Dr. (Ms.). V. P. I. S. Wijeratne

BA(C’bo) , M.Sc.(Perad’ya), Ph.D. – Northwest University


Department of Geography

Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo

Email : sandamali@geo.cmb.ac.lk

Educational Qualifications

  • Ph.D. 2022

    Ph.D. in Physical Geography - Title of the Dissertation: Assessment of Extreme Hydrological Events (EHEs) in the Kelani River Basin (KRB), Sri Lanka: The Spatiotemporal Dynamics, Drivers, and Risk Governance

    Northwest University, China

  • M.Sc. 2014

    M. Sc. In GIS and Remote Sensing - Title of the Dissertation: Mapping and Predicting the Spread of Myroxylon Balsamum (L.)Harms.

    University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

  • B.A. 2011

    B.A. (Hons) First class in Geography - Title of the Dissertation: Socio-economic impact of invasive alien species on human lives case study at Bellanvila-Attidiya Marsh, Sri Lanka

    University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Professional Qualifications

  • Training Programme 2021

    Technical Training on Fundamentals, Platforms and Sensors in Remote Sensing under the framework of ‘University Network for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Indian Ocean Rim’


  • Summer School 2020

    Summer School Programme on Modeling in Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing

    Beijing, China

  • Certificate Course 2020

    Big Data course (three weeks) at International Centre for Higher Education Innovation under the Auspices of UNESCO


  • Training Programme 2018

    Staff Mobility Training Programme (RECADOS)

    University of Huddersfield, UK

  • Certificate Course 2017

    Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (CTHE)

    Staff Development Centre: University of Colombo

  • Certificate Course 2017

    Accreditation as a Teacher in Higher Education

    Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) UK

  • Training Programme 2018

    International Training Program of Climate & Environment Change on “The Belt and Road”

    Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Science

  • Training Programme 2016

    Training Program on Integrated Satellite Application for Urban Disaster Risk Reduction

    National Building Research organization and Asian Disaster Preparedness Center


  • Up to Now2016


    Department of Geography, University of Colombo

  • Up to Now2016

    Lecturer/Demonstrator - Certificate Course in Geographic Information Systems

    Department of Geography, University of Colombo

  • Up to Now2021

    Editor - GIS Text Book

    Educational Publications Department

  • 20212021

    Reviewer (Journal)

    Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology, International Journal of Plant Cell Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports

  • 20202015

    Guest Lecturer

    Department of Demography, University of Colombo

  • 20192018

    GIS Assistant

    Climate Resilience Improvement Project, Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resource Management

  • 20182018

    Cartographic and GIS Assistant

    Landscape Assessment on Child, Family and Community Vulnerabilities in Sri Lanka, World Vision Lanka, Colombo

  • 20192018

    Assistant Course Coordinator

    Postgraduate Diploma in Environment and Regional Development, Department of Geography, University of Colombo

  • 20192018

    Temporary Student Counsellor

    Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo

  • 20192019

    Counting Officer of the Student Union Election

    Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo

  • 20192019

    Member of the Organizing Committee - National Geography Conference

    National Geography Conference, Sri Lanka Association of Geographers (SLAG)

  • 20192019

    Annual Field Trip Coordinator

    Department of Geography, University of Colombo

  • 20182017

    Member of the Organizing Committee - Annual Research Conference

    Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo

  • 20172017

    Member of the Committee of the Annual Board of Survey

    University of Colombo

  • 20162015

    Temporary Computer Instructor

    Computer Teaching Unit, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo

  • 20152013

    Temporary Assistant Lecturer

    Department of Geography, University of Colombo

  • 20132012

    Visiting Lecturer

    Department of Geography, University of Colombo

  • 20162016

    Editor - International Workshop Proceeding

    International Conference on Climate Change and Anthropogenic Activities: Impact on Coastal Development and Management,

  • 20132012

    Graduate Trainee

    Ministry of Agriculture, Agrarian Development, Minor Irrigation, Industries and Environment (Western Province)

  • 20122010

    GIS & GPS Trainee

    Gemidiriya Foundation Second Community Development and Livelihood Improvement Project, Ministry of Economic Development (WORLD BANK FUNDED PROJECT)

  • 20152015

    GIS Assistant

    Project on Water Use and Pollution Load in Kelani River Basin within Western Province, Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Department Corporation (SLLR&DC)

  • 20122011

    Research Assistant

    “Gamata Wewa” small tank cascade development project for village development. ”Palugaswewa” in Anuradhapura district, Agrarian Development Department, Ministry of Agrarian Services and Wildlife