Dr. KMS Bandara

Senior Lecturer


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  • Doctor of Engineering, Department of energy and Environmental Sciences, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan, 2017


    Master of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan, 2014


    Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Hons), Sabaragamuwa University, 2009



  • Surangani Bandara is currently a Lecturer at the Department of Remote Sensing and GIS, Faculty of Geomatics at the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Her main responsibility is teaching Physics subjects and conducting related practical components for undergraduate students.

    Research Interests

  • Earthquake-induced landslides

    Back analysis of shear strength parameters of landslide slip


    Recent Publications

  • 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.

    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.

    Surangani Bandara and Satoru Ohtsuka, Spatial distribution of landslides induced by the 2004 Mid-Niigata prefecture earthquake, Japan, Landslides, 14:1877-1886, 2017.

    Surangani Bandara, Satoru Ohtsuka, Tsukasa Iwabe, Yasuyuki Miyaki, and Koichi Isobe, Analysis of geological and geomorphological characteristics of landslides triggered by 2004 Chuethsu earthquake in Japan”, INTERPRAEVENT 2014 in the pacific Rim, November 2014.


    Surangani Bandara and Satoru Ohtsuka, Inverse analysis of surface slope failure caused by 2004 Mid-Niigata prefecture earthquake, The Sixth Japan-Taiwan Joint Workshop on Geotechnical Hazards from Large Earthquakes and Heavy Rainfalls, July 2014.


    Surangani Bandara and Satoru Ohtsuka, Spatial distribution of landslides triggered by the 2004 Mid Niigata prefecture earthquake in Japan, The 14th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics” (14 IACMAG) in Japan, September 2014.


    Surangani Bandara and Satoru Ohtsuka, Seismic landslide hazard assessment and evaluation of factors controlling landslides in 2004 Chuetsu earthquake, 3rd International GIGAKU conference in Nagaoka (IGCN2014), June 2014.

    Published as full paper at the National/International Conferences/Symposium

  • K. Kapilan, S. Bandara and T. Dammalage, "Vehicle Accident Detection and Warning System for Sri Lanka Using GNSS Technology," 2020 International Conference on Image Processing and Robotics (ICIP), Negombo, Sri Lanka, 2020, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/ICIP48927.2020.9367334.