Research Publications

  • Dias SV, Ferando  DS’, Dissanayake SAMS’, David JW, Jayasinghe D.A.D ‘’Environmental Health & sanitation Risk faced by underserved communities living in urban Multistoried Walk-up Apartments’’ National  symposium Creating Disaster Free Safe Environment” 12th November 2009. (39).
  • Jayamanna  W S S, Dias  SV. Iddamalgpda I A V P,Dissanayake S A M S, comparative “Assessment of Environmental Issues in the Kukule River Watersheds with Micro watershed of Upper Reaches of  Kukule Ganga “National  symposium  Creating Disaster Free Safe Environment” 12th November 2009.
  • Disanayaka S.A.M.S, Dias SV,Samarkkody, RP jayawardana, DKSk, “Sanitary and Microbial Quality Risk assessment of Source  waters of Community water supply Project “National symposium Creating Disaster Free Safe Environment” 12th November 2009.

2016 Symposium

NBRO symposium on Innovations For Resilient Environment (2015)

NBRO Symposium on Sustainable Disaster Resilient Technologies (2012)

National Symposium on building research to face future challenges (2010)

National Symposium on creating disaster free safe environment (2009)

Workshop on the role of R&D institutions in natural disaster management (1998)

  • Natural disaster mitigation research at central building research institute
  • Living with landslides
  • Role of research & development institutions
  • Weather forecasting in Sri Lanka
  • Asian urban disaster mitigation programme
  • Natural disasters mitigation: some initiatives of department of science and technology
  • Living with floods: some lessons from Bangladesh for human settlements planning in the flood-prone areas of Sri Lanka
  • Why does Colombo city get flooded
  • Flood warning in Sri Lanka- a dream yet to be realized
  • Towards achieving the long-term objectives of landslide hazard mapping programme
  • Impact of national & sectoral policies on landslides - Sri Lanka
  • Development of a methodology for risk assessment in landslide prone areas of Sri Lanka- a geotechnical approach
  • Tides and GPS
  • Catastrophic landslides in India and Sri Lanka
  • Role of R & D in structural engineering in reducing risks due to cyclonic winds
  • Establishment of geotechnical parameters for the analysis of natural hazards in Sri Llanka
  • Guideline requirements for blasting operations in urban areas and assessment of associated risks
  • Cyclone movements effecting weather patterns over Sri Lanka
  • Tools for land use planning
  • Some hydrological aspects related to natural disaster management
  • Groundwater resources as supplementary irrigation in the dry and intermediate zones of Sri Lanka for drought mitigation
  • Steps to reduce damages due to lightning - case studies
  • Role of the survey department of Sri Lanka in disaster mitigation
  • Role of vegetation in the prevention of land degradation and landslides
  • Disaster preparedness and mitigation: Hudco's role and contribution
  • GIS and remote sensing applications for natural hazard zonation: the role of ITC in addressing the training needs
  • Degradation of the upper Mahaweli catchment
  • Plan for disaster management
  • Use of planning guidelines to mitigate the environmental degradation
  • Post disaster activities of the department of social services
  • Socio-economic aspects of disaster related victims and vulnerable communities

National symposium on landslides in Sri Lanka (1994)

  • Multilingual landslide glossary adopted to Sinhala & Tamil languages
    • Multilingual landslide glossary adopted to Sinhala languages
    • Multilingual landslide glossary adopted to Tamil languages
  • Geological factors affecting landslides in Sri Lanka
  • Morphology and lineaments as factors in landslide studies in Sri Lanka
  • Seismicity - neglected aspects of Sri Lankan landslide studies
  • Control of foliation attitude on rockfalls and colluvium deposition on scarp slopes with particular reference to Badulla district of Sri Lanka
  • Possible application of satellite remote sensing in studies of landslides in Sri Lanka
  • Application of Elcovision 10 system of photography in landslide studies in Sri Lanka
  • The use of weathering ratio in strength evaluation of weathered rocks
  • Residual soils and colluvium deposits of Sri Lanka , their investigation, testing and engineering behaviour
  • Landslides and other mass movements including failure of cuttings in residual soils of Sri Lanka
  • Viharagala debris flow cum rock fall
  • Thotulagala-Lemastota rock fall cum debris flow
  • Rock slide on Pattipola-Ohiya railway line
  • A geo-scientific study of the Watawala earthslide
  • The meaning of surface movements monitored at the Watawala earth slide
  • Back analysis of the Watawala earth slide in terms of effective stress
  • Landslides in Nuwara Eliya district
  • Landslides in Badulla district of Sri Lanka
  • Relationship between rainfall and landslides with particular reference to the hilly regions of Sri Lanka
  • Some rain induced landslides of Sri Lanka and criteria for early warning
  • Prediction of rainfall return periods for the Watawala earth slide area
  • History of landslides in Sri Lanka and the national initiatives towards their effective management
  • Landslides in Sri Lanka in the 21st century
  • A compendium of known landslides in the hill country of Sri Lanka
  • Landslides affecting national highways in Sri Lanka
  • Changing patterns of the forest cover and its impact on slope stability and landslide phenomena
  • Adverse impact of land uses and improper land management practices on slope stability and landslides
  • Negative impact of landslides on environment
  • Socio-economic concerns of people in landslide prone areas
  • A realistic approach to the relationship between landslides and socio economic conditions of people in hazard prone areas
  • Towards understanding and living with landslides
  • A strategy for identifying areas susceptible to landslides
  • Slope category mapping for landslide hazard zonation
  • Categorization of landform map units according to their stability attributes
  • Categorization of land use and management map units according to their stability attributes
  • Towards a landslide hazard zonation system
  • Mapping of human settlements and infrastructure for preliminary assessment of risks due to landslides
  • Landslide hazard mapping in Sri Lanka- A holistic approach
  • The role of the computer in the preparation of state of nature and landslide hazard maps
  • Early warning against rock fall at Viharagala
  • Appropriate technology for instrumentation and monitoring of problematic slopes and landslides in Sri Lanka
  • Complexities of landslide forecasting and search for concinnity and realism
  • Remedial measures for stabilizing landslide at Pussellawa on Kandy Nuwara Eliya road-construction aspects
  • Surface and subsurface drainage methods for stabilization against landslides
  • Construction induced landslides, their prevention and control
  • National Disaster Managment Plan - current status and trends with particular reference to landslide management
  • Challenges of relief and rehabilitation in disaster prone areas in general and landslide prone areas in particular
  • Training on mapping for landslide management
  • International decade for natural disaster reduction and the role of UNDP in disaster management training
  • A database on landslides in Sri Lanka
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