Department of Civil Engineering


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A Research Seminar (ONLINE) on "Weather Forecasting and Their Engineering Applications" by Dr. Panduka Neluwala will be held on 31st March 2021, from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.


(25/03/2021)

Recognition of Prof. S.B.S. Abeyakoon as a Fellow of the Nationa Academy of Science, Sri Lanka

Prof. S.B.S. Abayakoon was awarded as a Fellow of the National Academy of Science, Sri Lanka (NASSL). Prof. Abayakoon is the third member from the Faculty who was admitted to this prestigious Academy, after Prof. M. Amaratunga and Prof. M.P. Ranaweera.


Fellow of the National Academy of Science, Sri Lanka (NASSL). Prof. SBS Abayakoon

(08/03/2021)

An Introductory Session for CONNECT State Bridge Design Competition - 2021

CES has organized an introductory session for CONNECT state bridge design competition on 16th Tuesday at 4.00 pm via ZOOM

   Date:     February 16, 2021
   Time:   @ 4 p.m. Via Zoom
Please register for the Zoom meeting via
   Zoom link -http://bitly.ws/bK45

Please find the poster below. This will be a valuable opportunity to gain experience and to show your talents.

Prizes for University Category

  • 1st- 350,000 LKR
  • 2nd- 250,000 LKR
  • 3rd- 150,000 LKR
For more details visit https://connect.iabmas-srilanka.org/

(22/02/2021)


A Session on Mindfulness Practice as a tool to transfer to the new normal life with COVID 19



Workshop on "Tools and FEeLS facilities for on-line exams"


A Workshop on "Tools and FEeLS facilities for on-line exams" was held for the academic staff of the Department of Civil Engineering on 2nd February 2021 at CAD Lab. The session was conducted by Prof. Chalinda Beneragama of Faculty of Agriculture and Ms. Iroshini Ratnapala of Computing Centre, FoE.



1st Research Seminar of Full-Time Postgraduate Students

Civil Engineering Research Club (CERC) in Collaboration with Civil Engineering Research Sub-Committee of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya Presents 1st Research Seminar of Full-Time Postgraduate Students

Civil Engineering 
            Research Club (CERC) 1st Research Seminar of Full-Time Postgraduate Students

(10/02/2021)


CES Online interactive session on False Work and Mass Concreting

CES kindly invites you to join for a talk on False Work and Mass Concrete under the "Good practices in Construction Supervision" talk series

   Date:   January 21, 2021
   Time:   5 p.m. onwards
   Zoom link -http://bitly.ws/bamQ

(22/01/2021)


Post of Temporary Instructors

Applications are called from those who are interested to serve as Temporary Instructors at the Department of Civil Engineering. Applications can be collected from the Department Office.

Duly completed application together with updated Curriculum Vitae, Academic Transcript and a photocopy of National identity card should be submitted to the Department Office by Monday, 01st of February 2021.

Post of Temporary Instructors: Department of Civil Engineering

(22/01/2021)



CES Talk on Bored Pile Construction

CES kindly invites you to join for a talk on Bored pile construction under the "Good practices in Construction Supervision" talk series

   Time:   January 14 (Thursday), 2021, 5:00 p.m.

Please get the zoom link by registering for the zoom meeting using the link below;
   link: https://learn.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5MpceChrj4rH9S3RNrLwTLy2n6xHsNWJwIH

You will receive the custom link to the zoom webinar via email once the registration is completed

CES Talk on Bored pile construction

(13/01/2021)



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)


CES Talk on Introduction of New Kalani Bridge Project & Construction Techniques

CES Talk on Introduction of New Kalani Bridge Project & Construction Techniques by Eng. (Mrs) Darshika Jayasekera is scheduled for 27th November 2020 (Friday) from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM via ZOOM. Please find the attached poster herewith.


Live Zoom cast Details:
Time: November 27, 2020, 4-5 pm
Meeting link: https://learn.zoom.us/j/66414742826?pwd=WklQcExtdmJGT1N2czNkYWFZVGNmUT09
Meeting ID: 664 1474 2826
Passcode: e2y%xACR

CES Talk on Introduction of New Kalani Bridge Project & Construction Techniques

(26/11/2020)



A Research Seminar on "Gas Migration in Differently-Characterized Porous Media: Applications on the Earth and Beyond" by Dr. Chamindu D.T.K.K.

