Department of Civil Engineering

FULL-TIME POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH STUDENTS

Research Leading to Ph.D. Degree

Ms. K.S.D.M. Fernando



malharifdo@gmail.comsarah.fernando93@eng.pdn.ac.lk
+94717455321 ;  +61450624500

Ms. K.S.D.M. Fernando is a PhD candidate under RMIT-UoP split programme affiliated to Geotechnical Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Research Title Performances of fly ash-Rice husk ash blended alkali activated binders

Research Supervisors Dr. MCM Nasvi (UOP)
Prof. Ranjith Dissanayake (UOP)
Dr. Chamila Gunasekara (RMIT)
Dr. David Law (RMIT)
Prof. Sujeeva Setunge (RMIT)

Mr. L.M.L.K.B. Lindamulla



lahikos@gmail.com
+94771329606

Mr. Lahiru Lindamulla is a PhD candidate under RMIT-UoP split programme affiliated to Environmental Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Research Title Investigation of Landfill Leachate Treatment Using Membrane Bioreactor

Research Supervisors Prof. K.B.S.N. Jinadasa (UOP)
Prof. G.B.B. Herath (UOP)
Dr. K.G.N. Nanayakkara (UOP)
Prof. V. Jegatheesan (RMIT)
Dr. M. Othman (RMIT)

Mr. M. Kesavan



kesavan@wyb.ac.lk
+94772980321

Mr. M. Kesavan is a PhD candidate under AHEAD Project affiliated to Material Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Research Title Improving the Performance of Labour in the Sri Lankan Construction Industry through a Study Programme

Research Supervisors Dr. P.B.G. Dissanayake (UOP)
Dr. C.K. Pathirana (UOP)
Prof. M.M.D.R. Deegahawature
Prof. K.D.R. Silva


Mr. H. G. S. Mayuranga



sushanm@eng.pdn.ac.lk
+94714960369

Mr. Sushan Mayuranga is a PhD candidate under AHEAD Project affiliated to Structures Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Research Title Application of rubber inclusions to improve the performance of railway tracks for faster and heavier trains

Research Supervisors Dr. S. K. Navaratnarajah
Dr. C. S. Bandara
Dr. J. A. S. C. Jayasinghe


Ms. S. Venuja



venujas@eng.pdn.ac.lk
+94 771751337

Ms. Somasundaraiyer Venuja is a PhD candidate under AHEAD Project affiliated to Geotechnical Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Research Title Enhancing the performance of ballasted rail tracks using geosynthetic inclusions

Research Supervisors Dr. S. K. Navaratnarajah
Dr. C. S. Bandara
Dr. J. A. S. C. Jayasinghe

Mr. H. M. P. Wijeyawardana



2915pamow@gmail.com
+94 777078984

Mr. Pamodithya Wijeyawardana is a PhD candidate under RMIT-UoP split programme affiliated to Environmental Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Research Title Development of biochar based functional concrete material

Research Supervisors Prof. K. G. N. Nanayakkara (UOP)
Dr. A. K. Karunarathna (UOP)
Dr. Chamila Gunasekara (RMIT)
Dr. David Law (RMIT)
Dr. Biplob Pramanik (RMIT)

Ms. J.A.N.N.Jayakody

Ms. J.A.N.N.Jayakody is a PhD candidate under RMIT-UoP split programme affiliated to Geotechnical Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Research Title Improving the accuracy of degradation prediction for road infrastructure in Sri Lanka incorporating cross assets

Research Supervisors Dr. S.K. Navaratnarajah (UOP)
Dr. L.C. Kurukulasuriya (UOP)
Dr. M.C.M. Nasvi (UOP)
Dr. Dilan Robert(RMIT)
Dr. Filippo Giustozzi(RMIT)
Dr. Chamila Gunasekara (RMIT)


Ms. P. D. P. O. Peramuna



peramunaoshini@gmail.com
+94717007190, +94741184780

Ms. Oshini Peramuna is a PhD candidate under RMIT-UoP split programme affiliated to Environmental Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Research Title Numerical Simulation of cascade dam breach floods due to natural hazards in Mahaweli river basin, Sri Lanka

Research Supervisors Dr. N. G. P. B. Neluwala (UOP)
Dr. K. K. Wijesundara (UOP)
Dr. Saman De Silva (RMIT)
Dr. Srikanth Venkatesan (RMIT)

