Professional summary

Research Interests

River hydraulics, hydraulic and hydrological modelling, flood conveyance, flow behaviour through and around vegetation in natural rivers, sediment transport behaviour, turbulence measurements and modelling, flood and drought impact, aquatic weed management, river restoration, eco-hydraulics, fluvial ecosystems and physical habitat modelling, agro-hydrological modelling, irrigation water use efficiency, brackish water irrigation and yield response.

Brief CV

2003-date:  Research Scientist
                   Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, England
2000-2003: New Blood Fellowship
                   Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford
1998-2000: Post-doctoral Researcher
                   Department of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University
1994-1997: Research Assistant
                    Department of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, Scotland.


1994–1997:  Department of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland.
                     PhD: Conveyance Prediction for Meandering Two-stage Channel Flows.
1992–1993:  Department of Computer Science, University of Wales, Swansea, Wales.
                     MPhil: Numerical Simulation of Particle Settling in Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Fluids.
1989–1992:  Department of Civil Engineering, University of Bradford, England.
                     BSc (Honours): First Class in Civil and Structural Engineering.
1979–1988:  St John's College, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
                     GCE'A' Levels: Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Pure Mathematics.

Panels, committees and memberships

Member of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR).