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Level
Doctoral Student
Nationality
Sri Lanka
Date of Enrolment
September 23, 2016
Primary Advisor
SASAKI Jun
Biography
I obtained both my bachelors and masters from the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. I obtain my second masters from GPSS-GLI of the University of Tokyo, Japan.
Research Title
Co-benefit assessment of structures in developing coastal areas
Reserch Keywords
Coastal disasters, numerical simulations, co-benefit assessment, tsunamis, coastal erosion
Research Interests
Coastal disaster management, coastal zone management, flood simulation
Publications
1. Hydraulic Performance of Gabions in Coastal Structures, Samarasekara, R.S.M, Hettaracchi, S.S.L, Priyankara, S.S, Silva, H.A.M ICSECM2013, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, pp. 39-49, 15th December 2013

2. Risk Assessment and Mitigation within a Tsunami Forecasting and Early Warning Framework: Case Study - Port City of Galle, Hettiarachchi, S.S.L, Samarawickrama, S.P., Wijeratne N., Ratnasooriya A.H.R., & Samarasekera, R.S.M, University of Moratuwa, UNESCO - IOC – ESCAP, Colombo, 20th June 2015, URL: http://ioc-unesco.org/index.php?option=com_oe&task=viewDocumentRecord&docID=16002

3. Tsunami Wave Height Forecasting at coastlines with complex geometries- An Integrated Approach for the analysis of results from Early Warning Systems and Inundation Modelling for Risk Assessment, Hettiarachchi, S.S.L, Ratnasooriya, A.H.R, & Samarasekera, R. S.M, University of Moratuwa, UNESCO - IOC – ESCAP, Colombo, 20th June 2015, URL:http://ioc-unesco.org/index.php?option=com_oe&task=viewDocumentRecord&docID=16001
Presentations
1. Tsunami Mitigation Co-benefit Assessment of Coastal Structures in Contribution to Coastal Community Resilience – Case Study in Sri Lanka, Samarasekara, R.S.M, Sasaki, Jun, Esteban, Miguel, The 4th GPSS-GLI International Symposium, Kashiwanoha-Conference Center, Japan, (Poster Presentation), 20th November 2015

2. Assessment of co-benefits of coastal structures for tsunami mitigation: Improving community resilience in Sri Lanka, Samarasekara, R.S.M, Sasaki, Jun, Esteban, Miguel, Hirotaka, Matsuda, Multidisciplinary Graduate Education for Research University - MIT Joint Symposium, FS Hall, 1st Floor Environmental Studies Building, Kashiwa Campus, U-Tokyo, Japan, (Poster Presentation), 10th March 2016

3. Assessment of Contribution of Upgraded Coastal Infrastructure for Tsunami Mitigation: Improving Community Resilience in Developing Coastal Regions, Samarasekara, R.S.M, Sasaki, Jun, Esteban, Miguel, Hirotaka, Matsuda, Japanese Association for Coastal Zone Studies – General Assembly (2016) and Research Symposium, Kochi University of Technology, Kochi City, Japan, (Oral Presentation and Extended Abstract), 17th July 2016
Memberships
1.Associate Member of Highway Engineering Society, Sri Lanka (HES)
Membership No: AM 45

2.Associate Member of Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL)
Membership No: AM 14836

3. Life Member of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) Membership No: 9613/C

4.Student Member of Japanese Association for Coastal Zone Studies (JACZS)
Membership No: K-5212