Workshop on Municipal Solid Waste Management

The Center for Sustainability of the Department of Forestry & Environmental Sciences organized a four day certificate workshop on municipal solid waste management. It was held from the 2nd to 5th September at the department premises.

A considerable number of topics such as,

  • Cleaner production technologies,
  • Municipal solid waste scenario in Sri Lanka,
  • Integrated solid waste management,
  • Waste reduction,
  • Waste recycling,
  • Overview of engineered landfills for municipal solid waste,
  • Design and construction of landfills for municipal solid waste,
  • Sri Lanka experience of landfills,
  • Conversion of open dumps to controlled landfills,
  • Waste to energy,
  • Technologies in bio gas generation,
  • Composting of municipal solid waste
  • Legal aspects of solid waste management in Sri Lanka

were discussed at the workshop. Two field visits were also done to enhance the program.


Speakers of the event:

Mr.Ajith Weerasundara    – Director (Waste management), Central Environmental Authority

Mr.Chathura Malwana      – Deputy Director, Central Environmental Authority

Mr.Jayavilal Fernando       – Deputy Director, Central Environmental Authority

Prof,Ajith de Alwis              – Project Director, Coordinating Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation

Mr.Sena Peiris                     – Director, National Cleaner Production center

Mr.Nalin Mannapperuma – Director, Waste Management Authority, Western Province

Mr.Athula Jayamanne        – Founder/Chairman/Inventor/Chief Consultant Engineer, Eco Engineers &  Company

Mr.Saman Leelaratne         – Deputy Director (Technical), Waste Management Authority, Western Province

Dr.Jagath Premachandra   – Department of Civil Engineering, University of Sri Jayawardanapura

Dr.Jagath Manathunga         -Snr.Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering,University of Moratuwa

Dr.Mahesh Jayaweera          – Snr.Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering,University of Moratuwa


Center for Sustainability


The Center for Sustainability (CFS) is a body for professional environmental services, research and extension attached to the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science (DFES), University of Sri Jayewardenepura. CFS is a faculty-directed organization that supports the broader efforts of DFES to ensure environmental protection and sustainable development in the country through productive University-Industry linkages and partnerships.

Being the first one of its kind to be established at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, the CFS is committed to produce a new breed of responsible stewards of environment through promoting the concept of sustainability among corporate sector, general public, university academia and students, primarily through professional support, education and awareness.

Backed by a renowned panel of environmental experts with proven track records at the DFES, the CFS provide wide array of environmental solutions for the corporate sector.

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