SUSL Staff Directory

Dr. TL Dammalage

Senior Lecturer

thilantha@geo.sab.ac.lk

Qualifications

Doctor of Engineering (Jan. 2007 to Dec. 2009)

Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems, School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Master of Science (Jan. 2005 to Dec. 2006)

Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems, School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Bachelor of Science (Sep. 1998 to Mar. 2003)

Surveying Sciences (Hons), Department of Surveying Science (Present, Faculty of Geomatics), Sabaragamuwa University Belihuloya, Sri Lanka


Profile

Thilantha Dammalage joined the Faculty of Geomatics as a Lecturer (probationary) in 1st March, 2007 and promoted to the post of Senior Lecturer, Gr. II in 1st of Mach 2012. He has been awarded the Japanese Government Scholarship in 2007 to pursue his PhD and Asian Institute of Technology Fellowship in 2005 to complete his M.Sc. in Remote Sensing and GIS.

Undergraduate Teaching

  1. Senior Lecturer, Special Degree in Surveying Sciences, Faculty of Geomatics, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. I have been conducting Lecturers, Practical Classes and Lab Classes on Global Positioning Systems, Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems and Space and Satellite Technology course modules of B.Sc. Special Degree in Surveying Sciences.
  2. Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Applied Science, SUSL
  3. Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Management Studies, SUSL
  4. Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Agriculture Science, SUSL
  5. Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa. 
  6. Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa. 

 

Postgraduate Teaching

  1. Faculty of Graduate Studies, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. M.Sc. Surveying Science (2017 to date)
  2. Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya. M.Sc. in  Remote sensing and GIS (2008 to date)
  3. Institute of Human Resource Advancement, University of Colombo. M.Sc. in Geoinformatics (2010 to date)
  4. Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya. MSc in Geoinformatics (From May 2012 to September 2012)
  5. Department of Geography, University of Sri Jayawardanaphura.  M.Sc. in  GIS and Remote sensing (2012/2014)

 

Administrative Expertise 

  1. Head of Department, Department of Remote Sensing and GIS (previous, CPRSG), Faculty of Geomatics, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. (From 08th August 2010 to 7th August 2013) and (From 23rd February, 2015 to 1st October 2016)
  2. Director, Staff Development Center (SDC), Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. (From 01st September, 2011 to 31st August, 2012). During the tenure at office, I have obtained aneight (8) million rupees grant for the uplifting of the SDC facilities.
  3. Chairman, Geomatics Board of Study, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. (From 01st January, 2015 to Present)
  4. Programme Coordinator, Master of Science in Surveying Science Degree, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. (From Feb. 2017 to Present)
  5. Student Counselor, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, for the academic year 2010/2011 (from 15th October, 2011 to 14th October, 2012)
  6. Chairman, Geomatics Board of Study, Center for Graduate Studies, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. (From 1st May, 2012 to 31st December, 2012) and (From 1st November, 2013 to 31st October, 2013)
  7. Acting Dean, Faculty of Geomatics, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. (From02nd July 2011to 10th July 2011)
  8. Acting Head of Department, Department of Remote Sensing and GIS (CPRSG), Faculty of Geomatics, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. (From08th February 2010 to 07th August 2010)
  9. Coordinator of the Web Committee, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. (From 01st August, 2011to 31st July, 2012). Worked to improve the web ranking of the university.
  10. Senior Treasurer, Student Union - Faculty of Geomatics, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka for the Academics Years (2014/2015) and (2012/2013) 

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

2009- Member, International GNSS Society.

2009- Member, Geo-Informatics Society of Sri Lanka.


Research Interests

GPS/GNSS applications and data processing
Remote Sensing Applications and Image processing.
Geographic Information System Applications
Surveying and Mapping


Recent Publications

Books of Scholarly Work

  1. Thilantha Dammalage (2016). C/A Code Multipath: Application of Wavelet Transform on C/A code multipath mitigation at GPS Reference Stations. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN10: 3659936227
  2. Panchali Fonseka, Thilantha Dammalage and Sampath Wahala (2017). Remote Sensing and Geo-information for Forest Fires in Sri Lanka. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN-10: 3330058439

