Dr. A.G.H.J. Edirisinghe

Head & Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Civil Engineering


Office Address:

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

Email Personal: aghje@pdn.ac.lk

Email Official : headcivil@eng.pdn.ac.lk

Telephone : +94-81-2393502, +94-81-2393534


PhD : University of Ehime, Japan (1994)

Diploma : Road safety Lund – Sweden (2009)

MEng : University of Ehime, Japan (1991)

BScEng : University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (1987)

Member, the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka

Member, Sri Lanka Evaluation Association

Member, the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of science

Natural Disasters, Road traffic accidents

Head, Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2017 Feb- todate)

Director, Centre for Distance and Continuing Education (2010 - 2016)

Chief Engineer NWSDB (2008 – 2009)

Visiting Research Fellow, Ehime University, Japan (2003)

Visiting Researcher, Ehime University, Japan (2001)

Senior Lecturer, Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (1994- todate)

Research Student, Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (1988-1994)

Engineering Teaching Assistant, Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (1987-1988)

Visiting Research Fellow – Ehime University

Edirisinghe, AGHJ, Yatabe, R., Bhandari, NP (2005) : “Public Opinion on Various Aspects of 2004 Tsunami Disaster” intl.conference on Prevention of Natural Disasters, Singapore, Dec. 2005.

Edirisinghe, AGHJ (2006) : “ Effect of attitude and behaviour of drivers on safety of road users” Proc. 8th world congress on safety and injury prevention- safety 2006, Durban- South Africa, April, 2006

Edirisinghe, AGHJ (2006) : “Pedestrian safety on Sri Lankan roads”, Proc. 8th world congress on safety and injury prevention – Safety 2006, Durban – South Africa, April, 2006

Edirisinghe, AGHJ, Yatabe, R, Bhandari, NP(2006) : “Public involvement in controlling natural hazards in Sri Lanka”, Proc. 8th world congress on safety and injury prevention – Safety 2006, Durban – South Africa, April, 2006

Edirisinghe, AGHJ (2008): “ Effect of three wheelers on traffic situation on Sri Lankan Roads” Proc. 2nd International symposium on modeling the issues and challenges towards sustainable development, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, July, 2008.

Edirisinghe, AGHJ (2008): “ Severity of road traffic accidents in Sri Lanka”, Proc. Inter. conference on Disasters and Development, Kathmadu, Nepal, Nov. 2008

Edirisinghe, AGHJ (2008): “Community centered disaster preparedness and emergency management” Proc. Inter. conference on Disasters and Development, Kathmadu, Nepal, Nov. 2008

Edirisinghe, AGHJ (2009) : Impact of heavy vehicles on traffic matters on Sri Lankan Roads”; Proc. Of the Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Vol. 14, 3- December, 2009

Edirisinghe, AGHJ(2009): “ Possibilities of improving three wheeler service as a passenger transport mode”, proc. International Exchange Symposium on Sustainable Infrastructure development in Asia, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, 14-15, Sept, 2009.

Edirisinghe, AGHJ, Gunathilaka, BMRB, Kulathilaka, KMTM,Madurawala DDI :” Possibilities of using railway facilities to minimize traffic congestion in Kandy Town”, Prof. IESL Central Province centre, 2009

Edirisinghe, AGHJ (2009) : “Reasons for motorcycle accidents in Sri Lanka” Proc. 13th REAAA conference – Seoul Korea

One out of Five most dedicated individuals in Sri Lanka for Prevention of road Traffic Accidents ( Cespa- Rospa)