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Teaching & Mentorship

Tertiary Education

He has been providing services as a Lecturer, External Examiner and Mentor for Lecturers at several Universities in Sri and in the Maldives National University Lanka related to meteorology, hydrology and oceanography. He serves as a visiting faculty member for post-graduate courses in Water Resources Management, Environmental Science and Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences, Oceanography, Energy, Climate and Society in several Universities apart from Columbia University.

He was instrumental in establishing of a Masters in Development Practice (MDP) at the University of Peradeniya as part of a 22 node network supported by the MacArthur Foundation. Since Fall 2012, he has been attached to the University of Peradeniya as a Visiting Fulbright Senior Scholar.

Research Mentorship

He has been a mentor in research and thesis supervisor for 20 undergraduate and 20 graduate students. Several of his students in the tropics have gone on to do doctoral and post-doctoral work and teaching at established Universities such as University of Indiana, University of Texas, University of Sydney, University of Melbourne, Asian Institute of Technology, Yale University, University of Western Ontario, Iowa State University, University of North Dakota. He has also assisted scientists in research Institutions in Sri Lanka, Maldives, Botswana and Comoros obtain data, literature and analysis tools and for writing research grants. He has published a guidebook on research on Weather and Climate in Sri Lanka with support from Sri Lanka’s National Science Foundation in 2004.