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Senior Lecturer in Earth Science

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Department of Physical Sciences

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  • Senior Lecturer (GI)

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Ph.D. (Grenoble), M.Phil.(Pera), B.Sc.(Sp.)

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  • Mineralogy
  • Petrology
  • Economic Geology
  • Environmental geology
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Structural Geology
  • Marine geology
  • Climatology


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  • Mineral Deposits and Technological Applications
  • Graphite Intercalation Compounds and Li-ion Batteries
  • Nano-Composites


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  • Member of the Editorial Board- J. Geo. Soc. of Sri Lanka, Vol. 16, 2014
  • Editor of the Proceedings of the Third International Symposium-2013, 06-07 July 2013, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka.
  • Co-Editor, SEUSL Update, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
  • Co-Editor of the Proceedings of the Second International Symposium-2012, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka.


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  • T.H.N.G. Amaraweera, N.W.B. Balasooriya, H.W.M.A.C. Wijayasinghe, , A.N.B. Attanayake, M.A.K.L. Dissanayake, Effect of Purity Enhancement on Surface Modification of Vein Graphite, Novel Solution Processes for Nano and Biomaterials, Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd. ( Accepted).
  • Physical, Chemical and Electrochemical characteristics of vein graphite in Sri Lanka: Application to Alkaline and Lithium Batteries, These de doctorat: Grenoble , INPG, 2004, OCLC Number: 492405656
  • N.W.B. Balasooriya and M.F.M. Rislan, "Tsunami: What is it? And what to do?", Published by CIDA Restore Project , South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, ISBN: 978-955-8027-13-4.
  • N.W.B. Balasooriya, A.M. Riyas Ahamed and M.I.A. Murath, "Disaster Management", Published by CIDA Restore Project , South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, ISBN: 978-955-8027-22-6.


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Publications in refereed indexed journals
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Landslides Risk Investigation in Environmental Impact Assessment, Landslide Science and Practice, Vol. 6: Risk Assessment , Management and Mitigation (2013), Springer Verlag , Claudio Margottini, Paolo Canuti and Kyoji Sassa(eds), pp 75-81.
  • Touzain, P., Balasooriya, N.W.B., Bandaranayake, P.W.S.K.,. and C. Descolas-Gros, Vein graphite from Bogala and Kahatagaha- Kolongaha Mines: A Possible Origin , The Canadian Mineralogist, Vol. 48, ( 2010), pp. 1373-1384.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Geological Investigation for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA): Case Studies from Some of Mini Hydropower Projects in Sri Lanka, J. Geology, 3, Vol. 2, (2008), pp 53-58.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Bandaranayake, P.W.S.K., Study of electrochemical properties of LiCoO2 and LiCo0.4Ni0.6O2 as cathode materials in rechargeable batteries, Sri Lankan Jour. Phy., Vol. 8, (2007), pp 47-58.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Touzain, P., Bandaranayake, P.W.S.K., Capacity Improvement of Mechanically and Chemically Treated Sri Lanka Natural Graphite as an anode material in Li-ion Batteries, Ionics, 2007, 13, pp 305-309.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Touzain, P., Bandaranayake, P.W.S.K., Lithium Electrochemical Intercalation into Mechanical and Chemical Treated Sri Lanka natural graphite, Jour. Che. Phy. of Solids- 2006, 67, pp 1213-1217.


Publications in refereed non-indexed journals
  • Jayawardana, D.T., Balasooriya, N.W.B. and Weerakoon, W.A.P., Geochemical Characteristics of Hydrated Iron-ore Deposit in Dela, Sri Lanka, J. Geo. Soc. of Sri Lanka, Vol. 16, 2014, pp 43-52.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Bandaranayake, P.W.S.K., Preparation of Exfoliated Graphite using Sri Lanka Natural Graphite, J. Geo. Soc. of Sri Lanka, Vol. 15, 2013, pp 19-29.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Ch. Poinsignon, Ball Milled Mgh2 Nanocomposites: Role Of Catalysts To Improve Hydrogen Storage, Scholarly Research Exchange publish, Peer-reviewed, Open access journal, http://www.syrexe.com/chemistry, I.D. 781786, 2009
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Ch. Poinsignon, Ball Milled MgH2 + 5% wt. M (M= Fe and FeF3) Nanocomposites For Improving Hydrogen Storage, Solid State Ionics (ACSSI-11)- McMillan India Pub., 2008, pp 223-232.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Touzain, P., Bandaranayake, P.W.S.K., Thermodynamic Behavior of Lithium Intercalation Into Natural Vein and Synthetic Graphite, Solid State Ionics (ACSSI-10) - WorldScientific Pub., 2006, pp 418-425.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Touzain, P., Bandaranayake, P.W.S.K., Ch. Poinsignon, Natural Sri Lanka Graphite as Conducting Enhancer in Manganese Dioxide (EMD Type) Cathode of Alkaline Batteries , Solid State Ionics (ACSSI-10) - World Scientific Pub., 2006, pp 353-360.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Ch. Poinsignon, Preparation and Characteristics of Ball Milled MgH2 +M (M= Fe, FeF3 And VF3 ) Nanocomposites For Hydrogen Storage, Solid State Ionics (ACSSI-10) - WorldScientific Pub., 2006, pp 220-227.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Touzain, P., Bandaranayake, P.W.S.K., Lithium Intercalation into Sri Lanka natural graphite, Cey. Jour. Science-Physical Sciences, 2005, 10, pp 63-73.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Bandaranayake, P.W.S.K., Dahanayake,K., Touzain, P., Structure Characteristics of Natural Vein Graphite, Cey. Jour. Science-Physical Sciences, 2002, 9 (2), pp 41-48.
  • Jayasena, H.A.H., Balasooriya, N.W.B., Suhail, M.N.M., Rajapakse, P.R.G.R., Seasonal Effects on Water Quality Variation in a Crystalline Terrain- A case study from the VRR Sanctuary in Sri Lanka, J. Geo. Soc. of Sri Lanka, 2000, 9, pp 38-49.


