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Dr. Anil Premarathna
Director General, Coast Conservation
Tel: 011 244 9197, 011 311 9044
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Mr. Anil Premarathna has graduated in University of Peradeniya with BA in Economics and then the Masters in New Castle in Tropical Coastal Biology. He also holds Diploma in Coastal Resource Management.

Starting his carrier in the Coastal Sector, he joined the Coast Conservation Department in 1980 as Planning Officer and continued the service through Assistant Manager, Deputy Manager and Director, Coast Conservation. Mr. Premarathne has being conducted remarkable carrier in the Department since the formulation of the Department. With his stay in the Department for last 30 years, he has gained vast knowledge and experience on Coastal Resource Management.  Mr. Anil Premarathne assumed duties as the Director General of Coast Conservation on 2010-11-11. He is the second Director General of the Department.

 

 


Research & Design Division

Eng. (Mrs.) Chandrika Jayanetti
Chief Coastal Engineer (Research & Design)
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Chandrika is graduated from University of Moratuwa with B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering in 1983.She joined CCD as a civil engineer in 1984. She qualified as Charted Engineer from the Institute of Engineers in Sri Lanka (IESL) and became a corporate member in IESL. She obtained Diploma in Coastal and Harbour Engineering from IHE, Delft, Netherlands.

 

 

Eng. R.A. Sujeewa Ranawaka
Senior Coastal Engineer (Research & Design)
Tel: 011 244 9755
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Sujeewa holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Civil Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and M.Sc. in Marine Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. He is a Chartered Engineer. He has obtained many training in subject of coastal and procurement in local as well as in overseas. He is presently a Class II officer of the Sri Lanka Engineering Services.

He commenced his career as an Instructor to the University of Moratuwa, and then as an Engineer to the State Engineering Cooperation afterwards joined the Road Development Authority. He has been in the CCD for the last 13 years working as a Coastal Engineer. He has obtained experience in different field by working for Coastal Resources Management Project (ADB funded) and also worked for Kalu Ganga Water Supply Project (JABIC funded) as Resident Engineer. Now he is working as Coastal Engineer (Design) for the Research and Design Division of the CCD.

 

 

Eng. R.P. Sakuntha D. Pathmasiri
Coastal Engineer (East Coastal Region)
Tel: 011 244 9754
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Sakuntha holds a B.Sc. Eng (Hons) Degree specialized in Civil Engineering from University of Peradeniya. He is an Associate member of the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL).

After the graduation he has served as an Instructor at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya. He is currently working as the Coastal Engineer (Special Duty in Eastern Province) for the Coastal works division in Coast Conservation Department. Sakuntha's major competencies are on GIS Applications, Primavera Project Scheduling and Procurement and Tendering activities.

 

 


Works Division

Eng. K.M.D.B. Dissanayaka
Head/Senior Coastal Engineer (Coastal Works)
Tel. 011 247 2622

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eng. (Mrs.) M.K. Kamani .C. Muhandiram
Senior Coastal Engineer (Coastal Works)
Tel: 011 238 7920
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Kamani is graduated from University of Moratuwa with B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering .She obtained Master of Engineering in Coastal Engineering from IHE, Delft, Netherlands. She qualified as Charted Engineer from the Institute of Engineers in Sri Lanka (IESL) and became a corporate member in IESL.

She commenced her career as Research Assistant in Geotechnical Division in Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Later she joined the Open University of Sri Lanka as an instructor in Civil Engineering and National Engineering and Research Development (NERD) Center in Sri Lanka as a Civil Engineer. Thereafter she joined to Coast Conservation Department as Civil Engineer under Sri Lanka Engineering Service.

 

 

Eng. (Mrs.) Lilani D. Ruhunage
Area Coastal Engineer (West (Southern) Coastal Region)
Tel: 011 238 8366
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Lilani holds a B.Sc. Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri lanka and M.Sc. in Coastal Engineering and Port Development from the UNESCO IHE, Delft, Netherlands. Further she is a Charted Engineer and a member of Institution of Engineers' Sri Lanka.