Refereed journals

  1. T. L. Dammalage (2018). Application of Indian Space-Based Augmentation Service on Geospatial Data Collections in Sri Lanka. Survey Review. (Accepted on 18 May 2018) (Indexed Journal)
  2. T. L. Dammalage (2018). Automatic Road Feature Extraction from WorldView-2 Panchromatic Satellite Images. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Volume 9, Issue 2, February-2018. pp. 1386-1390. ISSN 2229-5518. DOI: 10.14299/ijser.2018.02.006
  3. T. L. Dammalage, P.M.T.S. Sirisena and Junichi Susaki (2017). MODIS Satellite Data Based Rice Yield Forecasting Model for Sri Lanka: A Pilot Study in Kurunegala District. Asian Journal of Geoinformatics, Volume 17, Issue 3, 2017, pp. 24-33. ISSN: 1513-6728
  4. T. Dammalage, D. De Silva, and C. Satirapod, (2017). Performance Analysis of GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) Over Sri Lanka. Engineering Journal, Volume 21, Number 5, November 2017, pp. 305-314. DOI:10.4186/ej.2017.21.5.305 (Indexed Journal)
  5. Thilantha Dammalage, (2017). Analysis of Pseudorange-Based DGPS after Multipath Mitigation. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 7, Issue 11, November 2017, pp. 77-84.  ISSN: 2250-3153
  6. PGRNI Pussella, Jagath Gunathilake, KRMU Bandara, TL Dammalage, JAS Jayakody, (2015). Coastline Changes: Vulnerability and Predictions - A Case Study of the Northwestern Coastal Belt of Sri Lanka. Tourism, Leisure and Global Change, Volume 2, 2015, pp. 119-124. ISSN 2312-0630
  7. Dammalage T.L., Satirapod C, Kibe S. and Ogaja C. (2010). Wavelet transform application to C/A Code multipath mitigation at GPS reference stations for improved differential GPS corrections, Survey Review ,Volume 42, Number 317, July 2010 , pp. 240-255(16) (Indexed Journal)

