Mr.A.H.R.Rathanasooriya
BSc Eng (Moratuwa), MPhil (Moratuwa)
Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering 
University of Moratuwa


Contact Information:
 
Address:
Department of Civil Engineering,
University of Moratuwa,
Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
 
e mail:   ahrr@civil.mrt.ac.lk
Telephone: +94-11-2650567(Ext.2005)
Fax:           +94-11-2651216

 


         Profile
         Academic Qualifications
         Memberships of Professional Associations
         Research Interests
         Work Experience
         Presentations, Reports and Publications
         Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Training Programs attended
      

Profile
  • Senior Lecturer, Division of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa.

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Academic Qualifications
  • BSc Eng (Hons)
  • MPhil

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Memberships of Professional Associations
  • Associate Member, Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL)
  • Member, Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science (SLAAS)

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Research Interests
  • Coastal engineering Studies
  • Tsunami Studies
  • Hydraulic Engineering: Pipe Flow

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Work Experience

Assistant  Lecturer/ Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer (1987 – To date)

Department of Civil Engineering,
University of Moratuwa
, Sri Lanka
.

 

Visiting Lecturer

B Sc Defense studies degree Program,
General Sir John Kotelawala Defence Academy,
Ratmalana, Sri Lanka.

 

Visiting Lecturer

B Sc Marine Engineering Degree Program,
national  institute  of  Fisheries  and  nautical  engineering,
Mattakkuliya, Sri Lanka.

 

Examiner

Study Programs conducted by the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL)

 

Reviewer

Research Sessions, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS),

Research Sessions, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

 

Specialist Member/Consultant

Rapid Environmental Impact assessment (EIA) on post tsunami brown environment, conducted for the Central Environmental Authority, Sri Lanka                              

EIA on the proposed International airport in Mattala, Southern Sri Lanka                 

Initial environmental Examination (IEE) on the proposed weir across kelani river for the extraction of water for the seethawaka industrial park, conducted for the board of investment of sri lanka                                                       

Feasibility Studies on Fisheries Infrastructure Development in Jaffna Peninsula and Mammar Island, Conducted for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)       

Feasibility Studies on Fisheries Anchorage/Harbour Development in Suduwella in the Southern Province, Vakarai and Sainthamaruthu in the Eastern Province, Conducted for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Pre-Feasibility Studies on Fisheries Anchorage Development in Kaluvankerni, Kattankudy in the Eastern Province, Kaikawala and Peraliya in the Southern Province, Conducted for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)                    

Design Review and Improvement of facilities of Nilwella Fishery Harbour in the Southern Province, Conducted for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (MOFAR)

 

Member

Coordinating Committee for the Wise use of the Coastal Belt and Sea Around, National Action Plan for Haritha Lanka Programme, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources

