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
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
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Dr. Jayalath Edirisinghe,
Department of Civil Engineering,
University of Peradeniya.
Prof. Shameen Jinadasa has been ranked as the top scientist in the Civil Engineering field by the Sri Lanka- AD scientific index 2021. Furthermore he has been awarded the University of Peradeniya Research Excellence award and the Fulbright Advanced research and lecturing award by the United State – Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission (2021- 2022).
Nadeeshani Nayanayakkara designated as the First Lady Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, becoming the Second Lady Professor of the Faculty of Engineering during its 70 years of existence. The Department is delightful about her triumph.
Applications are called for the post of Temporary Instructors of the Department of Civil Engineering.
Please fill the Application form and upload the Curriculum Vitae, Grade Report, and a photocopy of the National Identity Card on or before Friday, 27th August 2021.
The most awaited event is happening soon!! CES annual seminar on “Challenges in Structural Engineering”.
We welcome everyone, who is enthusiastic about Structural Engineering to join us. Save the date!!
On July 14, 2021, the Faculty Board conferred the Distinguished Achievements of the following six Members and the Honors of the Department of Civil Engineering.
Prof. (Mrs) K G N Nanayakkara
Dr. K K Wijesundara
Dr. T K K Chamindu Deepagoda
Dr. C S Bandara
Dr. M C M Nasvi
Dr. S.K. Navaratnarajah
A talk on, "Recommendation of Long Term Steel Bridge Performance for
Quality Infrastructures" By, Eng. Akira Takaue JFE Engineering Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
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.
Prof. S.B.S. Abayakoon was awarded as a Fellow of the National Academy of Science, Sri Lanka (NASSL). Prof. Abayakoon is the third member from the Faculty who was admitted to this prestigious Academy, after Prof. M. Amaratunga and Prof. M.P. Ranaweera.
CES has organized an introductory session for CONNECT
state bridge design competition on 16th Tuesday at 4.00 pm via ZOOM
Date: February 16, 2021
Time: @ 4 p.m. Via Zoom
Please register for the Zoom meeting via
Zoom link -http://bitly.ws/bK45
Please find the poster below. This will be a valuable opportunity to gain experience and to show your talents.
Prizes for University Category
A half-day practice session on "Mindfulness Practice as a tool to transfer to the new normal life with COVID19" was held for the non-academic staff of the Department of Civil Engineering including members of the Department PG Unit on 04th February 2021 at DOII. The session was facilitated by three members of the Sati-Group-Kandy.
A Workshop on "Tools and FEeLS facilities for on-line exams" was held for the academic staff of the Department of Civil Engineering on 2nd February 2021 at CAD Lab. The session was conducted by Prof. Chalinda Beneragama of Faculty of Agriculture and Ms. Iroshini Ratnapala of Computing Centre, FoE.
Civil Engineering Research Club (CERC) in Collaboration with Civil Engineering Research Sub-Committee of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya Presents 1st Research Seminar of Full-Time Postgraduate Students
CES kindly invites you to join for a
talk on False Work and Mass Concrete under the "Good practices in Construction
Supervision" talk series
Date: January 21, 2021
Time: 5 p.m. onwards
Zoom link -http://bitly.ws/bamQ
Applications are called from those who
are interested to serve as Temporary
Instructors at the Department of Civil
Engineering. Applications can be
collected from the Department Office.
Duly completed application together with updated Curriculum Vitae, Academic Transcript and a photocopy of National identity card should be submitted to the Department Office by Monday, 01st of February 2021.
A half-day workshop titled "online teaching tools" was conducted targeting the academic staff of the Department of Civil Engineering on 19th January 2021. Resource persons Dr. S.K. Navaratnarajah and Dr. A.G.H.J. Edirisinghe conducted two sessions on "OneNote Notebook and other Tech Tools for Teaching" and "Tools for interaction during online teaching" respectively.
CES kindly invites you to join for a
talk on Bored pile construction under the "Good practices in Construction
Supervision" talk series
Time: January 14 (Thursday), 2021, 5:00 p.m.
Please get the zoom link by registering for the zoom
meeting using the link below;
You will receive the custom link to the zoom webinar via email once the registration is completed
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
Dr. H.D. Yapa
Eng. A.H.M.S.A. Abeysinghe
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 Medal 2020
Dr. Kushan Kalmith Wijesundara
Eng. B H M M Herath
Eng. A R M H B Amunugama
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
Dr. M.C.M Nasvi
Ms. S. Kanjana
Mr. S. Sajithithijan
CES Talk on Introduction of New Kalani Bridge Project & Construction Techniques by Eng. (Mrs) Darshika Jayasekera is scheduled for 27th November 2020 (Friday) from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM via ZOOM. Please find the attached poster herewith.
A Research seminar on "Gas Migration in
Differently-Characterized Porous Media: Applications on the Earth and Beyond" by Dr. Chamindu D.T.K.K. will be held on 25th November at
EOE Pereira Theatre, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya
Accurate characterization of gas migration in soils and other porous systems is an important prerequisite to understand provisional (e.g., plant growth) and regulatory (e.g., public safety, climate change) services of different ecosystems. In this research seminar, experimental and numerical studies conducted in a wide range of soils including agricultural soil, pasture soils, landfills, urban soils, Arctic soils will be presented. An experimental and numerical insight on gas transport in selected porous substrates for space-based applications (for example to grow plants in Space Stations) will also be presented.
After the recent collapse of the building in Boowelikada, Kandy Hon. Governor of the Central Province Mr. Lalith U. Gamage appointed an expert committee to inspect and assess the vulnerability of existing buildings and ongoing constructions within Kandy city limit and to submit an independent technical report with recommendations. The expert committee submitted its report on 12th October 2020. The committee focused on 20 buildings during a short period of three weeks as they were found to be risky.
Among the members of the expert committee were Professor S.B.S. Abeykoon, Dr. L.C. Kurukulasuriya, Dr. S.K. Navaratnarajah, Dr. K.K. Wijesundara, and Dr. H.A.D. Samith Buddika representing the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.
Amidst the pandemic, the department is continuing the undergraduate and postgraduate academic activities using Faculty Learning Management System (FEeLS) and ZOOM video conferencing via LEARN from 12th October
A Research seminar on “Saving Lakes - Case Study ; The Kandy Lake” by Prof. K.B.S.N Jinadasa Prof. K.B.S.N Jinadasa was held on 30th September at Seminar room 1, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya
Quality Assurance Workshop for Academic Staff members of Department of Civil Engineering was held on 27th August 2020
The annual poster presentation of the Department of Civil Engineering was held at the Faculty of Engineering on 20th August, 2020 with the participation of the department’s academic staff and invited guests from the faculty as well as the Civil Engineering industry. The opening ceremony was held at the EOE Pereira Theater of the Faculty which also symbolized the launching of the proceedings of the undergraduate research symposium held in 2018. The event provided a valuable opportunity for the undergraduate students (E/14 batch) who shared the outcomes of their final-year research with the participants and received useful insights to direct their future research efforts towards industrial applications. This annual landmark event of the Department is co-organized by the Civil Engineering Society (CES) of the Department and is sponsored by the Tokyo Cement Group.