Mr. T. M. S. Tennekoon



e14342@eng.pdn.ac.lk
+94 712627598

Mr. Sachintha Tennekoon is a PhD candidate under RMIT-UoP split programme affiliated to Computer Aided Design Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Research Title Impact of natural hazards and their consequences on cascades of dams in Mahaweli River basin, Sri Lanka

Research Supervisors Prof. Ranjith Dissanayake(UOP)
Dr. K. K. Wijesundara(UOP)
Dr. Saman De Silva(RMIT)
Dr. Srikanth Venkatesan(RMIT)

Ms. H.C. Egodagamage

Ms. H.C. Egodagamage is a PhD candidate under RMIT-UoP split programme affiliated to Material Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Research Title Aerated Alkali Activated Slag in Prefabricated Modular Construction

Research Supervisors Dr. H.D. Yapa (UOP)
Dr. Kate Nguyen (RMIT)
Dr. H.A.D. Samith Buddika (UOP)
Dr. Satheeskumar Navaratnam (RMIT)


Mr. S.M.K.C.S.B. Egodawela



shamendrae@gmail.com
+94770173497

Mr. S.M.K.C.S.B. Egodawela is a PhD candidate under RMIT-UoP split programme affiliated to Material Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Research Title High Resolution Image Processing for Structural Defect Identification and Quantification

Research Supervisors Dr. H.A.D. Samith Buddika (UOP)
Dr. A.J. Dhammika (UOP)
Dr. Nalin Harishchandra (UOP)
Dr. Mojtaba Mahmoodian (RMIT)
Dr. Amirali K. Gostar (RMIT)

Ms. M. M. A. L. N. Maheepala

Ms. Nawanjana Maheepala is a PhD candidate under RMIT-UoP split programme affiliated to Geotechnical Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Research Title Performance of geopolymer based binders in improving the expansive subgrades in road construction

Research Supervisors Dr. M. C. M. Nasvi (UOP)
Dr. L. C. Kurukulasuriya (UOP)
Dr. Dilan Robert (RMIT)
Dr. Chamila Gunasekara (RMIT)

Ms. S. U. Sathya

Ms. S. U. Sathya is a PhD candidate under RMIT-UoP split programme affiliated to Structures Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Research Title Optimum data collection for structural integrity management of Railway Infrastructure

Research Supervisors Prof. P.B.R. Dissanayake (UOP)
Dr. C.S. Bandara (UOP)
Dr. Mojtaba Mahmoodian (RMIT)
Dr. Nader Naderpajouh (RMIT)

Ms. T. Thevega



thevegat@eng.pdn.ac.lk
+94768034996

Ms. T. Thevega is a PhD candidate under RMIT-UoP split programme affiliated to Structures Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Research Title Novel uses of Glass Recycling Technology for sustainable Civil Engineering Applications

Research Supervisors Dr. J. A. S. C. Jayasinghe (UOP)
Dr. C. S. Bandara (UOP)
Dr. Dilan Robert (RMIT)
Dr. Long Shi (RMIT)

Mr. R.M.M.P Rathnayaka



madushanpri@gmail.com
+94714265230

Mr. R.M.M.P Rathnayaka is a PhD candidate under RMIT-UoP split programme affiliated to Computer Aided Design Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Research Title Design of Geopolymer/Alkali Activated Concretes using advanced Machine Learning techniques

Research Supervisors Dr. K. K. Wijesundara (UOP)
Dr (Ms.) D. S. K. Karunasinghe (UOP)
Dr. Chamila Gunasekara (RMIT)
Dr. David Law (RMIT)
A/Prof. Weena Lokuge (University of Southern Queensland)


Research Leading to M.Phil. Degree

Ms. J. Ketharani



Ketha94@eng.pdn.ac.lk
+94775144200

Ms. Jegatheeswaran Ketharani is an M.Phil candidate affiliated to Environmental Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Research Title Identify the fouling mechanism of Nano-filtration membrane during the filtration of groundwater with DOM and high hardness

Research Supervisors Prof. K. B. S. N. Jinadasa
Dr. S. K. Weragoda (NWSDB)
Dr. R. M. L. D. Rathnayake

