H. A. SAMPATH ARUNASHANTHA

Senior Lecturer Grade II
B.A. Hons. (Kelaniya), MSc GIS & RS (J’Pura) 

Contact Details

E- mail : sampathgeo@kln.ac.lk
Phon Personal +94 719936119  
        Office    +94 112903925


  • Area of Specialization: Geomorphology, GIS & Remote sensing, Cartography

  •  Research Interest

Applications of GIS & Remote Sensing, Geomorphological Changes, Disaster Management, Landuse Changes

Research

  • “The environmental impact of the clay industry in Sri Lanka : with special reference to Dankotuwa Divisional Secretariat Division (DSD)” July 2020, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publication, Volume 10 (Issue 07), DO : 10.29322/IJSRP.10.07.2020.p10311
  • “Spaceborne technique to identify the relationship between vegetation cover and urbanization in the city of Colombo” June 2019, International Journal of Advanced Research Volume 07(Issue 05):933-943, DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/9117

  • Worked as a Researcher in Preparation of Wetland Management Strategy for
    Kalu Oya and Mudun Ela Basin – Socio-Economic Survey
    , Conducted by Sri
    Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Cooperation (SLLRDC), and Department of
    Geography, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017
  • “Application of Geo-Spatial Techniques to identify the Coastal Morphological Changes in South Western in Sri Lanka,” 2017

  • “Changes of the physical environment in the areas of Pinus vegetation in sub mountgrasslandsands: Special reference to Imbulpe Divisional Secretariat Division in Balangoda,” 2015

  • Worked as a Researcher in Issues and Solutions on Waste Management in Sri Lanka (ISOWMIS), Pilisaru Project, conducted by the Research Centre for Social Sciences(RCSS), the University of Kelaniya with the collaboration of Central Environmental Authority (CEA), Sri Lanka - 2015 July



Publication

Index Journal and International Journal Publication

  •  “Wild animal intrusion on the rural community; with special reference to North Western slope of Sinharaja forest reserve in Sri Lanka”, International Journal for Science and Advance Research in Technology (IJSART), Published in E-Journal, Volume 1,Issue 9 in September 2015, ISSN [ONLINE] : 2395-1052
  • “Approaches and issues related to solid waste management mechanism in Sri Lanka: The case of Balangoda urban council”, South Asia Intra-regional conflict and cooperation, Published by Smt Neelam Batra, G.B. Books, Publishers & Distributors, Ansari Road, New Delhi -India, First published 2016, ISBN:978-93-83930-43-2

 

Articles 

  •  Evolution of the Geographical Information System (GIS) and its present Utility, Magazine of ‘BhaumaVidya’ Volume 11, Published by the Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya. 2015
  • Over Utilization of Coastal Resources and its Impact: The case of Sri Lanka, Magazine of ‘Samaja Vimarshana,’ Published by the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya.2015

  • “The potential for Heat Island in the face of global environmental crises,” Magazine of ‘Santhathi 2015’, Published by the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya.

    ‘The development of Geography subject field through the traditional era Geogrpahers’ Magazine of ‘Sarasavileka 2015’, Published by the SIDA/SAREC Research Library, Faculty of Social Sciences, and University of Kelaniya.
  • “Wild animal intrusion on the Rural Community; With special reference to the northwestern slope of the Sinharaja forest reserve in Sri Lanka” September 2015, International Journal for Science and Advance Research in Technology, ISSN[Online]: 2395-1052

  • “Contributions to the field of geography through the classical era of geography” Magazine of ‘Sarasavileka 2015’, Published by the SIDA/SAREC Research Library, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya.

