Prof. Kithsiri Ranawana (Ph.D., M.Phil., MS, B.Sc.) - Bio-Diversity and Marine Biology Specialist

Ph.D. (Zoology), Uni. of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

M.Phil. (Zoology), Uni. of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

MS. (Environmental Science and Forestry), College of Envir. Science and Forestry, State Uni. of New York, USA

B.Sc. (Honors –Zoology), Uni. of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Senior Professor in Zoology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Life member – Institute of Biology, Sri Lanka

Life Member – Wildlife and Nature Protection of Sri Lanka

Over 33 years teaching experience at Uni. of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, USA and UK

Contributions to various projects carried out with institutes other than the University since 1995

Extensive experience in field sampling of fauna/ flora/ habitat use/ other natural resources, data compilation, identification of threatened and endangered species, proposing mitigatory measures to minimize the impacts and report writing. some of the projects include:

Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) of the proposed Dairy Farm at Ambewela (2018 – 2019) | EIA study for proposed Seethawaka Ganga Hydropower Project at Dehiovita in Kegalle District (2018 – 2019) | Proposed Solar Power Project (10 MW) at Aluthnuwara, Mahiyanganaya (2018) | Proposed Somawathiya Water Supply Scheme (2018) | Assessment of Environmental and Social Baseline Conditions of the Ponds within the Jaffna Municipal Council (2017) | Aquatic ecology assessment of downstream of proposed dam for Moragolla hydropower project during bottom outlet operations (2017) | Kandy Tunnel Construction Project (2017/2018) | EIA study for the Proposed Water Supply Project for Matale District (2016) | IEE study for the Proposed Kurunegala-Dambulla-Habarana railway extension project (2016) | Environmental Assessment for Ulhitiya-Rathkinda, Henanigala, Pimburatthewa, Bambarawana, Pussalavinna, Muwagammana Dams (2015) | IEE study for the Proposed Water Supply Project at Heenaganga, Wilgamuwa (2015) | IEE study for the construction of a waste water disposal infrastructure project at Kattankudy (2015) | Environmental Monitoring of Kandy City Wastewater Management Project (2014 to date) | IEE study for the Proposed construction of sewerage and waste water treatment plant and disposal system for Vavunia General Hospital (2014) | Additional Studies on Natural Environment, Moragolla Hydropower Project (2013) | Development Planning on Optimal Power Generation in Sri Lanka: Studies on Environmental and Social Conditions at Candidate Sites for Pumped Storage Power Plant Development (2013 – 2014) | EIA Study-Proposed Kandy – Badulla Highway Project (2012/2014) | EIA study for the Proposed Water Supply Scheme for the un-served Areas of the Ampara District (Phase III) (2012) | Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the proposed project for the establishment of a composting plant and a sanitary landfill site at  Gonadhikawatta, in Udunuwara Pradeshiya  Sabha limits in  Kandy district (2011/2012) | Seasonal variation in availability and palatability of food plants for herbivores in Udawalawe Nation al Park (2005) | EIA  study for  Victoria second phase power generation expansion project (2009) | Forest dieback in Horton Plains National Park (1997 -1998) | Resource Inventory Survey of Victoria –   Randenigala – Rantambe Sanctuary (1995 – 1996)

Expertise: field sampling | fauna | flora | habitat use | natural resources | threatened and endangered species | mitigatory measures to minimize the impacts | Sensitive habitat types | animal migration paths | data compilation | data analysis

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