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Ms. Himasha Abeysiriwardana


Faculty of Engineering | Civil Engineering

Career Summary

  • Assistant Lecturer, SLIIT, Malabe, Sri Lanka (Apr 2021 - Mar 2022)
  • Summer Intern, SysLab, Central European University, Hungary (July 2019 – Sep 2019)
  • Assistant Design Engineer, Infotechs Ideas (Pvt) Limited, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Nov 2017 – Aug 2018)
  • Civil Engineer, Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Mar 2015 – Nov 2017)
  • Irrigation Expert (Part-Time), Nepon Koei co. LTD, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Feb 2017 – Nov 2017)
  • Civil Engineer, Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management, Sri Lanka (Mar 2014 – Mar 2015) 


  • MSc in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management (Manchester, UK)
  • PG Dip in Water Resources Engineering and Management (UoM)
  • BSc (Hons.) (Civil Engineering) (UoM)


Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Surface and Groundwater Hydrology
  • Hydrological (Numerical, Statistical and spatial) modelling
  • Water Resources Management
  • Climate Change
  • GIS


Associate member of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL)

Ongoing Research

  • Development of rainfall runoff model for water management in Nilwala Basin
  • Assessing climate change impacts on dry zone irrigation
  • Comparative analysis of flood susceptibility mapping techniques

My Publications

Journal Publications

  • Abeysiriwardana, H.D. and Gomes, P.I.A.  " Integrating vegetation indices and geo-environmental factors in GIS-based landslide-susceptibility mapping: using logistic regression "  Journal of Mountain Science,  vol.19,    2022,  pp.477-492,  Scopus indexed,,
  • Abeysiriwardana, H.D., Muttil, N. and Rathnayake, U.  " A Comparative Study of Potential Evapotranspiration Estimation by Three Methods with FAO PenmanMonteith Method across Sri Lanka "  Hydrology,  vol.9,    2022,  pp.206,  Scopus indexed, ,
  • Abeysiriwardana, H.D. and Wijesekera, N.T.S.  " Application of GIS and Logistic Regression for Flood Susceptibility Mapping in Nilwala River Basin, Sri Lanka "  Engineer: Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka,  vol.55,  Issue 2,  2022,  pp.1-9,  Emerging Sources Citation Indexed, ,
  • Senatilleke,U., Abeysiriwardana, H.D., Makubura, R.K., Anwar, F. and Rathnayake, U.  " Estimation of potential evapotranspiration across Sri Lanka, using a distributed dual-source evapotranspiration model "  Advances in in Meteorology,  vol.2022,    2022,  pp.6819539,  Scopus indexed,,
  • Janani, H.K., Abeysiriwardana, H.D., Rathnayake, U. and Sarukkalige, R.  " Water Footprint Assessment for Irrigated Paddy Cultivation in Walawe Irrigation Scheme, Sri Lanka "  Hydrology,,  vol.9,    2022,  pp.210,  Scopus indexed,,

Book Chapters

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