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Published as an abstract
  • T. H. N. G. Amaraweera, H.W.M.A.C. Wijayasinghe, N.W.B. Balasooriya A.N.B Attanayake, B.-E. Mellander and M.A.K.L. Dissanayake, Development of Sri Lankan Vein Graphite and Low-Cost Synthesized Materials for Lithium-ion Rechargeable Batteries, Paper ID: ICOE2015-A- 110 , Proceedings of the TIIKM's 2nd Annual International Conference On Energy, 2-4 Sept. 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka ( Accepted).
  • H.P.T.S Hewathilake, R.M.N.M. Rathnayake , H. W. M. A. C Wijayasinghe, N.W.B. Balasooriya and H.M.T.G.A. Pitawala, Li - Doped Sri Lankan vein Graphite for Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Anode, Paper ID: ICOE2015-A- 117 , Proceedings of the TIIKM's 2nd Annual International Conference On Energy, 2-4 Sept. 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka ( Accepted).
  • H.P.T.S Hewathilake, R.M.N.M. Rathnayake , H. W. M. A. C Wijayasinghe, N.W.B. Balasooriya and H.M.T.G.A. Pitawala, Enhancement of Sri Lankan Vein Graphite for the Novel Technological Applications, Proceedings of the Second PGIS Research Congress 2015 , 9-10 Oct. 2015, PGIS, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya ( Accepted).
  • H.P.T.S Hewathilake, R.M.N.M. Rathnayake , C. Amaraweera, H. W. M. A. C Wijayasinghe, N.W.B. Balasooriya and H.M.T.G.A. Pitawala and, Property Enhanced Natural Vein Graphite For The Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery Anode, 5th International Conference on Functional Materials & Devices 2015 (ICFMD - 2015), 4 - 6 August 2015, Johor Bahru, Malaysia ( Accepted).
  • R.M.N.M. Rathnayake, H.P.T.S Hewathilake, H. W. M. A. C Wijayasinghe, H.M.T.G.A. Pitawala and N.W.B. Balasooriya, Preparation of expanded graphite using natural vein graphite by chemical oxidation, 5th International Conference on Functional Materials & Devices 2015 (ICFMD - 2015), 4 - 6 August 2015, Johor Bahru, Malaysia ( Accepted).
  • H.P.T.S Hewathilake, H. W. M. A. C Wijayasinghe, N.W.B. Balasooriya and H.M.T.G.A. Pitawala, HF Acid Digestion for Purification of Vein Graphite, Proceedings of the 31st Technical Session of Geological Society of Sri Lanka, 28 Feb. 2015, PGIS, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya.
  • R.M.U.M. Somarathna, H.P.T.S. Hewathilake, L.P.S. Rohitha, N.W.B. Balasooriya and H.W.M. A. C Wijayasinghe, Purity Enhancement of Natural Flake Graphite in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the 31st Technical Session of Geological Society of Sri Lanka, 28 Feb. 2015, PGIS, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya.
  • S. Hewathilake, C. Amaraweera, W.G. Jayasekara, N. Balasooriya , A. Pitawala and A. Wijayasinghe, Development of Sri Lankan Natural vein graphite for the rechargeable Li-Ion Battery anode, Proceedings of the Annual Sessions 2014, National Institute of Fundamental sciences (NIIFS), 12-13 Feb. 2015 , Kandy.
  • C. Amaraweera , A. Wijayasinghe, N. Balasooriya, W.G. Jayasekara, N. Attanayake, M.A.K.L. Dissanayake, B.E. Millander, Performance of Li-Ion rechargeable batteries assembled with electrodes developed at NIFS, Proceedings of the Annual Sessions 2014, National Institute of Fundamental sciences (NIIFS), 12-13 Feb. 2015 , Kandy.
  • H.P.T.S Hewathilake, H. W. M. A. C Wijayasinghe, N.W.B. Balasooriya and H.M.T.G.A. Pitawala, Upgrading Sri Lankan Natural vein Graphite by Purification and surface Modification, Proceeding of the Third Annual Research Session- 2014 , Faculty of Applied Sciences, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, 12 Nov. 2014.
  • T. H. N. G. Amaraweera, H. W. M. A. C Wijayasinghe, N.W.B. Balasooriya,A.N.B. Attanayake, M.A.K.L. Dissanayake, B.-E. Mellander, Development of Sri Lankan Natural vein Graphite and Li(Ni1/3Co1/3Mn1/3)O2 based Electrode for Lithium –Ion Rechargeable Batteries, Proceedings of the First PGIS Research Congress 2014 , 10-11 Oct. 2014, PGIS, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya.
  • T. H. N. G. Amaraweera, N.W.B. Balasooriya, H. W. M. A. C Wijayasinghe,A.N.B. Attanayake, M.A.K.L. Dissanayake, B.-E. Mellander, Development of Sri Lankan Natural vein Graphite as Anode Material for Lithium –Ion Rechargeable batteries, Proceedings of the 14th Asian Solid State Ionics (ASSI), 24-27 June 2014, UTown, NUS, Singapore.
  • M. A. N. C. Manthirathna, T. H. N. G. Amaraweera, N.W.B. Balasooriya, H. W. M. A. C Wijayasinghe and A.N.B. Attanayake, Surface-coated Sri Lankan vein graphite for rechargeable lithium-ion battery electrodes, Proceedings of the 30th Technical Session of Geological Society of Sri Lanka, 28 Feb. 2014, SLF, Colombo.
  • W.G.C.N. Wewegedara, T. H. N. G. Amaraweera, N.W.B. Balasooriya, H. W. M. A. C Wijayasinghe and A.N.B.Attanayake, Preparation of high-purity vein graphite by alkali roasting, Proceedings of the 30th Technical Session of Geological Society of Sri Lanka, 28 Feb. 2014, SLF, Colombo.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Preparation of Exfoliated Mica using Phlogophite, Proceeding of the Second Annual Research Session- 2013 , Faculty of Applied Sciences, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, 03 Dec. 2013.
  • Amaraweera, T.H.N.G., Balasooriya, N.W.B. and Wijayasinghe, H.W.M.A.C., Mild oxidation of Vein Graphite for the Anode of Lithium ion Rechargeable Batteries, Proceedings of the 69th SLASS Annual Sessions -2013, 2-6 Dec. 2013, University of Kelaniya.
  • Gayani Amaraweera, Nanda Balasooriya, Athula Wijayasinghe, , Nishantha Attanayake, Lakshman Dissanayake, Effect of Purity Enhancement on Surface Modification of Vein Graphite, ICMAT13-A-2784( P-PO1-11): Symposium P: Novel Solution Processes for Nano - Biomaterials, from 30 June to 5 July, 2013 at SUNTEC Singapore.
