Indunil Ranwella


Lecturer Probationary

Country Ambassador for Sri Lanka – University of Porto, Portugal.

Senior Treasurer – Geography Student’s Association, Web Master of the Department of Geography

B.A (Hons) Geography (Kelaniya).

Und. Mobility (Erasmus Mundus - IMPAKT) – UPorto (Portugal)

MSc. in Disaster Analysis Management & Mitigation (Colombo)

Diploma in Bio-Diversity & Eco-System Management (Ruhuna)


Contact 


E-mail – indunilr@kln.ac.lk
Telephone - +94 71 2788863, +94 112903824

 

  • Area of Specialization: Climatology, Disaster Management
  • Research Interest: Climate Change, Flood Management & Adaptation Strategies, Waste Management, Disaster & Hazards.

 

Publications

 

Books and Editing

  • Ranwella, Indunil. “Physical Geography Questions for advanced Level students.”

ISBN: - 978-624-97899-0-6, Published on January 2021

 

  • Editor - Global Research Network. “Make Earth Better”

Published by Kindle Direct Publishing by Amazon. ISBN: - 9798540899284 (Paperback)

 

Research Articles and Abstracts

 

  • “The Environmental Impact of Tourism Industry - The Special Reference to Negombo Coastal Area (Full paper) The 8th International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities. (ISSN 2659 2193)

 

  • “Recycling Temple Waste into Organic Incense as Temple Environment Preservation in Bali Island” (Full Paper) The Environmental Sciences Bulletin (E-ISSN: 1829-8907), E-Journal publication, Bali, Indonesia. https://doi.org/10.14710/jil.19.2.365-371

 

  • “A Research on Identifying Pre – Preparedness for Landslides in Muwagama Area in Sri Lanka.” (Full Paper) International proceeding with ISBN of 1st International Conference on Innovation of Science and Technology for Sustainable Development 2020 – Organized by postgraduate program, University of Mahasaraswati Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. (ISBN: 978-602-5872-60-0) 

 

  • Utilization of Human Resource in Flood Disaster Management of Kolonnawa Divisional Secretariat Division. (Extended Abstract) 7th International Research Symposium 2020 - Postgraduate research conference-Department of Demography, University of Colombo. (ISSN 2478 – 0278)

 

  • “Adaptation strategies for flood victims on major river basins in Sri Lanka: The case from Megoda Kolonnawa GN Division of Kelani River basin.” (Abstract) The 2nd International Conference on Environment Monitoring and Management-University of Peradeniya. (ISBN 978-955-589-296-4)                 

 

  • “Strategies on Sustainable Waste Management in a Sub-Urban area; a case study in Gampaha Divisional Council” (Abstract) iPURSE 2021 The International Conference of the University of Peradeniya. (E-ISBN 978-624-5709-07-6)

 

  • “The Consequences of Anthropogenic Activities on Changing Coastal Landscape in Hikkaduwa Coastal Zone, Sri Lanka” (Extended Abstract)

International Conference on Geography and Global Sustainability ICGGS 2021 of the Department of Geography, University of Colombo – Sri Lanka (Reviewing)

 

  • “New Trends Associated with the Traditional Pottery Industry and The Problems Faced by Those People. (Based on Panduwasnuwara Grama Niladhari Division)” (Abstract) 3rd International Conference on Intangible Cultural Heritage – ICICH, University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, Sri Lanka.

 

  • “An investigation of the impact of undergraduate’s perception of online learning among distance learners: An empirical study” (Extended Abstract)

International Research Symposium of Rajarata University – Sri Lanka

 

Other Education Trainings

 

  1. Completed the workshop series on “Research Training workshop for Mid-Career Academics” – 1 (AHEAD Project) Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo.

 

  1. Completed the one-year certificate course in English - English Language Teaching Unit- University of Kelaniya.

 

  1. Awarded a scholarship Certificate course in Youth Leadership & Public Speaking under the American Center Youth Skill Development Program. (Leadership & Public speaking skills, Grooming, Etiquette and Personality Development) American center – Colombo.

 

 

  1. Completed the SDG Advocate-ship certification program (With a project-making component) organized by the Global Institute for Youth Development organization; A member entity of the United Nations Environment Program major group for Children and Youth.

 

  1. Certificate Course in Capacity Building on Research and Data Analysis Using SPSS Department of Demography – University of Colombo

 

  1. Certificate course in computer applications – National Youth Services Council – Sapugaskanda. (Completed with Merit Pass)

 

  1. Completed four weeks (MOOC) Massive Open Online Course on “Cartography” offered by ESRI training.

 

  1. Completed four weeks (MOOC) Massive Open Online Course on “Do–It–Yourself Geo Apps” offered by ESRI training.

 

  1. Completed a web course on “GIS Basics” offered by ESRI training.

 

  1. Completed a web course on “Arc GIS Pro Basics” offered by ESRI training.

 

  1. Completed a web course on “ArcGIS Appstudio Pro Basics” offered by ESRI training.

 

  1. Completed a web course on “Sharing Open Data Using ArcGIS Hub (Basic)” offered by ESRI training.

 

  1. Completed a web course on “Getting Started with Mapping and Visualization” offered by ESRI training.

 

  1. Completed a web course on “Basics of JavaScript Web Apps” offered by ESRI training.

 

  1. Completed a web course on “Telling Stories with GIS Maps” offered by ESRI training.

 

  1. Completed the Human Resource Management Professional Certificate offered by virtual academy in partnership with Agriculture.lk

 

 

Resource Person: National Level & International Level.

