Prof. S. Manawadu

Contact information

Address

Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Katubedde

Moratuwa

10400

Extension
7104
Primary Email
samithama@uom.lk

Teaching and Administrative Activities

Teaching
  • History of Sri Lankan Architecture for Level 01, Bachelor of Architecture Degree Programme
  • Professional Studies for Level 03, Bachelor of Architecture
  • Urban Conservation for Level 04, Bachelor of Architecture
  • History of Human Settlements for Level 01, Bachelor of Science in Town & Country Planning
  • Sri Lankan Studies for Level 01, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Sri Lankan Built Heritage and Technology for Level 1, Bachelor of Science in Engineering
  • Concept and Layout of Sri Lankan Landscaping for Master of Science in Landscape Design Programme
  • Concept of Urban Conservation for Master of Urban Design program
  • Heritage Management Lecture Series at Postgraduate Institute of Archeology
  • Guest Lectures on History of Sri Lankan City Planning at Management Faculty, Sri Jayawardenepura University   
Administrative Activities
President, Sri Lanka National Committee of ICOMOS.
Director, Postgraduate Studies in Architecture
Director, Postgraduate Studies in Architectural Conservation of Monuments and Sites;
Warden, Male Hostels, University of Moratuwa

Research Activities

Key Research Areas
History of Cities
Architectural Conservation of Monuments and Sites
Cultural Itineraries
Vernacular Architecture
Urban and Rural Settlements
Urban Conservation
Optimum Use of Spaces and Space Auditing

Education and Training

Education
Doctor of Engineering in Architectural Engineering (Kyoto University, Japan)
Master of Science in Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Bachelor of Science (Built Environment) in Architecture, University of Sri Lanka, Katubedde Capmus
Postgraduate Studies in Architectural Cnservation of Monuments and Sites, University of Moratuwa
Advance Cerificate in Japanese Culture and Language, Osaka University of Foreign Studies, Japan
Training / Work Experience
2011 - todate, Senior Professor, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka;
2007 - 2010 Vice-president, ICOMOS International Sceintific Committee on Cultural Routes, Headoffice - Madrid Spain;
2004 - 2007 Assistant to the Vice-president, ICOMOS International Sceintific Committeee on Cultural Routes;
2003 - 2004 JSPS Research Fellow, Kyoto University, Japan;

Career

Professional Affiliations
Fellow, Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (F IA,SL);
President Sri Lanka National Committee of ICOMOS;
Member, International Council on Monuments and Sites;
Honorary Member, ICOMOS International Sceintific Committee on Cultural Routes;
Member, Archaeological Advisory Committee, Ministry of National Heritage, Sri Lanka;
Consultant Architect Conservator, Wiyamba Quadrangle Conservation Project, Ministry of Culture and Arts

Honours and Awards

Honours and Awards
UNESCO Asia Pacific Merit Award fr Architectural Conservation - 2010;
University of Moratuwa, Outstanding Research Award for 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005;
Research Fellowship, Japan Society fr Promotion of Science, Kyoto University, 2003;
Kyoto Shinbun Award for Architectural Conservation - 1992;
Japanese Monbugakushou Scholarship Award 1987;

Publications*

Publications

Publications:

