, vo.11, Periven Division, Ministry of Education and Higher Education
  • Amarasinghe, A.G., 1994 “Potential for the mini- Hydro Power Projects in Sri Lanka', Dissertation submitted to the University of Peradeniya as a part of the B. A . Degree.

 

  • Amarasinghe, A.G., 1994,'Production and consumption trends of commercial energy in Sri Lanka', Research Report Submitted to the Dept. of Geography University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Amarasinghe, A.G., 1998, "Strategies of Coastal zone management in Sri Lanka"( In Sinhala), Boogola Vidya Thorathuru, Sri Lanka Association of Geographers. 

 

  • Articles appeared in the National Newspapers in Sri Lanka.
  • 2015 May 15 – “Let’s consider that halting the conflicts between wild animal and villagers as a main task of National Development” (in Sinhala), Shathhanda.
  • 2011 February 13th Sunday – “Why did rain did such disaster” (in Sinhala- Vassa mevan Vipathak Kaleei?), in a page reserved for contemporary Issue, Silumina, P. 10
  • 2004 January 06th – “Distruction of Earth Quicks can be minimize by making awernes”, ( In Sinhala- Danuwath Veemen Bumikampa haniya Avama kala Hakei), Dinamina, P.03.
  • 1998 April 8th – Maelithanna which destructed those who do not know to fascinate with the beauty of natural environment”, (in Sinhala- Sobadhame pahasa labannata Nothath Minisa Athin Vanesena Maelithannna) , Dinamina, P. 08.
  • 1998 March 18th –“Hydropower projects that required attention”, (in Sinhala- Avadhanaya yomuviya yuthu jalaviduli balagara) , Dinavaina, P. 08.
  • 1998 March 28th – “Alternatives to solve energy crisis”, (in Sinhala-Balashakthi Arbudaya Visadanna Vikalpa Piyawara) , Divaina, P. 10.

  

Abstracts

Amarasinghe, A.G, 2015, “Demarcating problem of Reference Boundary for Coastal Zone and Shoreline: The Case of Sri Lanka”, International Post Graduate Research Conference, 2015, 10th – 11th December, University of Kelaniya, Sri lanka.

 

Amarasinghe, A.G. and Rev. K. Ananadakiththi Thero. 2015, “Impacts of Climate on verbal sound production” P: 46, Fist International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka, ICLSL 2015, 6th August 2015. Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya

 

Amarasinghe, A.G, 2015, Use of rocks for building construction in ancient Sri Lanka: Efficiency of rock handling and carving technology”, P 3, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion (SSEASR), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

Amarasinghe, A.G, 2015, “Progress in Controlling Efforts of Inland Water Pollution in Sri Lanka: The case of Lower Kelani River Basin In Sri Lanka”, 3rd International Conference on Social Sciences, 30th September – 1st October, 2016, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya.

Amarasinghe, A.G, 2014, “ Terminological issues in the field of disaster management: An overview”, Conference proceedings on Perspectives of Society, Culture and Development: A Comparison of Indo – Sri Lankan Scenarios, Indo- Sri Lanka International Geography Conference, 2nd December 2014, Department of Geography, University Kelaniya.

Amarasinghe, A.G, 2014, “Issues of Development of Sri Lanka in 21st Century: Impacts of climate change” p:38, Book of abstract on 15th Annual research symposium on discourse values of Sri Lanka: Reconciliation, Development, Equality & Pluralism- Oct: 30 – 31, 2014, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya.

 

Amarasinghe, A.G, 2013, “Disasters in Sri Lanka: Not Popular, Yet impact is enormous”, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Culture, Globalization and the Developing World – 22- 23 November, 2013, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya.

Amarasinghe, A.G, 2012, “Impact of Climate Change: Evidence from Sri Lanka” p.57, Abstract volume of the 5th National Geography Conference on Globalization, Development and Geography- 2012, Organized by the Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya.

 Amarasinghe, A.G, 2012, “Strength of university system of Sri Lanka to disseminate knowledge on pre-disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation” p.35, Abstract volume of the 5th National Geography Conference on Globalization, Development and Geography- 2012, Organized by the Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya.

Amarasinghe, A.G, 2010, “Gaps in Policies and Practices of Disaster management in Sri Lanka: A case study of the shoreline erosion in the South Western Coastal Sector”, Proceedings of the Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Post Graduate, University of Kelaniya. P :74

Amarasinghe, A.G, 2010, “Strategies that can be applied to control global warming: Applicability of Gravitational Force for driving vehicle”, P 28, Proceeding of the National Geography Conference of Sri Lanka, January 8th and 9th, 2010, Department of Geography, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka.

Amarasinghe, A.G.2008, “ Sea Level Rise: Experiences in Sri Lanka”, Proceedings of the             International Conference of Social Sciences Sri Lanka, July 18th - 20th 2008, Organized by the Research Center for Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya. P: 122.

 Amarasinghe, A.G. 2008, “Inside of the Data Base of Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)/ the Department of Research Cooperation ( SAREC) project, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. ”Proceedings of the International Conference of Social Sciences Sri Lankan Studies, University of Kelaniya. P: 339.

Amarasinghe, A.G, 2005, “Problems Pertaining to Stagnation of Water in paddy Fields     in Kelaniya area in Sri Lanka”, Proceedings of the Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Post Graduate, University of Kelaniya. P :44

Amarasinghe, A.G and Senarathna, P.H.M.P.K., 2004, “Application of Geographical Information System (GIS) in Monitoring Erosion in Southwestern Coastal Sector in Sri Lanka” P.52, Proceedings of the Annual Research Symposium – 2004, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya.

Amarasinghe, A.G, 2014, “Regional Solution Statements for Ensuring Energy Security in South Asia: Risk-Perception, Monitoring and Management of Natural Resources with respect to Sri Lanka”, International  Conference on Comprehensive Security Dialogue 2014: Managing the impact of Climate Change in South Asia, Organized by the Hanna Seidel Foundation, Institute for International Cooperation Division South and Southeast Asia, Lazarettetr. 33, D-80636, Munich, Germany, held on  19th June 2014, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

Amarasinghe, A.G. 2006, “Pre- disaster Preparedness: University Role of Disaster Management”. Proceedings of the Symposium on Future Role of the Asaihl in the 21st   Century & Conference on Disaster Management, 5th - 7th December, 2006, Jakartha, Indonesia.

Amarasinghe, A.G, 2005, “ Improving knowledge of riparian dwellers on physical  process of the drainage basin water cycle: The Experience of Sri Lanka”, Proceedings of the International Conference on the Expanding Cooperation for water and Environment in Asia's International Rivers, 10 -15, December 2005, Dali, Yunnan Province, China. 

 

 

Extended Abstracts

         Amarasinghe, A.G, 2016, “Progress of Government Initiatives to Control the Inland Water Pollution: The Case of Lower Kelani River Basin in Sri Lanka” (ID No- 199), 3rd International Conference on Social Sciences on Global Challenges in Development: Social Sciences Perspectives, 30th September & 1st October 2016,  Organized by the Research Center for Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya

 

  • Ongoing ResearchWriting books on 1. Mineral and Rocks of Sri Lanka

                                                2- Coastal Erosion Trend in Sri Lanka

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