Department of Oceanography and Marine Geology is a multidisciplinary department dedicated to discover and disseminate knowledge on coastal zones, oceans, ocean floor and climate. The Department provides knowledge related to processes and interactions among oceans, atmosphere, biosphere and geosphere by collecting, analyzing, and modeling large data sets to solve important complex problems of immediate and long-term concern to the society. Students access the opportunity to learn marine issues in classroom and to develop their skills by engaging in research conducted in inshore, ashore and offshore. In addition, students build up underwater experience through organized field training sessions in diving.


Dr. Upul Premarathne
[Senior Lecturer]

B.Sc. in Geology (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka),
M.Sc. in Petroleum Geosciences (Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway),
Ph.D. in Petroleum Geology & Organic Geochemistry (Hokkaido University, Japan),
Chartered Geologist (Institute of Geology,
Sri Lanka),

Department of Oceanography and Marine Geology
Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences & Technology
University of Ruhuna
Matara (81000)
Sri Lanka
Tele: +94 (0) 412222681. Ext. 5112
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