University of Ruhuna hosts Int’l Symposium

The fifth International Symposium on, Advances in Civil and Environmental Engineering Practices for Sustainable Development (ACEPS-2017) was held on March 16, 2017 at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Galle, with the participation of more than 200 local and international delegates.

Academics, Engineers and Scientists who were experts in the field of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science from Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, China and Sri Lanka took part in this symposium.

This International symposium created a venue to discuss advanced sustainable engineering practices that are adopted in developing the country.

Symposium Co-Chair, Dr. Sudhira De Silva said that this International Symposium jointly organized by University of Ruhuna, Saitama University, Japan and Toyama Prefectural University, Japan, to provide a platform to present original research work in the field of civil and environmental engineering conducted in local universities and collaborative foreign partners.

Dr. De Silva further added that symposium scientific committee consists with several Senior Professors from Japan, Korea, Thailand, Australia, United Kingdom and United States. Dr. Tushara Chaminda, Symposium Secretary of ACEPS-2017, said that ACEPS-2017 mainly focused on civil engineering practices for sustainable development, ecological engineering of water bodies, infrastructure planning and development, and environmental engineering.

Dr. Tushara Chaminda further said that this year around 60 original papers on civil and environmental engineering were presented at the symposium.

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ruhuna, Snr. Prof. Gamini Senanayake, participated as the chief guest of the inaugural ceremony of the ACEPS-2017.

Prof. C. Vishvanathan from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, Prof. Armi Susandi from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indoonesia, and Dr. Takeshi Maki from Saitama University, Japan, delivered Keynote Speeches of the ACEPS-2017. This year, the symposium was sponsored by Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd, Ceylon Steel Cooperation Ltd, Sierra Construction Ltd and Bhoomi-Tech (Pvt) Ltd. 

 


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