Publications (Members S-Z)

Mr. L. W. L. C. Shyanaka
[1] L.W.L.C.Shyanaka,”Development of a small scale IGCC power plant using solid waste at Hambantota, Sri Lanka” SLEMA Journal-2013
Mrs. M. Thenabadu
[1] M. Thenabadu, Ruchira Abeyweera, Jeewan Jayasuriya,Nihal.S.Senanayake, ”Anaerobic digestion of food and market waste; Waste characterization, Bio methane potential :A Case study in Sri Lanka” Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association, 2015
Mrs. M. T. A. P. Wickramarathna
[1] Design and implementation of an Interface for a remote access to energy meters, Annual IEE Sri Lanka Conference 2001. (Oral Presentation)

[2] Transmission Network Planning Using Genetic Algorithm Transmission & Distribution Conference and Exposition: Latin America, 2006. TDC apos; 06. IEEE/PES, Volume , Issue , Aug. 2006 Page(s):1 – 5

[3] Transmission Network Planning Using Genetic Algorithm TENCON 2006. 2006 IEEE Region 10 Conference, Volume , Issue , Nov. 2006 Page(s):1 – 4

[4] Transmission Expansion Planning using Genetic Algorithm The International Conference on Electrical Engineering 2007, Honk Kong. (Oral Presentation) [5] Off-Grid development of Sustainable Energy resources for Ecotourism Facilities in Kalpitiya Peninsula, SLEMA Journal Volume 14 No.1 March 2011

[6] Reconnaissance study of pumped storage power plants for peaking power generation in Sri Lanka at HYDRO 2011International Conference and Exhibition, Prague, Czech Republic. (Oral Presentation)

[7] Predicting the Possible Capacity of Pumped Storage Power Plant for Sri Lanka By Forecasting Load Curve Shape, SLEMA Journal Volume 14 No.2 September 2011

[8] Planning of Pumped Storage Power Plants for Power Generation in Sri Lanka, SLEMA Journal Volume 14 No.2 September 2011

[9] Transmission Network Reinforcement for Wind Power Absorption in Ambewela-Sri Lanka in the ASIA 2012, Fourth International Conference on Water Resources and Renewable Energy Development in Asia Conference, Thailand. (Oral Presentation)

[10] Case Study to increase wind power generation in Sri Lanka, The AESIEAP 19th Conference on Electric Power Supply Industry 2012, Bali, Indonesia. (Oral Presentation)

[11] Economic Evaluation of Selected Pumped Storage Power Plant Sites in Sri Lanka, SLEMA Journal Volume 15 No.1 & 2 September 2012.

[12] Interconnection of Kiriketi Pumped Storage Power Plant in Sri Lanka, SLEMA Journal Volume 15 No.1 & 2 September 2012.

[13] Increased Wind Power Generation in Sri Lanka: A Case Study, SLEMA Journal Volume 16 No.1 March 2013.

[14]. The Difficulties and Challenges Faced in Obtaining CDM Registration for BHP, Hydro Asia Conference 2014 in Sri Lanka.

[15] Energy Analysis & Effects on Power Utility of LED’s compared to Conventional Bulbs: The AESIEAP 20th Conference on Electric Power Supply Industry 2014, Jeju City, South Korea. (Oral Presentation)

[16] Site Selection & Basic Design Configuration for Pumped Storage Power Plants, Energy Symposium of Sri Lanka 2015 organized by Ministry of Power & Energy, Sri Lanka and SLEMA Journal Volume 18 No. 2 September 2015.

[17] Economical Evaluation of pumped storage power plant Complexes and comparison with other candidate pumped storage power plants proposed for Sri Lanka, Energy Symposium of Sri Lanka 2015 organized by Ministry of Power & Energy, Sri Lanka and SLEMA Journal Volume 18 No. 2 September 2015.

[18] Basic Design and Economics of Pumped Storage Power Plant Complexes for Sri Lanka, Hydro 2015 International Conference and Exhibition, France.

[19] Wind Resource Assessment and Turbine Selection: Case Study for Mannar, Sri Lanka, Electrical Engineering Conference 2015.

