Department of Civil Engineering



ACHIEVEMENTS

AWARDS 2020



Faculty Research Awards 2018/2020 to SIX of members - Department of Civil Engineering

On July 14, 2021, the Faculty Board conferred the Distinguished Achievements of the following six Members and the Honors of the Department of Civil Engineering.


Prof. (Mrs) K G N Nanayakkara

Dr. K K Wijesundara

Dr. T K K Chamindu Deepagoda

Dr. C S Bandara

Dr. M C M Nasvi

Dr. S.K. Navaratnarajah


(20/07/2021)


The President's Awards for Scientific Research 2018 was held on 6th April 2021

The President's Awards for Scientific Research 2018 was held on 6th April 2021 as a virtual event. The following members of the department of civil engineering received the award in the virtual ceremony.


Dr. S.K. Navaratnarajah

Dr. H. A. D. Samith Buddika

Dr. K. K. Wijesundara

Dr. S.K. Navaratnarajah for the Journal article "Influence of Under Sleeper Pads on Ballast Behavior Under Cyclic Loading: Experimental and Numerical Studies" published at the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering by American Society of Civil Engineers - ASCE (https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001954)

Dr. H. A. D. Samith Buddika for the Journal article "Seismic Shear Forces in Post-Tensioned Hybrid Precast Concrete Walls" published at the Journal of Structural Engineering by American Society of Civil Engineers - ASCE (https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002079)

Dr. K. K. Wijesundara for the Journal article "Evaluation of the seismic performance of suspended zipper column concentrically braced steel frames" published at the Journal of Constructional Steel Research (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2018.09.003)


(29/04/2021)


SD & CC AWARD - 2020

The paper published in the Engineer: Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka on the title of "Correlation among Index Properties, Strength and Compressibility Parameters of Peat Soils in Muthurajawela Region of Sri Lanka" authored by Eng. T. Chenthan and Eng. (Miss.) S. Sharuja co-authored by Eng (Dr.). M.C.M. Nasvi has been selected for the SD&CC award - 2020.


Dr. M.C.M. Nasvi

Eng. T. Chenthan

Eng. (Miss.) S. Sharuja

Receiving the SD&CC Award - 2020 from Eng. Col. (Rtd). Nissanka N. Wijeratne, Secretary General/CEO, Chamber of Construction Industry of Sri Lanka for the best paper by an Associate Member in the Journal "Engineer" at the inauguration of the 114th Annual Session of the IESL.


(11/04/2021)


The Winner of Access PLC Gold Medal 2020

The scientific paper titled "Finite Element Modelling of Damaged Dapped-end Beam Behaviour" authored by Eng. A.H.M.S.A. Abeysinghe and Dr. H.D. Yapa from the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya has been selected as the Best Paper published in the "Modulus" for the session 2020 by the Society of Structural Engineers Sri Lanka (SSESL) and has been awarded the Access PLC Gold Medal 2020

Dr. H.D. Yapa

Eng. A.H.M.S.A. Abeysinghe

(25/12/2020)



Best Paper presented at the Annual Sessions 2020

The paper "Nonlinear Numerical Simulation of the Seismic Response of the Kotmale Dam" authored by Eng. B H M M Herath Co-authored by Dr. K K Wijesundara, and Eng. A R M H B Amunugama presented at the Annual General Meeting held on 25th August 2020 has been selected as the Best Paper presented at the Annual Sessions 2020 from a three-staged evaluation Process and been entitled to the Raghu Chandrakeerty Gold Medal 2020


Dr. Kushan Kalmith Wijesundara

Eng. B H M M Herath

Eng. A R M H B Amunugama

(24/12/2020)



Joint first award by the Sri Lankan Geotechnical Society (SLGS)

The undergraduate research project on "Feasibility of Using Geopolymers to Stabilize Expansive Soil" carried out by S. Kanjana and S. Sajithithijan under the supervision of Dr. M.C.M Nasvi won the "Joint first award" at the Sri Lankan Geotechnical Society (SLGS) project day 2020 held on 23rd December 2020

Dr. M.C.M Nasvi

Ms. S. Kanjana

Mr. S. Sajithithijan

(24/12/2020)



