Ms. K.A. Pramodya Wijesinghe

Lecturer (Probationary)

Textile and Apparel Technology
Faculty of Engineering Technology
BSc of Engineering (Hons) (Moratuwa), AMIE (SL), CTHE (OUSL)

Colombo Regional Center, 3rd Floor, Science & Technology building, Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda

Office: +942881372, Ext: 372


I completed my B.Sc. of Engineering (Hons) degree specializing in Textile Process Engineering at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2018. Then, I started my professional career as an Executive – Technical at the Research and Development Center of MAS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka from 01.02.2018 – 05.04.2019.  I joined the Open University of Sri Lanka as a lecturer (probationary) on 08.04.2019.

Areas of Specialization:

Textile Process Engineering

Research interests:

Textile waste management, biocomposites, eco-friendly functional textiles


Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL)
Associate member (AM – 23287) 2018 to present
Engineering Council, Sri Lanka
Member 2018 to present

Course Coordination:

TAX3530 – Fibre to Fabrics

TAX3370 – Textile Preparation

TAX6366 – Yarn Manufacture II

TAX7369 – Engineering Aspects of Weaving


University of Moratuwa, Department of Textile and Clothing technology, Sri Lanka
– Undergraduate researcher 2017 – 2018
• Identified the properties and characteristics expected from thermal insulation panels used for different end-applications
• Innovated a thermal insulation panel using post-industrial nylon/spandex and polyurethane waste by hot compression moulding without using any binders (after several experiments, it was identified that nylon itself could act as a binder when hot compressing carried out at melting temperature of nylon).
• Characterized and optimized the developed panel based on the thermal conductivity and impact strength results.

Research Supervisions:

Completed research supervisions

Academic year – 2020/2021

  1. Macroencapsulation of PCM to produce thermal regulated fabric
  2. Development of biocomposite using Areca nut husk and bamboo fibres
  3. Investigation of using Hibiscus Tiliaceus as an antimicrobial textile finishing

Academic year – 2019/2020

  1. Application of leach repellent finish on textile subgrade using turmeric essential oil nano-emulsion
  2. Investigation of using Cerbera odollam as an antimicrobial textile finishing
  3. Eco-friendly wallpaper material from water hyacinth stem fibres

Dissanayake, D. G. K., Weerasinghe, D. U., Wijesinghe, K. A. P., & Kalpage, K. M. D. M. P. (2018). Developing a compression moulded thermal insulation panel using postindustrial textile waste. Waste Management, 79, 356-361.

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