  • “Impending Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Cultural Landscape: Geo-Informatics Analysis for South Western Coastal Zone - Sri Lanka.” Submitted to the One-day Multidisciplinary Online International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals in South Asia: Key Issues, Opportunities, and Challenges 2021. Organized by Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya

 

Books/Chapters
  • “Geographical Information System (GIS),” Arunashantha H.A.S., Author Publication, 2021
  • “Approaches and issues related to solid waste management mechanism in Sri Lanka: The case of Balangoda Urban Council,” South Asia Intra-regional conflict and cooperation, Published by Smt Neelam Batra, G.B. Books, Publishers & Distributors, Ansari Road, New Delhi -India, First published 2016, ISBN:978-93-83930-43-2

  • “Author of the Sinhala Encyclopedia volume 15”, Submitted five short articles titled “Thambuththegama, Thambalagama Lagoon, Taihoku Taipei, Thalakoonamanaya, Thalawakele.” 2021 


Presentations and Abstracts

  • “Geo-spatial Techniques for Flood Hazard; Attanagalu Oya
    River Basin in Sri Lanka”
    22nd  April 2021, The 8th Global Social Sciences Graduate Student e-Conference Vision and Challenges: Sharing an Equal and Sustainable Society, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • “Spatial and temporal land-use changes in South Western coastal belt in Sri Lanka: with special reference to Hikkaduwa Divisional Secretariat Division” September 2019, 12th International Research Conference, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka

  • “Landslide effect of the South part of the upcountry area; special reference on Haldumbulla and Imbulpe Divisional Secretariat Division” October 2016, 3rd International Conference on Social Sciences 2016 (ICSS 2016), Research Center for Social Sciences (RCSS), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

  • “Approaches and issues related to solid waste management mechanism in Sri Lanka: The case of Balangoda Urban Council,” 2016, Interdisciplinary International Conference on Regional Cooperation, conflicts and constructiveness in South Asia: Strengthening SAARC, Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts and Science, Goa, India

  • “Wild animal intrusion on the Rural Community; With special reference to the northwestern slope of the Sinharaja forest reserve in Sri Lanka” August 2015, 08th International Research Conference, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka

  • ‘Socio-Economic Benefits for adjacent Local Communities from Sinharaja rain Forest,’ Research Symposium for Temporary Academic Staff (RSTAS) – 2015, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya.

  • “An investigative study on the knowledge of growers for the management of Caterpillar damage to coconut cultivation; Based on Kithagama Grama Niladhari Division (GND) of Kobeigane Divisional Secretariat,” 3rd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2019), University of Kelaniya

  • “A study on the factors that contribute to the water shortage in the Tissawa Grama Niladhari Division,” 3rd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2019), University of Kelaniya

  • “ The impact of the tourism industry on the coastal environment in Sri Lanka, Special reference to Unawatuna,” 3rd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2019), University of Kelaniya

  • “A study of social issues of unauthorized residents in urban areas; special reference to city area in Eheliyagoda,” 3rd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2019), University of Kelaniya

  • “Influences of the transport infrastructure facilities to a road accident in the Colombo area; by using Geographical Information System, 3rd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2019), University of Kelaniya

  • “A study of the contribution of a cottage industry to the rural development in Madurawala Divisional Secretariat Divisi,” 3rd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2019), University of Kelaniya

  • “Challenges faced by the curd industry as a rural economic activity; based on the Divisional Secretariat Division of the Thissamaharama,” 3rd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2019), University of Kelaniya

  • “The challenges and related trends faced by tourism-related employees; based on tourism area around Gregory Lake in Nuwara Eliya,” 3rd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2019), University of Kelaniya

  • “The role of the Tea estate smallholder’s development societies to improve the productivity if the Tea industry in Sri Lank,” 3rd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2019), University of Kelaniya

  • “A study on the influence of modern technology on the development of the traditional paddy cultivation special reference to Kabithigollawa, 3rd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2019), University of Kelaniya

  • “Economic impact on regional development in Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage,”3rd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2019), University of Kelaniya

  • “The relationship between poverty and education in Deraniyagala Divisional Secretariat Division of the Kegalle district” 3rd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2019), University of Kelaniya

  • “The challenges of implement urban development plan; The case of Kurunegala urban development plan 2006 – 2015” December 2018, 2nd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2018), University of Kelaniya

  • “Agriculture and sustainable irrigation water management” December 2018, 2nd  National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2018), University of Kelaniya

