Head of the Department
Dr. J.T. Cooray
Senior Lecturer (Gr II)
Message from the Head of the Department
Welcome to the Department of Applied Earth Sciences, Faculty of Applied Sciences, one of the dynamic departments of Uva Wellassa University. The Department of Applied Earth Sciences was established as the Third Department of the Faculty of Applied Sciences of Uva Wellassa University by the Extraordinary Gazette No: 2160/45 the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka issued on 30.01.2020. The Department offers the Mineral Resources and Technology degree programme leading to the award of the Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Mineral Resources and Technology that caters to the need of intellectuals with sound knowledge in earth resources and their value addition.
The Department of Applied Earth Sciences is devoted to the application of the earth sciences in the exploration, discovery, development and exploitation of mineral and water resources. The department aims to achieve excellence in the mineral industry in Sri Lanka for the benefit of the national economy, through the creation and dissemination of knowledge, conducting research, and providing professional experiences. Our teaching staff involves various research activities addressing national priorities and issues of mineral and water resource exploration and utilization. The Department of Applied Earth Sciences is equipped with elementary and advanced teaching laboratories, and modern high-tech instruments. Therefore, we welcome industrial partners for long-term research collaborations in mineral resources and technology in the hope of solving their industrial problems in a consistent way, which is key for them to maintain sustainability and competitiveness in the long-term. In addition, our teaching staff always encourage and empower our students, those who have the vision, self-motivation, and courage to create their own start-up companies based on what they learn and develop within their stay in the Department.
The newly established Department is well-posed for a promising journey in Sri Lanka’s higher education arena. We invite you to explore our website and contact us if you need further information.