The course provides for an in-depth study of the physical environment of Sri Lanka Structured to cover the different components of the natural environment. It makes a thorough examination of the existing geological, geomorphic, hydrological, climatic, and pedological and biogeographically research on Sri Lanka . The course has a special focus on contemporary problems concerning the environment.

Course topics: Global and Regional setting; human environment relation in Sri Lanka ; geomorphology and geological evolution; hydrological feature; weather patterns, climate and climate change; flora and fauna; natural and man-made hazards; environmental policies; International conventions.