  • “A study on identifying the impacts of the coastal tourism industry on a coral reef in Sri Lanka; with special reference to Hikkaduwa coral garden” December 2018, 2nd  National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2018), University of Kelaniya

  • “The family influence for the co-curricular activities of primary school children” December 2018, 2nd  National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2018), University of Kelaniya

  • “The effect of social media on the secondary education of O/L students in Negombo educational division” December 2018, 2nd  National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2018), University of Kelaniya

  • “The environmental impact of clay industry in Sri Lanka; with special reference to Dankotuwa DSD” December 2018, 2nd  National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2018), University of Kelaniya

  • “The environmental impact of extractive limestone industry; special reference to Matale DSD” December 2018, 2nd  National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2018), University of Kelaniya

  • “The social and economic changes due to increasing abandoned paddy lands in we zone; special reference to Matara Kirala Kele area” December 2018, 2nd  National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2018), University of Kelaniya

  • “The impact of the gem industry on social, economic and environmental conditions” December 2018, 2nd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2018), University of Kelaniya

  • “The environmental impact t of the tourism industry; the spatial reference to Negombo coastal area” December 2018, 2nd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2018), University of Kelaniya

  • “Impact of the human-elephant elephant conflict for rural agricultural activities: The case of Maho Divisional Secretariat” December 2017, 1st National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2017), University of Kelaniya

  • “Livelihood changes of recently resettled urban low-income families in Randiya Uyana high rise housing project” December 2017, 1st National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2017), University of Kelaniya
  • “The Impact of household income for the school education of children: Special reference to the urban low-income community in Wanathamulla GND” December 2017, 1st National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2017), University of Kelaniya

  • “Spatial and temporal changes of land use pattern due to southern expressway: special reference to the interchange of Pinnaduwa” December 2017, 1st National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2017), University of Kelaniya

  • “The Impact human activities on the Mulatiyana forest reserve” December 2017, 1st National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2017), University of Kelaniya


Editorial Work
  • A member of an Editor Board, 6th National Research Conference on Applied Social Statistics 2020, Organized by the Department of Social Statistics, Faculty of social sciences, University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka
  • A member of an Editor in Chief, 3rd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2019), University of Kelaniya

  • A member of an Editor Board, 4th National Research Conference on Applied Social Statistics 2018, Organized by the Department of Social Statistics, Faculty of social sciences, University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka

  • A member of an Editorial Board, 2nd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2018), University of Kelaniya

  • A member of an Editorial Board, 4th International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSS 2018), Research Center for Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya

  • A member of an Editorial Board, 1st National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2017), University of Kelaniya

  • A member of an Editorial Board, The academic magazine ‘Santhathi’ 2015, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya

  • A member of an Editorial Board, 3rd Research Symposium for Temporary Academic Staff (RSTAS 2015), Research Center for Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya


Workshops (Resource Person/Participant)

  • 09th June 2021, Resource Person of the Workshop on Staff Development by Staff Members, “Geographical Data Collection Techniques,” Organized by Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya
  • 09th December 2020, Workshop on Academic Integrity and Online Assessment Organized by Digital Teaching and Learning Interest Group, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Kelaniya

  • 14th February 2019, Participated in a seminar on “Contemporary research and a  technical session on literature survey,” conducted by the Research Council, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • 07th November 2018, Participated to workshop on “Researching towards national development & commercialize,” conducted by the Research Council, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

  • 07th to 09th June 2018, Participated in a workshop on “Blended learning for education,” conducted by the National E-Learning Resource Center and Faculty of Computing and Technology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

  • 24th to 28th July 2017, Participated to workshop on “Designing learning-centered instruction: A programmatic approach,” conducted by the Faculty of Computing and Technology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

  • 23rd – 27th 2015, Participated in a workshop on “Training workshop on coastal zone issues and impacts on coastal communities,” Conducted by SARRC Coastal Zone Management Center (SCZMC), Maldives, and Academic collaboration with Department of Geography, University of Colombo

  • Completed "Supermapi7 Desktop" mapping software workshop conducted by "KatakGIS (Pvt) Ltd" held on University of Colombo, 2014
  • Participated one day workshop on “Career Guidance and counseling” organized by the HETC QIG W1 & W2 of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, 2013


