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Dr. Prasanna Lakshitha Dharmapriya


B.Sc., Ph.D. (Perad.)

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About Me

Positions Held

• Lecturer (Probationary), Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya - (October 2017 to Present)

• Visiting Lecturer, in Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS), University of Peradeniya. (Gemmology and Industrial Minerals, and Environmental Science M.Sc Programms) - (March 2017 to Present)

Temporary Lecturer, Department of Geology, University of Peradeniya - (January 2017 to October 2017)

Ongoing Research and Projects

Petrogenesis, geochemistry and potential of economic mineralization of granitic pegmatite in Sri Lanka

Petrology and Geochemical Signature of Calc-Silicate Granulites in the Highland Complex of Sri Lanka

Petrologica and geochemical variations of metaigneous rocks in the Wanni Complex, Sri Lanka.

Memberships & Awards


2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016 - • President’s Awards for Scientific Publications for published articles in 2014 2015, 2016 & 2017


2017 - • The Young Geoscientist in the year 2016- P.G. Cooray Medal for the most outstanding contributions for the field of geosciences in Sri Lanka


2014 - • Temminck and Martin Fellowship offered by Naturalis Biodivercity Center, University of Leiden, Netherlands


2014 - • Fellowship offered under the JSPS Research fund (Micro-analyses of lower crustal high-grade metamorphic rocks) by University of Kyushu, Japan


2013 - • Lloyd V. Berkner Travel Fellowship offered by American Geophysical Union (AGU)


2010 - • P.W. Vithanagae memorial scholarship – awarded by Geological Society of Sri Lanka (GSSL) for academic year 2009/2010 in recognition of outstanding performance at 100 and 200 level examination in Geology