Last Updated on January 1st, 2018

Publications and Reports

  1. Reports on “Hydraulic Investigations for the proposed intakes at Whakapapa and Poutu, and the intake and drop shafts at Okupata and Taurewa in New Zealand”. Report done on behalf of Sir Alexander Gibbs & Partners, Consulting Engineers, Edinburgh June 1969
  2. Research for PhD on “Air Entrainment in vertical shafts” University of Edinburgh – July 1969
  3. Research into the “Undergraduate Training of a Civil Engineering Student”. Report submitted to the University of Edinburgh – May 1970
  4. “Model Investigations of proposed river intake scheme in New Zealand” Water Power – April 1971. An International Journal for Hydro electric development
  5. “Protection and Control of Pedestrian Traffic” Institution of Engineers, (presented paper ) December 1971
  6. “Prototype prediction of Air/Water ratios from Model Tests” Educational Fluid Mechanics No. 08 – June 1972
  7. “Floods & Digital Computing Techniques” Report submitted to the University of Padova, Italy – August 1973
  8. “Air Entrainment in Vertical Shafts” Water Power in June 1974, An International Journal for Hydro electric development
  9. “Study of the Kalatuwawa Reservoir and its Catchment”, Sri Lanka Association of Advancement of Science (SLASS) December 1974
  10. “Flow Regimes in Vertical Shafts” in the Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Ceylon – March 1975
  11. “City Road Transport in the light of the Energy crisis” SLAAS – December 1976
  12. “Reservoir Operation under Critical Conditions” Institution of Engineers, Ceylon – March 1977
  13. “The need for a Scientific approach and coordination in Traffic Management” Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka – October 1980
  14. “The relevance of Environmental Engineering to Sri Lanka” Key Note address Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka – May 1980
  15. “The Moulding of Tomorrow’s Civil Engineer” Workshop, Civil Engineering Sectional Committee, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka – May 1980
  16. “Curriculum Development in Environmental Engineering Education” Regional meeting University of Lahore, Pakistan – March 1982
  17. “Behaviour of the Kalu Ganga Outfall” International Coastal Engineering Conference, Colombo – March 1983
  18. "The need for a Transport Policy for Sri Lanka" Sri Lanka Transportation Forum June 1983
  19. "Some Causes and Possible remedial measures for problem of Traffic Congestion in City of Colombo" Keynote Address at the Seminar on Traffic Problems, University of Moratuwa July 1984
  20. "Movement of security personnel to the City of Colombo in an Emergency using dynamic programming" Sri Lanka Transport Forum August 1985
  21. "Uniflow system as a solution to Traffic Congestion" Sri Lanka Association of Advancement of Science September 1985
  22. "Analysis of Road Traffic Accident patterns in Sri Lanka" October 1986
  23. "Development of Distance Education" Conference UNISA South Africa May 1987
  24. "Performance of a high loaded deep primary stabilisation pond" Journal Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka June 1987
  25. "Distance Education and Educational Technologies in Continuing Education" 14th ACU Quinquennial Congress in Perth, Australia February 1988
  26. "Development of Distance Education for Developing Nations" 14th World Conference on Distance Education, Oslo, Norway – August 1988
  27. "Transport and Land Development" Keynote address at the Transport Seminar, Annual Sessions, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka – 1988
  28. "The management of an Open University" Keynote address at the First World Congress on Engineering Education and Training, Kathmandu, Nepal November 1988
  29. "University Education for All" Special Public Lecture, Institute of Fundamental Studies, Colombo January 1989
  30. "Continuing Engineering Education through Distance Education" Fourth World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education Peking, China May 1989
  31. "The Open Universities in Asia – Problems & Prospects" Regional Seminar of the Asian Association of Open Universities, Islamabad Pakistan November 1989
  32. "The Education & Training of a Transportant" Presidential Address, Chartered Institute of Transport (Sri Lanka Branch) 1990
  33. "The University in the Year 2000" Public Lecture Institution of Fundamental Studies – August 1990
  34. "The need for Marketing Approach to Communicate the Concept of Distance Education to Wider Audiences" AAOU Annual Conference, Jakarta, Indonesia September 1990
  35. "Distance Teaching of Science & Technology a model for a small developing country" 15th ICDE World Conference, Caracas, Venezuela November 1990
