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Urugamuwe Gamacharige Yasantha Abeysundara Edit Profile

environmentalist , Civil engineer

Urugamuwe Gamacharige Yasantha Abeysundara, Sri Lankan Civil engineer. Member Sri Lanka Eye Donation Organisation; Member American Society of Civil Engineers (associate), Organisation Professional Assns. Sri Lanka (life member 1992), Institution Engineers (Sri Lank chapter), Institute of Project Mgrs. Sri Lanka.

Background

Abeysundara, Urugamuwe Gamacharige Yasantha was born on March 15, 1964 in Marara, South, Sri Lanka. Son of Dharmadasa and Jayaseeli (Danthanarayana) Urugamuwe Gamacharige.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 1990. Master in Environmental Management, University Western Sydney, Australia, 2001. Doctor of Philosophy, Thammasat University, Thailand, 2006.

Career

Engineer trainee Irrigation Department, Amparai, Sri Lanka, 1984-1985, Road Development Authority, Matara, Sri Lanka, 1985-1986, Center Engineering Consultancy Bureau, Kotmale, Sri Lanka, 1986-1987. Civil engineer Civmecon Engineering (Private) Ltd., Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, 1988-1990, Brown & Company Ltd., Colombo, 1990-1991, State Engineering Corporation of Sri Lanka, Colombo, 1990—1992. Postdoctoral researcher University Manchester, since 2010.

Divsnl. buildings engineer Hambantota District, Sri Lanka, 1992—1998, district buildings engineer, 1998—2006. Chief engineer Southern Provincial Engineering Services Office, Galle, Sri Lanka, 2007—2010. Deputy director School Works Branch Ministry of Education, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka, since 2007.

Achievements

  • Achievements include invention of a matrix for selecting sustainable construction materials for buildings.

Membership

Member Sri Lanka Eye Donation Organization. Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (associate), Chartered Institute Wastes Management, Institution Engineers India (chartered 2002), Institute Project Managers Sri Lanka, Institution Engineers Sri Lanka, Institute Management Sri Lanka, Institution Engineers Singapore, Environment Institute Australia, Organization Professional Association Sri Lanka (life).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: photography.

Connections

Married Ajantha Narandeniya, February 14, 1992. Children: Charitha, Yasas, Chamodya Kavindi.

father:
Dharmadasa Gamacharige

mother:
Jayaseeli (Danthanarayana) Urugamuwe Gamacharige

spouse:
Ajantha Narandeniya

children:
Charitha Abeysundara

Chamodya Kavindi Abeysundara

Yasas Abeysundara