 Involved Research

  • Worked as a Researcher in National Pilisaru Project Evaluation, organized by the Central Environmental Authority, Department of Geography and Research Centre For Social Sciences (RCSS),University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2015
  •  Participated as an enumerator to collect and analyze data for ‘Gampaha District Development project’, conducted by Defense Ministry and Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, 2015
  • Participated to collect Field data of flood affected area in Gampaha District, conducted by Disaster Management Center with Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, 2010
  • Participated as a field enumerator ‘14th Census of Population and Housing – 2011’, conducted by the Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka
  • Participated as a student field research on “Bio diversity and Environmental Systems”, conducted by the Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, 2010
  • Participated as a student field research on “Agricultural Changes in Kagama, katiyawa Region”, conducted by the Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, 2011
  • Participated as a student field research on “Kanneliya Rain Forest”, conducted by the Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, 2011
  • Participated as a student field research on “Madoldoova”, conducted by the Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, 2012

Other Creative Works

Electronic Media Discussions participated in/ Online courses.

  • 17th July 2021, Participated as a resource person on “ITN Thakshilawa” program covering the subject area of Geography (A/L), Physical Geography (Coastal Geomorphology
  • 10th July 2021, Participated as a resource person on “ITN Thakshilawa” program covering the subject area of Geography (A/L), Physical Geography (Landslides and Climate changes), 

 Weblink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG3NBeFRLBc

  • 13th June 2020, completed an Online certificate, coverinate course the subject of “Introduction to Research for Essay Writing” offered by the University of California.
  • 26th March 2018, Participated as a resource person on the “ITN Thakshilawa” program covering the subject area of Geography (A/L), Cartography, and GIS & RS

    Weblink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWaXC6UfxMA

  • 13th June 2018, Participated as a resource person on “ITN Thakshilawa” program covering the subject area of Geography (A/L), Physical Geography

     Weblink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klkCFNgZgHw


Awards

  • 11th and 12th of September 2019, Best Presenter of the paper titled “Spatial and temporal land-use changes in South Western coastal belt in Sri Lanka: with special reference to Hikkaduwa Divisional Secretariat Division,” 12th International Research Conference, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka

 

Completed Degrees/Certificate Courses
  •  From 10th October 2017 to 10th October 2017, completed Master of Science degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka
  • From 10th October 2017 to 10th October 2017, completed Master of Science degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka

  • Completed “Staff development program for probationary lecturers (Cycle 18), 2017, conducted by the Staff Development Center of the University of Kelaniya

  • Completed one year “one-year course in English” at the Department of Modern Languages, University of Kelaniya, 2013

  • Completed “Certificate Course in visual basic.Net” conducted  by the Information and Communication Technology Centre(ICT), University of Kelaniya, 2011

  • Completed “Certificate Course in Computer literacy” conducted by the Information and Communication Technology Centre(ICT), University of Kelaniya, 2010

  • Completing the “Computer Technology Training Program” conducted by Vidatha Resource Centre, Ministry of Science and Technology, 2009


Curriculum/Study Guide Development
  • 2020, Curriculum planning and development member, BA Hons in Geography (Sinhala & English medium), Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • 2020, Curriculum planning and development member, BA Hons in Development Studies (Sinhala & English medium), Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

  • 2020, Curriculum development panel member, BA (General) in Geography, Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

  • 2021, Curriculum development panel member, BA (General, External) in Geography, Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

  • 2021, Curriculum development panel member, BA (General, External) in Development Studies, Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • 2022, Curriculum development panel member, MA/MSSc in Geography, Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • 2017, Curriculum development panel member, Diploma in Geographic Information Systems, Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • 2021, Reviewing Committee Member of the ‘Guidelines for Writing Independent Dissertation,’ BA Hons in Geography and Development Studies, Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • 2021, completed L.M.S. Page (GEOG E 2025, Sinhala Medium) for General Degree in Arts second year (External), Centre for Distance and
    Continuing Education, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka