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Presentations, Reports and Publications
1.
Hydro-Geotechnical Behaviour of Porous Coastal Structures, M Phil Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, October 2002.
2.
S  S  L  Hettiarachchi, A  H  R  Ratnasooriya, investigations of hydraulic conductivity for the mathematical modelling of wave action through porous structures, “Engineer”, Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, Vol xxxvii, No 2, April/Sep 2004.
3.
S P Samarawickrama, S S L Hettiarachchi, A H R Ratnasooriya, T Welhena, H J S Fernando, Strategic Approach and Investigations on Mitigatory Measures, Presentation at the Third International Workshop on Coastal Disaster Prevention and Tsunami Hazard Map Seminar organized by the Port and Airport Research Institute, Japan, University of Moratuwa, National Science Foundation and Disaster Management Center, Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka, February 2007.
4.
A  H  R  Ratnasooriya,  S  P  Samarawickrama and  F  Imamura, post  tsunami  recovery  process  in  sri  lanka, Journal of Natural Disaster Science, Japan, Volume 29, No 1, 2007.
5.
A H R Ratnasooriya, S P Samarawickrama, S S L Hettiarachchi and R P S S Bandara, Resistance to tsunami inundation by coastal vegetation: an experimental study, Engineering Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Thirteenth Symposium, October 2007.
6.
S P Samarawickrama, A H R Ratnasooriya, S S L Hettiarachchi, M.K.D. Lawrance and G.G. Ajith Kumara, tsunami hazards: public awareness and response, Engineering Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Thirteenth Symposium, October 2007.
7.
A H R Ratnasooriya, n t s wijesekara, the effect of scaling on frictional losses in pipes, Engineering Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Thirteenth Symposium, October 2007.
8.
S P Samarawickrama, S S L Hettiarachchi and A H R Ratnasooriya, Tsunami Inundation Modelling and Risk Assessment: Case Study Galle, Engineering Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Thirteenth Symposium, October 2007.
9.
R P S S Bandara, A H R Ratnasooriya, S P Samarawickrama, and S S L Hettiarachchi, Flow through Coastal Vegetation and Tsunami Impact Mitigation,  International Exchange Symposium on Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Asia, Organized by Saitama University, Japan & Moratuwa University and conducted in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, January 2008.
10.
A H R Ratnasooriya, R P S S Bandara and S P Samarawickrama, Tsunami Impact Mitigation by Coastal Vegetation in Sri Lanka, Seventh International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  February 2008.
11.
S P Samarawickrama, S S L Hettiarachchi and A H R Ratnasooriya, Strategic Approach towards Tsunami Hazard and Risk Assessment and Rehabilitation of the Sri Lankan Coastline, International Infrastructure Renewal and Reconstruction (IIRR) Mini Conference on ‘A Dynamic Approach to the Mitigation of Natural Disasters' University of Calgary, Canada, April 2008.
12.
Kasun De Silva, Harsha Ratnasooriya and Saman Samarawickrama, Assessment of Exposure of Sri Lanka to TsunamiHazards, International Exchange Symposium on Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Asia, Organized by SaitamaUniversity, Japan & Peradeniya University and conducted at Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, September 2008.
13.
Chathura Manawasekara, Saman Samarawickrama, Harsha Ratnasooriya, Resistance to Flow through Vegetation and Tsunami Impact Mitigation, International Exchange Symposium on Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Asia, Organized by Saitama University, Japan & Peradeniya University and conducted in Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, September 2008.
14.
A H R Ratnasooriya, S P Samarawickrama, S S L Hettiarachchi, R P S S Bandara and N Tanaka, Mitigation of Tsunami Inundation by Coastal Vegetation,  “Engineer”, Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, October 2008.
15.
S S L Hettiarachchi, S P Samarawickrama and A H R Ratnasooriya, Tsunami Inundation Modelling and Risk Assesement: City of Galle, International Conference on Tsunami Warning, organized by the State Ministry of Research and Technology, Republic of Indonesia, held in Bali, November 2008.
16.
Harsha Ratnasooriya, Saman Samarawickrama, Samantha Hettiarachchi, Chathura Manawasekara, Investigations on Tsunami Impact Mitigation by Coastal Green Belts, Developments in Forestry and Environmental Management, 13th International Forestry and Environment Symposium 2008, Organized by the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka, December 2008.
17.
A H R Ratnasooriya, Tsunami Hazards in Sri Lanka: Exposure, Impact Mitigation and Awareness, Invited Lecture, Conducted at the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, Japan, January 2009.
18.
N A K Nandasena, N Tanaka, K Tanimoto, R P S S Bandara, A H R Ratnasooriya, S S L Hettiarachchi, and S P Samarawickkrama,  Investigations on Tsunami Inundation and Coastal Vegetation Characteristics, The Third IAHR International Conference in Ocean Engineering (ICOE-2009), Indian Institute of technology Madras (IITM), India, February 2009.
19.
A H R Ratnasooriya and n t s wijesekara, Ageing of Pipes and Sustainability of water Supply, “Engineer”, Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, Vol XXXXII, No 3, July 2009, pp 42-47.
20.
Saman Samarawickrama, Samantha Hettiarachchi and Harsha Ratnasooriya, Developments in Tsunami Risk Assessment Case Study: City of Galle, symposium on 'Promoting Knowledge Transfer to Strengthen Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adaptation', Organized by the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) and UNDP, Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 2009.
21.
S S L Hettiarachchi, S P Samarawickrama and A H R Ratnasooriya, Investigations on the use of Bio Shields against Tsunami Hazards, symposium on 'Promoting Knowledge Transfer to Strengthen Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adaptation', Organized by the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) and UNDP, Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 2009.
22.
Harsha Ratnasooriya, Tsunami Hazards: Impact Mitigation by Bio Shields, Presentation, International Exchange Symposium on Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Asia, Organized by Saitama University, Japan & University of Ruhuna and conducted in Galle, Sri Lanka, September 2009.
23.
Harsha Ratnasooriya, Chathura Manawasekara, Saman Samarawickrama  and Norio Tanaka,  flow through vegetation: steady flow resistance, International Exchange Symposium on Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Asia, Organized by Saitama University, Japan & University of Ruhuna and conducted in Galle, Sri Lanka, September 2009.
24.
Isuru Wijayawardane, Harsha Ratnasooriya and Saman Samarawickrama, Global Climate Change: Impact on The Coastal Zone of Sri Lanka, International Exchange Symposium on Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Asia, Organized by Saitama University, Japan & University of Ruhuna and conducted in Galle, Sri Lanka, September 2009.
25.
Janaka Bamunawala, Harsha Ratnasooriya and Saman Samarawickrama, coastal constructions and shoreline response, International Exchange Symposium on Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Asia, Organized by Saitama University, Japan & University of Ruhuna and conducted in Galle, Sri Lanka, September 2009.
26.
Kithsiri Nandasena, Norio Tanaka, Chathura Manawasekara and Harsha Ratnasooriya, numerical modeling of steady flow through Vegetation, International Exchange Symposium on Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Asia, Organized by Saitama University, Japan & University of Ruhuna and conducted in Galle, Sri Lanka, September 2009.
27.
S P Samarawickrama, S S L Hettiarachchi and A H R Ratnasooriya, Development of Fisheries Infrastructure in Jaffna Peninsula, Report submitted to the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), October 2009.
28.
N A K Nandasena, R P S S Bandara, S S L Hettiarachchi, A H R Ratnasooriya,  N Tanaka and S P Samarawickrama, Experiments on solitary waves passing through coastal vegetation under Waterlogged Conditions, SCSTW3: South China Sea Tsunami Workshop 3, Organized by the University Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia, November 2009.
29.
Harsha Ratnasooriya, Samantha Hettiarachchi and Saman Samarawickrama, Tsunami Impact Mitigation by Coastal Vegetation, Presentation at the Colloquium on Mangrove Rehabilitation Efforts in Sri Lanka, organized by the  International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Colombo, Sri Lanka, November 2009.
30.
Chathura Manawasekara, Harsha Ratnasooriya and Saman Samarawickrama, Flow through Vegetation: Steady Flow Resistance and Tsunami Impact Mitigation, Annual Symposium 2009, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka, December 2009.
31.
Isuru Wijayawardena, Harsha Ratnasooriya and Saman Samarawickrama, Global Climate Change: Sea Level Rise and Shoreline Response, Annual Symposium 2009, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka, December 2009.
32.
Isuru Wijayawardena, Harsha Ratnasooriya and Saman Samarawickrama, Global Climate Change: Impact on the Coastal Zone of Sri Lanka, Developments in Forestry and Environment Management in 2009, International Forestry and Environment Symposium, Department of Forestry and Environment Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, December 2009.

