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STAFF
  • Archt. D. P. Chandrasekera

  • (Head of the Department)

    • M.Sc.(Arch.), B.Sc.(BE), P.G..Diploma in Urban Revitalization and Heritage Management, IHS, Rotterdam, PG Dip (Appied Sociology),
      AIA (SL)

      Office: +94 112 650301 Ext: 7110   Fax:+94 112 650622
      Email: dpcha@uom.lk

      Research Interests:
      Sri Lankan Architecture of classical periods
      Sri Lankan Vernacular architecture
      Architectural Heritage Management
      Housing and Human Settlement Development
      Social exclusion and Neighborhood design

      Further information on publications and research work


  • Prof. Samitha Manawadu

    • D. Eng (Kyoto), M.Sc.(Arch.), B.Sc.(BE),   FIA (SL)
      Current President of Sri Lanka National Committee of ICOMOS

      Office: +94 112 655791,   + 94 112 650301 ext 7104   Fax: +94 112 650 622
      Email: samithama@uom.lk

      Research Interests:
      History of Cities
      Architectural Conservation of Monuments and Sites
      Cultural Itineraries
      Vernacular Architecture
      Urban and Rural Settlements
      Urban Conservation

      Further information on publications and research work


  • Prof. Harsha Munasinghe

    • PhD, M. Arch. (Urban Design), M.Sc.(Arch.), B.Sc.(BE),   FIA (SL)

      Office: +94 112 650301 Ext: 7101   Fax:+94 112 650622  Mobile:+94 718 287702
      Email: harsha@archi.mrt.ac.lk

      Research Interest:
      Having received a specialized training in Architectural & Urban Conservation as well as in Urban Design, my research interests evolve around heritage studies, heritage management, city and society. At the moment I am teaching the course module Social Implications of Architecture at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition, I also teach an Urban Conservation course and a Research Methodology course at postgraduate level. My current research interests are heritage and society, development through conservation, ecological sustainability in architecture and ergonomics of furniture.


  • Prof. Shiranee Balasuriya

    • B Arch. (Newcastle Upon Tyne UK), M Phil Landscape Architecture (Edinburgh),   FIA (SL)

      Office: +94 112 640210 Ext: 7101   Fax:+94 112 650622
      Residence: +94 112 589910   Fax:+94 112 582114
      Email:shirab@sltnet.lk

      Research Interest:
      Landscape Architecture: The soft landscaping (Planting )that is endemic and indigenous and will promote the biodiversity of the region. Sri Lanka. The evolution of garden design in Sri Lanka and Asia. Functional landscapes; edible /therapeutic design of Outdoors without the mosquito’s menace. Architecture: Shelters built by animals-Nature's Architects that are unique in its design offering remarkable structural and functional analogies. An Architecture that is energy conscious.


  • Dr. Gamini Weerasinghe

    • PhD, M.Sc.(Arch.), B.Sc.(BE), AIA (SL)

      Office: +94 112 650301 Ext: 7101   Fax:+94 112 650622
      Email: upgsw191@yahoo.com

      Research Interests:
      Building Environmental / Performance Assessment Methods.
      Sustainable Architecture.
      Integration of Building Environmental / Performance Methods with Project Management Strategies.
      Architectural Conservation.

      Further information on publications and research work


  • Dr Upendra Rajapakshe

    • PhD, M.Sc.(Arch.), B.Sc.(BE), AIA (SL)

      Office: +94 112 650534, +94 112 2650531 Ext: 7110   Fax:+94 112 650622
      Email: upendra@uom.lk and rajapaksha_upendra@yahoo.com

      Research Interests:
      Low energy architecture and carbon constrained building practices
      Green architecture
      Climate responsive urban environments
      Energy sensitive retrofitting of non-domestic buildings
      Clarity and form making in architecture
      Architecture for thermal and psychological delight

      Further information on publications and research work


  • Dr lndrika Rajapakshe

    • PhD, M.Sc.(Arch.), B.Sc.(BE), AIA (SL)













  • Archt. Arosh Gamage

    • M.Sc.(Arch.), B.Sc.(BE), AIA (SL)










      On study leave


  • Dr Janaka Wijesundara

  • (Course Director, Masters Program in Urban Design)

    • PhD, M.Sc.(Arch.), PG. Diploma (ACOMAS), B.Sc.(BE),
      FIA (SL), MITP (SL), MCIP (Canada)

      Office: +94 112 650301 Ext: 7110   Fax:+94 112 650622
      Mobile: 071 8266155:
      Email: djwijesundara@uom.lk