National Contribution

Contribution as a Resource Person
  • 2021, Chief Examiner, Badulla, G.C.E. Advanced Level Geography stream, Department of Examinations - Sri Lanka.
  • 2020, Chief Examiner, Ku/ Wayamba Royal College, G.C.E. Advanced Level Geography stream, Department of Examinations - Sri Lanka.
  • 2019, Chief Examiner, Ku/ Wayamba Royal College, G.C.E. Advanced Level Geography stream, Department of Examinations - Sri Lanka.
  • 2018, Chief Examiner, Ke/ Swarnajayanthi Maha Vidyalaya – Kegalle, G.C.E. Advanced Level Geography stream, Department of Examinations - Sri Lanka.
  • 2017, Chief Examiner,   Ke/St.Joseph Girls' College – Kegalle, G.C.E. Advanced Level Geography stream, Department of Examinations - Sri Lanka.
  • 11th November 2016, Participating as a judge board member of the Sinhala Senior Best Speaker’ Competition, Organized by Lyceum International School, Wattala, Sri Lanka
  • 30th October 2018, Resource person of the Quiz Competition conducted by the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources & Disaster Management, Under the project of “Ensuring global environmental concerns and best practices mainstreamed in the sustainable development process of Sri Lanka through improved information management.”  
  • 29th November 2021, Resource person of the school seminar for Advance Level (Geography) students under the theme of “Geo-Informatics Techniques,” Organized by the Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

  • 29th October 2019, Resource person of the school seminar for Advance Level (Geography) students under the theme of “Modern mapping techniques and population,” Kg/ Kegalu Balika Vidyalaya, Kegalle, Sri Lanka

  •  25th and 26th October 2019, contributed as a Resource person for “ABHISES – 2019 Educational Exhibition” organized by the Viharamadevi Balika Vidyalaya, Kiribathgoda, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

  • Role: Coordinating the resource persons and guiding them for the exhibition, Directing the exhibition stall in an educationally valuable manner, By mediation to provide the educationally valuable exhibits and explanation.

  • 21st February 2019, Resource person of the school seminar for Advance Level (Geography) students under the theme of “Geographic Information Systems (GIS),” Viharamadevi Balika Vidyalaya, Kiribathgoda, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

  •  26th February 2018, Resource person of the school seminar for Advance Level (Geography) students under the theme of “Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Biomes,” Viharamadevi Balika Vidyalaya, Kiribathgoda, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

  •  03rd March 2017, Resource person of the school seminar for Advance Level (Geography) students under the theme of “Human Geography,” Viharamadevi Balika Vidyalaya, Kiribathgoda, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

  •  11th November 2015, Resource person of the school seminar for Advance Level (Geography) students under the theme of “Physical Geography,” Viharamadevi Balika Vidyalaya, Kiribathgoda, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

  •  23rd June 2015, Resource person of the school seminar for Advance Level (Geography) students under the theme of “Cartography,” Vishaka Balika Vidyalaya, Sapugaskanda, Makola, Sri Lanka

  •  29th May 2015, Resource person of the school seminar for Advance Level (Geography) students under the theme of “Modern Cartographic Techniques,” BD/Welimada Central Collage, (National School), Welimada, Sri Lanka

  • Participated as a team member of Field data collect “Integrated flood damage and loss assessment – May 2010” in Gampaha District, conducted by Disaster Management Center with Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, 2010

  • Participated as a field enumerator ‘14th Census of Population and Housing – 2011’, conducted by the Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka 

Conference Resource Person (Coordinator/Chairperson/Committee Member)

  • Coordinator of the 3rd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2019), Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya
  • 03rd January 2020, Chairperson of Conference Session, 3rd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2019), Organized by the Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya

  • 23rd of January 2018, Chairperson of Symposium Session, 3rd National Symposium of Social Sciences Undergraduates (NSSU 2017), Organized by the Research Center for Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya

  • 04th December 2018, A Member of Organizing Committee, 2nd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2018), Organized by the Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya

  • 04th December 2018, Rapporteur of Conference Session, 2nd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2018), Organized by the Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya

  • 04th December 2018, Chairperson of Conference Session, 2nd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2018), Organized by the Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya

  • 20th December 2017, Rapporteur of Conference Session, 1st National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED 2017), Organized by the Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya

  • 30th December 2016, Chairperson of Symposium Session, 2nd National Symposium on Social Sciences Undergraduates (NSSU 2016), Organized by the Research Center for Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya

  • 30th September & 1st October 2016, A Member of Organizing Committee, 3rd International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSS 2016), Organized by the Research Center for Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

  • Coordinator of the 3rd Research Symposium for Temporary Academic Staff (RSTAS 2015), Research Center for Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya

  • 01st December 2015, Rapporteur of Conference Session, 1st National Symposium of Social Science Undergraduates (NSSU 2015), Organized by Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya

  • 01st December 2015, A Member of Organizing Committee, 1st National Symposium of Social Science Undergraduates (NSSU 2015), Organized by Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya

  • 10th – 11th August 2012, A Member of Organizing Committee, The 5th National Geography Conference (NGC 2012), Organized by Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya

 

Contribution to the University
  • 20th September 2021 to 20th September 2022, Coordinator of the Diploma in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 4th Batch (Current Batch), offered by the Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • 20th September 2020 to 20th September 2021, Coordinator of the Diploma in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 3rd Batch, offered by the Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

  • 03rd March 2019 to 08th March 2020, Coordinator of the Diploma in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 2nd Batch, offered by the Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

  • Senior Treasurer of the Geography Society, Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, the Academic year 2018/2019

  • Senior Treasurer of the Geography Society, Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, the Academic year 2019/2020

  • The webmaster of the Department of Geography for a period of one year with effect from 17th June 2020, Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

    Role: Provide all information regularly to Faculty Webmaster and University WebMaster, Give suggestions and assist in maintaining the Department web page, Maintain the confidentiality and the security of the Department website   

  •  The webmaster of the Department of Geography for a period of one year with effect from 17th June 2019, Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

    Role: Provide all inform motion regularly to Faculty Webmaster and University Webmaster, Give suggestions and assist in maintaining the Department web page, Maintain the confidentiality and the security of the Department website

  • The webmaster of the Department of Geography for a period of one year with effect from 17th June 2018, Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

    Role: Provide all information regularly to Faculty webmaster and University webmaster, Give suggestions and assist in maintaining the Department web page, Maintain the confidentiality and the security of the Department website   

  • The webmaster of the Department of Geography for a period of one year with effect from 17th June 2017, Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

    Role: Provide all information regularly to Faculty Webmaster and University Webmaster, Give suggestions and assist in maintaining the Department web page, Maintain the confidentiality and the security of the Department website  

  • The webmaster of the Department of Geography for a period of one year with effect from 17th June 2016, Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

    Role: Provide all information regularly to Faculty Webmaster and University Webmaster, Give suggestions and assist in maintaining the Department web page, Maintain the confidentiality and the security of the Department website

  • Student Counsellor, Faculty of Social Sciences for a period of 2019/2020 academic year with effect from 19th April 2021, Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

    Role: Directly involved in solving issues that affect university students and helping with the administrative procedure to keep a calm and accessible environment for academic purposes at the University of Kelaniya.

  • Student Counsellor, Faculty of Social Sciences for a period of 2016/2017 academic year with effect from 18th May 2018, Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

    Role: Directly involved in solving issues that affect university students and helping with the administrative procedure to keep a calm and accessible environment for academic purposes at the University of Kelaniya.

  • Student Counsellor, Faculty of Social Sciences for a period of 2015/2016 academic year with effect from 27th February 2017, Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

    Role: Directly involved in solving issues that affect university students and helping with the administrative procedures to keep a calm and accessible environment for academic purposes at the University of Kelaniya.

  • 29th March 2017, Member of the Committee for preparation of Self-Evaluation Reports (SER) – Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

    Role: Prepare the SER under the criteria of “Teaching and Learning” with referring manual for review of undergraduate study programs of Sri Lankan universities and higher education institution UGC – 2015

  • Department Coordinator of Research Center for Social Sciences for a period of one year from 01st July 2017 to 30th June 2018, Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

    Role: Assist the annual program conducted by the RCSS and coordinate the Department activities through the RCSS.