Migara Rathnatunga Trust Awards

Ms.M.A.l.A. Moragoda received Merit Certificate from IESL under Migara Rathnatunga Trust Awards for Industrial Training For University Undergraduates -2019/2020

(12/09/2020)



AWARDS 2019


ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award by ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations (AEFO)

Prof. Shameen Jinadasa

Prof. K.B.S.N. Jinadasa received ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award by ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations (AEFO) as the Principal Investigator of Project on 'Mitigation of Pollution at Kandy Lake and Mid-Canal Sri Lanka'. Award was conferred AFEO's 35th annual Conference (CAFEO) held in Bangkok, Thailand



Best Paper and Presentation Award - “Modelling Soil-Gas Diffusivity in Aggregated Porous Media”

Ms. Navodi Jayarathne, received the best paper and presentation award for her paper on “Modelling Soil-Gas Diffusivity in Aggregated Porous Media” at the ACEPS 2019 international symposium which was held at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna

(29/10/2019)



Trust Awards for Industrial Training For University Undergraduates -2018/2019

Ms. L.M.S.D. Pitawala received Cash award from the IESL under Migara Rathnatunga Trust Awards for Industrial Training For University Undergraduates -2018/2019

(10/08/2019)



National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Award – 2017

Prof. J. J. Wijetunge received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Award – 2017 for scientific excellence in the field of Engineering Sciences



NRC Merit Award for Scientific Publications in 2017

Dr. D.T.K.K Chamindu received the NRC Merit Award for Scientific Publications in 2017



AWARDS 2018


President’s Award For Scientific Publications

Senior Professor P.B.R.Dissanayake, Dr.U.I.Dissanayake, Dr.(Mrs.)W.C.T.K.Gunawardane, Dr. D.T.K.K.chamidu, Dr.C.S.Bandara and Dr.L.Rathnayake received Presidential Awards in 2018 for their research publications in 2016

Prof. Ranjith Dissanayake

Dr. U. I. Dissanayake

Dr.(Mrs) W.C.T.K. Gunawardana

Dr. Chamindu Deepagoda T.K.K.

Dr. Lashitha Rathnayake

Dr. C. S. Bandara



1st Place at the SLGS Project Day Competition

S. M. Gajanayake (project partner: R.D.S.S. Jayasooriya) won the 1st place at the SLGS Project Day competition.



2nd Place at the SLGS Project Day Competition

B. Balinee (project partner: P. Dissanth) won 2nd place at the SLGS Project Day competition. The project was supervised by Dr. M.C.M. Nasvi.



Gold-medal for the best paper publishing in “Modulus” 2018

Ms. D M M P Dissanayake (of E12 batch) was awarded the Gold-medal for the best paper publishing in “Modulus” 2018. The project was supervised by Dr. H D Yapa



NSF Research Award – 2017

Prof. J.J. Wijetunge

Prof. J. J. Wijetunge of the Department of Civil Engineering has won the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Award – 2017 under the category of Engineering Sciences, Architecture and ICT for his research work on numerical modelling and mapping of coastal impact of storm surges in Sri Lanka. He will be awarded a plaque, a certificate and a cash prize at the Awards Ceremony to be held on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the National Science Foundation this year (2018).



Prestigious Engineering Award for the Faculty of Engineering

Prof. Shameen Jinadasa

On 20 July 2017, the project “Mitigation of Pollution at Kandy Lake and Mid-Canal, Sri Lanka” has been awarded the Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award (PEAA) by the Institute of Engineers, Singapore (IES). The project was a collaboration between UOP’s Faculty of Engineering and the Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (NEWRI, Singapore). Prof. Shameen Jinadasa, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Civil Engineering was the project’s Principal Investigator.

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University of Peradeniya - CVCD Excellence Awards

Prof. J.J. Wijetunge

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Presidential Research Bonus

Prof. J.J. Wijetunge

Prof. Shameen Jinadasa

Prof. Nadeeshani Nanayakkara



NRC Merit Award for Scientific Publication

Prof. Ranjith Dissanayake

Prof. J.J. Wijetunge

Dr. (Mrs.) H.K. Nandalal


IESL Best Technical Paper

SD&CC Award to Prof. K. P. P. Pathirana

Prof. K. P. P. Pathirana



Department of Civil Engineering