  • Asmi Y.B.M., Balasooriya, N.W.B., Natural Hazards and Vulnerability in South Eastern Coastal Region of Sri Lanka; A case study in Maruthamunai area, First Annual Research Session- 2012 , Faculty of Applied Sciences, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, 28-29 March 2012.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Touzain, Ph., Bandaranayake, P.W.S.K., Li-Ion Battery Anode uses Nano Sized Sri Lanka Vein Graphite to enhance Battery Capacity, Global Forum of Sri Lankan Scientists: Empowering Sri Lanka through Networking and Knowledge Sharing, 13-15 Dec. 2011 at Hotel Galadari, Colombo ( Poster ).
  • Asmi Y.B.M., Balasooriya, N.W.B., Community perception on natural Hazard and Vulnerability: A Case study from South Eastern Coastal Belt of Sri Lanka, National Conference on National Development, Faculty of Arts, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, 10-11 Dec. 2011.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Investigation of Landslides in Environmental Impact Assessment, The Second World Landslide Forum: 3-7 October 2011, Rome, Italy.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Geological Study for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA): Is it Important to Reduce Risk of Geological Hazards?, Second National Symposium on Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adaptation, Organized by Disaster Management Center (DMC), 13-14th Oct. 2010 at SLFI, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Public Preparedness and Participation for Disaster Management Programmes- A Case study from South Eastern Coastal Zone, Sri Lanka, International Symposium of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (InterSym 2010), Belihuloya, Sri Lanka, 26-28 August 2010.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Ch. Poinsignon, "MgH2 Nanocomposites: Role of Catalysts to Improve Hydrogen Storage" for the conference on Solar'10, 15 - 17 February 2010, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Touzain, Ph., Bandaranayake, P.W.S.K., Exfoliation of Natural Graphite, First National Symposium on Natural Resource Management, Department of Natural Resources, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya, Sri Lanka, 29-30 August 2009, pp 10.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Tsunami Hazard and Disaster Management Programs- A Case study from South Eastern Coastal Belt, Sri Lanka, Promoting Knowledge Transfer to Strengthen Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adaptation, 7-8 July 2009, BMICH, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 61.
  • Balasooriya Nanda Wipula Bandara, Christiane Poinsignon, Ball Milled MgH2 + 5%wt. M (M= Fe & FeF3 ) Nanocomposites for Improving Hydrogen Storage, The proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2009): conference [Sym F - Nanostructured Materials for Electrochemical Energy Systems: Lithium Batteries, Supercapacitors and Fuel Cells], 28 June - 3 July 2009, Singapore, : abstract: ICMATA01880-03241
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Ch. Poinsignon, Ball Milled MgH2 + 5%wt. M (M= Fe & FeF3 ) Nanocomposites for Improving Hydrogen Storage, IEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference 2008, 24-27 March 2008, Shanghai, China, abstract: conf124a399, 894pp.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Touzain, P., Bandaranayake, P.W.S.K., Natural Sri Lanka Vein Graphite As Anode Material In Li-Ion Batteries, The proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2007): conference [Sym K) Nanoscale Materials for Electrochemical Power Sources], 1 - 6 July 2007, Singapore, abstract ID: conf116a1223
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Ch. Poinsignon, Improving Hydrogen Storage in MgH2 Nanocomposites using VF3 as a catalyst, Proceedings of the National Conference on Advanced Materials for Emerging Technologies (NCAMET-2007), 21- 22 July, 2007 - Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Touzain, P., Bandaranayake, P.W.S.K., Capacity improvement of mechanical and chemical treated Sri Lanka natural graphite as an anode material in Li-ion batteries, The proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Ionic Devices (ICID-2006), Anna University , Chennai, India, 6-9 Dec.2006. pp 31.
  • Nanda Balasooriya, Ana Borissova, Christiane Poinsignon, Nano composites de MgH2: Role de la microstructure et des catalyseurs sur la désorption de l'hydrogene, The proceedings of the Journees scientifiques du Groupe Francais d'Etude des Carbone Intercalations (GFECI 2006), 28-30 March 2006, Autrans, France.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Bandaranayake, P.W.S.K., Sol-Gel Synthesis of LiCoO2 and LiCo0.4Ni0.6O2, their electrochemical performances and applications in Li-ion batteries as cathode materials, The proceedings of the University of Research Sessions (PURSE-2005), 10, pp 141.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Bandaranayake, P.W.S.K., Philippe Touzain., Lithium electrochemical intercalation into natural vein graphite, The proceedings on the 13th International Symposium on Intercalation Compound (ISIC13), at Clermont-Ferrand, France,6-9 June 2005, pp 36.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Bandaranayake, P.W.S.K., Philippe Touzain., Lithium electrochemical intercalation into particular type of natural vein graphite, The proceedings of the University of Research Sessions (PURSE-2004), 9, pp 154.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Philippe Touzain., Bandaranayake, P.W.S.K., Improvement of electrochemical properties of Sri Lanka natural vein graphite by physical and chemical treatments, The proceedings of the 54th Annual Sessions of SLAAS, 2004, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp 213 .
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Bandaranayake, P.W.S.K., Philippe Touzain., Lithium electrochemical intercalation into natural Sri Lanka graphite, The proceedings on the 12th International Symposium on Intercalation Compound, 2003, Poznan , Poland, pp 39.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Geological Aspects for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)-Case Study from Proposed Commercial Harbor Project at Oluvil, Sri Lanka, 19th Annual Sessions, Geological Society of Sri Lanka, 2003, pp 7.


