Introduction

The Department of Surveying and Geodesy at the Faculty of Geomatics is the pioneering department of its kind in Sri Lanka to provide education and to promote research in Surveying and Spatial Engineering. The mission of the Department of Surveying and Geodesy is to gain and disseminate scientific knowledge in three main specialization areas Surveying and Geodesy, Land Management and Hydrographic surveying. In order to ascertain such knowledge, the academic program of the department is mainly focused in major subject areas of Land Surveying, Geodesy, Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Earth’s Gravity, Geo-Statistics, Land Management and Hydrography. The department is keen in applying this knowledge to develop tools and solutions for infrastructure development, sustainable use of natural resources, disaster early warning and monitoring, navigation and positioning and as a whole for all the spatial solution needed for good governance. The Department is equipped with a qualified academic staff as well as with the cutting edge technology to meet the current and future requirements of the industry.