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The Department Geology of the University of Peradeniya is well known for its research strength and excellent output of high quality research and publications. B.Sc. special degree students carry out their research projects in their final year and their findings often lead to presentations at professional society meetings and/or publication in refereed journals. Staff and students of the Department of Geology currently involve in research in following field of studies. In addition to that some of the MSc and MPhil students attached to the Postgraduate Institute of Science carry out their researches in earth science related disciplines.

  • Applied Geochemistry and Geochemical Modeling
  • Medical Geology and Environmental Geology
  • Natural Hazards
  • Geophysics and Hydrogeology
  • Precambrian Geology
  • Quaternary Geology
  • Hydrology
  • Mineral Exploration
  • GIS and Remote Sensing


  Research Groups  
  • Environmental Geology Research Group (EGRG)
  • GIS and Remote Sensing Research Group
  • Natural Hazards Investigation Research Group
  On-going Projects  
  • Selenium in the geoenvironment of Sri Lanka (NRC funded project)
  • Holocene Climatic changes occurred in Sri Lanka (Swedish Research Link Program funded Project)
  • Geoenvironmental Investigations of Chronic Kidney Diseases of Uncertain etiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka
  • Monitoring of air pollution using microphytes
  • Biomineralogical characterization of urinary stones based on composition, morphology mineralogy and microstructures
  • Streams and water ways stressed by persistent pharmaceuticals: a study from Sri Lanka
  • Removal of fluoride using natural geological materials – Laboratory simulated study
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