Published as a full paper
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B. and Bandaranayake, P.W.S.K., Chemical Intercalation of Potassium into Natural Graphite, The Fourth International Symposium, 02-03August 2014, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka, pp. 397-403.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B. and Bandaranayake, P.W.S.K., Long Term Solution for flood in Malala Lagoon, Hambantota, The Fourth International Symposium, 02-03August 2014, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka, pp. 454-461.
  • Weerakoon, W.A.P. , Balasooriya, N.W.B., Jayawardana, D.T., Structural and Geochemical Characteristics of Limonite ore in Dela- Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University- 2013, November 12-13, 2013.
  • Wickramasinghe, A.N.R. and Balasooriya, N.W.B., Manufacturing of Laterite Bricks as an Environmental Friendly Alternative Raw Material, The Third International Symposium, 06-07 July 2013, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka, pp. 53-58.
  • Arpan Sharma, Madha Suresh, V. , Marimuthu, S., and Balasooriya, N.W.B., Landuse and Land cover change detection by Remote Sensing and GIS Application: A case study of the environs in and around Silsako and Borsola wetland of Guwahati City, India, The Third International Symposium, 06-07 July 2013, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka, pp. 90-95.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Tsunami Hazard and Preparation of Evacuation Plan- A Case study from South Eastern Coastal Belt, Sri Lanka, Rebuilding of Tsunami Affected Areas in the Southern and the Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka- Workshop Proceedings, 27-28 March 2009, pp. 49-55.
  • Wevitavidana , W.V.R.T., Amaraweera, T.H.N.G. and Balasooriya, N.W.B., Structural Characteristic of Natural Graphite and Synthetic Graphite, Proceedings of the Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University, November 22-23, 2012 pp 425-427.
  • Wickramasinghe, and Balasooriya, N.W.B., Investigation of Engineering properties of laterite bricks, Proceeding of the Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University, November 22-23, 2012 pp 429-431.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B. and Bandaranayake, P.W.S.K., Li-Ion Battery Anode uses Nano Sized Sri Lanka Vein Graphite to enhance Battery Capacity, First National Nanotechnology Conference -2012. 24-25 Aug. 2012 at Mount Lavina , pp121-123.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B. and Mahesh Samarawickrama, Geological and Geotechnical investigations to assess subsurface conditions of South Eastern University premises at Oluvil - A Case Study, The Second International Symposium, 25-27 May 2012, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka, pp. 193-196.
  • Nanda Balasooriya, Ana Borissova, Christiane Poinsignon , Nano composites de MgH2 : Rôle de la microstructure et des catalyseurs sur la desorption de l'hydrogene, The proceedings of the Journees scientifiques du Groupe Francais d'Etude des Carbones (GFEC), 2006, Autrans, France.
  • Balasooriya, N.W.B., Geothermal Energy, Science Infinity, Faculty of Applied Science students' Union, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, 2006, 1, pp 34-35.
  • Touzain, Ph. and Balasooriya, N.W.B., Mesures thermodynamiques par voie electrochimique de I'insertion du lithium dans differents graphites naturel du Sri Lanka., The proceedings of the Journees scientifiques du Groupe Francais d'Etude des Carbones (GFEC), 2003, Praz-sur-Arly, France.


