Expert in Water Treatment Process Design,Commissioning and Maintenance of Water Treatment Plant
Expert ID: 731143 Sri Lanka
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)
|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|
|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|
|Years: 2001 to 2015||Agency: National Water Supply and Drainage Board, Sri Lanka||Role: Senior and Chief Engineer||Description:|
|Associations / Societies|
|Member of Director Board, Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), Sri Lanka
Associate Member, Institute of Engineers' (IESl), Sri lanka
|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.
|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).
Fields of Expertise
coagulation, disinfectant, dissolved air flotation, drinking water, drinking water chlorination, drinking water disinfection, drinking water filtration, drinking water quality monitoring, drinking water quality standard, environmental engineering, iron removal, nitrogen removal, water treatment, water treatment constructed wetland, water treatment system, advanced oxidation processes, filter sand, water treatment system design, chloramination, drinking water purification, polyaluminum chloride, environmental management, forest products industry, activated-sludge process, flocculation process, municipal wastewater treatment, drinking water source protection, drinking water distribution system maintenance, water-treatment ion exchange, water treatment filtration, feedwater treatment, activated carbon water filtration, groundwater treatment, powdered activated carbon, granular activated carbon, activated carbon, ion exchange, sludge wastewater treatment system, water softening, water purification, wastewater disinfection, water ultrafiltration, small community wastewater treatment system, ozone water purification