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Expert in Water Treatment Process Design,Commissioning and Maintenance of Water Treatment Plant

Expert ID: 731143 Sri Lanka

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Expert is serving as a Water Treatment Process Engineer for twelve years and currently having the responsibility of designing 32 MLD treatment facility worth 79 M US$. He has a sound knowledge in process design, commissioning of water works, operation and maintenance of water treatment plants supported by SCADA, etc.

As he has read his PhD in wastewater treatment by using wetlands, he has become a leading researcher and designer of the wetland systems. Current researches on introducing floating wetland as a on-site treatment for urban lakes under the financial support from NEWRI, Singapore provide strong evidences for his enthusiasm to work as an expert in wetland application under tropical climate. Accordingly, he is capable of handling and solving water treatment works and related issues and serving as a consultant to water treatment works.

Design of Wastewater treatment plant for Temple of Tooth (UNESCO World Heritage)Design and Implementation of Floating Wetland Systems for Kandy Lake (Urban Lake), Sri LankaAugmentation of Water Treatment Facility of Tea Research Institute (TRI), Sri LankaDesign of Greater Dambulla Water Treatment Plant (32 MLD)

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2009 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Wetland Treatment Institution: Saitama University, Japan,
Year: 2005 Degree: M.Eng. Subject: Water and wastewater treatment Institution: Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
Year: 2000 Degree: B.Sc. (Hons) Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Chief Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Design of Water Treatment Plant of 32 MLD capacity and worth of 79 Million US Dollars.
Years: 2010 to 2012 Employer: National Water Supply and Drainage Board, Sri Lanka Title: Plant Manager Department: Responsibilities: Managing a WTP of 35 MLD supported with SCADA and radio system connected with 17 reservoirs and 09 booster pump houses.
Years: 2005 to 2006 Employer: National Water Supply and Drainage Board Title: Planing and Design Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Design of small scale WTPs in remote areas
Years: 2001 to 2003 Employer: National Water Supply and Drainage Board, Sri Lanka Title: Research Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Studying water treatment issues
Years: 2015 to 2015 Employer: CETEC Sri Lanka Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Consultant to Wastewater treatment facilities at the Hotel Sun Green, Habarana
Years: 2015 to 2015 Employer: CETEC Sri Lanka Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Consultant to Wastewater treatment facilities at the Hotel Heaven Seven, Nuwara Eliya and Kandy
Years: 2013 to 2014 Employer: CETEC Sri Lanka Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Design of wastewater treatment plant for Temple of Tooth, Sri Lanka; Donor Project by the Nangyan Technological University, Singapore
Years: 2013 to 2014 Employer: CETEC Sri Lanka Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Consultant to Wastewater treatment facility at Hotel of LAUGFS Property Developers at Chilaw, Sri Lanka

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2001 to 2015 Agency: National Water Supply and Drainage Board, Sri Lanka Role: Senior and Chief Engineer Description:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member of Director Board, Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), Sri Lanka
Associate Member, Institute of Engineers' (IESl), Sri lanka
Professional Appointments
16th February 2013 Examiner and Thesis Reviewer for M.Phil Candidate Final Examination: Ms. Dilrukshi, Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), Sri Lanka

20th December 2012 Examiner and Thesis Reviewer for MSc Candidate Final Examination: Ms. D.M.C.S Mimrose, Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), Sri Lanka

20th December 2012 Examiner and Thesis Reviewer for MSc Candidate Final Examination: Ms. J.K. Ariyawansa, Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), Sri Lanka

07th September 2012 Examiner and Thesis Reviewer for MSc Candidate Final Examination: Ms. E.A.A. Dilrukshi, Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), Sri Lanka

15th March 2012 Examiner and Thesis Reviewer for PhD Candidate Final Examination: Ms. I.P.P. Gunawaradana, Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), Sri Lanka

06th March, 2012 Special Lecture on Water Treatment Challenges in Sri Lanka, Toyama Prefectural University, Japan

2011 -To date Visiting Lecturer on Water Treatment Methods and Advace Water Treatment Technologies, Water Science and Technology, Uwa Wellassa University, Sri Lanka