  36. "The Students of the 90's New Clients ; New Needs" Key Note Address at the 15th ICDE World Conference, Caracas, Venezuela November 1990
  37. “ Linking Technical Education with Engineering Education” Key note address at the 98th Annual Session 2004 of the Intuition of Engineers, Sri Lanka
  38. "National Education Commission and its impact on Education in Sri Lanka" Seminar organised by the Organisation of Professional Associations, OPA Colombo Sri Lanka – April 1991
  39. "Distance Education with Special Reference to Higher Education" SAARC Work Shop on upgrading the quality of Education August 1992
  40. "Open University Management" Round Table Conference, Distance Education Regional Resources Centre, Seoul, Korea September 1992
  41. "Continuing Engineering Education" Presidential Address, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka October 1992
  42. "The Role of Distance Education in Higher Education" Guest Speaker, The British Scholars' Association The British Council July 1993
  43. "Funding of Open Universities : The Sri Lankan Context” Annual Conference of Asian Association of Open Universities November 1993
  44. "Project Management in Construction" - Total Quality Management Symposium 1994/1995 - Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa-September 1995
  45. “Transport and the Environment” - Key-Note Address - Annual Sessions – October 1995, Chartered Institute of Transport (Sri Lanka Section)
  46. “The Role of Engineer as a Transportant” - L S de Silva Memorial Lecture – Chartered Institute of Transport (Sri Lanka Branch) - August 1996
  47. “Road Traffic in relation to Road Policy in Sri Lanka” Seminar on Road Policy for Sri Lanka, Road Development Authority, Ministry of Highways - August 1996
  48. “A National Vocational Competence Qualifications System for Sri Lanka” Institute for Construction Training & Development – January, 1997
  49. “Middle Level Education and Training as an integral part of the Development of any Profession” Seminar on `Matching Talents with needs to meet Youth Aspirations’ organised by the Organisation of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka (OPA) – 13 September 1997
  50. “Can Discipline and Enforcement control Traffic Congestion” 10th Annual Sessions, Chartered Institute of Transport (S.L. Branch) - October 1997
  51. “Sri Lanka Country Report – 1997/1998” Asia Construct 3 Conference, Hong Kong - November 1997
  52. “Training and Education for Construction Industry Development” 1st International Conference on Construction Industry Development, Singapore - December 1997
  53. “Enforceable Traffic Management and Planning” seminar on ‘Indiscipline on the Road and Law Enforcement’ Automobile Association of Ceylon – SLFI – December 1998
  54. “Do the proposed Educational Reforms provide for Lateral Linkages and Upward Mobility?” Ceylon Daily News, October 1998
  55. “The need for an integrated development of National Transportation network”
    Sri Lanka Institute of Architects Annual Session – February 1999
  56. “Non-University Tertiary Education Structure” UNESCO Seminar on Higher Education in the 21st Century - November, 1999
  57. “Feasibility of Exploiting Thermal Water & Infrastructure Development for a Health Resort” Sri Lanka Association of Advancement of Sciences. Annual Sessions - December 1999
  58. “Preparation for the World of Work” International Theme Seminar. Sri Lanka Association of Advancement of Sciences. Annual Sessions - December 1999
  59. “Income Generation through the University - Industry Collaboration” ADB High Level Seminar on Overcoming Constraints to Income Generation in Science & Technology Institutions – February 2000
  60. “Flexibility and Mobility in Higher Education and Vocational Education Avenues” Professor J.E. Jayasuriya Memorial Lecture - February 2000
  61. "Science and Technology in Education” a paper submitted to the Biennial Conference in Science and Technology (BIOCOST I) –August 2000
  62. “Higher Education : Past, Present and Future” Convocation Address of the Open University of Sri Lanka, 2001
  63. “Nation Building through University Building” a paper submitted to the International Association of University Presidents Conference in Sydney - June 2002
  64. “Linking Technical Education with Engineering Education” Key note address at the 98th Annual Session 2004 of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka
  65. “ An Analyses of the Professional Advancement and Academic Development of Middle Level Technological Personnel”, Joint paper, Annual Sessions, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, October 2004
  66. “Perspectives of Vocational Training in Sri Lanka” a paper submitted for an International Workshop on Societal Empowerment Through Education for all (SETEFA), July 2005