A Research seminar on "Gas Migration in Differently-Characterized Porous Media: Applications on the Earth and Beyond" by Dr. Chamindu D.T.K.K. will be held on 25th November at EOE Pereira Theatre, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya

Accurate characterization of gas migration in soils and other porous systems is an important prerequisite to understand provisional (e.g., plant growth) and regulatory (e.g., public safety, climate change) services of different ecosystems. In this research seminar, experimental and numerical studies conducted in a wide range of soils including agricultural soil, pasture soils, landfills, urban soils, Arctic soils will be presented. An experimental and numerical insight on gas transport in selected porous substrates for space-based applications (for example to grow plants in Space Stations) will also be presented.

Applications on the Earth and Beyond

(14/11/2020)



Full time PhD Scholarship under Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) - University of Peradeniya(UOP) Split PhD Program

Full Time PhD Scholarship Opportunity Under RMIT-UOP Split PhD Programme:

Scholarship:
TITLE: Lightweight concrete materials for prefabricated modular construction
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(04/11/2020)



A Research Seminar on "Seismic Hazard Maps and Their Engineering Application" by Dr. K. K. Wijesundara

A Research seminar on "Seismic Hazard Maps and Their Engineering Application" by Dr. K. K. Wijesundara will be held on 28th October at EOE, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya

(18/10/2020)



Expert Committee Report on Assessment of the Vulnerability of Existing Buildings and Ongoing Constructions within Kandy City was handed over to the Hon. Governor of the Central Province on 12th October 2020

After the recent collapse of the building in Boowelikada, Kandy Hon. Governor of the Central Province Mr. Lalith U. Gamage appointed an expert committee to inspect and assess the vulnerability of existing buildings and ongoing constructions within Kandy city limit and to submit an independent technical report with recommendations. The expert committee submitted its report on 12th October 2020. The committee focused on 20 buildings during a short period of three weeks as they were found to be risky.


Among the members of the expert committee were Professor S.B.S. Abeykoon, Dr. L.C. Kurukulasuriya, Dr. S.K. Navaratnarajah, Dr. K.K. Wijesundara, and Dr. H.A.D. Samith Buddika representing the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

(12/10/2020))



Online Teaching During the Pandemic

Amidst the pandemic, the department is continuing the undergraduate and postgraduate academic activities using Faculty Learning Management System (FEeLS) and ZOOM video conferencing via LEARN from 12th October


(12/10/2020)



A Research Seminar on “Saving Lakes - Case Study ; The Kandy Lake” by Prof. K.B.S.N Jinadasa

A Research seminar on “Saving Lakes - Case Study ; The Kandy Lake” by Prof. K.B.S.N Jinadasa Prof. K.B.S.N Jinadasa was held on 30th September at Seminar room 1, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya

(16/09/2020)



Annual General Meeting of CES

Annual General Meeting of CES was held on 10th September 2020 at the CAD Lab at 4 pm -5 pm.

(06/07/2020)



Promotion of Dr. Shameen Jinadasa to the Post of Professor in Civil Engineering

Dr. Shameen Jinadasa was promoted to the post of Professor in Civil Engineering effective from April/2019.

(30/06/2020)

Quality Assurance Workshop

Quality Assurance Workshop for Academic Staff members of Department of Civil Engineering was held on 27th August 2020


(27/08/2020)



Poster Presentation of the Department of Civil Engineering

The annual poster presentation of the Department of Civil Engineering was held at the Faculty of Engineering on 20th August, 2020 with the participation of the department’s academic staff and invited guests from the faculty as well as the Civil Engineering industry. The opening ceremony was held at the EOE Pereira Theater of the Faculty which also symbolized the launching of the proceedings of the undergraduate research symposium held in 2018. The event provided a valuable opportunity for the undergraduate students (E/14 batch) who shared the outcomes of their final-year research with the participants and received useful insights to direct their future research efforts towards industrial applications. This annual landmark event of the Department is co-organized by the Civil Engineering Society (CES) of the Department and is sponsored by the Tokyo Cement Group.


