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Prof. S. B. Weerakoon
Professor in Civil Engineering
& Adjunct Professor/ United Nations University

 
Office Address: 

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

 Email: 
sbweera@pdn.ac.lk
Telephone: 
+94-81-2393566/3000
 

Educational Qualifications :

  • PhD : University of Tokyo (1990)
  • MEng : University of Tokyo (1987)
  • BScEng (First Class Hons): University of Peradeniya (1982)
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Professional Qualifications :

  • FIESL (Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka)
  • Int. PE SL (International Professional Engineer Sri Lanka)
  • Chartered Engineer
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Appointments (Selected) :

  • 1982 Sept – 1983 Nov
    Civil Engineer, Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau of Sri Lanka

  • 1983 Nov – 1990 Oct. :
    Assistant Lecturer in Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya

  • 1990 Oct - 2006 May:
    Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniy

  • 2008 Jan - 2009 July :
    Head of the Department/ Department of Civil Engineering

  • 2009 Aug - 2012 Oct:
    Dean / Faculty of Engineering

  • From 2012 - Adjunct Professor/ United Nations University, Tokyo

  • 2006 May - to date :
    Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya

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Visiting Appointments:

  • 1985 Oct - 1990 Oct :
    Graduate Student, River Engineering Laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1994 Oct - 1995 Sept :
    Research Fellow, Water Resources Systems Research Unit, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • 2000 Oct - 2000 Dec :
    Visiting Scholar, Hydrological System Modeling Group, South Florida Water Management District, Florida, USA.
  • 2001 June - 2002 May :
    Research Fellow, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2006 Jan -2008 June:
    Coordinator of the International Secretariat of the IAHS - PUB Initiative at Int. Water Management Institute (IWMI)
  • 2011&2012 (3 months):
    Erasmus Mundus Scholoar, Department of Hydraulic Engineering, TuDelft, The Netherlands.

Memberships:

  • 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

Research Interests :

  • Hydraulic and Water Quality Modeling
  • Hydrological Modeling in Ungauged Basins
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • River Flow Computations
  • Mini Hydropower Development
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Other Credentials :

  • 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
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