Publication of Members: A-F, G-L, M-R

Publications (Members M-R)

Mr. K. A. B. Pathirathna
[1] Development of Darrieus-Type Vertical Axis Wind Turbine for Stand-Alone Applications by Samaraweera K.K.M.N.P., Pathirathna K.A.B., De Silva H.E.D, Sugathapala A.G.T, International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment,2010.

[2] Evaluation of Effects of Design Parameters for the Performance of Fixed Bladed Small Scale Vertical Axis Wind Turbines by K.A.B.Pathirathna, H.E.D.DeSilva, K.K.M.N.P.Samaraweera and A.G.T.Sugathapala, Engineering Research Unit: 15th Annual Symposium, 2009.
Mr. A. P. T. S. Peiris
[1] U. G. Kithsiri, A. P. T. S. Peiris, Tharanga Wickramarathna, Kumudu Amarawardhana, Ruchira Abeyweera, Nihal N. Senanayake, Jeevan Jayasuriya, Torsten H. Fransson, “A Remote Mode Master Degree Program in Sustainable Energy Engineering: Student Perception and Future Direction”, Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, Budapest, Hungary, 2017.

[2] A. P. T. S. Peiris, R. P. Vitharanage, Ruchira Abeyweera, N. S. Senanayake and Jeevan Jayasuriya, “Feasibility of Utilizing Boiler Blowdown Waste Heat for Operating an Absorption Refrigeration Chiller”, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, 2016.

[3] C. Chandrakumar, A. P. T. S. Peiris, G. K. Edirisinghe, Ruchira Abeyweera and N. S. Senanayake, “Development of a sustainable city model for Kilinochchi based on a rational comparison methodology: a Sri Lankan case-study”, Journal of Sustainable Development. (Manuscript in Preparation)

[4] A. P. T. S. Peiris, N.S. Dikkumbura, H.P.D. Prabashana and N. K. Hettiarachchi, “Development of Floating Type Water Wheel for pico hydro power generation”, B.Sc. Thesis at University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, 2009. (Unpublished)
Mr. P.G.S. Priyadarshana
[1] P.G.S. Priyadarshana, “Maximization of Energy Generation from Small Hydro power Plants in Sri Lanka” M.Sc. Dissertation, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. August 2014.

[2] P.G.S. Priyadarshana, N.S. Senanayake and Ruchira Abeyweera, “Assessment of Energy losses in Mini hydro power plants Sri Lanka” SLEMA Journal, Vol 16, No.2, September 2013 Page 1-5.

[3] P.G.S. Priyadarshana, “Development of Pneumatic Robot Arm for Industrial Application” M.Sc. Dissertation, Univerity of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. 1st May 2008.

[4] Lanka Udawatta, P.G.S. Priyadarshana and Sanjeeva Witharana, “Control of Pneumatic Artificial Muscle for Bicep Configuration Using IBC” Proc. 3rd International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability, 4-6 December 2007.

[5] A.T.M. Adikari, J.R. Gamage, P.G.S. Priyadarshana, A.G.T. Sugathapala and U.P. Kahangamage, “ Solution for the skilled labour scarcity of cinnamon processing through Mechanization” Proceedings of 12th ERU symposium, University of Moratuwa, November 2006.
Mr. C. Ranaweera
[1] Chaminda Ranaweera, Anders Malmquist, ‘Electric Power System of a Renewable Energy Module’ Conference of Electric Power Supply Industry – CEPSI 2014, International Convention Center (ICC) JEJU, South Korea.

[2] Chaminda Ranaweera,‘Stand-Alone Energy System for Supply of Energy and Water for a Refugee Camp’ Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association Journal – March 2014. (Reference: Page 05,

[3] ‘Electric Power System of an Emergency Energy Module’, M.Sc final thesis report published at DiVA portal. ( Reference :

[4] K Pirabaharan, Chaminda Ranaweera, Kumara H. K. S, Kumarathilaka R. S. D,‘Design and Implementation of Smart Antenna for 4G Applications’ Presented at IET Annual Conference 2008.

