SUSL Staff Directory

Mrs. LD Lekamge

Lecturer

lekamge@appsc.sab.ac.lk

Qualifications

  • PhD (Reading), Department of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Engnieering, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan (September 2016 to date)
  • Master of Philosophy, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (April 2014)
  • B.Sc. (Special) in Applied Sciences: Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management Second class Upper divisions pass, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (October 2007)

Profile

I am attached to the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka as a lecturer in the Department of Natural Resources, Faculty of Applied Sciences. After being graduated from the same department in 2007, I joined the academic supportive staff in 2008. I started my career as a lecturer in 2009 whereas I entered to the permanent academic staff in 2012. Currently I am reading for the Doctoral Degree at the Department of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Engnieering, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan.


Research Grants/Research Awards

Research Awards

  • Recipient of the Gold Medal for the best oral presentation of undergraduate research at the Natural Resources Forum (Professional) of the Second International Symposium of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (July 2008)

Participation in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programmes/Extension Courses/Short Courses/Visiting Lectures

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programmes/Extension Courses/Short Courses

  • Induction Program for Academic Staff conducted by the Staff Development Centre, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka 
  • Participant in the 17th Intensive training programme on Environmental Impact Assessment conducted by the Central Environmental Authority of Sri Lanka (December 2013)
  • Participant in the workshop on Life Cycle Assessment and Ecodesign conducted by the National Cleaner Production Centre, Sri Lanka (November 2012 )
  • Trained Consultant on Cleaner Production Assessment Methodology under the National Cleaner Production Centre, Sri Lanka (July 2012 )
  • Participant in the “Capacity building training programme on Cleaner Production for university academics” organized by the National Cleaner Production Centre Sri Lanka (October/November 2011)
  • Short term training on Dung beetle taxonomy at the Insect Taxonomy and Conservation Laboratory in the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE), Bangalore, India (2010)

Visiting Lectures

  • Visiting lecturer for the Faculty of Geomatics, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (2013)
  • Visiting lecturer of the External Degree Programmes and Extension Services Unit (EDPESU) of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka for the Diploma in Organic Agriculture (2010/2011)

Published in abstract/Extended abstract at the National/International Conferences/Symposium

  • Lekamge L.D., Kudavidanage E.P., Kotagama S.W. and Rupasinghe M.S. 2013 A comparison of current species distribution of Scarabaeinae Dung beetles of Sri Lanka with historical records (Abstract). Fourth international symposium of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
  • Lekamge L.D., Rupasinghe M.S. and Kudavidanage E.P. 2008 Utilization of Protected areas, Threats and Opportunities; A case study in north-western Sinharaja (Abstract). Second international symposium of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
  • Athukorala N.A., Lekamge, L.D., Kudavidanage, E.P. and Peris, V.R.S. 2013 Developing Environmental Performance Indicators For a Tea Processing Industry (Abstract). Presentations of the 14th annual research session, Faculty of Applied Sciences, SUSL
  • Madubashani J.B., Kudavidanage,E.P., Lekamge, L.D. and Premasiri, H.D.S. 2013 Determination of the Spatial Distribution of NO2 and SO2 Gases in the atmosphere A Case Study in Six Urban Centers of Sri Lanka, (Abstract). Presentations of the 14th annual research session, Faculty of Applied Sciences, SUSL
  • Weerathunga D.M.U.A., Lekamge L.D. and Fernando J. 2012 A Cleaner Production assessment in a porcelain production industry (Abstract). Presentations of the 13th annual research session, Faculty of Applied Sciences, SUSL
  • Senevirathne H.T.J., Lekamge L.D. and Kittle A. 2012 Biodiversity of patch forests in the central hills; A comparison between an isolated forest patch (Dunumadalawa) and one in close proximity to a large protected area (Duckwari) (Abstract). Presentations of the 13th annual research session, Faculty of Applied Sciences, SUSL
  • Pathirathna D., Lekamge L.D. and Kittle A. 2012 Identification and comparison of cat species present and indication of their pray species in Duckwari forest and Horton Plains National Park (Abstract). Presentations of the 13th annual research session, Faculty of Applied Sciences, SUSL
  • Nazrin, A.M.F., Lekamge L.D. and Wahala, W.M.P.S.B. 2012 An assessment of the contribution of cloud forest vegetation to offset the carbon footprint of visitors travel the Horton Plains National Park (Abstract). Presentations of the 13th annual research session, Faculty of Applied Sciences, SUSL
  • Athauda D.S., Lekamge, L.D. and Peiris S. 2011 A cleaner production assessment in a flour processing industry (Abstract). Presentations of the 12th annual research session, Faculty of Applied Sciences, SUSL
  • Sanjeewani H.K.N., Lekamge L.D. and Kittle A. 2010 Determining the abundance of pray available to leopards in a mid elevation wet zone forest reserve: a comparison of methods (Abstract). Presentations of the 11th annual research session, Faculty of Applied Sciences, SUSL
  • Sandanayake S.D.K.C., Lekamge L.D. and Kittle A. 2010 A study on Leopard’s resource selection based on comparison of used and available microhabitats (trail base) in Dunumadallawa Watershed Forest, Hantane region, Kandy (Abstract). Presentations of the 11th annual research session, Faculty of Applied Sciences, SUSL
  • Wanigasekara W.M.S., Lekamge L.D. and Fernando P. 2010 A preliminary study on the elephants frequenting along the electric fence of Udawalawe National Park (Abstract). Presentations of the 11th annual research session, Faculty of Applied Sciences, SUSL

Chapters and Books of Scholarly Work

  • Kudavidanage E.P. and Lekamge L.D. 2012 A Provisional Checklist of Dung Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Sri Lanka. The National Red List 2012 of Sri Lanka;Conservation Status of the Fauna and Flora. Weerakoon, D.K. and S. Wijesundara Eds.,Ministry of Environment, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Recognized National/International awards for learning, research and teaching

  • Recipient of the D.S. Rupasinghe Memorial Gold Medal for the best undergraduate academic performance with the highest aggregate in the Department of Natural Resources, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (December 2007)

Editor-in-Chief of Journals/Editorial Board Member/Program Chair/Reviewer

  • Joint editor of the proceedings of abstracts of undergraduate research presentations of the Department of Natural Resources (2015)
  • Member of the editorial board of the proceedings of abstracts of undergraduate research presentations of the Department of Natural Resources (2014)
  • Member of the Publication committee of the Fourth International Symposium Insym - SUSL of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (2013)
  • Member of the Editorial committee of the Abstract Book of the 13th Annual Research Sessions of the Faculty of Applied Sciences (2012)
  • Member of the official staff for the Third International Symposium; Insym - SUSL of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (2010)
  • Secretary of the First National Symposium on Natural Resource Management organized by the Department of Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (2009)
  • Editorial Board Assistant for the Symposium Proceedings of the First National Symposium on Natural Resource Management organized by the Department of Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (2009)

Positions Held/Hold or service Rendering/Rendering (University Level/National Level/International Level)

  • Member of task force in implementation of activities under the Quality and Innovation Grant for the faculty of Applied Sciences (2014)
  • Student Counselor in the Faculty of Applied Sciences (Oct. 2011 to March 2012; Dec. 2010 to March 2011)