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  • NRC (National Research Council) Merit Award for Scientific Publication -2010, Oct. 2014
  • Innovative Research Grant 2013- University Grant Commission (UGC), Ministry of Higher Education ( 3.7 M. Rs. for Technological Application of Vein Graphite), Dec. 2013.
  • Presidential Awards for Research for a Research Article Published in International Scientific Journal, 2006 ( J. Phys.Chem Solids, 67:1213-1217, 2006), 2010.
  • Post - Doc Research fellowship by CNRS, France, 15.10.2005 - 15.12.2005.
  • Young Geoscientist - P.G. Cooray medal by the Geological Society of Sri Lanka (GSSL) for the most outstanding contribution for the field of Geo Science in Sri Lanka, 2002.
  • Postgraduate Research fellowship by INPG, Grenoble, France, 01.10.2003 - 15.12.2003.
  • Postgraduate Research fellowship by CNRS, France, 01.05.2003 - 30.09.2003.
  • Postgraduate Research fellowship by CNRS, France, 17.10.2001 - 31.05.2002.
  • University Colors for Sports, University of Peradeniya, 1993, 1994 and 1995.


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  • Secretary of the Geological Society of Sri Lanka (GSSL for the year 2015/2016)
  • Member of the Institute of Geology ( IGSL)
  • Treasurer of the Geological Society of Sri Lanka (GSSL for the year 2013/2014 and 2014/2015
  • Life Member of the Geological Society of Sri Lanka (GSSL)- LM 060
  • Member of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (6239D-SLAAS)
  • Member of the Institute of Chemistry (I. Chem)
  • Member of the Young Scientists Forum (YSF), NASTEC


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Consultancy Experiences
  • Member of the Environmental Monitoring Committee (EMC) for the Monitoring and Ensuring the Implementation of Environmental Management Plan (EMP) of Re-Awakening Project of Karavahu Drainage Scheme, Kalmunai, March 2008- Dec. 2009.
  • Co-ordinator/ Disaster Management of the CIDA Restore Project of the South Eastern University, on Livelihood Developments of Tsunami Affected selected villages in Ampara District, 01.03.2007 - 01.04.2009.
  • Advisor for Tsunami Education Project- Sri Lanka, C/O HELP from Germany, Dec. 2006- March 2007.
  • Involved as a consultant Geologist of Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) studies on Mini Hydropower Projects, 2005- to date.
  • Consultant for the local technical teams of ARUP Ltd, UK, for drafting a master plan for Tsunami affected South Eastern University, 01.04.2006 - 30.12.2007.
  • Consultant (Part time): Rapid Environment Assessment (REA) studies on the Tsunami affected housing schemes in Ampara-Batticaloa Districts, Sri Lanka, 01.04.2006 - 31.07.2006.
  • Consultant Geologist: Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) studies on the commercial Port at Oluvil, Sri Lanka, 01.04.2000 - 30.10.2000.


