Department of Civil Engineering


“Our effort is to develop a fully pledged national laboratory catering to various needs on solid waste related analyses”

Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer

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Gas Chromatograph

High performance liquid chromatograph

Organic Elemental Analyzer

Total organic carbon analyzer

Analytical Balance

High Speed Refrigerated Centrifuge

Muffel furnace

Turbidity meter

The Environmental Engineering Laboratory has been fully furnished with the state-of-the-art analytical instruments that have the capacity to cater a wide spectrum of analytical service needs. Besides, we are equipped with most coveted technical and academic expertise related to the sphere of environmental engineering domain. This is the first national laboratory complex act as a nucleus in germinating research and development culture in Sri Lanka.

Drinking and wastewater quality testing

Waste landfill monitoring

Laboratory and pilot scale operationalization of wastewater treatment technologies

Whether data recording

Soil and bio-solid analysis

  • Development of wastewater treatment technologies
  • Waste landfill monitoring
  • Waste & wastewater characterization
  • Adsorbent material characterization

With the advent of this Environmental Engineering Laboratory which is affiliated to the top seated university of Sri Lanka, University of Peradeniya, it is opened an avenue not only to research personnel but also to the industry as an independent and high principled analytical service establishment.

  • Quality parameter testing for wastewaters, ground water & drinking water
  • Soil and bio-solid sample testing
  • Design and Construction supervision
  • Consultancy services
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Initial Environmental Examination
  • Quality assurance of bottled water industry
  • Water quality analysis
  • Instrumental orientation & training
  • Demonstrations of laboratory experiments & practical work
  • Facilitation of undergraduate research studies
Academic Staff
  • Prof. G.B.B. Herath

    (Dean / Faculty of Engineering)

  • Prof. Shameen Jinadasa
  • Dr. Lashitha Rathnayake

    (Laboratory in-charge)

  • Dr. (Mrs) G. M. P. R. Weerakoon
Visiting Research Staff
  • Dr. C. S. Kalpage
  • Prof. R. Weerasooriya
  • Prof. M. I. M. Mowjood
Nonacademic Staff
  • Mr. Piyumal Dharmasena
  • Ms. Fathima Zuhara
  • Mr. Jaliya Wijesundara
  • Mr. Roshan Manjula
  • Ms. K. K. G. S. M.T.De Silva


Laboratory Telephone number: Mr. Piyumal Dharmasena - 081 239 3567

Department of Civil Engineering