(20/08/2020)



Applications for 2021 intake of the Postgraduate Programme are now open


Post graduate programmes in Civil Engineering
  • Environmental and Water Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Highway and Traffic Engineering
  • Structure Engineering
  • Sustainable Built Environment

(15/08/2020)


Research Grant for " Strengthening University-Enterprise Collaboration for Resilient Communities in Asia (SECRA)”

Prof. Ranjith Dissanayake and the team received the research grant for “Strengthening University-Enterprise Collaboration for Resilient Communities in Asia (SECRA)” from the European Commission through the Erasmus+ program Capacity Building in Higher Education
The overarching aim of SECRA is to contribute to more resilient communities in Asia through institutionalized, systematic, monitored, innovative, and inclusive university–enterprise collaboration (UEC) in climate change action and disaster resilience (DR). The main problem targeted by SECRA is the ad hoc, episodic quality of UEC in the field of DR in many Asian countries, which are disproportionately affected by consequences of climate change. We are aware that there is no simple answer to the wickedness of climate change consequences or resilience; we are claiming, however, that facilitating systematic, institutionalized, inclusive (in terms of gender parity) and monitored UEC is part of a solution. High quality, entrepreneurial collaborative activities between universities and industry facilitate the exchange of scientific knowledge, practical skills and good practices, which otherwise remain siloed.
SECRA deals with the problem at hand in a sequential fashion. The project’s contribution to more resilient communities is through increasing the capacity of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to initiate, manage, maintain, and benefit from UEC. The institutionalization and systematization of UEC are addressed in WPs 1, 2, and 3, innovation in WP4, and monitoring in WP5. SECRA will produce, inter alia, material towards eventual change of policies governing collaborative activities in partner countries; a relation framework to understand UEC; an online platform for a Community of Practice (CoP) consisting of HEIs, public sector and enterprise actors; a corporate start-up lab and networking activities in partner HEIs, and a monitoring tool to assess the quality of UEC that can be broadly contextualized for use in HEIs worldwide.

(09/08/2020)



Research grant from Erasmus+ for "CC WATER- Graduates for Climate Change adapted water management"

Prof. S.B. Weerakoon and the team received the research grant for CCWater the project from Erasmus+ which was submitted by Prof. Harsha Ratnaweera from NMBU as the Project Manager. The CCWater project addresses 'knowledge building' to address water scarcity and water management in 3 partner countries in Asia. It will strengthen the local capacities to cope with Climate Change adaptation through 3 universities from Sri Lanka, 3 from China, and 2 from Mongolia. 3 program countries, Norway, Germany and Poland, with 3 universities with broad and diverse experience in climate-resilient water management will build a knowledge-sharing partnership with the 8 universities in 3 partner countries.

The universities, as the key stakeholders preparing tomorrow's leaders, engineers, and scientists, have a key role to play when educating the graduates in the water sector. The participating units of the universities have teaching responsibilities related to water resources, water supply and wastewater management, which are the focus of the CCWater project.

The CC Water project aims to strengthen the water-related higher education in 3 partner countries to increase the resilience against climate change impacts. This is achieved by developing HEI’s competences and skills with modern technology and teaching resources. The international collaboration, which is a unified strategic priority of all participating HEIs, will be strengthened together with improved gender and ethnic diversity and inclusion.

The main objectives is designed to achieve with five focus areas with five concrete results: (1) enhancing climate resilience and sustainability of water resources and infrastructures in the Partner Countries (2) modernising water related higher education with climate change issues and internationalise HEIs from the Partner Countries (3) improving the level of competences and skills in HEIs from the Partner Countries (4) strengthening relations of HEIs in the Partner Countries with the wider economic and social environment, and enhance their innovation capacity and (5) improving diversity and inclusion of higher education in the Partner Countries.

(05/08/2020)



Research grant from Asia Pacific Network (APN) to investigate Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Paddy Ecosystems

Dr. Chamindu Deepagoda awarded an international research grant from Asia Pacific Network (APN) to investigate Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Paddy Ecosystems. This is a project involving multiple countries (Sri Lanka, India, Philippines, Japan, New Zealand, Denmark, USA) which is planned to be a two-year project with overall research funding of 71,000 USD.

(01/08/2020)



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