Workshops and Training Experiences
  • Seventh Sri Lanka Biennial Conference on Science and Technology (BICOST VII), organized by National Science and Technology Commission and Ministry of Technology and Research, 07th July 2014.
  • Workshop on Grading System for Auxiliary/Enhancement Courses, organized by SDC, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, 13 March 2014.
  • Strategic Planning Review Workshop, Organized by the Ministry of Higher Education, 18-19 Jan. 2013.
  • Workshop for "Career Guidance Advisers and Counselors", Organized by the National Science Foundation, 4-5 Dec. 2012.
  • Workshop on "Ethical and Moral Challenges of Nanotechnology", Organized by the National Science Foundation, 11 Sept. 2012.
  • Workshop on "Current Status and Future Trends in Thin Film Solar PV Technology", Co-organized by Institute of fundamental studies and National Science Foundation , Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Sivananthan Laboratories, Bolingbrook, IL, USA, 28-19 June 2012.
  • Workshop on "Introduction to sampling and basic principles of sample selections with special reference to S & T research", Organized by Section D ( Life and Earth Sciences) of the SLASS, 05 June 2012.
  • Global Forum of Sri Lankan Scientists: Empowering Sri Lanka through Networking and Knowledge Sharing, Colombo, 13-15 Dec.2011.
  • 18th Short Course on "Geographical information Systems, GIS and Its Applications", Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS), Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 19-24 May 2009.
  • Training Course on "Lessons Learnt from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami Disaster, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Process in Aceh, Indonesia" conducted by the Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Syiah Kuala University, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 02-06 March 2009.
  • Workshop on "Innovative and Interactive teaching Methods", Organized by the Quality Relevance and Accreditation Council (QAAC) and IRQUE Project, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, 24 Dec. 2008.
  • Workshop on Disaster Management (Frameworks for Disaster Planning and Education for Disaster Preparedness), Organized by CIDA Restore Project- South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, at University Park, Oluvil, 28-29 Oct. 2008.
  • Workshop on "Quality Related Issues in Higher Education", Organized by quality Assurance and accreditation Council (QAAC) and IRQUE Project at Hotel Topaz, Kandy, 11 Oct. 2008.
  • Workshop on Leadership Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Organized by CIDA Restore Project- Sri Lanka, at Tourmaline Hotel, Kandy, 22 Feb. 2008.
  • Workshop on Peace and Conflict Resolution, Organized by CIDA Restore Project- Sri Lanka, at Tourmaline Hotel, Kandy, 20-21 Feb. 2008.
  • Workshop on Programme Planning, Monitoring and evaluation, Organized by CIDA Restore Project- Sri Lanka, at Tourmaline Hotel, Kandy, 18-19 Feb. 2008.
  • Workshop on Distance Learning Development, Implementation and Capacity Building, organized by Staffordshire University, UK, at HRDI, Colombo, 25-26 Nov. 2007.
  • Workshop on Post Tsunami Rebuilding and Recovery in India, Center for Research in International New Economic Order: Chennai, India, 25- 31 Oct. 2007.
  • "SCRATCH" Symposium & Workshop on Disaster Management : Capacity Building in Risk assessment & Disaster Management, organized by AIT, Thailand, ITC, The Netherlands and Geological Society of Sri Lanka (GSSL), at the PGIS, University of Peradeniya, 2-6 July 2007.
  • Workshop on "Education in Science: Present Status and Future Directions", The Standing Committee on Sciences of the University Grants Commission (UGC) at Kandy, 04 June 2005.
  • Workshop on "Information Technology (IT)", The Staff Development Centre South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, 27 -29 Sept. 2005.
  • Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (CTHE) of the Staff Development Center, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, June, 2002-2003.
  • Workshop on Oceanography: Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS), Sri Lanka, 9-10 June, 2001.
  • Workshop on Active Communication: The British Council, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 23-24 Mar., 2001.
  • First National Workshop on Computer Based Interactive Physics Teaching: Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS), Sri Lanka, 13-15 Feb., 2001.
  • National Workshop on Scientific Writing: Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS), Sri Lanka, 15-17 Sept., 2000.
  • Workshop on Scientific Writing: Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS), Sri Lanka, 01-02 April, 2000.