  • 2012, Critical Examination of Guidelines for Conservation f the Historic Fort of Galle; Punkalasa, Research Papers National Archaeological Symposium 2012, Department of Archaeology, Ministry of National heritage, Sri Lanka, July 2012, PP 140-149
  • 2012, Preservation of Private Houses in Fort of Galle - a Case Study; World Construction Symposium, Proceedings Global Challenges in Construction Industry, Ceylon Institute of Builders, June 2012. pp 247-257  
  • 2011, Preservation of Historic Cityscape in Fort of Galle, Sri Lanka by Restoration of Private Houses through Public-private initiative; Proceedings of the 17th ICOMOS General Assembly Symposium on Heritage, a Driver of Development, ICOMOS France, Nov-Dec 2011, UNESCO House, Paris. pp 1154-1158.
  • 2011, Jayaganga; a historical canal in Sri Lanka. A paper presented at the International Experts Group Meeting and Symposium on Preservation of Heritage Canals, held in Wuxi City, China. 08th April to 12th April 2011.
  • 2010, Ancient Pilgrimage Routes in Sri Lanka as Extensions of Silk-Road. International Conference on Historical Religious and Cultural Routes, Madrid, Spain. 
  • 2009, Shramadana; offering of Self Labour in Conservation works of Sri Lanka. International conference on Community participation in preservation of historic cultural artefacts; Wakayama, Japan.
  • 2009, Re-enlivening of Historic Quarter of a World Heritage City; Revitalisation of the residential district of the fort of Galle, Sri Lanka. Professor Shuji Funo Felicitation Volume, Shiga Prefectural University, Japan September  2009 (to be published)
  • 2008, Mahavansa as a source of Information on History of Sri Lankan Settlements. Symposium Papers of the National Archaeological Congress, Department of Archaeology, Colombo. July 2008, PP 357-368,
  • 2007, Indigenous Landscape Urbanism: Sri Lanka’s Reservoir and Tank System Journal of Landscape Architectures. Published by the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools. Autumn 2007 pp 6-17.  (Joint Publication)
  • 2006, 2 Cities + 5 Studios: Design Investigations in South Asia; a publication by the Asia Link Project on Curriculum Design for Urban and City Design Courses. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, pp 63-71. (Joint Publication)
  • 2006, Articulating New Cultural Spaces for Matara; based on the University of Moratuwa Project in Matara. A publication by the Asia Link Project on Curriculum Design for Urban and City Design Courses. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, pp 75-84. (Joint Publication)
  • 2005, Cultural Routes of Sri Lanka as extensions of International Cultural Itineraries. Identification of their impacts on tangible and Intangible heritage. Proceedings of ICOMOS 15th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, Ian, China. October 2005.  pp 1013- 1019. 
  • 2005, Diyawara Gammana – the Fishery Villages of Hambantota District. Hambantota Distrikkaye Samaja-Sanskritika Urumaya (Socio-Cultural Heritage of Hambantota District). March 2005. Central Cultural Fund, Colombo.
  • 2004, The Fortification System of the Fortified City of Galle.  pp 597-602 International Scientific Conference on Cultural Routes/ Journal of the International Scientific Committee on Cultural Routes (CIIC) No. 2.  1-3 October 2004. Ferrol, Spain.
  • 2004, Historic Fort of Galle, World Heritage Site. Inventory Record for Historic Cities and Towns on a Cultural Route. pp 593-596 International Scientific Conference on Cultural Routes/ Journal of the International Scientific Committee on Cultural Routes (CIIC) No. 2.  1-3 Oct. 2004. Ferrol, Spain.
  • 2004, Spice Trade and Pilgrimage Routes in Asia. pp 581-592 International Scientific Conference on Cultural Routes/ Journal of the International Scientific Committee on Cultural Routes (CIIC) No. 2.  1-3 October 2004. Ferrol, Spain
  • 2004, Religious Impact on Conservation of Historic Cities in Sri Lanka. pp 140-145. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium (by-annum) on Architectural Interchanges in Asia. June 1-4, 2004. Matsue, Japan.
  • 2003, Japanese Element in Sri Lankan Architecture. pp 53-55 Journal of Architecture and Building Science, Vol: 118; No: 1500; 2003-2. Architectural Institute of Japan. Tokyo. Feb 2003.
  • 2002, 21st Century Asian Architecture. Quest for Resurrection of Sri Lankan Tradition. pp 12-30. Proceedings of the International Symposium for the 30th Anniversary of the founding of School of Architecture, University of Ulsan, South Korea. 15th October 2002.
  • 2002, Evaluation of the ingenuity of Ancient Sri Lankan in Integrated Water Management for Productive Use and Environment Protection, through examination of miniature reservoir systems during Anuradhapura period. Short listed Competition submission to Award for the best Technical Papers on implementing integrated water management for productive use and environmental protection by the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka.
