Mr. KKDWS Kannangara



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  • MSc in Geodetic Engineering, University of Bonn, Germany, 2022

    BSc (Hons) in Surveying Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 2004


  • Waruna Kannangara is a Lecturer at the Department of Surveying and Geodesy, Faculty of Geomatics at the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Following his graduation he has served as a surveyor, quantity surveyor and cost consultant to reputed foreign and local organizations in Sri Lanka, U.A.E, and the Maldives and gained sound knowledge in surveying and quantity surveying. He joined the Faculty of Geomatics in 2015 and at present, he is coordinating the land surveying field practical programs and teaching construction surveying and quantity surveying to undergraduate students.

    Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

  • Student Member - International Association of Geodesy (IAG), 2022

    Member of AACE International (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering)

    Research Interests

  • Positioning and navigation

    Gravity anomalies in Sri Lanka

    Crustal Deformation

    Sea Level Rise

    Satellite Altimetry

    Current Research Projects

  • Co investigator: An Investigation into Sea Level Rise in Sri Lankan Waters with Satellite Altimetry, Sabaragamuwa University Research Grant 2016 - SUSL/RG/2015/16 – Rs. 195,000.00

    Recent Publications

  • Gunathilaka, M.D.E.K. and Kannangara, W.S., 2021. An Investigation into Sea Level Rise in Sri Lankan Waters with Satellite Altimetry. Journal of Geospatial Surveying, 1(2), pp.14–22. DOI:

    Gunathilaka, M.D.E.K., Kannangara, K.K.D.W.S., and Samarapperuma S.A.H.M. (2017). Estimation of Sea Level Rise in Colombo with Satellite Altimetry Data. KDU IRC 2017, Ratmalana, 3-4 August 2017.