[5] Chaminda Ranaweera, ‘Detecting System for Kilowatt-Hour Electricity Meters’ Presented at Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, 2007
Mr. W. M. Rajaratne
[1] W M Rajaratne, Dr P G Rathnasiri, “Energy potential of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Sewer generated within Colombo Municipality”, International Energy Symposium 2015 organized by Ministry of Power and Energy, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2015.

Publication of Members: A-F, G-L, S-Z

Publications (Members G-L)

Mrs. R. M. D. S. Gunarathne
[1] D.S. Gunarathne, P. Mellin, W. Yang, M. Pettersson and R. Ljunggren, Performance of an effectively integrated biomass multi-stage gasification system and a steel industry heat treatment furnace, Applied Energy 170 (2016) 353–361

[2] D.S. Gunarathne, A. Mueller, S. Fleck, T. Kolb, J. K. Chmielewski, W. Yang and W.Blasiak, Gasification Characteristics of Hydrothermal Carbonized Biomass in an Updraft Pilot Scale Gasifier, Energy Fuels 2014, 28, 1992−2002

[3] D.S. Gunarathne, A. Mueller, S. Fleck, T. Kolb, J. K. Chmielewski, W. Yang and W.Blasiak, Gasification Characteristics of Steam Exploded Biomass in an Updraft Pilot Scale Gasifier, Energy 71 (2014) 496-506

[4] D.S. Gunarathne, J. K. Chmielewski and W. Yang, Pressure drop prediction of a gasifier bed with cylindrical biomass pellets, Applied Energy 113 (2014) 258–266

[5] D.S. Gunarathne, S. S. Jatunarachchi, N. S. Senanayake, B. Wei, The Effect of Throat Diameter on the Performance of a Downdraft Biomass Gasifier, International Journal of Energy Engineering 2013, 3(3): 171-175
Mr. G. A. Kahandagamage
[1] G. A. Kahandagamage, N. S. Senanayake, T.S.S. Jatunarachchi ,”Effect of Charge Air Temperature on Specific Fuel Consumption in Intercooled Direct Injection Diesel Engines used for Power Generation” International Review of Mechanical Engineering (I.RE.M.E.), Vol. xx, n. x
Mr. D. R. Kodituwakku
[1] D.R.Kodituwakku, Dr.N.S.Senanayake, Ruchira Abeyweera, “Effect of cooling charge air on the gas turbine performance and feasibility of using absorption refrigeration in gas power station, Sri Lanka”, SLEMA Journal 2014

Publication of Members: A-F, M-R, S-Z

Publications (Members A-F)

Mrs. K. N. Amarawardhana
[1] K. N. Amarawardhana, N. S. Senanayake, Ruchira Abeyweera, Modeling of Energy Utilization of Tourism Industry of Sri Lanka and Prediction of Future Energy Demand, International Journal of Energy Engineering, Vol. 5 No. 5, 2015, pp. 87-94. doi: 10.5923/j.ijee.20150505.01.
Mrs. N. Athukorala
[1] N. Athukorala, Justin Chiu, and P.D. Sarathchandra ” Feasibility study on Absorption Cooling Based Thermal Energy Storage” International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, December 2012, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Mrs. L. U. Bakmeedeniya
[1] L. U. Bakmeedeniya, L.Rajapaksha, Low Carbon Cooling Solutions for the Apparel Industry – Open Cycle Desiccant Cooling Systems Extended abstract published in PURSE 2011 (Peradeniya University Research Sessions)

[2] L. U. Bakmeedeniya, L Rajapaksha, Air Conditioning for Tropical Climates through utilization of waste heat – Open cycle desiccant cooling systems, Full Paper for IESL (Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, annual sessions 2011
Mr. J. A. C. K. J. Bandara
[1] J. A. C. K. J. Bandara, N. S. Senanayake and Ruchira Abeyweera, “An Integrated System for the Supply of Power for Water Pumping and Lighting in Ru-ral Village, Utilizing Renewable Energy Sources”, SLEMA,2016

[2] J. A. C. K. J. Bandara, N. S. Senanayake and Ruchira Abeyweera, “Minimizing Energy Loss by Selecting Optimum Pipe Diameter and Insulation Thickness for Steam Distribution Pipelines” SLEMA 2016

Publication of Members: G-L, M-R, S-Z