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Staff publications

Publications in Indexed/Peer-Reviewed Journals:


  • De Silva, W.J.P. and Prasanna, H.M.I. (2022). Comparison of different global DTMs and GGMs over Sri Lanka. Journal of Applied Geodesy, DOI:
  • Prasad, K.V.C. and Prasanna, H.M.I. (2022). Determination of 3D Transformation Parameters for the Sri Lankan Geodetic Reference Network Using Ordinary and Total Least Squares. Journal of Geospatial Surveying, 2(2), pp.11–21. DOI:
  • Prasanna, H.M.I. (2022). Robust Method of Outlier Detection of GPS-Levelling Data in Sri Lanka. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Statistical Analysis, 3(2), 1–13.
  • Prasanna, H.M.I. and Gunathilaka, M.D.E.K. (2022). Detection of GPS-levelling datum variation using heterogeneous data: A case study in Sri Lanka. Journal of Geospatial Surveying, 2(1), pp.1–6. DOI:




  • Prasanna H.M.I. (2021). Determination of the date of the First Point of Aries held fixed using a combined method of Astronomy and Astrology, Sabaragamuwa University Journal.
  • Iresha, M.P.G, & Prasanna, H.M.I (2021). Impact of Drift, Tilt and Tilt Susceptibility on CG-6 Gravity Observations. IRE Journals, 5 (6).
  • P. I. A. Weerasinghe P.I.A and Prasanna H.M.I. (2021). Temperature and humidity effects on CG-6 gravity observations. Journal of Applied Geodesy,


  • Prasanna H.M.I, Gunathilaka M.D.E.K. & Welikann .R. (2021). Development of a unified vertical reference framework for Land and Hydrographic surveying in Sri Lanka, Marine Geodesy, DOI: 10.1080/01490419.2021.1902889


  • R. Jenan, T. L. Dammalage and A. Kealy (2019). The Influences of Solar Activities on TEC Variations of Equatorial Ionosphere over Sri Lanka. Sun and Geosphere, 14(2), 91-97. DOI: 10.31401/SunGeo.2019.02.0x
  • Ranasinghe, A. K. R. N., Bandara, R., Puswewala, U. G. A., & Dammalage, T. L. (2019). Efficacy of using radar-derived factors in landslide susceptibility analysis: case study of Koslanda, Sri Lanka. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19(8), 1881-1893. DOI:10.5194/nhess-19-1881-2019 (Indexed Journal)
  • T. L. Dammalage and N. T. Jayasinghe (2019). Land-Use Change and Its Impact on Urban Flooding: A Case Study on Colombo District Flood on May 2016. Engineering, Technology & Applied Science Research, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2019, pp. 3886-3890. (Science Citation Indexed Journal)
  • C. Shiranthika, Nilantha Premakumara, J.K.C. Shyalika, Surangani Bandara, Sagara Sumathipala , Chan–Yun Yang1, S.M.J.H. Nisansala, An Advanced Vehicle Warning System to Prevent Road Accidents,  The 16th International Conference on Automation Technology (Automation 2019), November 22-24, 2019, Taipei, Taiwan at National Taiwan University.



  • McDougall, K and Koswatte, S (2018), The future of authoritative geospatial data in the big data world – trends, opportunities and challenges,  Workshop and Annual Meeting on SPATIAL INFORMATION IN THE ERA OF DATA SCIENCE: CHALLENGES AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS, FIG Commission 3, 3-6 December, Napoli, Italy.
  • Koswatte, S., McDougall, K. and Liu, X., (2018). Relevance assessment of crowdsourced data (CSD) using semantics and geographic information retrieval (GIR) techniques. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 7(7), p.256.
  • Surangani Bandara , Satoru Ohtsuka , Yutaka Fukumoto, Identification of shear strength and seismic coefficient by back analyzing surficial slides in the 2004 Mid-Niigata prefecture earthquake, Landslides, DOI 10.1007/s10346-018-1029-6, 2018.
  • Koswatte, S., McDougall, K. and Liu, X., (2018). Relevance assessment of crowdsourced data (CSD) using semantics and geographic information retrieval (GIR) techniques. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 7(7), p.256.
  • T. L. Dammalage (2018). Application of Indian Space-Based Augmentation Service on Geospatial Data Collections in Sri Lanka. Survey Review. Published online: 04 Jun 2018, pp.1-7. DOI: 10.1080/00396265.2018.1479938
  • T. L. Dammalage (2018). The Effect of Multipath on Single Frequency C/A Code Based GPS Positioning. Engineering, Technology & Applied Science Research, 8(4), pp.3270-3275.
  • 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.
  • T. L. Dammalage (2018). Effects of Site-Dependent Errors on the Accuracy of C/A Code DGPS Positioning. Civil Engineering Journal, 10(4), pp. 2296-2304. ISSN: 2476-3055. DOI: 0.28991/cej-03091159 (Indexed Journal)
  • Dammalage, T. L. and Shanmugam, T. (2018). Use of Satellite Remote Sensing for Rice Yield Estimation: A Case Study of Polonnaruwa District, Sri Lanka. Asian Journal of Advances in Agricultural Research, 7(4), pp. 01-09. ISSN: 2456-8864 DOI: 10.9734/AJAAR/2018/43843.