  • 2001, Cultural Routes and Intangible Heritage within a Universal Context – Impact of Cultural Routes on Sri Lankan Society. ICOMOS Conference in Navarre, Spain.
  • 2000, Agamika ha vari karmanthaye sankethayan perani Anuradhapura agorae nirmitha parisaraya matha ethikala balpeem vala whislashanayak. (An analyses of the impact of religious and irrigation symbols on the built environment of the ancient city of Anuradhapura). SLA Journal. 
  • 2000, The Fortified City of Galle and its Impact on the History of Cities in Sri Lanka. Symposium on Urban and Architectural Histories under Colonial Rule in Asia.  Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, Sep. 2000.
  • 2000, Historic Development of Galle Fort and its Impact on the history of Cities in Sri Lanka. ICOMOS Sri Lanka Symposium on the Development and Conservation Plan for Galle Fort.
  • 1999, Portuguese Bastioned Fortifications in Sri Lanka, and their impacts on Sri Lankan society with special reference to Colombo. ICOMOS- CIIC International Conference, Ibiza, Spain. 1999.
  • 1999, Consultative Forum on Human Settlement Development, Colombo Sri Lanka,
  • 1996, Impact of Politics and Economic Trends of Sri Lanka on Historic Urban Fabric of the City of Colombo. A research paper presented to the 11th General Assembly of the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), Sofia, Bulgaria. Symposium Papers. Pp 357-360.
  • 1994, Religious Influences in Urbanisation, Expansion and Revitalisation of Historic Cities in Sri Lanka, and their Implications for the Contemporary Urban Development.  Sri Lanka Institute of Architects Journal, (SLA Journal), Sept- Nov. 1994, Vol.101, No.10.
  • 1994, Historic Urbanisation in Sri Lanka and Urban Form of Early Cities. SLA Journal, June-Aug. 1994, Vol.101, No.09
  • 1993, Vernacular Architecture of Sathkorale in Sri Lanka and their Preservation. An article published on the monograph on Vernacular Architecture, published for the occasion the 10th General Assembly of the ICOMOS, Colombo, Sri Lanka. August 1993. 
  • 1993, Ranmasu Uyana – A Miniature reservoir System in Sri Lanka. SLA Journal, June-Aug. 1993.
  • 1993, Architecture as a True Mirror of the Life and Social Behaviour of the Society. With special reference to the religious influences on Early Historic City Planning in Sri Lanka. A paper presented at the 10th public affairs forum of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, April 1993.
  • 1992, Relationship between Early Historic Cities and Reservoir Systems as seen in the Dry-zone of Sri Lanka. Memoirs of the Architectural Institute of Japan, Tokai Sector. Pp 513-516.
  • 1992, Relationship between Early Historic Urbanisation and the Reservoir Systems in the Dry-zone of Sri Lanka. Memoirs of the Architectural Institute of Japan, Tokai Sector. Pp 509-512.
  • 1992, Study on Manipulation of Living Spaces in association with Reservoir Systems. Relationship between Reservoir Systems and Living Environment as seen in Ranmasu Uyana, Anuradhapura. Memoirs of thee Architectural Institute of Japan, Kanto Sector. Pp 113-116. 
  • 1992, Study on Water Retention Facilities in Ranmasu Uyana, Anuradhapura. Relationship between Reservoir Systems and Living Environment as seen in Ranmasu Uyana, Anuradhapura Memoirs of thee Architectural Institute of Japan, Kanto Sector. Pp 201 -204.
  • 1992, Study on Principles of Reservoir Systems as seen in Ranmasu Uyana of Anuradhapura. Relationship between Reservoir Systems and Living Environment as seen in Ranmasu Uyana, Anuradhapura. Memoirs of thee Architectural Institute of Japan, Kanto Sector. Pp 197 - 200.
  • 1992, Study on Relationship between Reservoir Systems and Living Environments in Sri Lanka, as seen in the Ancient City of Anuradhapura. Memoirs of thee Architectural Institute of Japan, Kinki Sector. Pp 809 -812.
  • 1991, Relationship between Reservoir Systems and Living Environments n Sri Lanka, as seen in the Dry-zone City of Anuradhapura. Memoirs of thee Architectural Institute of Japan. Pp 235 -236.
  • 1991, Relationship of the Tank Irrigation System and Living Environment in Sri Lanka, as seen in the Dry-zone Region of Cultural Triangle. Memoirs of thee Architectural Institute of Japan, Kinki Sector. Pp 1001 -1004.
  • 1991, Preservation of Historic City of Kyoto, Japan. A research paper submitted to the Workshop on Culture and Tradition. Union of International Architects, General Assembly, Montreal, Canada.
  • 1989, Architectural Concepts of the Fourteenth Century Buddhist Monuments in Sri Lanka. Memoirs of thee Architectural Institute of Japan, Kinki Sector.

