Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Ruhuna

Gunasena, C.P. (Mr.)

Instructor in Computer Technology

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

Phone: +94 714438103

Email: gcgunasena@gmail.com

Biography:

Chandana Gunasena is an Instructor in Computer Technology attached to the Department of Geography at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna since 1997. He has obtained his B.Sc. degree and M. Phil. degree from University of Ruhuna. His ongoing research is on Natural Disaster Management.

Qualifications:

  • MPhil
  • BSc (Ruhuna)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Life member – Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)

Specialized fields and teaching areas:

Remote Sensing, Geographical Information Systems

Disaster Management

Research Areas:

Natural Disaster Management, Coastal Hazards

Publications:

  • S.A.A.Buddhika, C.M.Navaratne and Chandana P.G (2011). Mapping of soil problematic paddy fields of Matara district. 3rd Joint National Conference on Information Technology in Agriculture – 2011 ISSN 2012-7790.

  • D.R.P. Perera, Chandana P.G. (2011). Identification of salt-affected lands and their impact on cultivation in Matara district. The National Geography Conference 2011, University of Sri Jayawardanapura.

  • P.D. Kahandage, S.A.D.H. S. Sewwandi, C.P. Rupasinghe, and Chandana P. G. (2010). The Application of Geographical Information Systems on Tea Production in Kamburupitiya DS Division. The National Geography Conference 2010, University of Ruhuna.

  • D.L.W.S. Pushpakumara, Champa M. Navaratne and Chandana P.G. (2010). Mapping of flood hazards in relation to agriculture in Nilwala Upper Basin. The National Geography Conference 2010, University of Ruhuna.

  • Chandena.P.G, Ranjana U.K Piyadasa, K.D.N Weerasinghe, and Janitha A. Liyanage (2009). Identification and mapping the distribution of water quality parameters in Gandara, Devinuwara area in Matara District. Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 65th Scientific Sessions, University of Kelaniya.

  • Chandana P.G. K.D.N. Weerasinghe and Ranjana U.K. (2009). GIS Techniques for Tsunami Hazard Mapping and Identification of Evacuation Sites- A case study in Devinuwara Area, Southern Sri Lanka. 6th National Symposium on Geo-Informatics, Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Training and Research Institute, Colombo.

  • M.M.A. Razzaq and Chandana P.G. (2009). Towards a Regional Sustainability: An Application of GIS Techniques for Classification and Identification of Periodic Market Centers (POLA) in Southern Sri Lanka. National Geography Conference, University of Peradeniya.

  • P.D. Kahandage, C.P. Rupasinghe and Chandana P.G. (2009). Identifying and Mapping of Land Suitability and Spatial Variability of Paddy Production System in Kamburupitiya D.S. Division Using GIS Techniques. National Geography Conference, University of Peradeniya.

  • Chandana P.G., Ranjana U.K. and K.D.N. Weerasinghe (2009). Remote Sensing and GIS Application to Identify Tsunami affected Zones and Evacuations Routes in Gandara area in Matara District. National Geography Conference, University of Peradeniya.

  • K.D.N.Weerasinghe, Chandana P.G, Ranjana Piyadasa, Goubine Antonie, Kerrim Zacharie, Susong Guilhem , Sampath Liyanage (2008). Development of Tsunami Evacuation Sites for Gandara and Devinuwara Area.

  • Chandana P.G., K.D.N. Weerasinghe, S. Subasinghe and S. Pathirana (2006). Mapping Salt-affected Lands in Hambantota district using Geographical Information Systems. 3rd National Symposium on Geo-Informatics, Central Environmental Authority.

  • Liyanarachchi and Chandana P. G. (2006). Flood Inundation Mapping in Rathnapura town using Geographical Information Systems. 3rd National Symposium on Geo-Informatics, Central Environmental Authority. Received a Commended Award of Excellence.
  • Liyanarachchi and Chandana P.G. (2004). Application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for flood risk mapping: A case study of Rathnapura town. 2nd Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna.
  • Chandana P.G., K.D.N. Weerasinghe, S. Subasinghe and S. Pathirana (2004). Remote Sensing Approach to identify the salt-affected soils in Hambantota district. 2nd Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna.

  • Chandna P.G. and S. Subasinghe (2004). Identifying and Mapping salt-affected lands in Hambantota District, Sri Lanka: An integrated GIS and Remote Sensing approach (Feb. 2004), 9th annual Forestry and Environment Symposium.


Book chapters

  • Chandana P. G (2008). Maps, Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing.