Prof. (Mrs.) CM Navaratne

BSc Agric (Ruhuna), MSc Computing (UK), PhD in Agriculture Engineering (Ruhuna)


Professor in Agricultural Engineering
Dept of Agric Engineering
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka


Phone

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+94(0)41 229 2200 (Office)

+94(0)41 2221113 (Residence)

Fax

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+94 41 2292384

E-mail

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champa@agricc.ruh.ac.lk

FULL NAME

CM Navaratne

 

PERSONAL

Married

 

NATIONALITY

Sri Lankan

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

  • 2003:PhD in Agriculture Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

  • 1989 :M.Sc. in Computing, College of Cardiff, University of Wales, Cardiff, U.K.

  • 1984 :B.Sc. in Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2003 Onward Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Engineering, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

  • 1992.01-2003.09 Lecturer in Agricultural Engineering, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

  • 1985.07-1992.01 Field Teaching Assistant, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

  • 1985.01-1985.07 Temporary Assistant Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

 

RESEARCH ENGAGEMENT

  • A study on Influence of present Agroclimatology for traditional rice cropping calendar.

  • A Computer Based DSS (Decision Support System) for Agroclimatological Data Analyses.

  • Rainwater Harvesting system for crop cultivation.

  • Preparation of rainfall map for Southern Sri Lanka.

  • Agro-climatic potential and risk assessment for crop intensification in home gardens of Southern Sri Lanka -A case study in Embilipitiya Area.

  • Affect of irrigation systems and fertilizer recommendations for betel cultivation.

  • Low cost auto irrigation system for home gardens in Sri Lanka.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. (SLAAS

  • Life member, Agricultural Engineering Society of Sri Lanka (AESSL), Joint secretary to the AESSL (2001 - 2003), Asst. Treasurer to the AESSL (2004 - to date)

  • Member of the Women Water Professionals in Sri Lanka

  • Member of Women for Water Partnership

  • Member of Gender and Water Alliance

  • Member of Water Integrity Network

  • Steering Committee Member of Sri Lanka Water Partnership

 

OTHER MEMBERSHIP

  • Life member, Ruhuna Agriculture Faculty ALUMNI Association.

  • Life member, Ruhuna University ALUMNI Association.

  • Life member, British ALUMNI in Sri Lanka

 

TRAINING AND CONFERENCES

  • Training Course in Pascal Programming held at University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, 17th ~ 28th August, 1987.

  • A participant at the third working party on Data Structures held at the University of Ruhuna under the auspices of the Ruhuna - Keele University Link Programme organized by the British Council and the University Grants Commission, 31st August ~ 9th October 1987.

  • Successfully completed Advanced-Intermediate Study Skills in English Language held in The British Council, 18th April ~ 24th June 1988.

  • Successfully completed the course, Written and Spoken English for General and Academic Purposes held at University College of Cardiff, 12 ~ 23 September 1988.

  • A participant of a course on GIS and Remote Sensing held at University of Ruhuna, 18th November ~ 20 December 1998.

  • A participant at the Workshop on Mapping from Space organized by the Institute of Surveying and Mapping, Sri Lanka and GIS Application Center, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 21 ~25 June 1999.

  • A participant of a practical course on GIS held at University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, 20th November ~ 20 December, 2000.

  • Attended SOUTH ASIA Ph.D. NETWORK MEETING on Integrated Water Resources Management, Kathmandu, Nepal, 20 - 21 April 2002.

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • As a Member of Gender and Water dialogue team attached to NetWwater, conducted seminars and act as a resource person on Drought and Drought proofing and water security improvement for livelihood and agriculture in political provinces of Sri Lanka.

  • Compilation of Gender and Water Resource book and book on Rainwater Harvesting work in progress.

  • NetWwater representative for Women for Water Partnership (WfWfW) during World Water Week 20 -28 August 2006

  • Organized a Seminar on "Present situation of River Sand Mining in Southern Sri Lanka and its effect on Livelihood, Agriculture and Natural habitat" on 7th December 2006 at University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

  • Attended GWA South Asia Regional Workshop on Strategic Planning for Mainstreaming Gender in IWRM convened by the Gender and Water Alliance (GWA) and organised by the Nepal Water for Health Foundation (NEWAH) on January 23-25th, 2007 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

  • Attended an International Workshop on Community Adaptation to Climate Change, February 24-28, 2007, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Organized and coordinated a Seminar for School Children "Jala Sampatha Surakimu" on World Water Day; March 22nd 2007.

  • Organized an awareness program for Police officers of Southern Province on "Bad Effects of River Sand Mining for Environment, Livelihood and Agriculture" on 4th and 5th April 2007 and worked as a resource person.

  • Organized an awareness program for Farmer Organization in Matara District on "Preparation of Proposal to control Unmonitor River Sand Mining

  • Organized “National Sand Dialogue” held on 29th June 2007 at Parisara Piyasa, Central Environmental Authority, Battaramulla and worked as a resource person.

  • Set up ‘Nilwala Area Water Partnership’ to identify and address water related issues in Nilwala river basin on 28th September 2007 under the sponsorship of Sri Lanka Water Partnership.

  • A Resource person for the Climate change on the development of Disaster preparedness course from theory to practice organized by the Japan Water Forum and NetWwater 2007

  • Attended a South Asia Regional Workshop on Transparency and Integrity in the Water Sector” in Dhaka, Bangladesh during 3 – 5 November 2007.

  • Prepared a documentary Video presentation for Nilwala river.

  • Attended Africa Regional Working Conference on, Water, Sanitation, Gender and Sustainable Development: 11- 14 February 2008 in Botswana.

  • Organized a meeting with Daduru Oya Area Water Partnership Committee and Capacity Building Initiative discuss impacts of Illicit River Sand Mining on 3rd May 2008 and worked as a resource person.

  • Organized an awareness program for Police officers of North Western Province on “Bad Effects of River Sand Mining for Environment, Water, Livelihood and Agriculture” on 31st May 2008 and worked as a resource person.

  • Organized an Gender and Water dialogue in Kulatara to make aware decision makers on water and water related activities in the area on 24th and 25th July2008 and worked as a resource person.

  • Organized a one day training workshop on ‘Effective wastewater management systems’ with Cap-Net Lanka under the patronage of PGIA and in collaboration with the Agricultural Engineering Society of Sri Lanka (AESSL) on the 22nd September 2008 from 8.30am to 4.30 pm at the Lalitha Hotel, Matara.

  • Organized a Gender and Water Dialogue in Matara to make aware decision makers on Water and water related activities in the area on 25th and 26th September 2008 and worked as a resource person.

  • Organized an Awareness Program for Enforcement Staff on Negative Impacts of Unregulated/Illicit River Sand Mining in the Southern Province on 26th September 2008 and worked as a resource person.

  • Attended Women for water Regional Conference and General Assembly of Women for Water Partnership held in Paramaribo, Suriname during 10 – 24 October 2008.

  • Organized a brain storming session to prepare document on Adaptation to Climate Change for Sri Lanka on 15th December 2008 at Hotel Janaki, Colombo.

  • Organized a for a meeting of the Sri Lankan members of the Gender and Water Alliance on 17th December 2008 aat the International Water Resource Management Institute, No 127, Sunil Mawatha, Pelawatta, Battaramulla

  • Participated in the Regional Synthesis Workshop on Flood Disasters Management in the Ganges and the Brahmmaputra River Basins, Follow up Kick-off Meeting on Regional Programme on Climate Change and Discussion Meeting on Final Draft of South Asia Sub-Regional Document for 5th World Water Forum to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 3-4 January, 2009 and worked as a resource person.

  • Published a book on ‘Disaster Preparedness through awareness’ for the school children in Southern Region ununder the sponsorship of CIDA Project in 2008.

  • Resource person of the seminar on Coastal Resources Management for Middle Level Officers of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries on 12th June 2008. Organized by SAARC Coastal Zone Management Centre, MaMaldives and Coastal Conservation Department of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

  • Resource person of the seminar on Coastal Resources Management for Middle Level Officers of the Eastern Province (incomalee District) on 26th June 2008

  • Organized by Eastern Provincial council and Coastal Conservation Department of Sri Lanka

  • Resource person of the seminar on Coastal Resources Management for Middle Level Officers of the Eastern Province (ticallo District) on 24th July 2008 Organized by Eastern Provincial council and Coastal Conservation Department of Sri Lanka

  • Organized a brainstorming session to develop a community awareness program on adaptation to climate change for Southern Region on March 6, 2009. It was a joint activity of UNESCO Delhi and NetWwater in Sri Lanka.

  • Attended World Water Forum 5 in Istanbul as a resource person, Panelist and rapporteur held during 16th – 26th March 2009.

  • Organized and worked as a resource person of the joint activity of UNESCO Delhi and NetWwater on community awareness programs on adaptation to climate change for Southern Region held at Hambantota, Tangalle and Matara on May 25, 26 and 28, 2009.

  • Represent Sri Lanka for Women for Water Partnership (WfWfW) during World Water Week in 2009, Hague, Nethelands.

  • Organized Asia Regional Working Conference held in Club Palm Bay Hotel Marawila on 6-8th November 2009.

  • Resource person and presented “An integrated approach to support community action for improved Agriculture and Food Security in affected areas due to River Sand Mining in the Deduru Oya (river) basin in Sri Lanka”, at Asia Regional Working Conference held in Club Palm Bay Hotel Marawila on 6-8th November 2009.

  • Resource person of ‘Sisu Jala Hamuwa’ (Water Conference for School children) and presented ‘Water Management in school level’ in Kataragama, Sri Lanka on December 4, 2009.

  • Resource person on Issues/Responses to Climate Change as impacting on Water Sector and Rural livelihoods at a Workshop organized by the Deptartment of Meteorology for University personnel in Western Province at Hotel Janaki on 11th December 2009.

DISSERTATIONS

 

Low Cost Auto Irrigation System for Home Garden Intensification to Minimize the Agro-climatic Risk: A Case Study in Matara District. Ph.D Thesis, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (2003).

 

An expert system for available software packages in UWCC, M.Sc. Thesis, College of Cardiff, University of Wales, U.K. (1989).

 

Fluidized bed drying of parboiled Paddy, B.Sc. Thesis, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka(1984).

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Senaratne C.M. Fluidized bed drying of parboiled Paddy, 1984. BSc. Thesis, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

 

Senaratne C.M., Adhikarinayake, T.B. and Palipane, K.B. 1984. Fluidized bed drying of parboiled Paddy, Technical report, FAO-Un assisted project, R.P.R.D.C, Jayanthi Mawatha, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

 

Wijesuriya, S.D.E, Welivitiya, I., Pemasiri, L.S and Senaratne, C.M. The discharge- depth equation for shallow flow of water through and over simulated vegetation. Sri Lanka Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Vol. 24 1987.

 

Woodall, A. D., H. K. D. A. D. U. Annakkage, G. K. A. Dias, G. S. Makalanda, S. A. S. Mihindukulasuriya, L. Munasinghe, C. M. Navaratne, H. G. V. T. Vithanage. 1987. Computer Project Work, University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka.

 

Woodall, A. D., H. K. D. A. D. U. Annakkage, G. K. A. Dias, G. S. Makalanda, S. A. S. Mihindukulasuriya, L. Munasinghe, C. M. Navaratne, H. G. V. T.Vithanage. 1987. Database Management Systems, University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka.

 

Woodall, A. D., H. K. D. A. D. U. Annakkage, G. K. A. Dias, G. S.,Makalanda, S. A. S. Mihindukulasuriya, L Munasinghe, C. M. Navaratne, H. G. V. T. Vithanage. 1987. Data Structures, University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka.

 

Nadarajah, R.T, Navaratne, C.M., Seneviratne, G.P., Thevadasan, T., White, S. and Wickramanayake, G.N.,1989. Case Tools for Teaching, Project Report, College of Cardiff, University of Wales, U.K.

 

Navaratne, C.M., An expert system for available software packages in UWCC, MSc. Thesis, College of Cardiff, University of Wales, U.K. 1989.

 

Navaratne, C.M. and Weerasinghe, K.D.N and Bopitiya, K.S.D., Comparative study of an appropriate subsurface pot irrigation and drip irrigation systems for vegetable production in home gardens. SLAAS Abstracts 1997.

 

Navaratne, C.M. and Weerasinghe, K.D.N, Rainwater harvesting for Agro-ecological risk elimination in different agro-ecological regions of Matara District. SLAAS Abstracts 1998.

 

Ranasinghe, S., Bopitiya, K.S.D., Weerasinghe, K.D.N and Navaratne, C.M., An appropriate subsurface pot irrigation and drip irrigation systems to utilize roof water for vegetable production in home gardens. Rain water harvesting for water security, Vol.I and II 1999.

 

Navaratne, C.M., Weerasinghe, K.D.N and Bopitiya, K.S.D., Comparison and selection of a suitable irrigator for a subsurface pot irrigation system for home gardens. SLAAS Abstracts 1999.

