Dr. Pathmakumara Jayasingha

BSc.Sp (Hons) in Geology (Perad’ya), MSc in Env. Sci (Perad’ya), PhD in Earth Sci (Perad’ya)

Senior Lecturer (Geology)

Department of Geography

Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo

About Me…

I am passionate about Earth Sciences specially on Geology, Geomorphology, Soil Sciences, Quaternary Geology, Astro geology and Geoarchaeology leading to Climate Sciences and interested in Metaphysics and Parapsychology research too.

Exploring ancient and traditional knowledge makes me educated and entertained.  In addition, speleology is the one of pet areas of my scientific work. Science writing to the public of the country facets my career further into a social arena.

Developing new streams of knowledge and innovations towards the future sake of human existence in a green world are the overall objectives of my Academic career. Being a geologist, I enjoy my life on earth.


Academic Qualifications, Fellowships and Certifications

  • Ph. D. 2014

    Ph. D. in Earth Sciences ( Hydrogeology and Sedimentalogy)

    University of Peradeniya

  • 2008-2010

    NSF Fellowship (Research Officer) for PhD

    Department of Geology, University of Peradeniya

  • M. Sc. 2004

    M. Sc. in Environmental Science

    University of Peradeniya

  • 2002

    ADB Scholarship for MSc

    Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya

  • B. Sc.Sp (hons) 2001

    B. Sc Special Degree.in Geology

    University of Peradeniya


  • Present2020

    Senior Lecturer

    Department of Geography | University of Colombo

  • 2020 2015

    Senior Geologist

    Landslide Reserach and Risk Management Division, National Building Reserach Organization (NBRO)

  • 20152014

    Deputy Project Manager

    Coordinating Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation (COSTI)

  • 20142005

    Research Scientist/Geologist

    Reserach Laboratory, Central Cultural Fund (CCF)

  • 20052003


    Gem and Jewelry Reserach and Training Institute (GJRTI)

  • 20022001


    Department of Geology, University of Peradeniya