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IABMAS Spaghetti Bridge Competition

IABMAS Spaghetti Bridge Competition

(19/01/2023)


A Research Seminar (ONLINE) on "Concrete Cancer! Is it killing the concrete structure?" by Dr. (Mrs) C.K. Pathirana will be held on 23rd January 2023, from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Concrete Cancer! Is it killing the concrete structure?

(19/01/2023)


Civil Engineering Research Club (CERC) in Collaboration with Civil Engineering Research Promotion Sub-Committee of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya Presents 12th Research Seminar of Full-Time Postgraduate Students

A Research Seminar (ONLINE) will be held on 16th January 2023, from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Civil Engineering 
            Research Club (CERC) 12th Research Seminar of Full-Time Postgraduate Students

(10/01/2023)


Award for the Best Paper Presented at Annual Sessions - 2022 of the Society of Structural Engineers, Sri Lanka
Award for the Best Paper Presented at the Annual Secessions - 2022 of the Society of Structural Engineers - Sri Lanka

The paper titled “Effective Supplementation of Biochar in Alkali-activated Slag Production” authored by Ms. Harshani Egodagmage (UoP-RMIT PhD student), Dr. Hiran Yapa, Dr. Samith Buddika, Dr. Kate Nguyen (RMIT), Dr. Sathees Kumar Navarathnam (RMIT) won the Professor S.R. De S. Chandrakeerthy Award for the “Best Paper” presented at the Annual Sessions-2022 of Society of Structural Engineers, Sri Lanka.

The formal presentation of the Gold Medal and certificates took place on 13th December 2022 at the Cimnnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo.


(22/12/2022)


Post of Temporary Instructors

Applications are called for the post of Temporary Instructors of the Department of Civil Engineering.

Please fill the Application form and upload the updated Curriculum Vitae, Grade Report and a photocopy of the National Identity Card on or before Friday, 23rd December 2022. Shortlisted applicants will be called for interviews.


(19/12/2022)


3rd Research for Industry (R4I) Webinar
3rd Research for Industry (R4I) Webinar

The 3rd session of the Research for Industry (R4I) webinar series organized by the Department-Industry Interaction Cell (DIIC) in collaboration with the Research Promotion Committee was held on 30th November 2022, 3 - 4.15 pm.


(02/12/2022)


Continued Financial Support from Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) PLC for Final Year Research Projects
Continued Financial Support from Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) PLC

The Department of Civil Engineering appreciates Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) PLC for continued financial assistance for Final Year Research Projects with an increased grant amount this year.


(29/11/2022)


A Research Seminar (ONLINE) on "Digitalisation of the Water Sector - Challenges and Opportunities" by Prof. Harsha Ratnaweera will be held on 28th November 2022, from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Digitalisation of the Water Sector - Challenges and Opportunities

(23/11/2022)


Faculty Research Excellence Award/ Certificates of Commendation for Research Excellence
Faculty Research Excellence Award/ Certificates of Commendation

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.


(16/11/2022)


IESL AWARD - 2022 for Best Paper - in the Journal "Engineer" during the session 2021/22
IESL AWARD - 2022 for Best Paper - 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.


(09/11/2022)


Civil Engineering Research Club (CERC) in Collaboration with Civil Engineering Research Promotion Sub-Committee of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya Presents 11th Research Seminar of Full-Time Postgraduate Students

A Research Seminar (ONLINE) will be held on 14th November 2022, from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Civil Engineering 
            Research Club (CERC) 11th Research Seminar of Full-Time Postgraduate Students

(08/11/2022)


Civil Engineering Student Handbook 2022-2023, Department of Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering Student Handbook 2022-2023, Department of Civil Engineering

The CE-Student Handbook was released on 27th September by the DCE. The handbook comprises comprehensive information regarding the CE degree programme, resources and opportunities offered through the department, and helpful information to students.


(08/11/2022)


A Research Seminar (ONLINE) on "Gaps in Pedestrian Crossing Studies" by Dr. W.M.V.S.K. Wickramasinghe will be held on 31st October 2022, from 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm.

Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Cementitious Materials

(27/10/2022)


A Research Seminar (ONLINE) on "Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Cementitious Materials" by Dr. Chathurani Chandrasiri will be held on 29th September 2022, from 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm.

Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Cementitious Materials

(20/09/2022)


Civil Engineering Research Club (CERC) in Collaboration with Civil Engineering Research Promotion Sub-Committee of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya Presents 10th Research Seminar of Full-Time Postgraduate Students

A Research Seminar (ONLINE) will be held on 19th September 2022, from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Civil Engineering 
            Research Club (CERC) 10th Research Seminar of Full-Time Postgraduate Students

(07/09/2022)


Invited talk on “Experience of Engagement in International Grants - Acquiring and Execution” by Prof SB Weerakoon

Experience of Engagement in International Grants - Acquiring and Execution

Prof. SB Weerakoon delivered a session on "Experience of Engagement in International Grants - Acquiring and Execution" on 23rd August 2022 to the Department staff via Zoom platform.
The session was organised by the Research Promotion and Collaboration Committee.


(31/08/2022)


A Research Seminar (ONLINE) on "Soil Stabilization in Unsealed Road Pavements" by Dr. Dilan Robert will be held on 29th August 2022, from 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm.

Soil Stabilization in Unsealed Road Pavements

(26/08/2022)


Launching of Web Interface - Student Welfare, Counselling and Career Guidance, DCE


Launching of Web Interface - Student Welfare, Counselling and Career Guidance, DCE

A web interface for Student Welfare, Counselling and Career Guidance activities of the Department of Civil Engineering was launched on 1st August.

"This web interface hosted on FEeLS is a part of the initiatives and steps being taken by the Department of Civil Engineering to further strengthen the departmental level student welfare, counselling and career guidance particularly in view of the ongoing challenging conditions", said Dr MCM Nasvi, Coordinator of the Department's Student Welfare, Counselling and Career Guidance Committee.

(26/08/2022)


Second Issue of "Insight" Research Magazine Launched


Second Issue of Insight Research Magazine Launched

The DCE is pleased to announce the second issue of the "Insight" Research Magazine providing a glimpse of the department's wide array of high quality research by the academic staff and students. The e-magazine is available at:https://eng.pdn.ac.lk/civil/resources/insight.php


(01/08/2022)


AutoCAD Workshop for Technical Officers

A series of hands-on training sessions on AutoCAD organized by the Staff Welfare & Capacity Building Committee of the department was held on the 12th, 19th & 26th of July 2022 at the CAD laboratory of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Mr. Channa Jayawardane (Technical Officer, DCE) delivered the session as the resource person and Ms. Achini Dassanaya moderated the session. This workshop provided hands-on experience on computer-aided drawings starting from the elements of drawings to the preparation of a building layout using AutoCAD software.

Participants were provided with computer facilities to get essential hands-on experience within the session.

AutoCAD Workshop for Technical Officers

(28/07/2022)


Invited talk on “How to manage and reduce stress”

An invited talk on the topic"මානසික ආතතිය අවම කර ගනිමු" was delivered by Dr W.A.L. Wickremasinghe (Former Consultant Psychiatrist at National Hospital - Kandy) to the non-academic staff members of the Department of Civil Engineering as well as other departments of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya on 19th July 2022.

This event was organised by the Staff Welfare and Professional Development Committee of the Department of Civil Engineering.

Invited talk on How to manage and reduce stress

(25/07/2022)


A Research Seminar (ONLINE) on "Socio-hydrology in Disaster Risk Management" by Dr. (Mrs) M. M. G. T. De Silva will be held on 25th July 2022, from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Socio-hydrology in Disaster Risk Management

(21/07/2022)


An invited talk on ‘An Introduction to Mental Health and Counseling Students'

An invited talk on ‘An Introduction to Mental Health and Counseling Students’ was delivered by Dr Sayuri Perera, Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya for the academic staff members of the Department of Civil Engineering on 11th July 2022.

An invited talk on ‘An Introduction to Mental Health and Counseling Students’

(15/07/2022)


A Coffee Table Book on Road Use by Dr. Jayalath Edirisinghe

We are pleased to announce the publication of a coffee table book titled 'අවදානමට පෙර අවධානයට ' by Dr. Jayalath Edirisinghe, Senior Lecturer of the Department, drawing our attention to different forms of danger present on our roads. This is an attractively composed 100-page book written in Sinhala, very effectively passing many important messages to the readers. This publication has been sponsored by HNB General Insurance.