International /National Conferences/Symposia

  1. Manjula Chathuranga, Dammalage T.L and Janith Adikari, (2016). Artificial neural networks based automatic linear and area feature extraction from WorldView-02 satellite images for cadastral data collection; a case study in Belihuloya, Sri Lanka. 37thAsian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS-2016), 17-21October 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka. http://www.a-a-r-s.org/acrs/administrator/components/com_jresearch/files/publications/Ab%200271.pdf
  2. Thilantha Dammalage and D.N.De Silva, (2016). Performance Analysis of GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) over Sri Lanka. 37thAsian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS-2016), 17-21October 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka. http://a-a-r-s.org/acrs/administrator/components/com_jresearch/files/publications/Ab%200334.pdf
  3. Sirisena P.M.T.S., and Dammalage T.L. (2016). “Cultivated Paddy Area Identification and Rice Yield Estimation Using Free Satellite Images”, 37thAsian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS-2016), 17-21October 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka. http://a-a-r-s.org/acrs/administrator/components/com_jresearch/files/publications/Ab%200127.pdf
  4. Adikari A.M.J.P., Chathuranga K.A.M. and Dammalage T.L. (2016). 3D Bathymetric Mapping for Near Shore Using Landsat-8 Images; a case Study at Uswetakeiyawa, Sri Lanka, 37th Asian Conference of Remote Sensing (ACRS-2016), 17-21October 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka. http://a-a-r-s.org/acrs/administrator/components/com_jresearch/files/publications/Ab%200473.pdf
  5. Gomez, B. J. and Dammalage Thilantha (2016). Near Real-Time Web Based Vehicle Guidance System. 37th Asian Conference of Remote Sensing (ACRS-2016), 17-21October 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka. http://a-a-r-s.org/acrs/administrator/components/com_jresearch/files/publications/Ab%200201.pdf
  6. Ranasinghe, A.K.R.N., Sirisena, P.M.T.S., Dammalage, T.L., and Puswewala, U.G.A. (2016).Integration of RADAR and optical remote sensing for landslide detection - a case study of Meeriyabedda landslide in Sri Lanka. 37thAsian Conference of Remote Sensing(ACRS-2016), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 17-21 October 2016, Session TS20. http://www.a-a-r-s.org/acrs/administrator/components/com_jresearch/files/publications/Ab%200178.pdf
  7. Ranasinghe, A.K.R.N., Munasinghe, D.S., Dammalage, T.L., and Puswewala, U.G.A. (2016). Landslide prediction using Remote Sensing and GIS -a case study of Koslanda, Sri Lanka. 37thAsian Conference of Remote Sensing (ACRS-2016), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 17-21 October 2016, Session TS13.
  8. Ranasinghe A.K.R.N., Sirisena P.M.T.S., Dammalage T.L., and Puswewala U.G.A., (2016). “Terrain Failure and Debris Flow Susceptibility Analysis in GIS Environment - A Case Study in Koslanda Area in Sri Lanka”, 12th International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction, pp 71-79, 2016
  9. Manjula Chathuranga and Dammalage T.L, (2016). Automatic water features recognition from satellite images using artificial neural network. 9th International Research Conference, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka, September, 2016. ISBN 978-955-0301-28-27, p 111.
  10. Panchali Fonseka, Thilantha Dammalage and Sampath Wahala (2016). Forest fire risk zonation mapping and s forest fire Preventive measures in Balangoda area. Proceedings of the IIER international conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2nd April 2016, ISBN: 978-93-85973-57-4 (http://www.worldresearchlibrary.org/up_proc/pdf/274-14633822321-5.pdf)
  11. Sirisena P.M.T.S., and Dammalage T.L. (2015). “Rice Yield Estimation Using Free Satellite Images” Second Undergraduate Research Symposium on Environmental Conservation and Management (2nd URS-ENCM), University of Kelaniya (19th November 2015). (Best Presentation Award: Agricultural applications theme) http://repository.kln.ac.lk/handle/123456789/10430
  12. Ranasinghe, A.K.R.N., Silva, G.B.A.I., Dammalage, T.L., Welikanna, D.R., and Puswewala, U.G.A. (2015). Detection of Meeriyabedda Landslides from High-Resolution Optical Satellite Data. 36thAsian Conference on Remote Sensing(ACRS-2015), Manila, Philippines, 19-23 October 2015, ppTH4.5.2 http://www.a-a-r-s.org/acrs/administrator/components/com_jresearch/files/publications/Ab%200178.pdf
  13. A. M. J. P. Adikari and T. L. Dammalage (2013).  3D Bathymetric Mapping for Inland Water Features Using WorldView-2 Satellite Images. NARA Scientific Session 2013, 29th of November 2013.
  14. Chathuranga K.A.M., Adikari A.M.J.P. and Dammalage T.L. (2013). Automatic shoreline extraction method for both optical and radar satellite imageries based on MATLAB, 1st Symposium on Geo-Informatics for National Development, International Water Management Institute (IWMI). (Presented and full paper submitted)
  15. R. G. C. J. Kapilaratne, H. M. A. Kavinda, A. A. D. C. M. Amarasekara and T. L. Dammalage (2013). Impacts of Land Use Change and Strategic Approaches in the Context of Mitigate Storm Water Floods in Sub Urban Conditions; A Case Study in Colombo. 4thInternational Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 11th-12thJanuary 2013.
  16. R. G. C. J. Kapilaratne, H. M. A. Kavinda, A. A. D. C. M. Amarasekara and T. L. Dammalage (2012) Impact of Land Use Change for Storm Water Flood in Sub-Urban Conditions: A Case Study in Colombo,International Conference on Environment and Humanities ECO REVOLUTION 2012, Colombo Sri lanka, 18th to 20th August 2012.
  17. Dammalage T. L. and Satirapod C. (2008). Analysing the Effectiveness of Wavelet Transform for Mitigating C/A Code Multipath at GPS Reference Stations. GPS/GNSS 2008 International Conference, 11th to 14th November 2008, Tokyo, JAPAN. (Presented and full paper submitted)
  18. Dammalage T. L. (2008). C/A Code Based DGPS Correction Data Accuracy Analyses. 2nd International Symposium 2008, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 8th to 12th Jul 2008, Belihuloy, SRI LANKA. (Won the Gold Medal for the best presentation, GPS & Hydrography session)
  19. Dammalage T. L. and Lal Samarakoon (2008). Test Results of RTK and real-time DGPS Corrected Observations Based on NTRIP Protocol, XXI Congress of the ISPRS,  Beijing, China, 3-11 July 2008. (Presented and full paper submitted) http://www.isprs.org/proceedings/XXXVII/congress/2_pdf/13_SS-15/04.pdf
  20. Dammalage T. L., Lal Samarakoon and Junichi Susaki (2006). Accuracy Enhancement of Low-Cost GPS Receiver Observations via Internet DGPS, 5th International Symposium on New Technologies for Urban Safety of Mega Cities in Asia, Phuket, Thailand,16-17 November, 2006. (Presented and full paper submitted)
  21. Dammalage T. L., Lal Samarakoon, Junichi Susaki, Panithan Srinuandee and Teerasak Srisahakit (2006). Potential Accuracy and Practical Benefits of NTRIP Protocol over Conventional RTK and DGPS Observation Methods, 5th Annual International Conference, Map Asia 2006, Bangkok, Thailand, 29th August to 1st September 2006. (Presented and full paper submitted)   https://www.geospatialworld.net/article/potential-accuracy-and-practical-benefits-of-ntrip-protocol-over-conventional-rtk-and-dgps-observation-methods/
  22. Dammalage T. L., Lal Samarakoon and Junichi Susaki (2006). Application and Benefits of Internet GNSS Data Streaming Base on NTRIP Protocol in Modern GPS Surveying Systems, First International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka, 4 - 8 July 2006. (Presented and full paper submitted)
  23. Dammalage T. L., Lal Samarakoon and Junichi Susaki (2005). Geometric Correction of High Resolution Satellite Data -Effect of the Distribution, Accuracy and Number of GCP, 26th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, Hanoi, Vietnam, 7- 11November 2005. (Presented and full paper submitted) http://a-a-r-s.org/aars/proceeding/ACRS2005/Papers/DIP-3.pdf

Consultancies

  1. Collaborative Scientist - GIS (2012): of the program for uplifting KITHUL industry conducted by the Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development, Sri Lanka.
  2. GIS Specialist (2011- 2012): of the consultancy service for improving agriculture statistics of Sri Lanka conducted by the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Sri Lanka.
  3. Consultant for Teacher Training and Curriculum Development (2013); Department of town and country planning, University of Moratuwa.
  4. Consultant, Geomatics Solutions (Pvt.) Ltd. Sri Lanka. (From January 2011 to Present)