Mr. PGV Abeyratne

Senior Lecturer


Email :

Mobile :0718312385

Office : 0453453071


    • M.Sc Photogrammetry and Geo-informatics, Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Germany, March 2004.

        • Thesis “An investigation Into Image Orientation Using Linear Features”. Supervisors Prof. Michael Hahn, Prof. Tony Schenk (OSU).

    • B.Sc. Surveying Sciences, Institute of Surveying & Mapping Diyatalawa, Sri Lanka, May 1998.


  •         Endeavour Research Fellow (678_2008)



    • Application of Linear Features in Close Range Photogrammetry, 5th International Summer School and Conference, AGSE 2012, 16 - 20 July, Universiti Tehnologi, Malaysia (travel grant by DAAD).

    • The potential of using the Earth Gravitational Model EGM2008 for Geoinformatics application in Sri Lanka, 2nd International Summer School and Conference, AGSE 2009, 12 – 18 July, Stuttgart, Germany (travel grant by DAAD ).

    • An overview of Title registration system in Sri Lanka, Geoconference Quebec 2007, Quebec, Canada (03 - 05 Oct. 2007, Travel grant by CIDA).

    • The role of land surveyors in reconstruction after a natural disaster – the experience of Sri Lanka (Invited speaker), Workshop on Land administration for sustainable development, FIG Commission 7 at Geoconference Quebec 2007, Quebec, Canada (02 Oct. 2007, Travel grant by CIDA).



    • 12th International Geoid School, 6th - 10th June 2016, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia conducted by International Association of Geodesy (IAG), International Service for the Geoid (ISG), MonMap Engineering and Mongolian University of Science and Technology.

    • Visited Lund University Sweden, on Fact finding mission for establishing an academic collaboration between two institutions, under the grant of the Linneaus Palme Programme, 23-30 Aug. 2009

    • International School on LIDAR Technplogy, 31 March to 4 April 2008. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.

    • Ruhuna International School on Computational and Mathematical Physics (RISCMAP), 20-31 of Dec, 2004. University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (Abandoned due to Tsunami).

    • Training programme on GIS and Remote Sensing for Risk Assessment, 13th to 24th September 2004 at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. Sponsored by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

    • First national symposium on Geo-informatics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, July 2004.

    • ISPRS, Commission IV Joint Workshop on Challenges in Geospatial Analysis, Integration and Visualization II, September 8 - 9, 2003 Stuttgart, Germany.

    • A participant for the workshop conducted by the Indian Remote Sensing Agency on Remote Sensing Applications and Challenges, 2000 – Colombo, Sri Lanka.




    • Head, Department of Built Environment and Spatial Sciences, Kotelawala Defence University from Sept, 2014 to Sept 2015.

    • Head, Department of Surveying & Geodesy from Aug, 2011 to Feb 2014.

    • Covering up duties of the Dean of the Faculty of Geomatics from 06/10/2009 to 20/12/2009.

    • Acting Head, Department of Surveying and Geodesy (Aug. 2009 to May 2010).

    • Head, Department of Surveying and Geodesy (May 2007 – March 2008)

    • Acting Head, Department of Surveying and Geodesy, Faculty of Geomatics ( Aug. 2004 to Feb. 2006)



    • University Proctor from Sept 2016 – Aug 2017.

    • Chair of the Curriculum Development committee for the BScHons (Surveying Sciences) Degree at the Department of Built Environment and Spatial Sciences, Kotelawala Defence University.

    • Senior Lecturer at the faculty of Engineering, Kotelawala Defence University from April, 2013 to March 2016

    • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Building Economics (Quantity Surveying), University of Moratuwa from 2013 to date.

    • Visiting Lecturer in Photogrammtery (Laad 234), Institute of Land Administration, Babir Dar University, Ethiopia (16/04/2012 – 11/05/2012).

    • Curtin Visiting Fellow (2009)

    • Tutor at the Department of Spatial Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Australia. (2008)

    • Visiting Lecturer in Surveying and Levelling, College of Quantity Surveying, Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Sri Lanka, from 2006 to 2013.

    • Lecturer, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, June 2000 - present. Performed teaching as a faculty member in the Department of Surveying and Geodesy. Conducted lectures on Land Surveying, Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Electronic Surveying at the undergraduate level.

    • Instructor in Surveying Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, January 1999 to June 2000. Conducted surveying practical classes at the Department of Surveying Sciences (Now Fac. Of Geomatics).



    • Registred Licensed Surveyor since 2004.

    • Worked for the Survey Department of Sri Lanka as a Government Surveyor (Academic period is also included), Oct. 1989 to January 1999. Performed Government Cadastral and Engineering surveys.


    Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

    • Registered Licensed Surveyor (No. 20010949) Land Survey Council of Sri Lanka established under the Survey Act No. 17 of 2002.

    • Member of the Surveyor's Institute of Sri Lanka (SISL).

    Research Interests

    • Earth Gravity Field, Deformation Analysis, Geo/Environmental Monitoring, Feature Based Photogrammetry, Image Analysis.

    Recent Publications

    • Abeyratne, P.G.V., Featherstone, W. E. and Tantrigoda, D. A. (2009). On the geodetic datums in Sri Lanka. Survey Review 42(317): 229-239, doi:10.1179/003962610X12572516251880.

    • Abeyratne, P.G.V., Featherstone, W. E. and Tantrigoda, D. A. (2009).Assessment of EGM2008 over Sri Lanka, an area where ‘fill-in’ data were used in EGM2008, Newton’s Bulletin 4: 284-316.

    • Abeyratne, P.G.V., Hahn, M. (2007). An Investigation into Image Orientation. International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Vol. 36, Part 4/W45.


    • Coordinator/Consultant for the project of demarcating boundaries of minor irrigation projects in the North Western Province, Sri Lanka. (Ministry of Agriculture, Minor Irrigation, Agrarian Development and Animal Production and Development of North Western Provincial Council) since 2011.