Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Ruhuna

Amaraweera, P.H. (Dr.)

Senior Lecturer

Department of Geography
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
University of Ruhuna
Matara 81000
Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 715860450

Email: palitha.amaraweera@gmail.com | pamaraweera@geo.ruh.ac.lk

Biography:

Dr. P.H.Amaraweera is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography, University of Ruhuna. He holds a BA Honours degree in Geography, MPhil degree in Geography and PhD in Climate Change and Disaster from the University of Ruhuna. He teaches undergraduate courses in Disaster Management, Climate Change, Statistics, Geomorphology and Tropical Climate. His ongoing research is on Natural Disaster Management and Climate change. Dr. Amaraweera serves as a Co-Editor of the Faculty Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna.

Qualifications:

  • PhD (Ruh)
  • MPhil (Ruh)
  • BA (Ruh)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Life member – Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)
  • Life member- Population Association of Sri Lanka (PASL)
  • Life member – Sri Lanka Association of Geographers (SLAG)

Specialized fields and teaching areas:

  • Geomorphology
  • Climate Change
  • Disaster Management
  • Tropical Climate
  • Statistics

Research Areas:

Climate change, Natural Disaster Management

Publications:

Journal publications

  • අමරවීර, පී.එච්.(2006/2007) රත්නපුර දිස්ත‍්‍රික්කයේ නායයෑම් උපද‍්‍රවය තිව‍්‍ර වීම කෙරෙහි බලපා ඇති සාධක. ශාස්ත‍්‍රීය සංග‍්‍රහයල හතර වැනි කලාපය, මානව ශාස්ත‍්‍ර හා සමාඡුීය විද්‍යා පීඨය, රුහුණ විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය.

  • අමරවීර, පී.එච්.(2010) නායයෑම් සමග ජීවත්වීමේ දී නායපූර්ව ලක්‍ෂණවල ඇති වැදගත්කම. පස්වැනි කලාපයල ශාස්ත‍්‍රීය සංග‍්‍රහයල සබරගමුව විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය.

  • අමරවීර, පී .එච්. (2013) නායයෑම් පිළිබඳව පවත්නා දැනුමල ආකල්ප හා ප‍්‍රතිචාර උපද‍්‍රවය තිව‍්‍රවීම කෙරෙහි ඇතිකරන බලපෑම. විශ්වයල භූගෝල විද්‍යා අධ්‍යයනාංශයල රුහුණ විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය.

  • Amaraweera,P.H. (2014) Long-term Temperature Trend over Sri Lanka. Faculty Journal, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna.

  • Amaraweera, P.H., De Silva, J., Ali, S.K.M. (2018) Community Perception and Response to drought risks in the Hambantota district in Sri Lanka. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Review (JSSHR), Vol 3, Issue 4,Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, 15-27.

  • Amaraweera, P.H., De Silva, J., Ali, S.K.M. (2018) Community Perception and Response to flood risk in Sri Lanka: a case study in Ratnapura district. Rajarata Journal of Social Sciences, Vol 3, No 2, Rajarata University, 14-29.


Conference publications

  • Amaraweera, P.H. (1994) Study of Pliestocene Gravel Beds in Kataragama Area. Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  • Amaraweera, P.H. (23-24, January 2009) Living with Floods: A Comparative Study of Human Adaptation to Flood Disaster in Ratnapura and Kalutara Districts. National Geography conference 2009, Department of Geography, University of Peradeniya.

  • Ranabahu, R.A.S.P. and Amaraweera, P.H. (23-24, January 2009) Forced to Move: problems of adaptation to a new environment: a case study of donor- driven Tsunami resettlement schemes of Matara Divisional Secretariat Division. National Geography conference 2009, Department of Geography, University of Peradeniya.

  • Amaraweera, P.H (8-9, January 2010) Factors affecting Landslides in Matara District. National Geography Conference 2010, Department of Geography, University of Ruhuna.

  • Ranabahu, R.A.S.P. and Amaraweera, P.H. (8-9, January 2010) Work- family balance among married females in Sri Lanka: a case study of Gampaha District. National Geography Conference 2010, Department of Geography, University of Ruhuna.

  • Amaraweera, P.H. (21st March 2014) Recent Trends of Minimum and Maximum Surface Temperatures over Sri Lanka. Annual Research Symposium, National Centre for Advanced Studies, Sri Lanka foundation Institute, Colombo.

  • Amaraweera, P.H. (2-3, March 2015) Temperature and Rainfall Changes in Sri Lanka: An Analysis of Long-term and Recent Trends, International Conference on Postcolonial Societies in Transition, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna.
  • Amaraweera, P.H., De Silva, J., Ali, S.K.M. (2018) Spatial and temporal patterns of drought in Hambantota district using the SPI Index. Presented at the 15th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka on 7 March 2018.

  • Amaraweera, P.H. (2018) Flood frequency analysis using the Gumbel’s distribution method: a case study of Kalugangabasin, Ratnapura. Presented at the 4th International Conference, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka on 29 March 2018.

  • Ranabahu, S., Siddhisena, P., Amarasinghe, S., Ali, K., Amaraweera, P. (2018) Family Relationships and Social Support among Community-dwelling Elders of Sri Lanka. International Sociological Association (ISA) Joint Conference for RC06 (Family) & RC41 (Population), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore on 18 May 2018.