 

  1. Alumni Exchange Ambassador for Sri Lanka - University of Porto.

 

  1. Founding Director, Director for Database – Global Research Network.

 

  1. Country Ambassador for Sri Lanka – International Human Rights movement.

 

 

  1. Mediator for the Collaborating Research Conference (ICISTD) from the Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya & Universitas Mahasaraswati Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.

 

  1. Guest speaker at the webinar “Energy Ex” Organized by G17 University Ambassador consortium on the theme of “Affordable and Clean Energy.”

 

  1. Guest speaker at the webinar “I inspire” organized by the International Youth Alliance for Peace on the theme of “Youth in action on Environmental Conservation”

 

  1. Country Ambassador for Sri Lanka – Eco Network Global Organization.

 

  1. Keynote speaker at the global event hosted by Eco – network to commemorate International Environment Day 2021 on the theme of “Sri Lanka’s Terrestrial Ecosystems”

 

  1. Worked as the Chief Director – Research & Development, Green Pulse Foundation.

 

  1. Editor – Essay book: “Make Earth Better” published by Global Research Network. Published on Amazon.lk

 

  1. Ambassador for the globe – Global Environment and Climate Conservation Initiative.

 

  1. Guest speaker at the youth conference of “Youth Conference on Ecosystems Restoration: South Asian Perspective”

 

  1. Guest speaker at the “Global Climate Summit – 2021” organized by Eco-Network”

 

  1. Chaired (hosted) the GRN webinar on World Environment Day 2021 on the theme of “Circular Economy in Tackling Environmental Issues” hosted by the Department of Geography – University of Kelaniya.

 

  1. Chaired (hosted) the GRN webinar on the theme of “Start-ups make changes to the Earth: finding the balance between Economic, Social and Environmental” hosted by the Universitas Mahasaraswati Denpasar.

 

  1. Completed the online training program on “Child Centric Disaster Risk Reduction” organized by Child Centric Disaster Risk Reduction Centre, National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

 

  1. Honorary attendee in “The International Research Convention on Culture, Arts and Human Rights” organized by the International Human Rights Movement – Philippines.

 

  1. Successfully completed the webinar training on “Air Pollution Equipment Adopted in Industries and it’s Maintenance” organized by the “Environmental Management & Policy Research Institute. (Department of Forest, Ecology & Environment, Government of Karnataka.

 

  1. Successfully completed the International level webinar on “Working with People – Empathy, Mindfulness and Balance” organized by the Department of Human Resource Management – Dr. M.G.R. Education and Research Institute.

 

  1. Participated at the 11th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE) 2020 – The Kandy Conference

 

  1. Participated in the webinar on “Uniting for one better world; Sri Lankan Youth in Search of Solutions for Biodiversity Conservation” to Celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity 2021 organized by the Global Youth Biodiversity Network, Sri Lanka supported by the Global Youth Biodiversity Network, The European commission and the United Nations Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

 

  1. Successfully completed the online international workshop on “SDG16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions” organized by the International Youth’s Wing of SUNFO Global Federation.

 

  1. Participated in the Global Conference on Localizing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on the theme of SDG-2 (Zero Hunger by 2030) organized by Global Forum for Sustainable Rural Development.

 

  1. Participated in the Global Conference on Localizing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on the theme of SDG-3 (Good Health and Well-being by 2030) organized by Global Forum for Sustainable Rural Development.

 

  1. Participated in the quality education workshop on the SDG-4 (Quality Education) organized by United Nationalities Friendship Organization (SUNFO) Global Federation.

 

  1. Participated in the Global Conference on Localizing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on the theme of SDG-5 (Gender Equality) organized by Global Forum for Sustainable Rural Development.

 

  1. Main organizer of the webinar and the E-Quiz competition on “Organic Agriculture and the Environment” organized by Eco-Network organization.

 

  1. Participated in the panel discussion with higher education faculty on the theme of “GIS in Urban Planning.”

 

  1. Participating in the webinar on “Super Map GIS Solutions for Telecommunications” hosted by SUPERMap in collaboration with the National University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

 

  1. Participating in the webinar on “Super Map GIS-powered platform for transportation” hosted by SUPERMap in collaboration with the Visayas State University, College of Engineering and Technology.

 

  1. Event Manager & the Web Coordinator of the International Conference on Developmentalism & Wellbeing of South Asian Countries (DeWeSAS 2023) Organized by the Faculty of Social Sciences – University of Kelaniya.

 

  1. Worked as an Organizing Committee member of the 2nd Junior Research Symposium on Sociology 2022 (JRSS 2022)

 

  1. Junior Treasurer – Development Studies and Geography students (academic) society, University of Kelaniya Department of Geography. (2018-2019)

 

  1. Runner up – University Debate Competition as a part of “Sanjanani” - Media Culture towards National Harmony.

 

  1. Member / Captain - Debating Team, Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya (2016-2019)

 

  1. Member - Debating Team of Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya (2017)

 

  1. Announcer – Center for gender studies University of Kelaniya (2012-2017)

 

 

  1. The Master of Ceremony – The 3rd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development. (NCUED 2019)

 

  1. The Master of Ceremony – 2nd National Symposium of Social Sciences Undergraduates 2016

 

  1. Member of organizing committee of 1st National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development. (NCUED 2017)

 

  1. Captain – Quiz team of Department of Geography -2017 (PHRONESIS MIND – 2017)

 

  1. The Master of Ceremony – National Health Research Symposium 2017 – National Health Research Council.

 

  1. Participated and achieved more than 75% marks to the quiz competition organized by Faculty of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Ocean University of Sri Lanka.

 

  1. Completed the awareness program on “Insect Pollinators of Sri Lanka and their Conservation” organized by Biodiversity Secretariat Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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