  • Team Member, of the “Phase III of the inter-university gender festival 2018” held from 20th to 23rd February 2018, conducted by the Center for Gender Equity/Equality of the University Grant Commission in collaboration with the Center for Gender Studies of the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

    Role: Contributed as a member of the organizing committee.

  • Coordinator of the Internship program from September 2020 to 2022 conducting under the AHEAD project, Internship and Skill Development Unit, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

  • Team Member of the “Blood donation program” organized to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Department of Geography and University of Kelaniya, organized by the Department of Geography and National Blood Transfusion Service on 3rd April 2019.

 

Working Experiences
  • I worked as a GIS Assistant and Assistant Program coordinator in “GREEN PLANET ECO CONSULTANT (GPEC)(Pvt) Ltd” beginning from the 20th of January 2014 to the 30th of January 2015.

 Role

Mainly, I participated in preparing these reports,

  • Socio-economic assessment and demarcate new Coast Conservation Boundary in extended coastal zone entire country (GIS Mapping with using GPS)
  • Dialog cable landing IEE report (Mount Lavinia)
  • Pearl City hotel IEE report (Bambalapitiya)
  • Amagi hotel IEE report (Negombo)
  • Three harbors IEE report (Dondra, Gurunagar, Sillawathurai)
  • Mini Hydropower plant IEE, Collected data and analyzed by GIS and SuperMap iDesktop7 (Kegalle, Alapalawa)

  • Three months experience as a Trainee at “Land Use Policy Planning Department (LUPPD),” Ratnapura, 2012

  • I completed the Six-month training program “Mahaweli Authority” of Sri Lanka, 2013


Professional Memberships
  • Life member, Sri Lanka Association of Geographers (SLAG)
  • Life Member, Alumni Association, University of Kelaniya

  • Life member, Alumni Association of GISPA, Department of Geography, University of Sri Jayawardenepura


Extra Activities

  • Participated as a member of organizing committee at 5th National Geography Conference held at University of Kelaniya, 2012
  • Web Master of the Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, (20-2-2016 up to date)
  • Magazine Editor of ‘Santhathi 2015’, Published by Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, 2015
  • Sub Coordinator Research Symposium for Temporary Academic Staff (RSTAS) – 2015, Organized by Temporary Academic Staff members, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya.
  • I appointed as Mentor for International Students, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. For 2013/2014 academic Year
  • The President of the Geography and Development Study Student  Association in Department of Geography, University of kelaniya, 2013 - 2014
  • The Vice President of the Geography and Development Study Student Association in Department of Geography, University of kelaniya, 2012 – 2013
  • Member of the Cricket Team in Freshers Sport Programme and won First Runner up2009 games, Organized by Department of Physical Education, University of Kelaniya
  • Attended to Field study as an academic assistant on Geography of Sri Lanka, Conducted by Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya,2015 and 2016
  • Attended Field Survey as an academic assistant on Bio-Geography, Gannoruwa Forest, Conducted by Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, 2015
  • Attended Field Survey as an academic assistant on Hydrology, Ma Oya,Conducted by Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya,2015
  • Attended Field Survey as an academic assistant on Research Methodolgy, Sinharaja RainForest, Conducted by Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya,2015
  • Attended Field Survey as an academic assistant on Tourism Geography, Colombo, Conducted by Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya,2015
  • Attended Field Survey as an academic assistant on Settlement Geography, Mihindusenpura Complex, Colombo, Conducted by Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya,2015

Ongoing Research

 Application of GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques to Identify the Coastal Morphological Change in South Western Sector in Sri Lanka.

 

  • Working as a team member in ‘Preparation of Wetland management strategy for Kalu oya and Mudun ela basins – Socio-Economic survey, Organized by the Ministry of Sri Lanka land reclamation and development corporation, Mega polis and western development and University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

CONTACT US

Department of Geography

University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya 11600,

Sri Lanka

+094 (112) 903 920

geographykln@gmail.com

                                                        

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