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Professor Kapila Dahanayake
 
Office Address : 

Department of Geology,
Faculty of Science,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya (20400),
Sri Lanka.

Email : 
   kapidaha@hotmail.com
Telephone : 
   +94 81 239 (4214) (Office)
   +94 81 222 5271 (Res.)
Personal Website : 
 

Educational /Professional Qualifications :

  • PhD : (Nancy)
  • MSc :
  • BSc : (Cey)

  • Positions Held (Selected) :

  • Joint Coordinator, MSc programme in Disaster Management (conducted in association with ADPC, Thailand; ITC, Netherlands and Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) Hawaii and Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS), University of Peradeniya
  • Director- Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya (1997-2003)
  • Chairman- National Science Foundation (1997-2001)
  • Director, Science Education Unit, University of Peradeniya (1989-93)
  • Deputy Director, Institute of Fundamental Studies (1985-91)
  • Head- Department of Geology, University of Peradeniya(1981-85; 1991-93; 1994-97)
  • President, University of Peradeniya Alumni Association 1997/9
  • Membership & Awards (Selected) :

  • Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship-1984-85
  • Chevalier, Ordre (palmes academiques), Knighthood from Govt. of France for academic achievements (1986)
  • Chevalier, Ordre (Arts et Letters) , Knighthood from Govt. of France for services rendered to celebrate the Bicentenary of the French Revolution- 1990.
  • Ananda Coomaraswamy Medal, Geological Society of Sri Lanka (GSSL) (1992)
  • Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka 1993
  • Elected Fellow of the Geological Society of India (GSI), 2007
  • President's Research Award-2003
  • Felicitation by National Science Foundation on its 25th Anniversary 2008
  • Felicitation by Geological Society of Sri Lanka on its 25th Anniversary 2009
  • Appreciation by National Building Research Organization on its 25th Anniversary 2009
  • Research Interests :

  • Natural Disasters (landslides and tsunami); Sediments and sedimentary rocks in Sri Lanka; Gem-bearing Sediments; Sediments with glacial origin
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