  67. “ICT Enabled Open and Distance Learning in Sri Lanka” Using Open and Distance Learning (ODL) for Literacy and Skills Training, a paper presented at the Commonwealth Of Learning South Asia Consultative Meeting, Dhaka, Bangladesh, September 2005
  68. “Development Oriented Multidisciplinary Research in Universities’ Key note address at the 61st Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, December 2005
  69. “ Formation of Hot Water Springs in Sri Lanka : Conceptual Geological Model”, Joint paper, 61st Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, December 2005
  70. “Sri Lankan Academics and Professionals meet the challenges of The Tsunami Aftermath” paper Presented at the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK) Asia Pacific Convention New Delhi, India, January 2006
  71. “Challenges and Directions for Tertiary Education” Symposium on Higher Education Strategy and a Policy Framework, National Education Commission, June 2006
  72. “Academic Staff Work Norms” Committee of Vice Chancellors and Directors / University Grants Commission Seminar, June 2006
  73. “Development and Rationalisation of Tertiary Education in Sri Lanka” World Bank Regional Conference , New Delhi, September 2006
  74. “Introducing Professionalism to Institutions of Higher Education in Sri Lanka” Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, Colloquium on The IESL and its members’ expectations and vice versa, October 2006
  75. “National Policy Framework Recommendations on Non University Tertiary Education” World Bank - National Education Commission Workshop, October 2006
  76. “Tertiary Education Opportunities in Sri Lanka” Public Lecture, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, March 2007
  77. “ Case Study of the Contribution of TVET to Education for Sustainable Development with Implications for TVET Teacher Education in Sri Lanka” International Consultation on Education for Sustainable Development TVET Teacher Education towards Sustainability Chiang Mai, Thailand, August 2007
  78. “Need for TVET Policy - Development of TVET Policy Framework” National Education Conference Colombo-Sri Lanka, November 2007
  79. “Policy Dialogue - Partnerships for Sustainability - Technical and Vocational Education in Sri Lanka and Future Strategies” British Council, Colombo-Sri Lanka, January 2008
  80. “Trends in Vocational Training and Technological Education for Career Development in Sri Lanka” the sharing conference Rotary International District 3220, Sri Lanka, January 2008
  81. “Tertiary Education through Professional Education “ Convocation Address Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, January 2009
  82. “Education for Sustainable Development” Convocation Address, University of Moratuwa June 2009
  83. “History and current developments of Technical Education in Sri Lanka” , International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) Regional Conference, Colombo, August 2009
  84. “Model for Sector Skills Council In Sri Lanka" Policy Dialogue for Sector Based Skills Development in Sri Lanka British Council, Colombo November 2009.
  85. “Rain Water Harvesting for Water Efficiency and Management” International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, Kandy, December 2010
  86. “Post Tsunami infrastructure rehabilitation in Sri Lanka” Asia Pacific Convention, of the Institution of Civil Engineers, London, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 2011
  87. “Are Non - State Universities needed ?” Seminar of the Committee of Vice Chancellors Colombo – September 2011
  88. “ Meetings the Challenges of Transfer of Knowledge in the Transport Sector” 15th L.S.de Silva Memorial Lecture Colombo September 2011
  89. “ Innovation for Sustainable Prosperity” Chief Guest address Technical Sessions, Organization of Professional Associations” OPA Sri Lanka Colombo, October 2011
  90. "Skills development, employability and career guidance" National Technical Workshop on Human Resource Development and Employment Colombo, October 2011
  91. “Career development in a Knowledge based economy” International Conference in Colombo -Education for All: Prospects & Challenges The Association of South East Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL) December 2013
  92. “Construction Education to meet the needs of industry”, 5th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, Kandy Sri Lanka, December 2014
  93. "Development of Science, Technology and Innovation"Keynote address - National Awards for Science and Technology Achievements (2014) - Presidential Secretariat, Colombo Sri Lanka, Feb 27, 2015
  94. "Development of Engineering Research in Sri Lankan Universities" Keynote address, Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference, April 8, 2015