  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Saman Koswatte, Kevin, McDougall and Xiaoye Liu, 2017, VGI and crowdsourced data credibility analysis using spam email detection techniques’, International Journal of Digital Earth, pp 1-13.
  • Li, L., Pussella, PGRNI, (2017), Is Colombo City, Sri Lanka Secured for Urban Green Space Standards? Journal of APPLIED ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 15(3):1789-1799 DOI: (IF- 0.7)
  • Saman Koswatte, Kevin, McDougall and Xiaoye Liu, 2017, Quality assessment of VGI and CSD using semantics and Geographical Information Retrieval techniques, Workshop and Annual Meeting, Volunteered Geographic Information: Emerging Applications in Public Science and Citizen Participation, 27-30 November 2017, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Lin L, Pussella PGRNI Assessment of vulnerability for coastal erosion with GIS and AHP techniques case study: Southern coastline of Sri Lanka. Natural Resource Modeling. 2017;00:e12146.
  • Surangani Bandara and Satoru Ohtsuka, Spatial distribution of landslides induced by the 2004 Mid-Niigata prefecture earthquake, Japan, Landslides, 14:1877-1886, 2017.



  • Sammani M G M., Welikanna, D. R Building Detection from Combined Fuzzy C-mean and Morphological Filtering from Landsat-8 Satellite Imagery. Asian Journal of Geoinformatics, Vol.16,No.4 (2016)
  • Gunathilake M.D.E.K., Pussella P.G.R.N.I., Munasighe D.S. (2016), “Role of Spatial Sciences in Blooming the Blue Economy”, Sri Lanka Journal of Marine Environmental Sciences, Marine Environment Protection Authority. Vol 1, pp 57-60, 2016.
  • Divithure, H., & Tang, C., (2016). Scenario-based strategy selection for a sustainable cadastral system development program – a case study of Sri Lanka, Survey Review. (
  • Saman Koswatte, Kevin, McDougall and Xiaoye Liu, 2016, Semantic Location Extraction from Crowdsourced Data, ISPRS-International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, pp 543-547.
  • J.Anushiya, I.A.K.S.Illeperuma, Suitability Analysis for Paddy Cultivation Sites using a Multi Criteria Evaluation and GIS Approach Case Study: - Imbulpe DS Division in Sri Lanka, Ab 0350, 37th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, 17th - 21st October,2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • K.L.P. Hemantha, J.A.S. Jayakody, I.A. Kalani S Illeperuma, A.C.P.K. Siriwadhana, Designing Software to Generate Mesh Model as a Digital Elevation Model Using, Engineering Survey Data and Performing 3D Hydrographic Analysis, Ab 0034, 37th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, , 17th - 21st October, 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • BMAN Dayarathna, IAKS Illeperuma, Urban Growth Analysis using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System with Shannon Entropy, 9th International Research Conference, 8th – 9th September, 2016, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka.2016, Pg 112
  • Pussella P.G.R.N.I., Lin Li, Fernando M.H.B., Karandana C.A., Munasinghe D.S., A GIS Based Approach for Landslide Susceptibility Mapping, 9th International Research Conference, 8th, 9th September 2016, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka.



  • Bandara, R., Walker, J.P., Rüdiger, C. and Merlin, O.: 2015. Towards soil property retrieval from space: An application with disaggregated satellite observations, Journal of Hydrology, 522, 582-593, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.01.018.
  • Lin Li, P.G.R.N.I. Pussella, M.D.E.K. Gunathilake D.S. Munasinghe, and C.A. Karadana , (2015), Land Valuation Systems Using GIS Technology: Case Study in Matara Urban Council Area ,The planning research Journal of Bhumi, South Asia Urban Forum, special issue December 2015, ISSN:2012-5720,7-16.
  • Saman Koswatte, Kevin McDougall and Xiaoye Liu (2015) SDI and Crowdsourced Spatial Information Management Automation for Disaster Management, Survey Review, Volume 47, Issue 344 (September 2015), pp. 307-315
  • 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
  • Nalani, H. A, 2015. Automatic Reconstruction of Urban Objects from Mobile Laser Scanner Data. Published at Qucosa, Quality Content of Saxony.
  • Karandana C.A., Wijesinghe J.S.J., Paddy Area Mapping Using Active Remote Sensing Data: Case Study in Cambodia, PGIS Research Congress 2015. 10th October 2015, Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS), University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Karandana C.A., Nuwan M.G.A., A Cost-effective Method for Coastal Erosion Prediction in Western coast of Sri Lanka, NARA Scientific Session 2015. 9th June 2015, National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA), Colombo 15, Sri Lanka.

  • Pussella P.G.R.N.I., Munasinghe D.S., Gunathilake M.D.E.K., Karandana C.A., Land Valuation System Using GIS Technology: Case Study in Matara Urban Council Area, South Asia Urban Forum 2015. 22nd September 2015.



Books/Book chapters



  • 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



  • 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



  • Wickramasinghe S., Land Surveying 2- PlaneTable Surveying, 2015, ISNB 978-955-53713-1-5, Author Publication