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Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Training Programs attended
1.
International conference on “Coastal structures and Breakwaters” organized by the Institute of Civil Engineers, London, UK, November 1991.
2.
Seminar on “Application of Nuclear Techniques to Coastal Engineering” organized by the Atomic Energy Authority of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka, December 1994.
3.
Training course on “Integrated Coastal Zone Management” conducted at the International Institute for Infrastructural Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering in Delft, Netherlands, June 1995.
4.
Workshop on “Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems in Irrigation and Water Management” conducted by the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, August 1995.
5.
Training  Program  on  “Tsunami  Studies” conducted at Tohoku University, Japan,  July-August 2006.
6.
International Seminar on “Tsunami Disaster Prevention”, Sendai, Japan, August 2006.
7.
Training Program on “Tsunami Inundation Modeling”, organized by  UNESCO/IOC and conducted at BTTP, Jakarta, Indonesia, August 2007.
8.
International Exchange Symposium on Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Asia, Organized by Saitama University, Japan & Moratuwa University and conducted at Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, January 2008.
9.
Seventh International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  February 2008.
10.
Workshop on “Developing a Knowledge Base on Hazards, Vulnerabilities and Capacities for Disaster Risk Reduction, Organized by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Disaster Management Centre (DMC) and University of Moratuwa, Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 2008.
11.
Training Program on “Numerical Modeling of Tsunamis”, organized by  the Coast Conservation Department (CCD), Sri Lanka, June 2008.
12.
Training Program on “Adult Learning” conducted by the Staff Development Center, Open University of Sri Lanka, July-September 2008.
13.
international Exchange Symposium on Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Asia, Organized by Saitama University, Japan & Peradeniya University and conducted at Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, September 2008.
14.
symposium on 'Promoting Knowledge Transfer to Strengthen Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adaptation', Organized by the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) and UNDP, Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 2009.
15.
International Exchange Symposium on Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Asia, Organized by Saitama University, Japan & University of Ruhuna and conducted in Galle, Sri Lanka, September 2009.
16.
Colloquium on Mangrove Rehabilitation Efforts in Sri Lanka, organized by the  International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Colombo, Sri Lanka, November 2009.
17.
Workshop on Practical Community Countermeasures for Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Reduction, Organized by the University of Moratuwa, Disaster Management Centre, Tohoku University, Japan, JICA, apan and Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 2010.

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