Ranjith Premalal De Silva
|Ranjith Premalal De Silva|
Professor of Geo-informatics
|Born||19 August 1963
|Education||Nalanda College, Colombo
University of Peradeniya
Asian Institute of Technology
University for Foreigners Perugia
|Known for||Vice Chancellor of Uva Wellassa University (2011-2014)|
|Spouse(s)||Dr. Dhammika Dayawansa|
Ranjith Premalal De Silva is a Sri Lankan professor of Agricultural engineering and former Vice Chancellor of the Uva Wellassa University. He is a foundation member of Geo-Informatics Society of Sri Lanka.
De Silva was educated at Nalanda College, Colombo before he proceeded to the University of Peradeniya where he obtained a bachelor's degree in Agricultural science. He later obtained a master's degree in Agricultural engineering from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand before he received a postgraduate certificate in Water resources from the University for Foreigners Perugia. He received a doctorate degree in Agricultural Engineering from Cranfield University, United Kingdom.
In 2011 De Silva was appointed as the second Vice Chancellor of Uva Wellassa University, replacing the inaugural Vice Chancellor Prof. Chandra Embuldeniya. Prior to his appointment at Uva Wellassa University, de Silva was a professor of Geo-informatics in the Department of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Peradeniya. He was replaced as Vice Chancellor by Dr. G. Chandrasena in September 2014.
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