 

Navaratne, C.M. and Weerasinghe, K.D.N., Identification of Optimum Cropping Calendar and Planting time of vegetables for home gardens in different Agro-ecological locations of Matara District. SLAAS Abstracts 2000.

 

Weerasinghe, K.D.N., Navaratne, C.M., 2003. History of Hydraulic Civilization and Irrigation systems development in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the India French round table Discussion on Water Management in Rural South India and Sri Lanka; Emerging themes and critical issues 2001. French Institute of Pondicherry, pondecherry.

 

Navaratne, C.M. and Weerasinghe, K.D.N. Agro-Climatic Approach To Minimize The Risk Associated With Water Scarcity In Different Locations Of Matara District. Journal of PGIA, PGIA Annual Congress, 2002.

 

Navaratne, C.M. and Weerasinghe, K.D.N. Agroclimatic Potential Assessment for Crop Intensification in Southern Sri Lanka. Eighth Annual Forestry and Envirnment Symposium, 12th -13th December, 2002, Hikkaduwa Sri lanka.

 

Navaratne, C.M., Weerasinghe, K.D.N. and Jayasuriya, N. Rainwater harvesting for Risk elimination in home gardens. Proceedings of a National Workshop on Water for Agriculture and Rural Development in Sri Lanka held at Hotel Club Palm Bay, Marawila 10 Feb. 2003. Organised by Ministry of Irrigation and Water Management, Food and Agriculture Organization and The Japanese Institute of Irrigation and Drainage.

 

Navaratne, C.M. 2003. Low Cost Auto Irrigation System for Home Garden Intensification to Minimize the Agro-climatic Risk: A Case Study in Matara District. Ph.D Thesis, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka.

 

Navaratne, C.M., Weerasinghe, K.D.N. and Jayasuriya, L.N.N. 2003, Optimum Cropping Calendar for Home Garden Vegetable Crop Production International Conference on Water and Environment, Bophal, India in December 15-18, 2003.

 

Navaratne, C.M. and Weerasinghe, K.D.N. 2004. Submetted a report on Agro-Climatic potential and risk assessment for crop intensification in home gardens of Southern Sri Lanka. Climate change secretariat of Sri Lanka, Environmental Economics and Global Affairs Division, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka.

 

Gunaratne, M.H.J.P., Navaratne, C.M. and Weerasinghe, K.D.N. 2004, Agroclimatic Risk Assessment in Hambantota Region. Ninth Annual Forestry and Envirnment Symposium, 27th 28th February 2004, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.

 

Premanath, G.D.I., Navaratne, C.M. and Weerasinghe, K.D.N. 2004, Rainwater Harvesting for Risk Elimination in Home Gardens: A Case Study in Hambantota District. Ninth Annual Forestry and Envirnment Symposium, 27th - 28th February 2004, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.

 

Gunasena, C.P. and Navaratne, C.M. 2004, Designing and testing of an emitter for sub surface drip irrigation systems using textile materials, Symposium proceedings of the water professionals day October1, 2004, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya.

 

Navaratne, C.M., Jayasuriya, L.N.N. and Weerasinghe, K.D.N. 2004, Food Security And Poverty Alleviation For Rural Women In Sri Lanka: Rainwater Harvesting For Home-Garden Development. "Achieving WSSD Targets and Meeting Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): Role of Global Water Partnership-South Asia" ,13-15 July 2004, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

Navaratne, C.M., Weerasinghe, K.D.N. and Jayasuriya, L.N.N., Rainwater harvesting and Roof Runoff Coefficients, International Conference On Sustainable Water Resources Management In The Changing Environment Of The Monsoon Region, 17-19 November 2004, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

Gunaratne, M.H.J.P., Navaratne, C.M. and Weerasinghe, K.D.N. 2004. Effect of Rainfall on Cropping Pattern of Farmers in Hambantota District. Proceedings of Second Academic Sessions, 16th December 2004, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka.

 

Navaratne, C.M., Weerasinghe, K.D.N. and Jayasuriya, L.N.N. 2005. Optimum Tank Capacity for Rainwater Harvesting Systems in Home Gardens. Mainstreaming Rainwater Harvesting. XII International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference, November 15 -18, 2005, Intercontinental Eros, Nehru Place, New Delhi, India.

