Mr. M. N. C. Samarawickrama

Senior Lecturer (G I)

Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Contact:

Central Campus, Ground floor, Science and Technology building, Room No :

Office: 011-2881479, Ext: 479, 248 Mobile: +94716845715

Email: mnsam@ou.ac.lk mahesh.samarawickrama@gmail.com


Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering and Consultant Chartered Engineer/International Professional Engineer in Mining and Geotechnical Engineer with Eighteen Years of Professional experience in the fields of Mining, Mineral Processing, Geotechnical Engineering.

Area of Specification:

Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology, Mining & Mineral Processing, Engineering Management

Research Intrests:

Geotechnical Engineering, Mineral Processing, Rock Mechanics, Technology Management

Affiliations:

FIE (SL), CEng, IntPE(SL), MGS (SL), MSLGS, MSLAAS. Fellow member-2020 and Chartered Engineer of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka – 2004, Member of the Geological Society of Sri Lanka – 2002, Member of the Sri Lankan Geotechnical Society-2010, Member of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science-2013.

Contributions:

Consultant Geotechnical /Foundation Engineer for Investigation for Outer Circular Expressway -OCH-NSII- From Kerawalapitya to Kadawatha (2014 Dec.-2019 Sept.)

Consultant Geotechnical /Foundation Engineer for Investigation for Central Expressway Project- Section I- Package II- From Mirigama to Kadawatha (2016 June-Up to date)

Consultant Geotechnical /Foundation Engineer for Investigation for Extension of Southern Highway from Matara to Hambantota, Phase I- From Matara to Kadawedduwa (From 0.00 km To 13.30km) Boreholes BH-260 to BH-290 of Section VI-From 20+170km to 29+540km (Variation carrying out 33 Boreholes)(2013 May-2013 August)

Consultant Geotechnical /Foundation Engineer for Investigation for Extension of Southern Highway from Matara to Hambantota, Phase I- From Matara to Kadawedduwa (From 0.00 km To 13.30km)Section III-From 4.50km to 6.87km (2012 Sepetember-2013 March)

Consultant Geotechnical /Foundation Engineer for the four main mobile telecom service providers (Dialog Telekom, Etisalad, Mobitel and Airtel) of Sri Lanka in constructing their Telecom Towers. (2008 January-up to date)

Consultant Geotechnical /Foundation Engineer for preliminary investigations and ground improvement specialist for Tank Farm project for proposed new seaport at Hambantota-Sri Lanka.

Consultant Geotechnical /Foundation Engineer for detailed investigations and foundation specialist for Tank Farm project for proposed new seaport at Hambantota-Sri Lanka.

Consultant Geotechnical /Foundation Engineer for proposed new bridges at Ralkuli, Gangei, Upparu, Kanyankerni and Valachchanei of A15 road in the eastern part of Sri Lanka

Programmes Coordination:

DTech (Civil Engineering), BTech (Civil Engineering)

Course Coordination:

CVW4002 -Industrial Training (Civil-diploma) CVW5003 – Industrial Training (Civil-undergraduate) CVX5532 – Engineering Geology

Researches:

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES:

Abeywardana H.A.S.I, Kodagoda G.G.K., Samarawickrama M.N.C (2013) “Optimum Blasting Parameters for Single Shot Blasting in Non Fractured Biotite- Gneiss Rocks of Sri Lanka”. Journal of Engineering and Technology of The Open University of Sri Lanka, Vol. 07,  No: 01, March 2013, pp 01-19. [ISSN-2279-2627].

Wijayasinghe W.P.S.S., Samarawickrama, M.N.C, 2013. “An Investigation on actual Soil Skin Friction capacity on CIB Piles: Case study: Proposed Forty Two Storied Building Project, Colombo 03”. Journal of Engineering and Technology of the Open University of Sri Lanka, Vol. 01, No: 02, September: 15-30.

Samarawickrama, M.N.C, Amarasinghe, U.B., Bandara, K. N., 2014. “Criteria to assess Rock Quarry Slope Stability and Design in landslide vulnerable areas of Sri Lanka: A Case Study at Thalathu Oya Rock Quarry”. Journal of Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka “ENGINEER’ Vol. XLVII, No. 03, pp. [49-58].

D.A.T.H. Deiyagala, P.G.N. Priyadarshani, M.A.N. Perera, T.M. Pallewatta, M.N.C. Samarawickrama and D.P.M.B. Tibbatuwawa, 2017. “Engineering and Economic Viability of Using Crushed Construction Waste in the Production of Concrete and Mortar”. Journal of Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka “ENGINEER’ Vol. L, No. 03, pp. [41-53]. http://doi.org/10.4038/engineer.v50i3.7264.

Dilhani, M.N., Subasinghe, S.M.M., Edirisinghe, E.A.R.M., Samarawickrama, M.N.C. and Laksiri, K., 2018. Selection of Optimal Tunnel Route and Tunneling Method based on AHP Technique.. Engineer: Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, 51(4), pp.57–74. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/engineer.v51i4.7314.

Surenth, S., Rajapakshe, R.M.P.P.V., Muthumala, I.S. and Samarawickrama, M.N.C., 2019. Cost Forecasting Analysis on Bored and Cast-In-situ Piles in Sri Lanka: Case Study at Selected Pile Construction Sites in Colombo Metropolis Area. Engineer: Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, 52(2), pp.57–66. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/engineer.v52i2.7354

REVIEWED INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PAPERS:

Samarawickrama M.N.C., Perera H.S.C. (2006) “Evaluation of Operations Capability of Lanka Mineral Sand Limited”, Proceedings of the 03rd International Conference on Business Management, Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 17, 2006.

Balasooriya, N.W.B. and Samarawickrama, M.N.C, 2012. “Geological and Geotechnical Investigations to assess subsurface conditions of South Eastern University premises at Oluvil –A Case Study”. The Second International Symposium, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka, May 25-27:193-196.

K.G.G.L.Peris, M.N.C. Samarawickrama and L.P.S.Rohitha., 2018. “Separation of Fine Quartzite Sand from Residual Quartzite Soil”. Proceedings of the 09th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, Kandy, Sri Lanka, December 13-15:18-24 (sustainable manufacturing)

P.G.D.S Jayawickrama, D.M.H.H. Jayawardana, D.I. FernandoM.N.C.Samarawickrama, 2019. “Design Solutions for Loaded Drained Granular Soil Slopes in Sri Lanka”. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management, Kandy, Sri Lanka, December 12-14:272-278 (ICSESM2019-210)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ongoing Research:

Investigation on Rock socket friction chartersitics during bored and cast-in-situ piles contruction in high grade metamorhic rocks- Special refrence to Sri Lankan context

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