Mr. M.D.Y.N. Lamawansa



e14191@eng.pdn.ac.lk
+94714642473

Mr. M.D.Y.N. Lamawansa is an M.Phil candidate affiliated to Computer Aided Design Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Research Title Post-Peak behaviour of reinforced concrete elements

Research Supervisors Dr. K.K. Wijesundara

Mr. P. M. G. D. M. Herath

Mr. Dhanushka Herath is an M.Phil candidate affiliated to Survey, Transportation, Highway & Remote Sensing Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Research Title Analysis of Network Features and Evaluation of Passenger Satisfaction Level for Enhancing Bus-Based Public Transport System

Research Supervisors Dr. A. G. H. J. Edirisinghe
Dr. W. M. V. S. K. Wickramasinghe
Dr. W. R. S. S. Dharmarathna

Ms. M. M. T. Lakshani

Ms. M. M. T. Lakshani is an M.Phil candidate affiliated to Geo-technical Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Research Title Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Paddy Ecosystems : Critical Windows of Water and Gas Diffusivity

Research Supervisors Dr. Chamindu Deepagoda T. K. K.

Ms. W. M. A. D. Wijethunge

Ms. W. M. A. D. Wijethunge is an M.Phil candidate affiliated to Structures Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Research Title Numerical and experimental investigation on Lateral Distortional buckling in Steel concrete composite beams

Research Supervisors Dr. A.J.Dammika
Dr. C.S.Bandara


Research Leading to M.Sc.Eng. Degree

Ms. W. A. G. T. N. Gunawardhana

Ms. Thilini Gunawardhana is an M.Sc.Eng candidate affiliated to Geotechnical Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Research Title Colloid Mobilization and Colloid-Facilitated Transport of Heavy Metals: A Geo-environmental Insight to the CKDu problem in Sri Lanka

Research Supervisors Dr. T. K. K. C. Deepagoda

Ms. W. S. M. S. K. Wijerathna

Ms. Samanthi Wijerathna is an M.Sc.Eng candidate affiliated to Environmental Engineering Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Research Title Improvement of Anoxic-Oxic (A/O) MBR treated landfill leachate, using adsorption technique

Research Supervisors Prof. K. B. S. N. Jinadasa
Prof. K. G. N. Nanayakkara
Dr. R. M. L. D. Rathnayake

Mr. M. Jenothan

Mr. Makeswaran Jenothan is an M.Sc.Eng candidate affiliated to Structures Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Research Title
Enhancing the Lateral Performance of the thin-walled Steel Columns by Introducing Axial-Moment Hybrid Loading System

Research Supervisors Dr. J. A. S. C. Jayasinghe
Dr. C. S. Bandara

Mr. A.M.S.N. Abeysinghe



snabey96@gmail.com
+94 0702256021

Mr. A.M.S.N. Abeysinghe is an M.Sc.Eng candidate affiliated to Geotechnical Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Research Title
Characterization and Development of an Optimized Stabilization Technique for Expansive Soils in the Central Province of Sri Lanka

Research Supervisors Dr. L.C. Kurukulasuriya
Dr. M.C.M. Nasvi

Mr. S.A.P. Madusanka



snabey96@gmail.com
+94 0705946640

Mr. S.A.P. Madusanka is an M.Sc.Eng candidate affiliated to Material Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Research Title
Development of heat of hydration profiles for high strength concrete mixes

Research Supervisors Dr. Hiran Yapa

Ms. J. Sangeetha

Ms. J. Sangeetha is an M.Sc.Eng candidate affiliated to Geotechnical Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya

Research Title
Feasibility of using blended fly ash,rice husk ash, and lime treated marginal soil for road construction in Sri Lanka

Research Supervisors Dr. M.C.M.Nasvi

Ms. P. L. L. N. Perera

Ms. P. L. L. N. Perera is an M.Sc.Eng candidate affiliated to Fluid Mechanics Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya

Research Title
Forecasting compound flooding in Kelani river basin

Research Supervisors Dr. N. G. P. B. Neluwala

Mr. L. N. Dissanayake



e15085@eng.pdn.ac.lk
+94 703263736

Mr. L. N. Dissanayake is an M.Sc.Eng candidate affiliated to Structures Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya

Research Title
Strengthening University-Enterprise Collaboration for Resilient Communities in Asia

Research Supervisors Dr. C. S. Bandara
Prof. P. B. R. Dissanayake


Department of Civil Engineering