 

Gunaratne, M.H.J.P. and Navaratne, C.M. 2005. Agricultural Risks of Rainfall in Mapalana area, Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Forestry and Envirnment Symposium, 2 - 3 December, 2005, Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri jayawardenapura, Sri lanka.

 

Navaratne, C.M., Gunaratne, M.H.J.P. and Weerasinghe, K.D.N, 2005. Demarcation of rainfall onset for field crop production in Hambantota District through climatic water balance approach, SLAAS Abstracts 2005.

 

Navaratne, C.M. Fasly M S M and Weerasinghe, K.D.N, 2005. A Computer based DSS (Decision Support System) for rainfall analysis SLAAS Abstracts 2005.

 

Navaratne, C.M. and Weerasinghe, K.D.N 2005. Influence of present rainfall pattern for traditional paddy cropping calendar: A case study at Mapalana; Southern Sri Lanka. SLAAS Abstracts 2005.

 

Gunasena C.P. and Navaratne C.M.. 2006. Development of working interface for the Nilwala river basin to enhance resource mobilization. Third Academic Sessions, 30th January, 2006. University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka.

 

Navaratne, C.M. and Weerasinghe, K.D.N 2006. Impact of Climate Change on Cropping calendar of Field Crops: A Case Study Home Gardens in Southern Sri Lanka. 10th Anniversary International Symposium, 4 - 8 July 2006, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya, Sri Lanka.

 

Peiris, H.W.K., Gunasena C.P. and Navaratne C.M.. 2006. Comparative study of three different Micro Irrigation Systems for Home gardens in Matara District. Symposium proceedings of The Water Professionals Day. October 1st, 2006, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

 

Kumari, M.K.N. and Navaratne C.M.. 2006. Improving Water Security for Crop Production through Agro-climatic Approach: A case study in Anuradhapura. Symposium proceedings of The Water Professionals Day. October 1st, 2006, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

 

Navaratne, C.M., Weerasinghe, K.D.N. and Jayasuriya, L.N.N. 2006. Low-cost Auto-controlled subsurface irrigators for home garden irrigation systems in Sri Lanka. 3rd APHW Conference, October 16 -18, 2006, Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Navaratne, C.M., Weerasinghe, K.D.N. And Jayasuriya, L.N.N. 2006. An Auto Irrigation System For Home Gardens In Sri Lanka. Sustainable Development Of Water Resources, Water Supply And Environmental Sanitation, 32nd WEDC International Conference, 13 - 17 November 2006, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

Navaratne, C.M. 2006. Roof water harvesting model for domestic use, SLAAS Abstracts 2006.

 

Navaratne, C.M. and Kodithuwakku, W.K.K..S.P.I., 2006. Improvement of Indigenous vegetable production in Sri Lanka through low-cost micro irrigation approach. International Conference on Indigenous Vegetables and Legumes : Prospects for Fighting Poverty, Hunger and Malnutrition, AVRDC-Regional Center for South-Asia, ICRISAT Campus, Patancheru, Hyderabad, AP, INDIA.

 

Kumari, M.K.N. and Navaratne C.M.. 2006. Drought Analysis in relation to crop production: Anuradhapura district, Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Forestry and Envirnment Symposium, 22 - 23 December, 2006, Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri jayawardenapura, Sri lanka.

 

Peiris, H.W.K., Gunasena C.P. and Navaratne C.M.. 2007. Comparative study of wetting patterns of drip emitters developed for Micro Irrigation Systems. Forth Academic Sessions, 29thth January, 2007. University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka.

 

Kumara, H.T.I.S. and Navaratne C.M.. 2007. Community Based Drought Control Strategy: Roof Water Harvesting in Yatiyana Area for Domestic Use. Forth Academic Sessions, 29thth January, 2007. University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka.

 

Navaratne C.M., Weerasinghe, K.D.N. and Rathnayaka, C. 2007. An Improved Technique of Rainfall Analysis: A Case Study in Mapalana Catchment. Forth Academic Sessions, 29thth January, 2007. University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka.

 

Navaratne C.M., 2007. Enhancement of Crop Security in Southern Dry Zone of Sri Lanka through Climate Change. 2nd International Workshop on Community Adaptation to Climate Change, February 24-28, 2007, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

MKN Kumari, CM Navaratne, 2007, Intensification of upland crop production in Anuradhapura district through agro- climatic approach, Proceedings of 63rd Annual Research Sessions, SLAAS.

