Area of Expertise:
PhD – (Cantab) Conservation Biology – University of Cambridge,UK
BSc First Class Honours in Zoology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Professor in Zoology at Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences, University of Colombo (2014-Present)
Director of Studies/Postgraduate, Faculty of Science (2017 to date)
Career Guidance Counsellor / Academic Mentor, University of Colombo (2010-Present)
Key Contributions in projects include:
Terrestrial Ecologist (Flora and Fauna)- IEE Arabokka pharmaceutical industry, Hambanthota (BOI) – 2021 | Ecologist (Flora and Fauna)- EIA Report Welikada Prison re-location project at Millewa, Horana (CCSD) – 2021 | Ecologist (Flora and Fauna)- Environmental Assessment, Kalu Oya / Bolgoda (Technology Faculty / UOC) – 2020-2021 | Ecologist (Flora and Fauna)- EIA for the Construction of 300Mw RLNG Power plant at Kerawalapitiya, Lanka Transformers Limited (CEB) (CCSD)- 2021 | Ecologist (Flora and Fauna)- Environmental Assessment for water projects , Knuckles region (ESCAMP)- 2020 | Faunal Ecologist- EIA for proposed Yatimahana Reservoir (Ceylon Electricity Board) – 2021| Ecologist- EA for water project in the Knuckles region , (ESCAMP, Forest Department) – 2019 | Ecologist- Environmental Assessment for Proposed Kelani Flood Mitigation Interventions and Alterations to Salinity Barrier in Ambatale under the Climate Resilience Multi – Phased Approach (CRes MPA), (CRIP)- 2019 | Ecologist (Flora and Fauna) | EIA Report for LNG / Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Infrastructure Development Project , Kerawalapitiya/Kelanitissa(CEAA)- 2018-2019 | Ecologist (Fauna)- Strategic Environmental Assessment for Climate Resilience Improvement Project (CRIP) -2017-2018 | Ecologist- Septage Treatment Plant in Mullativu & Killinochi – 2017-2018 | Ecologist- Preparation of Natural Resource Profile for developmental project in Peak Field Estate, Maskeliya , 2016-2017 |Faunal Ecologist- Initial Environmental Examination for the proposed transmission line from Polpitiya to Tissamaharama, (Ceylon Electricity Board)- 2016-2017 | Ecologist- Biodiversity Assessment Upper Kotmale Hydropower Project | Faunal Ecologist- Initial Environmental Examination for proposed transmission line from Habarana to Kotmale | Faunal Ecologist- Initial Environmental Examination for the proposed transmission line from Pannipitiya to Polpitiya (CEB) | Ecologist- Community-based Mangrove Management Plan – Chilaw lagoon |