Ph.D. in Geophysics (Seismology), Research Center for Prediction of Earthquakes & Volcanic Eruptions, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Japan. (Completed under the Japanese Government - Monbukagakusho: MEXT - Scholarship program)
M.Sc. in Geophysics, Dept. of Geophysics, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Japan. (Completed under the Japanese Government - Monbukagakusho: MEXT - Scholarship program)
Diploma in Japanese Language (2002), Faculty of Education, Tohoku University, Japan.
B.Sc. Special in Physics with First Class Honors, USJ, Sri Lanka in1995
- Academic Carrier
Serving as an academic staff member (as a Lecturer, Senior Lecture II & I, and Professor in Physics) at the Dept. of Physics, USJ since July 1997.
Served as a Demonstrator in Physics, Department of Physics, USJ from 1995 to 1997.
- Undergraduate Teaching:
PHY 105 1.0 Waves & Vibrations
PHY 206 1.0 Mathematical Physics I
PHY 305 1.0 Geophysics I
PHY 317 1.0 Reflection Seismology
PHY 357 2.0 Geophysics II
PHY 355 4.0 Practical (Advanced)
APS 442 2.0 Applied Geophysics
- Courses Taught:
Electricity & Magnetism, Physical Optics, Modern Physics, Biomechanics, Physics for Technology, Solid Earth Physics, Earth System Physics, Introduction to Physics.
- Research interest/ Current research topics
Seismology, Physics of the Waves, Geophysics, Computational Physics, Disaster management,
Determination of the MOHOROVICIC Discontinuity Beneath the Mannar basin offshore Sri Lanka using Gravity and Seismic data
Studying micro seismic activity occurring central part of Sri Lanka
Subduction zone earthquakes, Seismic activity of onshore and offshore of Sri Lanka
Seismic activity of the Sumatra Subduction zone, Crustal structure of offshore Sri Lanka
Studying on Locomotive Induced Ground Vibrations and Acoustic Communication Properties of Sri Lankan Elephants
Acoustic properties of Traditional "Pirith chanting", Wave propagation.
Study on the double-planed shallow seismic zone in the northeast Japan forearc region Ph.D. Thesis, Submitted to the Tohoku University, Japan. (Supervisor: Prof. N.Umino)
Offshore double-planed shallow seismicity in the northeastern Japan forearc region revealed by sP depth phase, M.Sc. Thesis, Submitted to the Tohoku University, Japan. (Supervisor: Prof. A.Hasegawa & Prof. N.Umino)
Interpretation of Gravity Anomalies over the Andigama Sedimentary Basin, Sri Lanka. - Undergraduate thesis. (Supervisor: Prof. D.A.Tantrigoda)
Head of the Department of Physics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura from April 2022
President, Institute of Physics Sri Lanka (IPSL) from 2021 -
President, Section E1, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), 2014.
Member, Board of Management, National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA), Sri Lanka, 2010 - 2014.
Joint Secretary, Institute of Physics Sri Lanka (IPSL) 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2017/2018 & 2018/2019.
Secretary, Science Teacher's Union, USJ, 2011-2012
Fellow, Institute of Physics Sri Lanka (IPSL)
Member, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS).
Member, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS).
GCE (A/L), Science for Technology, Department of Examinations, Sri Lanka, 2015-2017.
GCE (A/L), Physics, Department of Examinations, Sri Lanka, from 2008 up to date.
- Contact information
Head/Dept. of Physics,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda.
Tel: +94112758383, +94112758358, +94112803977