The paper titled “Advances in ground improvement using waste materials for
transportation infrastructure” authored by Indraratna, B., Qi, Y., Tawk, M., Heitor, A., Rujikiatkamjorn, C., & Navaratnarajah, S. K. won
the ‘Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya’ award for best two overseas papers by Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), UK. The award was presented at ICE Awards Ceremony in
London on 13th October 2023.
The Migara Rathnatunga Trust Awards for Industrial Training 2021/2022
Many congratulations to Mr. D.R.T. Niwunhella (E/16/260) of the Department of
Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya for winning the award and certificate under the Civil Engineering category of “The Migara Rathnatunga Trust Awards for Industrial
Training for University Undergraduates – 2021 / 2022” from among all engineering faculties in the country.
The award & certificate was presented at the IESL lnduction and Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, August 31st, 2023 at the Main Hall of the BMICH, Colombo.
We also congratulate Mr. R.A.Langappuli (E/16/206) for receiving merit certificate in the Civil Engineering category.
Ms. Nawanjana Maheepala, Ph.D. candidate of the RMIT - University of Peradeniya joint
PhD programme, supervised by Dr. M.C.M. Nasvi and Dr. L.C.Kurukulsuriya , has won the "ICE VLA Emerging Engineer Award - 1st Place" in recognition of the outstanding Victorian
Engineering student presented by the Institute of Civil Engineers, Victorian Local Association (ICE VLA).
Prof. Nimal Seneviratne Awards for Best Civil Engineering projects - 2022
Prof. Nimal Seneviratne Awards for best final year research projects in 2022
(E16) were presented at the 50th Anniversary Commemorative Event of the Civil Engineering Society (CES) held on 17th June. Balasooriya L.H.S.U. & Krishantha B.R.G.A.
(for Materials and Structural Engineering), Chandrathilaka T.R.S.J. & Jayawickrama R.M.C.D. (for Water and Environmental Engineering), and Kowsikan K. & Jayalakshan S.
(Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering for) received the awards.
Three Minutes (3MT) Thesis Competition- Bronze Medal
Ms. S. Venuja, a Ph.D. candidate of DCE, won the Bronze medal (2nd runner-up)
in the prestigious “Three Minutes Thesis” (3MT) competition held on 20/06/2023, organized by the Young Scientists' Association of the National Institute of Fundamental Studies
(NIFS). The study is being carried out under a grant from AHEAD.
IABMAS Spaghetti Bridge Competition organized by The International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety - Sri Lanka Group in collaboration with the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka - Young Members Section (YMS) and Civil Engineering Society, University of Peradeniya.
7 universities ,11 teams , competing to bring glory to their university. Join with us to witness the most competitive competition of the year
The spaghetti bridge competition has, and will always be one of the most exciting and thrilling events marked in the event calendar.
Thanks to IABMAS who organized this competition, in collaboration with IESL YMS and CES of the University of Peradeniya, we were able to experience not just a competition, but various ways of bridge constructions as well. The competition was held at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, with the presence of teams from six different universities island wide.
The awarding ceremony of the competition was held on the 18th December at the ICSBE Kandy Conference 2022. Winners were awarded with exclusive prizes and tokens of appreciation were presented to the Judge Panel. With the presence of members of IABMAS, representatives from IESL, CES of University of Peradeniya and the winning team members, the awarding ceremony appeared to be a grand function.
Faculty Research Excellence Award/ Certificates of Commendation for Research Excellence
Eight academic staff members of DCE received ‘Faculty Research
Excellence Award'/ 'Certificates of Commendation for Research Excellence' at the Research Excellence Awards Ceremony for 2018, 2020 and 2022 held on 11th November at the EOE Pereira Theatre.
IESL AWARD - 2022 for Best Paper - in the Journal "Engineer" during the session 2021/22
A paper titled "Comparative Study of the Wind Codes: An Application to Forty-Six Storied Wall-Frame Structure"
by Eng B Kiriparan, Eng (Dr) J A S C Jayasinghe, and Eng (Dr) U I Dissanayake received the IESL AWARD - 2022 for Best Paper by a Corporate Member - in the Journal "Engineer" during the session 2021/22.
It was awarded in the Inauguration Ceremony of the 116th Annual Sessions held on 14-10-2022.
