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Prof. H.A. Dharmagunawardane

Senior Lecturer - on assignment basis

B.Sc., M.Phil. (Perad.), Ph.D. (Copenhagen, Denmark)

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About Me

I am a Professor in Geology attached to the Department of Geology, conducting courses in Geology, Hydrogeology, Applied Geophysics and Water Resources Management  at Both Undergraduate and Post graduate levels.  Ialso serve at the Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya as the Coordinator of the MSC Program in Water Resources Management and Co-coordinator of the MSC Program in Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology.I obtained my BSC Honors and MPhil degrees from the University of Peradeniya.I got a DANIDA fellowship and completed my PhD studies at the university of Copenhagen, Demark. I am also a Chartered Geologist (SL). I have also authored to more than 50 national and international research publications and to a substantial number of county‚Äôs geology sector relevant Project reports. I have supervised more than 30 graduate students who were perusing for MSC, MPhil and PhD Degrees.

Positions Held

Assistant Lecturer ,Department ofGeology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. - (October 1978-June 1979)

Geologist, Groundwater division Water Resources Board, Sri Lanka - (July 1979-March 1981)

Junior Hydrogeologist M/S Kampsax Kruger, DANIDA Assisted Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (Planning) Project of the Matale and Polonnaruwa Districts - Sri Lanka - (April 1981-January 1982)

Geologist, Plan Center Limited, FINNIDA AssistedRural Water Supply and Sanitation Project of the Kandy District, Sri Lanka - (Feb. 1982-April 1983)

Hydrogeologist/Senior Hydrogeologist/ Chief Hydrogeologisth, M/S KampsaxKruger- DANIDA Assisted Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project of the Matale and Polonnaruwa Districts, Sri Lanka - (Nov. 1983 Jul.1989)

Ongoing Research and Projects

Groundwater Thermal water Resources and Palaeo-botanical  studies

Memberships & Awards


Life Member, Sri Lankan Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)


Life Member, Geological Society of Sri Lanka (GSSL)


Member, International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH # 119450)


Member, Institute of Geology, Sri Lanka


Chartered Geologist, IGSL, Colombo, Sri Lanka


DANIDA Fellowship 1996- 1999


Presidential Awards for Scientific Research 2001


NRC Merit Awards 2011, 2014


SUSRED Awards 2016