List of Unpublished Research Works/ Articles/ Lectures:

 

  • 2009, Preservation of Private Houses, Fort of Galle, Sri Lanka. A Conservation Report for Galle Heritage Foundation, based on Pre- and Post Conservation Condition of the Residential Quarter of the Fort of Galle (to be published).
  • 2008, Preservation of Cultural properties of the Fort of Galle, Sri Lanka; A paper submitted to the International Conference on the Cultural Itineraries of ICOMOS. Burgos. Spain. (July 15th to 19th, 2008)
  • 2008, Documentation of the Historic Ramparts of the Fort of Galle. Documentation Report on field investigation of the present status of the ramparts. Sponsored by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, under the Cultural Grant from the Netherlands (to be published). 
  • 2008, A Social Conservation Approach for Preservation of Living Heritage in the World Heritage City of Galle; (Private Houses Rehabilitation Project); Faculty of Architecture Research Symposium. Nov. 2008, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • 2007, Preparation of a Conservation Proposal for Tsunami Affected Cultural Properties within the Historic Fort of Matara. Conservation Proposal based on the field stud and verification of historic records. Project was sponsored by the ICOMOS Sri Lanka from the grant received from US Ambassador’s Fund for Historic Preservation (to be published).
  • 2006, Tsunami Impact on the Cultural Properties of South-western Coast, from Nilvala to Gin Ganga Basins. University Grant Commission funded Project for preparation of report to submit to the UNESCO (published in Report and digital format).
  • 1992, Relationship between Reservoir Systems and Living Environment as seen in the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka. Research thesis submitted to the Kyoto University, Japan, for Doctor of Engineering in Architectural Engineering. 
  • 1984, Preservation of Vernacular Architecture in Sathkorale, Region of Sri Lanka. A thesis based on investigation of Vernacular Architecture as part of the coursework for Architectural Conservation of Monuments and Site (ACOMAS) Course, Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa (not submitted).
  • 1983, Examination of ongoing Architectural Conservation Practices in Sri Lanka. A case study submitted to the Dept of Architecture as par t of the coursework for ACOMAS Course.
  • 1983, Study on the Conservation of Eighteenth Century Temples in Sri Lanka. A case study submitted to the Dept of Architecture as par t of the coursework for ACOMAS Course.
  • 1983, Study on the Wooden Monuments in Sri Lanka. A case study submitted to the Dept of Architecture as par t of the coursework for ACOMAS Course.
  • 1981, Architectural Concept of Buddhist Hindu Shrines during Gampola Period of the Sri Lankan History. A dissertation submitted to the Dept of Architecture, University of Moratuwa for M.Sc. in Architecture.
  • 1980, Study on Squatter Settlements in the City of Colombo. A coursework submitted to the Dept of Architecture, University of Moratuwa as part of the coursework for M.Sc. in Architecture.
  • 1978, Study on upgrading of Shanty and Slum Settlements in the outskirts of Colombo. A report submitted to the University of Moratuwa.
  • 1977, Study on Restoration of Dutch Fortifications in Maritime Provinces of Sri Lanka. A study and report for the Netherlands Alumni Association of Sri Lanka.
  • 1976, Study on Architectural and Engineering Works of the Royal Pleasure Gardens of Anuradhapura. An Essay submitted to the Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa as part of the coursework requirements for the B.Sc (BE) in Architecture. 
  • 1976, Study on Customs and Beliefs of Traditional Domestic Architecture in Sri Lanka. An Essay submitted to the Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa as part of the coursework requirements for the B.Sc(BE) in Architecture

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