She has 11 years experience in the Coastal Engineering and Coastal Zone Management working in CCD in Sri Lanka. Prior to join CCD, she had gained experience in building construction and civil engineering projects for 2 years, working in private sector. In addition, Lilani contributed her experience for foreign funded projects namely Coastal Resources Management Project (CRMP) and Tsunami Area Affected Rehabilitation Project (TAARP) during last ten years.

 

 

Eng. Suranga Nanadasena
Area Coastal Engineer (South Coastal Region)
Tel: 041 2234572
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Eng. T.L.C. Vinodh
Coastal Engineer (Research)
Tel: 011 244 9755
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Vinodh holds a B.Sc. (Second Class Upper) Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He is an Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers in Sri Lanka (IESL).

He involves in Coastal Hazard and Risk Assessment, Coastal Modeling and Climate Change Observation and Monitoring Window programme. Vinodh's core competencies include, GIS application software, AutoCAD and Database Design/Application. Prior to joining CCD, Vinodh worked as Project Engineer in SPRDA for both Pro-Poor Rural Development Project and 5 Bridge project in Hambantota. He received the award at the International Center for Geoinformatics Applications and Training (ICGAT) Symposium held in 2008 for the publication of poster regarding the research topic of "A Methodology to identify an Optimum Rail Network for Colombo Metropolitan Region" which was also published in ENGINEER Journal.

 

 

Eng. R.P. Sakuntha D. Pathmasiri
Coastal Engineer (East Coastal Region)
Tel: 011 244 9754
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Sakuntha holds a B.Sc. Eng (Hons) Degree specialized in Civil Engineering from University of Peradeniya. He is an Associate member of the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL).

After the graduation he has served as an Instructor at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya. He is currently working as the Coastal Engineer (Special Duty in Eastern Province) for the Coastal works division in Coast Conservation Department. Sakuntha's major competencies are on GIS Applications, Primavera Project Scheduling and Procurement and Tendering activities.

 

 

Eng. D.T. Rupasinghe
Area Coastal Engineer (West (Northern) Coastal Region)
Tel: 031 223 8400
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Dammith Tarinda Rupasinghe holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physics from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and Masters Degree in Atmospheric Physics and Dynamical Meteorology (specialized in Lightning Protection) from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. In addition Dammith obtained a National Diploma in Engineering Sciences (Civil Engineering) from IET, Engineering Council Examination (UK) and Associated Member of the IESL.

He has been in the Construction Industry for the last 10 years in State Engineering Corporation of Sri Lanka and currently joined to the Coast conservation Department as an Engineer from Sri Lanka Engineering Service (SLES).

 

 

 


Monitoring & Evaluation Unit

Eng. (Mrs) I.M.Wickramanayaka
Chief Coastal Engineer(Monitoring & Evaluation)

 

 

 

 

 

 


Coastal Resources Manegement Division

Mr. A.H. Gamini Hewage
Head/Actg. Deputy Director (Planning)
Tel: 011 238 7922
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Gamini Hewage has obtained B.A. (Hons) with Second Class Upper Degree in Geography from the University of Sri Jayawardhanapura in Sri Lanka and M.Sc. in Bio - Diversity and Integrated Environmental Management from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. He has obtained special training on EIA.

He is the head of the Planning Division of the Department. He is member of EIA Interagency Committee and he is also a member of the Technical Committee at NAQDA. He has experience in working as an Environmental Officer in the Central Environmental Authority, before he joined to the CCD.

 

 

Mr. W.A. Nimal Sri Rajarathna
Assistant Director (Planning)
Tel: 011 244 9754
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He has obtained B.A. (Hons) Degree in Geography from the University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, Sri Lanka and M.Sc. Degree in Bio - Diversity and Integrated Environmental Management from the University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka. He has followed training programmes on Geographical Information System at AIT in Thailand and Coastal Zone Management in Thailand, Malaysia, India, Maldives and German.