The Migara Rathnathunga Trust Awards for Industrial Training
Many congratulations to Mr NWAR Yasintha (E/15/409) of the Department of Civil Engineering for winning
the award and certificate under the Civil Engineering category of The Migara Rathnatunga Trust Awards for Industrial Training for university
undergraduates -2020/21 from among all engineering faculties in the country. The award will be presented at the forthcoming IESL Induction Ceremony to be held at
the BMICH. We also wish to congratulate Miss SRMAKD Rajapaksha (E/15/414) and Miss AAD Sandamali (E/15/322) of the department for receiving merit certificates in
the civil engineering category.
Four Awards Received during the Annual General Meeting of the Society of Structural Engineers, Sri Lanka
“Numerical Investigation on Retrofitting of RC Dapped-end Beams” authored by Ms. S.C. Jayasinghe, Ms. P.K.N.S. Hansika and Dr. H.D. Yapa has won the Professor Chandrakeerthy Award for the “Best Paper” presented at the Annual Sessions 2021
“An Initial Investigation of the Displacement and Shear Demands of Minarats in Sri Lanka under Earthquakes” authored by
Eng. M.M. Saathir and Dr. Samith Buddika published in the SSESL Modulus of June 2021 has won the Access
Engineering PLC Award for the “Best Paper” published in MODULUS for the Session 2021
“Nonlinear Numerical Simulation of th Seismic Response of the Kotmale Dam” authored by Eng. B.H.M.M. Herath, Dr.K.K. Wijesundara and Mr. A.R.M.H.B. Amunugama has won the Professor Chandrakeerthy Award for the “Best Paper” presented at the Annual Sessions 2020
“Finite Element Modelling of Damaged Halfjoint Beam behavior” authored by Mr. A.H.M.S.A. Abeysinghe and Dr. H.D. Yapa published in the SSESL Modulus of September 2020 has won the Access Engineering PLC Award for the “Best Paper”
published in MODULUS for the Session 2020
Students from the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya won two 2nd prize awards for the undergraduate research projects given below at the Sri Lankan Geotechnical Society (SLGS) inter-university Project day competition held on 27/10/2021
UG Project 1
Project title: Pavement Degradation Model for Road Infrastructure in Sri Lanka
UG students: Meghasooriya M.M.N.T. (E/15/225) and Jayarathna K.M.N.M. (E/15/144)
Supervisor: Dr. S.K. Navaratnarajah
UG Project 2
Project title: Prediction of Geotechnical Properties of Stabilized Soil Using Fly Ash Based Stabilizer Systems
UG students: Nimesha K.M.D. (E/15/240) and Nissanka N.A.N.M. (E/15/244)
Supervisor: Dr. M.C.M. Nasvi
Award for the Best Paper in Theoretical/Methodological Improvement: The institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL)- Technical Conference of Yong Members' Section (YMS)- 2021
The following members Eng. T. Gunawardhana, Eng. B. Balakrishnan and Dr. Chamindu Deepagoda received the award for the Best paper in theoretical/methodological
improvement at the recent Technical Conference of the Yong Members' Section (YMS) of the Institution of Engineers of Sri Lanka (IESL).
The President's Awards for Scientific Research 2018 was held on 6th April
The President's Awards for Scientific Research 2018
was held on 6th April 2021 as a virtual event. The following
members of the department of civil engineering received the award in
the virtual ceremony.
Dr. S.K. Navaratnarajah
Dr. H. A. D. Samith Buddika
Dr. K. K. Wijesundara
Dr. S.K. Navaratnarajah for the Journal article
"Influence of Under Sleeper Pads on Ballast Behavior Under Cyclic
Loading: Experimental and Numerical Studies" published at the
Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering by American Society
of Civil Engineers - ASCE (https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001954)
Dr. H. A. D. Samith Buddika for the Journal article
"Seismic Shear Forces in Post-Tensioned Hybrid Precast Concrete
Walls" published at the Journal of Structural Engineering by American
Society of Civil Engineers - ASCE (https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002079)
Dr. K. K. Wijesundara for the Journal article
"Evaluation of the seismic performance of suspended zipper column
concentrically braced steel frames" published at the Journal of
Constructional Steel Research (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2018.09.003)
The paper published in the Engineer: Journal of the
Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka on the title of "Correlation
among Index Properties, Strength and Compressibility Parameters of Peat
Soils in Muthurajawela Region of Sri Lanka" authored by Eng.
