Prof. S. B. Weerakoon

Senior Professor


Office Address:

Department of Civil Engineering,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya,20400,
Sri Lanka.

Email: sbweera@pdn.ac.lk

Telephone:+94-81-2393566/3000


Prof. S.B.Weerakoon is a Senior Professor in Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He is a Chartered Engineer, International Professional Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, He is the country representative and Member of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), the country representative in the Asian Fluid Mechanics Committee (AFMC), and member of International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR). He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Survey and Mapping.
He was a Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, a Head of the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Peradeniya, and an Adjunct Professor of the United Nations University. He obtained his bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours (1982) specializing in Civil Engineering from the University of Peradeniya and master’s degree (1987) and doctoral degree (1990) from the University of Tokyo, Japan specializing in hydraulic engineering. His research interests include computational fluid dynamics, climate change, hydropower development, flood modelling and storm water drainage. He has over 100 technical publications to his account and he has received presidential research awards. He has obtained number of international competitive research grants including grants from NORAD (Rs.400 Mn from 2014-2019), European Union (Rs.20 Mn from 2015-2018) and United Nations University (from 2007 -2015). He has carried out post-doctoral/collaborative research in UNESCO-IHE and TUDelft -The Netherlands, South Florida Water Management District-USA, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne-UK, University of Tokyo-Japan, IWMI-Colombo, and University of Life Sciences-Norway during his carrier.

PhD : University of Tokyo (1990)

MEng : University of Tokyo (1987)

BScEng (First Class Hons): University of Peradeniya (1982)

Fellow, the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka

International Professional Engineer, Sri Lanka

Member of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science

Member of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences

Member of the Asian Fluid Mechanics Committee

Chartered Engineer

Hydraulic and Water Quality Modeling

Hydrological Modeling in Ungauged Basins

Computational Fluid Dynamics

River Flow Computations

Mini Hydropower Development

Senior Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2014 May - To date)

Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2006 May - 2014 May)

Adjunct Professor/ United Nations University, Tokyo (From 2012)

Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2009 Aug - 2012 Oct)

Head, Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2008 Jan - 2009 Jul)

Research Fellow, Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan (2001 - 2002)

Research Fellow, Water Resources Systems Research Unit, University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK (1994 - 1995)

Senior Lecturer, Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniy, Sri Lanka (1990 Oct - 2006 May)

Assistant Lecturer, Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (1983 Nov – 1990 Oct)

Civil Engineer, Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau of Sri Lanka (1982 Sep – 1983 Nov)

2011&2012 (3 months):
Erasmus Mundus Scholoar, Department of Hydraulic Engineering, TuDelft, The Netherlands.

2006 Jan -2008 June:
Coordinator of the International Secretariat of the IAHS - PUB Initiative at Int. Water Management Institute (IWMI)

2001 June - 2002 May :
Research Fellow, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

2000 Oct - 2000 Dec :
Visiting Scholar, Hydrological System Modeling Group, South Florida Water Management District, Florida, USA.

1994 Oct - 1995 Sept :
Research Fellow, Water Resources Systems Research Unit, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

1985 Oct - 1990 Oct :
Graduate Student, River Engineering Laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka

Member of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science

Member of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences & Country Representative for IAHS

Country Representative for the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)

Country Representative of the Asian Fluid Mechanics Committee (AFMC)

Member of the International Coordination Group of the Asia Water Cycle Initiative (AWCI) of GEOSS (Coordinated by University of Tokyo)

Member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Survey and Mapping (ISM) of Sri Lanka

Accredited Consultant by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Sri Lanka