Conferences
  • Recent Advances of The Geology of Sri Lanka, organized by GSSL, 5th -6thSept. 2014.
  • COSTI Roundtable Discussion Series 01: Value Addition of Graphite, at SLFI, Colombo, 09 Jan. 2014.
  • First National Nanotechnology Conference -2012. at Mount Lavina, 24-25 Aug. 2012.
  • Global Forum of Sri Lankan Scientists: Empowering Sri Lanka through Networking and knowledge Sharing, Colombo, 13-15 Dec.2011.
  • The Second World Landslide Forum, Rome, Italy, 03 - 07 Oct. 2011.
  • Symposium to felicitate IPPS for long term support to Physics research in Sri Lanka, PGIS, Uni. of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 10-11 Jan. 2011.
  • The National Conference On Advanced Materials For Emerging Technologies (NCAMET 2007), at the Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS), University of Peradeniya, 21 - 22 July 2007 .
  • Sixth Sri Lanka Conference on Science and Technology ( BICOST - VI), Hotel Suisse, Kandy, 16-18 July 2010. The First Celebration of the Presidency of His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa- UGC Exhibition, BMICH, Colombo, 04 - 09 Feb. 2007.
  • The 3rd International Conference on Ionic Devices (ICID-2006), Anna University , Chennai, India, 06 - 09 Dec. 2006.
  • The 10th Asian Conference of Solid State Ionics (ACSSI-10), Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 12 - 16 June, 2006.
  • Journees scientifiques du Groupe Francais d'Etude des Carbones (GFEC): Praz-sur-Arly, France, 15-18 Sept., 2003.
  • 12th International symposium on intercalation compounds (ISIC 12), Poznan, Poland, 01-05 June, 2003.
  • Journees scientifiques du Groupe Francais d'Etude des Carbones (GFEC): Grenoble, France, 25-28 Mar., 2002.
  • Use of Ground Water for Agriculture in Sri Lanka, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 30 Sept. 2002.


Invited Lectures ( as a resource person)/ Visiting Lectures/ Visiting Researcher
  • Visiting Researcher - National Institute of Fundamental Science (NIFS), Kandy, 29.10.2014-29.10.2015.
  • Resource Person- Nanotechnology and Its Application and Chief Guest- Science Day 2014 of Nalanda College, China bay, Trincomalee, Organized by the National Science Foundation (NSF), 30th July 2014.
  • Member of the Panel of Teachers/ PGIS, M.Sc. Programme in Gemmology, University of Peradeniya, 28.09.2013 -28.09.2015.
  • Visiting Lecturer in Faculty of Arts and Culture, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, 2013/2014.
  • Resource Person - Physical & Students' Discipline", Organized by the Career Guidance Unit, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, 12-13 Dec. 2012.
  • Visiting Lecturer in Faculty of Science and Technology of Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka, Oct. 2012 - Feb.2013.
  • Visiting Lecturer in Faculty of Science and Technology of Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka, Oct. 2011 - Feb.2012.
  • Visiting Lecturer- Academic Year 2009/10, Semester II, B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Oct. 2011 - Feb.2012.
  • Visiting Lecturer in Faculty of Science and Technology of Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka, Nov. - Dec. 2010.
  • Visiting Lecturer- Academic Year 2008/09, Semester II, B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Oct. - Dec. 2010.
  • Resource Person - "Natural Disasters", for the World Science Day -2005, Satellite Programme in Ampara District, Organized by the National Science Foundation (NSF), 03 Oct.2005.
  • Resource Person - "Electrochemical Devices Based on graphite", for the short course on Chemical Resources for New Industries, Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS), Sri Lanka, 17-18 Dec. 2004.
  • Resource Person - "Geology, Occurrence and Industrial Applicators of Vein Graphite", the short course on Industrial Raw materials in Sri Lanka; Occurrence and Processing, Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS), Sri Lanka, 14-16 Feb. 2003.
  • Visiting Demonstrator-M.Sc. in Gemmology: Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS), Sri Lanka, 01.12.1999 - 01.12.2000.
  • Visiting Demonstrator-M.Sc. in Gemmology: Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS), Sri Lanka, 01.11.1996 - 01.11.1997.


