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Geology

Name

Prof. H.A.H. Jayasena

Professor in Geology

B.Sc. (Perad.), M.Sc. (Colorado, USA)

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About Me

I am a Full Professor in Geology conducting courses for geology, archaeology, environmental science and engineering students. I received Fulbright, IAEA and Strickland fellowships to pursue postgraduate studies in the US. I am a Chartered Geologist (SL) and has the Provisional Membership of the APGO, Canada. I served as a Team Leader for Canadian, US, Japanese, Iraqi, Australian and Sri Lankan IEE/EIA and ESA I/II/III projects ranging US$20 - 210M. I have extensively engaged in hydrology, geochemistry, hydrogeology, engineering geology, sedimentology, palynology and sociotechnology research supported by cumulative funds over Rs.20 million. I have authored 4 book chapters, 26 ISI and 25 peer-reviewed articles, 24 major research reports and 63 abstracts in proceedings which earned citations over 210 with H-index 10. Presidential awards (2007, 2008, and 2014), and NSF award for best MPhil supervision in 2019 were commemorated on me based on my outstanding academic performances and national contributions.

Positions Held

Resident Geologist Water Resources Board Kurunegala - (1982-84)

Chairman Soil Tech (Pvt) Ltd . - (1995-2005)

Chairman Geo Corporation Ltd. - (2012 – Present)

Senior Hydrogeologist, Allnorth Consultants, BC, Canada - (2012)

Team Leader, Strategic Environmental Assessment Project, Kirkuk, Iraq - (2013)

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Hydrogeological and Geological Consultant, Orbit Engineering, - (2017 September - 2018 March)

Ongoing Research and Projects

Palaeobotanical and sedimentological studies on Indian and Sri Lankan basins with special reference to Gondwana flora, their palaeoenvironmental and palaeogeographical implications

Memberships & Awards

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

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Life Member, Geological Society of Sri Lanka (GSSL)

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Member, International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH # 134148)

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Member, International Association of Engineering Geologists (IAEG)

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Member, Sri Lankan Geotechnical Society (SLGS # 477)

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Member of the State Alumni, U.S. Government exchange program

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Member, International Association for Environmental Hydrology

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Member, International Association of Hydrological Sciences

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Member, Institute of Geology, Sri Lanka

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Scientist at S&T Management Information System, NSF, Sri Lanka. NSF/STMIS/4/1639

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Member Prospectors and Developers Association, Toronto, Canada

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Provisional Member APGO, Ontario, Canada

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Chartered Geologist, IGSL, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Fulbright Award 1986-88

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IAEA Fellowship 2001-02

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Presidential Awards for Scientific Research 2008, 2009 & 2014

Teaching

GL303 : (Geomorphology)

GL309 : (Hydrology)