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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.The 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 publications in refereed journals.

The Staff and students of the Department of Geology are currently involved in research in the following fields of studies. In addition, some of the M.Sc. M.Phil and Ph.D Students attached to the Postgraduate Institute of S cience also carry out their research in earth and environmental science related disciplines.

Research areas

  • Precambrian Geology
  • Petrology and Structural Geology
  • Applied Geochemistry and Geochemical Modelling
  • Mineral Exploration and Value Addition to Minerals
  • Studies on Geohazards
  • Geophysics and Hydrogeology
  • Quaternary and Environmental Geology
  • Hydrology
  • GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Climate Change
  • Urban Geology and Engineering Geology