Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Ruhuna

Withanage, W.K.N.C. (Mr.)

Lecturer (Probationary)

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

Phone: +94 774392523

Email: neelgisrskln2017@gmail.com


Mr. Neel Withange completed his secondary education at Kuli/Yakarawatta M.V Kuliyapitiya. He obtained his basic degree in Geography with a first class, university of Peradeniya 2007. Then he began career as a development officer in ministry of finance and planning. Up to 2010 he worked as an assistant registrar at GSMB. From 2015 he joined university of vocational technology as lecturer (probationary) in tourism management.


  • M.Sc in GIS & Remote sensing (PGIS)
  • Master in Regional Development & Planning (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
  • MA (Peradeniya)
  • BA (Hons) in Geography (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Life member of Sri Lanka Association of Geographers (SLAG)

Specialized fields and teaching areas:

Regional planning, Marketing geography, Urban geography, Recreation geography, Land use planning, Rural development, GIS & RS,

Research Areas:

Small towns and regional development, urban –rural interactions, GIS Based spatial modeling, land use analysis, urban residential planning


Journal publications

  • Withanage W.K.N.C,(2010).A brief review of town Planning in urbanized world. The Journal of good Governess,3, 14-16.

  • Withanage W.K.N.C,(2010).How apply GIS for local governess. The Journal of good Governess,2, 08-10.

  • Withanage W.K.N.C,(2009).Urban planning in urbanized world, The Journal of good Governess 3,18-20.

Conference publications

  • Withanage,W.K.N.C.(2017forthcoming),GIS based locational suitability for residential development in Kandy MC. Peradeniya university international research sessions(PURSE). University of Sri peradeniya.

  • Withanage ,W.K.N.C. (2017), GIS applications for residential suitability: a case study in Kandy MC. 4th International conference on Multidisciplinary approaches (ICMA). University of Sri Jayawardenapura.

  • Withanage ,W.K.N.C.(2017), Monitoring of land use changes using Remote sensing and GIS, a case study in Kandy divisional secretariat. Kelaniya international conference on Advances in computing and technology. University of Kelaniya.

  • Withanage ,W.K.N.C. (2014), The role of small towns on regional development: a case study in Thambuttegama. Indo-Sri Lankan Geographic conference. University of Kelaniya.

Book Chapters
  • Withanage ,W.K.N.C (2009). Applications of Remote Sensing as a Decision making tool. Pushpanjali- Felicitation Volume In honour of Venerable Divulankadawala Sri Dhirananda nayaka Thera, Nethwin print, Gampola, 213-229.

  • Withanage,W.K.N.C (2010). Spatial Patterns Of Industrial Distribution of Sri Lanka,
    Prajna -The Compendium in commemoration of Most Ven. Rambukwelle Pannasara Thero, Chatura printers, Wellampitiya,67-89.