Department of Civil Engineering



Dr. (Mrs) M. M. G. T. De Silva

Senior Lecturer


Office Address:

Department of Civil Engineering,

University of Peradeniya,

Peradeniya,20400,

Sri Lanka.

gouri1981@gmail.com
+94-81-2393560

Dr. (Ms) M. M. G. T. De Silva received the BSc Engineering degree with First Class Honors in Civil Engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2007. After the graduation she joined CML-MTD Construction Ltd as a Project Engineer and after that she joined and Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka as a Civil Engineer. Then she started reading Master of Philosophy degree on "Comparative studies to adapt for floods in Kelani river basin due to the impacts of climatic change in Sri Lanka". She worked on climate change analysis, hydrological and hydro-dynamic analyses for her MPhil dissertation. She received her MPhil degree in 2013 from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. She served as a lecturer in KITI-IWM for three years until she started her Doctor of Philosophy degree in 2015 the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan. Her PhD thesis is on, "Impact of climate variability and floods on rural livelihood: A case study in Sri Lanka to support policy-making". She worked on socio-hydrology and structural equation modeling for disaster risk analysis for her PhD She received her PhD in April 2019. Currently, she is serving as Senior Lecturer (Grade II) at the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Her research interests are climate change analysis, hydrological and hydro-dynamic analyses, socio-hydrology and structural equation modeling

  • 2019 - PhD, University of Tokyo , Tokyo, Japan
  • 2013 - MPhil, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • 2007 - BSc.Eng (Hons), University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Climate Change Analysis
  • Hydrological and Hydro-dynamic Analyses
  • Socio-hydrology
  • Structural Equation Modeling
  • Sep. 2020 - To date: Senior Lecturer (Grade II), Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya
  • Jun. 2019 - Sep. 2020: Temporary Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Oct. 2015 - Mar. 2019: Doctoral Candidate, Department of Civil Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo, Japan
  • May 2012 - Sep. 2015: Lecturer, International Training Institute of Irrigation and Water Management, Kothmale, Sri Lanka
  • Apr. 2009 - Apr. 2012: MPhil Candidate, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Oct. 2007 - Jul. 2008: Civil Engineer, Dam Safety and Water Resources Planing Project, Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka
  • Feb. 2007 - Sep. 2007: A11 Road Project, CML - MTD Construction Ltd
  • Associate Member, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (AMIESL)
  • Member, Alumni Association of the Department of Civil Engineering, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Associate Member, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (AMIESL)
  • Associate Engineer, The Engineering Council, Sri Lanka (ECSL)
  • Member, Peradeniya Engineering Faculty Alumni Association (PEFAA)
  • M.M.G.T. De Silva and Akiyuki Kawasaki, 2018. Socioeconomic Vulnerability to Disaster Risk: A Case Study of Flood and Drought Impact in a Rural Sri Lankan Community. Ecological Economics, Vol. 152, pp. 131-140
  • M.M.G.T. De Silva and Akiyuki Kawasaki, 2020. A local-scale analysis to understand differences in socioeconomic factors affecting economic loss due to floods among different communities. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Vol 47
  • De Silva M. M. G. T., Weerakoon S. B., and Herath S., "Modeling of Event and Continuous Flow Hydrographs with HEC-HMS; Case study in Kelani river basin in Sri Lanka", ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp 800 - 806, April 1, 2014
  • De Silva M. M. G. T., Weerakoon S. B., and Herath S., "Event Based Flood Inundation Mapping Under the Impact of Climate Change: A Case Study in Lower Kelani River Basin, Sri Lanka", Hydrology: Current Research, Vol. 07, issue 1, March 2016
  • De Silva G. T., S.B. Weerakoon, U.R. Ratnayaka, Srikantha Herath, Sarith Mahanama, Flood inundation mapping along the lower reach of Kelani River basin under the impact of climate change, "ENGINEER" journal, Vol. XXXXV, No. 02, pp 23 - 30, April 2012
  • De Silva G. T., Herath S., Weerakoon S. B., Rathnayake U. R., Application of WRF with different cumulus parameterization schemes for precipitation forecasting in a tropical river basin, proceeding of the 13th Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 17 - 21 December 2010
  • M.M.G.T. De Silva and Akiyuki Kawasaki, September 2018. Assessment of socioeconomic impact due to floods in local scale; A case study in Sri Lanka. World Social Science Forum (WSSF) Fukuoka, Japan
  • M.M.G.T. De Silva and Akiyuki Kawasaki, November 2017. Socioeconomic impact assessment of frequent water-related disasters in local scale; A case study in Sri Lanka. 16th International Symposium on New Technologies for Urban Safety of Mega Cities in Asia, 2017 (16th USMCA 2017), Sendai, Japan
  • De Silva M. M. G. T., S. B. Weerakoon, Srikantha Herath, Flood risk analysis under the impact of climate change; A case study in Kelani River basin, Sri Lanka, proceeding of the 14th Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics, Hanoi, Vietnam, 15th - 19th October 2013
  • De Silva G. T., Herath S., Weerakoon S. B., Rathnayake U. R., Future rainfall trend analysis at the Kelani river basin in Sri Lanka, 16th Inter-Governmental and Scientific Planning Group Meetings, Asia Pacific Network (APN) for Global Change Research Networking and Poster session, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 6th April 2011 (Runner-up award)
  • De Silva G. T., Weerakoon S. B., Herath S., Rathnayake U. R., Flood inundation modeling along the lower reach of Kelani River basin under changing climate, proceedings of the 5th UN-CECAR conference on Disaster Risk Management & Sustainability, United Nations University Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan, 15th November 2011
  • De Silva M. M. G. T. , S.B. Weerakoon, Srikantha Herath, "Statistical approach to forecast rainfall trends in Kelani River basin, Sri Lanka under the impact of climate change", 8th International Perspective on Water Resources and the Environment, Colombo, Sri Lanka, January 4-6, 2016
  • De Silva M. M. G. T., Weerakoon S. B., and Herath S., Analysis of future rainfall trends in the Kelani river basin under the impact of climate change, proceeding of the Sri Lanka water convention 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 21st March 2013
  • De Silva G. T., S. B. Weerakoon, Srikantha Herath, Climate change impacts on floods in Kelani river basin and selected adaptation measures, proceeding of the conference on Sri Lanka - Japan collaborative research 2013, Sri Lanka, 29th - 31st March 2013
  • M.M.G.T. De Silva and Akiyuki Kawasaki, September 2017. Local-scale impact assessment of flood and drought over different socioeconomic communities in rural Sri Lanka. 5th Conference on Sri Lanka - Japan Collaborative Research, 2017 (5th SLJCR 2017), Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • De Silva G. T., Weerakoon S. B., RatnayakaU. R., Herath S., Forecasting Extreme Rainfall in Kelani River Basin under Changing Climate, Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Sri Lanka, Volume 16, 24th November 2011
  • De Silva G. T., Weerakoon S. B., Herath S., Rathnayake U. R., Event based flood inundation modeling in lower Kelani basin, proceedings of 2nd SAITM Research Symposium on Engineering Advancements (SRSEA) Colombo, Sri Lanka, 27th and 28th April 2012
  • MEXT scholarship for reading Doctor of Philosophy degree by the government of Japan (Oct. 2015 - Sep. 2018)
  • International Master Scholarship for reading Master of Philosophy degree by the United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan (Jun. 2009 - Jan. 2012)



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