Prof. K. G. H. C. N. Seneviratne (Retired)

Senior Professor

Office Address:

Department of Civil Engineering,
University of Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka.


Telephone: +94-81-2393511

PhD : University of Cambridge, U.K (1979)

BScEng (First Class Hons), University of Ceylon, Sri Lanka, (1975)

Fellow, the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka

Senior Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (Jan 2005 – To date)

Director, Centre for Research and Post-graduate Studies, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2001 -     2003)

Head, Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (Oct 1997 – Sep 2000)

Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (Dec 1996 – Dec 2004)

Visiting Fellow, University of Western Australia (1994-1995)

Visiting Fellow, University of Sydney (1991 - 1992)

Senior Lecturer/lecturer, Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (Jul 1981 – Nov 1996)

Geotechnical Engineer, Over Arup and Partners Limited, Hong Kong (Apr 1980 - Mar 1981)

Research Assistant, Cambridge University Engineering Department, U.K. (Aug 1979 – Apr 1980)

January 2007– January 2008: Visiting Professor, University of South Florida, Tampa

March 1994 – February 1995 : Visiting Scholar, University of Western Australia

May 1991– May 1992 : Visiting Scholar University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Vice-president, Sri Lankan Geotechnical Society, Sri Lanka

Member, Advisory and Coordinating Board, Institute of Surveying and Mapping, Diyatalawa, Sri Lanka.

Member, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.

Member, Sri Lankan Association for Advancement of Science, Sri Lanka

Seneviratne, H.N. (2010), “Geotechnical Challenges of Sustainable Development in Tropical Peat : Sarawak Example”, A keynote paper to be presented at International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE), The State of Art, Kandy, Sri Lanka, December.

Hjh Siti Noor Linda Taib , Dayangku Salma bt Awang Ismail, Nimal Seneviratne and Simon Sii (2010), “Analytical and Experimental Behaviour of Soil Nailed Embankments in Clay Under Centrifuge Loading”, Geotropika 2010, Sabah, Malaysia, December

Seneviratne, H.N., Rajapakse, M.P.N., Gunaratne, M. (2009), “Field calibration of an analytical model for pavement friction testing applications”, Journal of Testing and Evaluation 37(1), pp 21-30.

Seneviratne, H.N., Rajapakse, M., and Gunaratne, M. (2008), “A pseudo-dynamic formulation for analysis of runway friction measurement tests”, Proceedings, International conference on “Advances in continuummechanics, material science, nano science and nanotechnology, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya,

Suthagaran, V., Kandeepan, V., Kalatheepan, G. and Seneviratne, H. N. (2006) “A Study of Foundation Scour in Sri Lanka due to Tsunami 2004”, Hazard Mitigation and Infrastructure Renewal Related to Natural Disasters: 10th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC-10), Bangkok, Thailand, August

Seneviratne, H.N.,Ratnaweera, H.G.P.A., and Bandara, R.M.S. (2005) “Geotechnical Aspects of natural Hazards : Sri Lankan Experience”, Proceedings, Country presentation, International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation, Chu, Phoon and Yong (eds) @2005 World Scientific Publishing Company ISBN 981-256-469-1.