Organizing Workshops and Conferences
  • Reviewer, Proceedings of the 31st Technical Session of Geological Society of Sri Lanka, 28 Feb. 2014, PGIS, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya.
  • Reviewer and Chair Person of the Third Annual Research Session- 2014 , Faculty of Applied Sciences, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, 12 Nov. 2014.
  • Reviewer, PGIS Annual Research Congress, 2014, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Coordinator of the Earth Science School Programme – 2014, at the Teachers Training Institute , Wariyapola.
  • Chairperson, Reviewer, Deputy Coordinator ( Event) and Member of the organizing committee of the Fourth International Symposium, 02-03 August 2014, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka.
  • Co-ordinator of the 23rd Workshop on "Earth Science for Schools" conducted by the Geological Society of Sri Lanka (GSSL), 03rd July 2014, at Education Development Center in Wariyapola
  • Co-ordinator of the Third International Symposium, 06-07 July 2013, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka.
  • Chairperson and Reviewer of the Third International Symposium, 06-07 July 2013, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka.
  • Chairperson, Reviewer, Chairman of the Reception Committee, Member of the Review panel and Member of the organizing committee of the Second International Symposium, 25-27 May 2012, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka.
  • Reviewer of the First Annual Research Session- 2012 , Faculty of Applied Sciences, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, 28-29 March 2012.
  • Chairperson, Reviewer, Chairman of the Reception Committee, Member of the Review panel, Proceeding and Editing Committee of the organizing committee of the International Symposium on Post War Economic Development, 19-21 April 2011, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka.
  • Workshop Co-ordinator of the Workshop on Disaster Management (For Journalists in Ampara District), 05 April 2009, Organized by CIDA Restore Project- Faculty of Applied Sciences, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Sammanthurai.
  • Workshop Co-ordinator of the Workshop on Disaster Management (Frameworks for Disaster Planning and Education for Disaster Preparedness), 28-29 Oct. 2008, Organized by CIDA Restore Project- South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvi, Sri Lanka.
  • Member of the organizing committee of the 10th Asian Conference of Solid State Ionics (ACSSI-10), 12 - 16 June 2006, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka


Member of Evaluation Panel
  • Reviewer - HETC Project -Component 3, Quality Assurance and Strengthening Alternate Education Sector, March - May 2015.
  • Member of Panel of Judges to evaluate the presentation in Mineral Resources & technology, Research Symposium 2013, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka, Dec. 2013.
  • Member of Research Grant Evaluation Committee for the year 2014, National Science Foundation, Nov. 2013.
  • Reviewer- Quality and Innovation Grants (QIGs), HETC, Review of Proposals in Window 1 and Window 2, Jan. - Feb. 2013.
  • Member of Research Grant Evaluation Committee for the year 2013, National Science Foundation, Aug. 2012.
  • Member of Research Grant Evaluation Committee for the year 2012, National Science Foundation, Jan. 2012.
  • Member of the Evaluation Committee for the Award of P.G. Cooray Medal -2009, Geological Society of Sri Lanka ( GSSL), Dec. 2009 Jan. 2010.
  • Member of the Curriculum Evaluation Committee of the Dept. of Geology, University of Peradeniya, 2012, Jan. - Dec. 2012.


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  • 08.07.2014 - 07.07.2015 Coordinator for Research promotion Cell - Faculty of Applied Sciences of South Eastern University of Sri Lanka
  • 01.01.2014- 31.12.2014 Academic Advisor - Faculty of Applied Sciences of South Eastern University of Sri Lanka
  • 01.01.2014- To date Subject Co-ordinator /Earth Science at Dept. of Physical Sciences, Faculty of Applied Sciences, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
  • 01.01.2013 - To date Activity Co-ordinator, B.Sc. Degree Programme - Faculty of Applied Sciences, Quality and Innovation Grant ( QIG), HETC Project, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
  • 01.01.2013 -31.12.2013 Proctor, Faculty of Applied Sciences of South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
  • 01.08.2011- 31.12.2013 Team Leader/ Quality and Innovation Grant ( QIG), HETC Project, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
  • 01.01.2012 -31.12.2012 Career Guidance Advisor, Faculty of Applied Sciences of South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
  • 01.01.2012- 31.12.2012 Student Counselor to the Faculty of Applied Sciences of South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
  • 10.08.2011-10.08.2012 Member of Proposal Writing Committee for Quality and Innovation Grant ( QIG), HETC Project, Faculty of Applied Sciences of South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
  • 01.01.2011- 31.12.2011 Senior Student Counselor to the Faculty of Applied Sciences of South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
  • 18.03. 2008 - 17.03.2011 Head/ Dept. of Physical Sciences, Faculty of Applied Sciences, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
  • 2010-2011 Team Member for writing the proposal for Strengthening soft skills under the HETC / UDG
  • 2009-2010 Member of the Exam Disciplinary Committee of South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
  • 15.07.2009 - 15.07.2012 Secretary/ Curriculum Development Committee, Faculty of Applied Sciences, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
  • 01.09.2009-31.12.2010 Student Counselor to the Faculty of Applied Sciences of South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
  • 01.03.2009-31.12.2010 Co-ordinator for External Degree/ Faculty of Applied Sciences of South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
  • 18.03. 2008 - 17.03.2011 Senate Member of South Eastern University.
  • 18.03. 2008 - 17.03.2011 Head/ Dept. of Physical Sciences, Faculty of Applied Sciences, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka
  • 18.02.2008 -17.03.2008 Acting Head/ Dept. of Physical Sciences, Faculty of Applied Sciences, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
  • 22.03.2007 -17.03.2008 Senate Member (Faculty Nominee) of South Eastern University.
  • 01.05.2005- 31.12.2007 Subject Co-ordinator /Earth Science at Dept. of Physical Sciences, Faculty of Applied Sciences, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.


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