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  • Exploding population on physical geographical aspects of Sri Lanka
    (Growth of settlements and the evolution and expansion of civilisations in Lanka, Drift towards the South and the settlements in the Wet Zone and its impact on Natural Vegetation and the watersheds, Fragmentation of Land for Housing and related physical changes on the Land Forms as well as the Drainage patterns. Waste water disposal and impact on Environment, Opportunities related migration of people from rural lands, Status of plans to cope up with development and human settlement.)
  • The Potential of the Renewable Energy Sources of Sri Lanka
    (Power crisis and remedial solutions. Solar Energy – the role that can be played by ‘Solar Energy’ in all the Non Industrial and Commercial Sectors, as a supplementary Source, Possibilities in introducing Mini Hydro Plants to Ancient Irrigation systems.Untapped potential of ‘Off –shore based Wind-Power stations’)
  • The Limitations to taxing the Natural Energy Sources of Sri Lanka. The inevitable end of the road for Hydro Power based Power Generation.
    (Limitations of the existing Hydro-power stations. Weakening rivers and volumes of water flow affecting the potential of reservoirs. Increased erosion and the holding capacity reservoirs.How much of marginal potential is left?)
  • Territorial Waters – The untapped Resources for Power Generation
    (Harnessing Ocean/sea waves and potential in locating Off – Shore Wind Power stations within the Continental shelf.)
  • Ocean waves around Sri Lanka
    (Related to study on Territorial Waters)
  • Wind Power Potential in Sri Lanka
    (Wind Power potential on land as well as in Territorial Waters.)
  • Potential for Windmills in Irrigation and Water Supply in Sri Lanka
    (The possibilities in pumping or lifting water into channels using technically advanced Wind Mills.)
  • Effectiveness of watershed management in Sri Lanka
    (Effect of Civilisations on Environment and the impact of deforestation and constructions)
  • The Effectiveness of Forest Conservation in the face of Exploding Population in Sri Lanka
    (Encroachment official as well as unofficial sources and dwindling Forest Reserves)
  • Effect of Civilisations on Wildlife
    (Extinct animals of Lanka)
  • Man and Elephant – Gainers and Losers
    (Struggle between Man and Elephant – What had really gone wrong?)
  • Future of Lankan Elephant
    (Are National Parks of Lanka going to end as Refugee Camps for Elephants?)
  • The Conservation of Water Resources in Sri Lanka
    (River valleys and Drainage systems, potential of underground water. Possibilities in cheaper desalination of sea water.)
  • Prehistoric Cave Dwellers of Sri Lanka
    (Assessment of studies done so far with a view to embark on areas which need further exploration.)
  • Speleology – An unsaturated Field for Research in Sri Lanka
    (Development of Speleology as a new field for research)
  • Ancient Irrigations Systems of Sri Lanka – Understanding the original and natural concepts which were the most eco-friendly
    (Looking into the Evolution of Irrigation Systems. A comparative approach to ancient irrigation systems in Sri Lanka and those of other contemporary civilisations)
  • Effect of the Human Encroachment of lands important for Rehabilitation of Ancient Tanks and Irrigation canals
    (Conflicting interests in economic goal realization in Sri Lanka. Effect of careless distribution of land and the dangers from unemployment and absence of housing facilities)
  • Underground water based agriculture in Sri Lanka
    (How the driest lands in Sri Lanka can be turned into productive agricultural land)
  • Productivity of Land against the Growing Population in Sri Lanka
    ( Programmes for maximisation of productivity)
  • Study on ‘Environmental Protection and marginal land utilization in Sri Lanka’
    (The necessity to introduce Green Belts in Sri Lanka)
  • Efforts in turning Colombo into a Green City
    (City Development Projects in Colombo City.)
  • Transport against Environmental needs in Sri Lanka
    (Optimisation of Public Transport as a measure to preserve environment)
  • Housing in Sri Lanka
    (Potential in easing the Population burden in urban regions by way of planned ‘Mini Cities concept’.)
 
     
 

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