2010 - To date Member of Academic Panel, Post Graduate Institute of Science (PGIS), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

2010 Lectures on Water Treatment, Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

2010 Lectures on Water Treatment, National Water Supply and Drainage Board, Sri Lanka

2008 THM formation possibilities and monitoring in Sri Lanka,
Khon Kaen University, Thailand.
Awards / Recognition
2012 National Research Council Grant for Comparative Analysis of Disinfection By-Products Formation Mechanism with other Water Quality Parameters to Minimize the Health Effect (Ref.: 12 – 116)

2009 Best Presentation, 11th International Summer Symposium, Tokyo, Japan

2006 Monbukagakusho Scholarship, Japan

2004 Joint Japan World Bank Scholarship, JJ/WBGSP.

2003 Full Research Scholarship-AIT, Thailand

1996 Mahapola Scholarship, University Grant Commission, Sri Lanka

1991 Best Students award, Central Province, Sri Lanka

1991 Best Students Scholarship, Cooperative Society, Sri Lanka.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
- 2013 - Team member of IEE for Sugar factory construction at Hambantota Habour Industrial park.

- 2012 - Consultant to Tea Research Institute for improving water treatment facility

- 2012 - Team member of Wastewater plant design for Temple of Tooth, Sri Lanka

- 2011- Team member of floating wetland design and application for urban lake restoration project
Training / Seminars
06th – 12th May, 2013 Expert developed Water Safety Plans, Conducted by WHO, UN and IUTC, South Korea.

22nd Oct. – 01st Nov. 2012 Training on Water Quality and Sanitation, Organized by Research Center for Eco- Envir. Sci. (RCEES) and Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) with International Water Association (IWA), Beijing, China.

05th - 09th Mar. 2012 Training on Analytical Laboratory Instruments: ICP-MS, ICP- AES, IC, GF, AAS, TOC, GC, Toyama Prefectural University, Japan.

22nd - 24th Feb. 2012 Workshop 02 on Water Safety from Source to Tap – Strategies and Implementations: Use of Water Safety Plan tools and Manual, APN funded project at Kandy, Sri Lanka.

19th – 22nd Sep.2011 Workshop 01on Water Safety from Source to Tap – Strategies and Implementations, APN funded project at NUS, Singapore; Special laboratory training on identification of cryptosporidium and giardia, Singapore.

02nd – 6th May 2011 International Training Course on Managing Pollution, Funded by CapNet and UNEP, Sri Lanka.

20th Feb. – 2nd Mar.2011 Water Treatment Processes and O&M of Water Treatment Plants, Funded by Kelani Right Bank Water Treatment Plant Project, Malaysia.

14th – 21st Jan. 2011 Water Treatment Processes, Funded by Kelani Right Bank Water Treatment Plant Project, Sri Lanka.

25th -31st Aug. 2010 AIT-EBARA International Training Course on Energy Saving for Fluid Machinery Equipment and Effective Usage of Unused Energies, AIT-Extension Program, Thailand.

03rd – 7th Aug. 2010 Training of Trainers, Conducted by Kent Ridge under ICBTA Program, National Water Supply and Drainage Board, Sri Lanka.

2006 –2007 Japanese for Civil and Environmental Engineers, Conducted by Saitama University, Japan.

Nov. 2005 – Feb. 2006 Advanced Auto-Cad on 2D General and 3D Solid Modeling, Conducted by Industrial Services Bureau, Sri Lanka

16th July – 24th Sep. 2005 Design of Water Retaining Structure, Conducted by Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

18th – 27th Jan. 2002 Environmental Organic Chemistry, Conducted by Post Graduate Institute of Science (PGIS), Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

09th - 13th July 2001 Workshop on Management Skills Development, Conducted by National Water Supply and Drainage Board, Sri Lanka
Other Relevant Experience
Water treatment network design software (WaterCAD, EPANET, LOOP, etc). Data management software (ArcView, ArcMap, Access, Dbase, etc). Microsoft office software (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, MS PowerPoint, etc).

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English

Fields of Expertise

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