A Coffee Table Book on Road Use by Dr. Jayalath Edirisinghe

(08/07/2022)


Civil Engineering Research Club (CERC) in Collaboration with Civil Engineering Research Promotion Sub-Committee of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya Presents 9th Research Seminar of Full-Time Postgraduate Students

A Research Seminar (ONLINE) will be held on 11th July 2022, from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Civil Engineering 
            Research Club (CERC) 9th Research Seminar of Full-Time Postgraduate Students

(30/06/2022)

2nd Research for Industry (R4I) Webinar

2nd session of the Research for Industry (R4I) webinar series organized by the Department-Industry Interaction Cell (DIIC) in collaboration with the Research Promotion Committee will be held on 30th June 2022, 3 - 4 pm.

2nd session of the Research for Industry (R4I) webinar series organized by DIIC

(29/06/2022)

A Research Seminar (ONLINE) on "Damping and Natural Period Evaluation of Tall RC Buildings using Ambient Wind Vibration Data" by Dr. H. A. D. Samith Buddika will be held on 27th June 2022, from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Damping and Natural Period Evaluation of Tall RC Buildings using Ambient Wind Vibration Data

(27/06/2022)

A session on "Role of Engineers in Application of Water Safety Plans" organized by the Civil Engineering Society (CES) of the University of Peradeniya was successfully conducted at the Joint Research and Demonstration Center (JRDC) for water technology on the 8th of June at 5.00 pm with the participation of members of the CES.


CES Talk on Role of Engineers in Application of Water Safety Plans

(08/06/2022)

A session on "How to get the best out of Industrial training" organized by the Civil Engineering Society (CES) in collaboration with the Industrial Training and Career Guidance Unit (ITCGU)


(21/05/2022)

Ceremonial opening of the 'A. Thurairajah Conference Room' at Geotechnical Laboratory and Large-Scale Dynamic Actuator testing facility


(02/05/2022)

A Research Seminar (ONLINE) on "Time Discounting Concept for Route Choice Decisions" by Dr. Samal Dharmarathna will be held on 30th May 2022, from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.


(17/05/2022)

Civil Engineering Research Club (CERC) in Collaboration with Civil Engineering Research Promotion Sub-Committee of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya Presents 8th Research Seminar of Full-Time Postgraduate Students

A Research Seminar (ONLINE) will be held on 09th May 2022, from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

(26/04/2022)

A Research Seminar (ONLINE) on "Urban Stormwater Management and Pathways of Contaminants to Surface Water" by Dr. (Mrs) W.C.T.K. Gunawardana will be held on 25th April 2022, from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.


(21/04/2022)

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.


The Migara Rathnathunga Trust Awards for Industrial Training

(01/04/2022)

4-Day Training Programme for 25 Engineers of Irrigation Department

A 4-Day Training Programme was conducted on finite element modelling of concrete gravity dams for 25 engineers of the Irrigation Department during 28th -31st March, 2022 in the CAD Laboratory of the Department of Civil Engineering. The programme comprised an overview of the theoretical aspects in the mornings and hands-on sessions in the afternoons and included structural as well as hydraulics and geotechnical aspects in the design of such dams. Dr Kushan Wijesundara, Dr Rasika Athapaththu and Dr Panduka Neluwala contributed as resource persons. The programme was coordinated by Dr Kushan Wijesundara together with Engineering Design Centre (EDC).


4-Day Training Programme for 25 Engineers of Irrigation Department

(01/04/2022)

Consultation with Industry Leaders

The Department-Industry Consultative Committee (DICC) meeting was held on 24th March 2022 from 2 pm to 5 pm on zoom with 25 leaders of the industry and senior engineers from both governmental and leading private sector organizations participating and providing their suggestions and feedback during the discussion session subsequent to the departmental presentations.


Consultation with Industry Leaders

(28/03/2022)

Inaugural Issue of "Insight" Research Magazine Launched

The DCE is pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural issue of the "Insight" Research Magazine providing a glimpse of the department's wide array of high quality research by the academic staff and students. The e-magazine is available at: https://eng.pdn.ac.lk/civil/resources/Research_Magazine/


Inaugural Issue of 'Insight' Research Magazine Launched

(18/03/2022)

A Research Seminar (ONLINE) on "Experimental Modal Identification and Its Applications in Civil Engineering" by Dr. Dammika Abeykoon will be held on 28th March 2022, from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.


(11/03/2022)

Civil Engineering Research Club (CERC) in Collaboration with Civil Engineering Research Promotion Sub-Committee of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya Presents 7th Research Seminar of Full-Time Postgraduate Students

A Research Seminar (ONLINE) will be held on 14th March 2022, from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

(28/02/2022)

Knowledge Sharing Session on Writing ILOs & ILO-PO Mapping organized by the Department Accreditation Subcommittee was held for the department staff members

Date - 23rd February 2022
Time - 11.00 am – 12.30 pm
Mode - Online

Agenda

11.00 – 11.05 Opening remarks by Head, Department of Civil Engineering
11.05 – 11.50 Presentation on ILO Writing & ILO-PO Mapping by Dr. Deepthi Udakara, QA Cell, Department of Civil Engineering
11.50 – 12.30 Discussion
12.30 End of the session

(23/02/2022)

Student event with University of Waterloo and University of Peradeniya

A student interactive session with University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and University of Waterloo, Canada was held on 18th February 2022 via online with the primary objective of facilitating interactions between students from both schools and identifying mutual areas of research interest specially with respect to water sector. Five students from the department joined the event. Opening remarks for the event was delivered by International Student Office representatives from both universities following the student activities of introducing the participants and discussing their research interests. The Canadian participants were especially enthusiastic about the ancient water management system in Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan students were excited with their hands on experience in some water related issues in the world.


Student event with University of Waterloo and University of Peradeniya

(18/02/2022)

A Research Seminar (ONLINE) on "Sustainable Urban Mobility: Challenges in Planning and Formulation of Policies – a tale of three cities" by Dr. I.M.S. Sathyaprasad will be held on 22nd February 2022, from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.


(14/02/2022)

Establishment of Department - Industry Interaction Cell (DIIC) & Launching of Research for Industry (R4I) webinar series

The DIIC was established on 1st Feb 2022 to strengthen the relationship between the Department of Civil Engineering and the Industry leading to a mutually beneficial partnership.
Research for Industry (R4I) webinar series was launched on 10th Feb 2022 with active participation of eminent industry personnel, engineers and researchers.


Industry Interaction Cell (DIIC) & Launching of Research for Industry (R4I) webinar series

(01/02/2022)

A Research Seminar (ONLINE) on "Use of multi-scale tools for understanding of complex biological wastewater treatment processes" by Dr. Lashitha Rathnayake will be held on 25th January 2022, from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.


(23/01/2022)

Field Visit to Dimbulagala Bikkhu Hostel Complex

At the request of District Secretary - Polonnaruwa, a team of experts from the Department of Civil Engineering volunteered to look into reported structural problems in the first floor slab of Dimbulagala Bikkhu Hostel Complex, as part of Department's outreach to the society.


Field to Dimbulagala Bikkhu Hostel Complex

(22/01/2022)

Post of Temporary Instructors


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 National Identity Card on or before Tuesday, 08th February 2022


(22/01/2022)

A recent field-scale research study by Dr. Chamindu Deepagoda was published by American Geophysical Union as a "postcard"


GREETINGS FROM SRI LANKA !

Emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) from aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems inevitably has a major impact on global climate. Major efforts on monitoring and quantifying GHG fluxes are based on the measurements with eddy covariance and closed chamber techniques. The measured data are then used to calibrate the models that estimate global GHG budgets.

However, the measurements of GHG emissions are largely concentrated only in one part of the world, mostly in North America and Europe, whilst the low and middle-income countries in the Global South, including South-East Asia, remain largely underrepresented. Unfortunately, these countries have emerging environmental problems with increasing population and rapid changes in land-use patterns. Lack of funding for research, technical and technological incompetency, and political uncertainties are among the major factors leading to very limited measurements in these underrepresented countries. Consequently, the specific role of GHG emissions from these regions has been considerably downplayed in the global GHG budget.

field-scale research study by Dr. Chamindu Deepagoda- published by American Geophysical
             Union as a postcard

(05/01/2022)




Department of Civil Engineering