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Dr. Nadeesha H. Koralegedara

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc. (Perad.), M.S., Ph.D. (Cincinnati, USA)

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About Me

Positions Held

Senior Lecturer (ii) - (2017 December - Present)

Co-Editor - Journal of Geological Society of Sri Lanka (JGSSL) - (2018 February - 2020 February)

Grant coordinator - AHEAD-DOR (Geology) - (2018 May - Present)

Secretary - Environmental Science Program - (January 2020 - January 2021)

Senior Treasurer - Environmental Science Society of University of Peradeniya - (2020 - present)

Ongoing Research and Projects

Utilization of red earth deposit in northwestern coastal belt as an economic deposit

Beneficial application of construction & demolition waste to treat contaminated water

Geochemical characterization of gallbladder stones

Assessment of aquifer quality in relation with chronic kidney disease with unknown etiology in dry zone of Sri Lanka through an integrated approach using isotopes and hydrogeochemistry

Memberships & Awards


Certificate of merit award for outstanding oral presentation titled “Leachability of metals from FGD gypsum used in agricultural purpose” – awarded by the American chemical society, division of environmental chemistry. Received March 16 -20, 2014.


Presidential award for scientific publications – awarded by National Research Council (NRC) of Sri Lanka. Received January 17, 2014


University award for academic excellence – University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, received 2008.


• P.W. Vitanage memorial scholarship for academic excellence - awarded by Geological Society of Sri Lanka (GSSL), received 2007.