Prof: Piyasena Wickramagamage- SGIS, Soils and Hydrology

Prof. Piyasena Wickramagamage – SGIS, Soils and Hydrology

Prof. Wickramagamage is working as an Emeritus Professor of geography at the University of Peradeniya and Senior Research Scientist at DS. He obtained his B.A in Geography at the University of Peradeniya and his Ph.D. in Physical Geology from the University of London. His main areas of research include GIS, soils, hydrology, climate and EIA on all of which he has published extensively. He has been a partner, collaborator and Principal Investigator on several proposals and grants such as the Rainwater Harvesting Project (Provention), master’s in development Practice Project (MacArthur), AgMIP project (DfID) and the PEER projects on Water and Hazards (National Academy of Sciences, USAID).

Mr. Madhura Weerasekara

Madhura Weerasekera obtained a BSc special degree in Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources Management at the Sbaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka in 2009 and currently is reading for his masters in GIS and Remote Sensing at the Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. From December 2009 to several years he had been working as a Junior Research Scientist at FECT and supporting projects on disaster risk, seasonal hydroclimatic monitoring and prediction and infectious diseases.

Ms. Sewwandhi Chandrasekera

Sewwandhi Chandrasekara obtained B.Sc. Agriculture at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2007 with the specialization of Agricultural Engineering. She completed her M. Phil in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the same University in 2011. She worked as a FECT Coordinator for Masters in Development Practice which is 2 year masters course carried out by Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya. She also undertook worked as a research scientist in the areas of Agricultural Engineering, Integrated Water Resources Management, Water Policies and Climate Change.

Dr. Ranmalee Bandara

Dr. Ranmalee Bandara

Ranmalee Bandara obtained a B.Sc in Surveying at the University of Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka in 2005 with first class honors and an M.Sc in Environmental Soil Science from the University of Peradeniya in 2008. Obtained her PhD Civil Engineering in 2014. She had supported the work on the project on rainwater harvesting.

Ms. Upamala Tennakoon

Upamala has been trained in GIS work through the Environment and Development project in Ordnance Survey, UK in Resource Survey and Mapping, Cartography and GIS. She counts ten years of experience in drafting, cartography, architectural work, mapping and GIS work. Upamala provides GIS, graphics and presentation support for the project work. She had been developing an Atlas of Climatology for Sri Lanka and an Information System for the Mahaweli Project.