T. Chenthan and Eng. (Miss.) S. Sharuja co-authored by Eng
(Dr.). M.C.M. Nasvi has been selected for the SD&CC award - 2020.
Dr. M.C.M. Nasvi
Eng. T. Chenthan
Eng. (Miss.) S. Sharuja
Receiving the SD&CC Award - 2020 from Eng. Col. (Rtd).
Nissanka N. Wijeratne, Secretary General/CEO, Chamber of Construction
Industry of Sri Lanka for the best paper by an Associate Member in the
Journal "Engineer" at the inauguration of the 114th
Annual Session of the IESL.
The scientific paper titled "Finite Element Modelling
of Damaged Dapped-end Beam Behaviour" authored by Eng. A.H.M.S.A.
Abeysinghe and Dr. H.D. Yapa from the Department of Civil Engineering,
University of Peradeniya has been selected as the Best Paper published
in the "Modulus" for the session 2020 by the Society of Structural
Engineers Sri Lanka (SSESL) and has been awarded the Access PLC
Gold Medal 2020
The paper "Nonlinear Numerical Simulation of the Seismic Response
of the Kotmale Dam" authored by Eng. B H M M Herath Co-authored
by Dr. K K Wijesundara, and Eng. A R M H B Amunugama presented at the
Annual General Meeting held on 25th August 2020 has been selected as
the Best Paper presented at the Annual Sessions 2020 from a three-staged
evaluation Process and been entitled to the Raghu Chandrakeerty Gold
Joint first award by the Sri Lankan Geotechnical Society (SLGS)
The undergraduate research project on "Feasibility
of Using Geopolymers to Stabilize Expansive Soil" carried out
by S. Kanjana and S. Sajithithijan under the supervision of Dr. M.C.M
Nasvi won the "Joint first award" at the Sri Lankan Geotechnical
Society (SLGS) project day 2020 held on 23rd December 2020
ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award by ASEAN Federation of
Engineering Organizations (AEFO)
Prof. Shameen Jinadasa
Prof. K.B.S.N. Jinadasa received ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement
Award by ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations (AEFO) as the
Principal Investigator of Project on 'Mitigation of Pollution at Kandy
Lake and Mid-Canal Sri Lanka'. Award was conferred AFEO's 35th annual
Conference (CAFEO) held in Bangkok, Thailand
Best Paper and Presentation Award - “Modelling Soil-Gas Diffusivity
in Aggregated Porous Media”
Ms. Navodi Jayarathne, received the best paper and presentation award
for her paper on “Modelling Soil-Gas Diffusivity in Aggregated Porous
Media” at the ACEPS 2019 international symposium which was held at
the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna
Senior Professor P.B.R.Dissanayake, Dr.U.I.Dissanayake, Dr.(Mrs.)W.C.T.K.Gunawardane,
Dr. D.T.K.K.chamidu, Dr.C.S.Bandara and Dr.L.Rathnayake received Presidential
Awards in 2018 for their research publications in 2016
Prof. J. J. Wijetunge of the Department of Civil Engineering has
won the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Award – 2017
under the category of Engineering Sciences, Architecture and ICT for
his research work on numerical modelling and mapping of coastal impact
of storm surges in Sri Lanka. He will be awarded a plaque, a certificate
and a cash prize at the Awards Ceremony to be held on the occasion
of the 50th Anniversary of the National Science Foundation this year
Prestigious Engineering Award for the Faculty of Engineering
Prof. Shameen Jinadasa
On 20 July 2017, the project “Mitigation of Pollution at Kandy
Lake and Mid-Canal, Sri Lanka” has been awarded the Prestigious
Engineering Achievement Award (PEAA) by the Institute of Engineers,
Singapore (IES). The project was a collaboration between UOP’s Faculty
of Engineering and the Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute
(NEWRI, Singapore). Prof. Shameen Jinadasa, Senior Lecturer at the
Department of Civil Engineering was the project’s Principal Investigator.