He joined the CCD under the Graduate Training Programme implemented by the Government. After that he was promoted as a Planning Officer in the Coastal Resources Development Division of the department. He worked as a Head of Coast Guard Division of the Department for three years and National Project Coordinator of JEF Project for three years implemented in Rakewa, Ussangoda and Kalamatiya Coastal Ecosystems. At present, he works as an Assistant Director (Planning) in the Department. He has fifteen years experience in the CCD.

 

 

Mr. B.H.J. Premathilaka
Planning Officer
Tel: 011 244 9754
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Premathilaka has obtained his post graduate qualification from Asian Institute of Technology on Integrated Tropical Coastal zone Management and basic degree from University of Kelaniya.

He is a Coastal Resources Planner having more than twelve years experience in different aspects of natural resource planning and management is currently working on restoration and sustainable management of the tsunami affected eastern coastal belt of the island.

 

 


Finance Division

Mr. Lal Kumarasiri
Deputy Director (Finance)
Tel: 011 238 7940
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Lal is passed out from the University of Kelaniya as a B.Com (Special) graduate. He has got through the Intermediate Level examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He also followed the Post Graduate Diploma in Management at the Post Graduate Institute of Management. After having served in the Dept. of Inland Revenue and the National Savings Bank he joined the CCD and now served as Chief Accountant of the Department.

 

 


Administration Division

Mrs. H.D.R.P. Seneviratne
Administrative Officer
Tel: 011 238 7930
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H.D.R.P. Seneviratne is the administrative officer in the Department. She is a supra grade in the Management Assistant Service. She has diploma in office management in SLIDA. She has 26 years experience in Management Service.

 

 


Legal Unit

Mrs. Panchali Fernando
Legal Officer
Tel: 011 233 0460
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Panchali is an attorney-at-Law. She studied in the Sri Lanka Law College and commenced her career as a junior Lawyer of a reputed Advocate and Retired judge and Practiced in the Supreme court and Appeal courts, before venturing into the field of Coast Conservation Law. She has been in the Coast Conservation Department for last 7 years. She was entrusted to engage in legal matters related to Coastal Recourses Management Project.

 

 


Web Developer

Miss. M. Rajitha Lakmini
Network Administrator & Web Developer
Tel: 011 244 9755
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Rajitha has followed National Certificate in Technology (Civil Engineering), Quantity Surveying and Draughtsmanship in Sri Lanka Technical College. She has further trained for Network Administration and Web Development.

Rajitha is the Senior Draughtsman in the Department. She is a class 1 officer in Sri Lanka Technical Service. She has 15 years experience in Drafting & Mapping particularly in Coastal sector. Her core competencies include GIS application software, AutoCAD, ICT & web developing.

 

 


On Leave

Eng. Bandula Wickramaarachchi
Head/ Actg. Chief Coastal Engineer (Research & Design)
Tel: 011 238 8366
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Bandula holds a B.Sc. Engineering Degree in Civil and P.G. Dip. in Environmental from University of Moratuwa and P.G. Dip. in GeoInformatics from University of Peradeniya. Having Corporate Membership of Institute of Engineers' Sri Lanka, he has graduated to a Charted Engineer. He is an engineer of Sri Lanka Engineering Service.

Working in Private Sector, he has extensive experience in Construction Project Management. With his 15 years exposure to Coastal Engineering, he is enthusiastic in stabilizing and developing shorefront with engineered Landscape and Seascape. His research studies have determined remarkable innovations exploring coastal processes & dynamics around the country. He has special skills in formulating Applications of Spatial Analysis and Satellite Earth Observations for environment. Originating CCOMoW with international corporations, he has uttered his proficiency on Climate Change. Bandula's competencies include numerical modeling on coastal dynamics, and assessment of hazards and risks. e-Coast was also founded utilizing his ICT capabilities.

 

 

Eng. (Mrs.) Shirani A. Mahaarachchi
Area Coastal Engineer (Southwest Coastal Region)
Tel: 011 238 8366
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Shiranee holds a B.Sc. civil engineering from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL).

She is working as a coastal engineer for last 6 years in CCD. Prior to joining CCD, she has worked as a civil engineer in the field of building construction.

 

 



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