      Research Interests:
      Sustainable urban design
      Urban and community planning
      People’s places and cities, urban architecture and cultural identity
      Urban generation, Urban Planning and urban design in south Asia

      Further information on publications and research work



  • Archt. Narein Perera

    • M.Sc.(Arch.), B.Sc.(BE), AIA (SL)

      Office: +94 112 650301 Ext: 7101 Fax:+94 112 650622 Mobile:+94 0777 364638
      Email: nareinperera@gmail.com

      Research Interests:
      Urban Climatology, Urban heat island, Tropics, Climate change, Climate sensitive urban design, Outdoor thermal comfort, Public Spaces, Sustainable design, Energy efficient Building, Materiality, Daylight integration

      Further information on publications and research work


  • Archt. Damith de Silva

    • M.Sc.(Arch.), B.Sc.(BE), AIA (SL), ASID (Allied Practitioner) USA, MIM (SL)

      Office: +94 112 650301 Ext: 7101   Fax:+94 112 650622   Mobile:+94 777 363139
      Email:damithnh@gmail.com





  • Archt. Wasana de Silva

    • M.Sc.(Arch.), B.Sc.(BE), AIA (SL)

      On study leave








  • Archt. Anishka Hettiarachchi

    • M.Sc.(Arch.), B.Sc.(BE), SEDA (UK), CTHE (Colombo), AIA (SL)

      Office: +94 112 650301 Ext: 7101   Fax:+94 112 650622
      Email: anishka_h@yahoo.com

      Research Interests:
      Colour Psychology
      Functional use of Colour in Built environment
      Effect of colour on human Thermal perception
      Teaching in Higher Education
      Social, cultural and psychological aspects in Architecture

      Further information on publications and research work


  • Archt. Amanda Rajapakse

    • M.Sc.(Arch.), B.Sc.(BE), AIA (SL)










  • Archt. Marini Samaratunga

    • M.Sc.(Arch.), B.Sc.(BE), AIA (SL)

      Office: +94 112 650301 Ext: 7101   Fax:+94 112 650622
      Email: marini_samaratunga@yahoo.com

      Research Interests:
      Vernacular Architects contribution to regional identity
      Evolution of Architectural design styles
      Climate responsive design strategies for Built environments
      Earth Buildings and their insulation properties
      The relationship between climate responsive design strategies and the sense of place
      Principle of Proportion in Architecture
      Sustainable design
      Innovative and effective teaching strategies in architectural education

      Further information on publications and research work


  • Archt. Roshini Wickramanayaka












  • Eng. Susira Udalamatte

    • M.Sc.(Landscape), M.Sc.(Environment), B.Sc.(BE), MIE (SL)

      Office: +94 112 650301 Ext: 7101   Fax:+94 112 650622
      Email:







  • Dr. Shalini Cooray

    • PhD, M.Sc.(Arch.), B.Sc.(BE), AIA (SL)

      Office: +94 112 650301 Ext: 7101   Fax:+94 112 650622
      Email:







  • Archt. Janaka Dharmasena

    • Masters in Urban Design & Development (UNSW), M.Sc.(Arch.), B.Sc.(BE), AIA (SL),

      Office: +94 112 650301 Ext: 7101   Fax:+94 112 650622
      Email: jdarch@stlnet.lk

      Publications:
      ‘An Introduction to Digital Architecture’ Sri Lanka Architect. August 2007
      ‘Promise of a New Dawn – A call to the possibilities of rebuilding lives in post-disaster management’ Sri Lanka Architect. July-September 2009
      ‘Bhumi Thoughts: Response to Seven Fallacies in Urban Design’ Bhumi – Planning Research Journal. T&CP Research unit University of MoratuwaVol 2, No. 2 Dec 2010
      ‘City Identity as a Community Growth Factor’ Presentation at SLIA Annual Sessions 2011


  • Archt. Prasad Botejue

    • M.Sc.(Arch.), B.Sc.(BE), AIA (SL)










  • Archt. Rashika Botejue

    • M.Sc(Virtual Environments) UCL, College Dip.(Architecture) UCL, B.Sc.(BE) AIA (SL), RIBA, ARB (UK) Registered Member

      Office: +94 112 650301 Ext: 7101   Fax:+94 112 650622
      Email: botejue@yahoo.co.uk

      Research Interests:
      Virtual Environments, Augmented Architecture, Interactive Architecture, History of Architecture

      Publications:
      SaramMudaliWalawwa - A Heritage Building 2000


  • Dr. Milinda Pathiraja

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  • Archt. Niroshan Gunawardena

    • M.Sc.(Arch.), B.Sc.(BE), AIA (SL)