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Dr. J. A. Weliwita

Senior Lecturer

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About Me

Positions Held

Secretary, Board of study in Mathematics, PGIS - (April , 2014- April, 2017)

Mathematics Coordinator, M.Sc. Programme in Science Education , PGIS,UoP - (Feb 2015-To date)

Secretary of the University of Peradeniya Science Teachers’ Association (UPSTA) - (May 2016 – May, 2017)

Researcher, Solar system research, Max Planck Institute ,Germany - (July 2012- Dec 2012)

Editorial Board : Horizon Research Publishing - (2015 - to date)

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Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, UoP - (August, 2012 – To date)

Member – University Curriculum Development Committee, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya - (2016 – To Date)

Senior Treasurer – Mathematical Society, University of Peradeniya - (2013-2017)

Senior Student Counselor, Faculty of Science - (2015 - 2017)

Member, English Language Teaching Unit Committee- Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya - (2015 - to date)

Reviewer, Universal Journal of Physics and Application - (2015 - to date)

Summer Studentship, University College London, UK - (May 2006 - Sep 2006)

Ongoing Research and Projects

Stability Analysis and the route to Chaos in Rayleigh – Bénard Convection.

Modeling the he wind-driven iron smelting furnace found under archaeological survey conducted in Samanalawewa

Memberships & Awards


Germany - Max Planck Society Fellowship (2012-2013)


UK - Overseas Research Student Award (2008-2011)


UK - Tetley & Lupton Scholarship, University of Leeds (2008-2011)


UK – School of Mathematics Scholarship, University of Leeds (2009-2011)


UK - Cambridge Commonwealth scholarship (2007-2008)


USA - Best Presenter , Red Sock Award , SIAM Conference, Utah (2011)


UK - EPSRC scholarship for Summer Research Studentship: University College (2006)


University award for academic excellence from University of Peradeniya (2006)


Society for industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) member


IEEE Member