 

MKN Kumari, CM Navaratne (2007), Effect of Rainfall changes on Crop Production in Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka, Young Scientist Conference on Extreme Weather Events in the context of Climate Change conducted by British Council in 2007 November 26th - 30th at New Delhi, India.

 

Kusum Athukorala, and Champa M.Navaratne, (2008), Shifting Sands in Sri Lanka - Mobilizing and Networking for Collective Action by River Sand Mining affected Communities, paper top be presented at The 12th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons, Cheltenham , UK, July 2008

 

Piyadasa, Ranjana U.K. and Navaratne, Champa M. 2008. Assessment of environmental impacts due to river sand mining. International conference on social sciences, Sri Lanka (ICSSL), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

 

Piyadasa, Ranjana U.K. and Navaratne, Champa M. 2008. Riversand mining in southern Sri Lanka and its effect on environment, 11th international river symposium, Australia.

 

Athukorala, Kusum, Navaratne, Champa M. and Piyadasa, Ranjana U.K. 2008, Illicit River sand mining in Sri Lanka: Impact on environment, agriculture and the community. Proceedings of national symposium 2008, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

 

Navaratne, S.B. and Navaratne, C.M. 2008, Utilization of forest plant extracts for food industry in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Forestry and Envirnment Symposium, 27 - 28 December, 2008, Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka.

 

Piyadasa, R.U.K., Navaratne, C.M. and Athukorala, K. 2008. River sand mining and Management; Case Study in Nilwala River Basin, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Forestry and Envirnment Symposium, 27 - 28 December, 2008, Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka.

 

Ranjana. U.K. Piyadasa, Navaratne Champa.M., Assessment of Environmental issues due to river sand mining, International Conference on Social Sciences Sri Lanka - Theory and Practices of Social Sciences for human wellbeing in South Asia, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka- 2008.

 

Ranjana. U.K. Piyadasa,. Navaratn Champa.M e, River Sand Mining in Southern Sri Lanka and its Effect on Environment. 11th International River symposium on A Future of Extremes Brisbane, Australia 2008.

 

Ranjana. U.K. Piyadasa, Champa.M. Navaratne and Kusum Athukorela, Environmental Impact due to indiscriminate extraction of river sand in Southern Sri Lanka- Case study. Geography conference 2009, University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka 2009.

 

Ranjana. U.K. Piyadasa, Champa.M. Navaratne and Kusum Athukorela, River sand mining and Environmental issues in Sri Lanka. 8th International Association of Hydrological Sciences Assembly and 37th International Association for Hydrogeological congress in Hyderabad, India.

 

Kusum Athukorala and Champa Navaratne 2009. Sand barriers and Access to water community pressure and policy interventions in river sand mining in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of IWMI, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka. June 6 -11, 2009.

 

Pushpakumara, D.L.W.S, Navaratne C.M. and Gunasena C.P, 2009. Study of hydrological behavior of Nilwala upper catchment for flood and flood hazard mapping. 2nd National Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. Sri Lanka. September 10, 2009.

 

Dilrukshi,B.A.N., Navaratne C.M. and Premalal, K.H.M.S, 2009. Identification of effect of Climate Change on cultivation of lowland rice in Sri Lanka. 2nd National Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. Sri Lanka. September 10, 2009.

 

Gunawardena, M.P.W., Wijetunga,S., Navaratne,C.M. and Nissanka,N. 2009. Fruit and vegetable leachate in dry batch biogas digestor as a nutrient solution for hydroponics. Fourteenth International Forestry and Environment Symposium 2009, 18 - 19 December, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka.

 

Dilrukshi,B.A.N., Navaratne,C.M. and Premalal, K.H.M.S. 2009. Variation of onset of monsoons within Sri Lanka. Fourteenth International Forestry and Environment Symposium 2009, 18 - 19 December, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka.

 

Piyadasa, R.U.K., Wickramasinghe, D., Navaratne,C.M. and Athukorala,K. 2009. Environmental impact due to riversand mining (Case study in Daduru Oya, Kurunagala District, Sri Lanka. Fourteenth International Forestry and Environment Symposium 2009, 18 - 19 December, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka.

 

Wijewardane, D.S.R., Navaratne, C.M., Piyadasa, R.U.K and Adikaram, K.K.L.B. 2009. Software Model to calculate Groundwater Level. 65th Annual Session, SLAAS, Sri Lanka.

 

Irrigation and water management, Agro-climatology and Rainwater Harvesting