LHI actively develops research ideas that are beneficial to both the academia and the industry. The in-house research work refines LHI’s knowledgebase that eventually enhance the quality of work being presented to the clients. Successful and noteworthy research findings have constantly being published in the proceedings of  national and international conferences. Most recent publications are listed below.

2013

  • Jarry, N., Wickramaratne, S., Bernard, S., Divoux, C., Charrière, A., & Gouaud, F. (2013). Combined approaches for optimizing surfing aspects on a coastal protection submerged reef in the Mediterranean sea. Proc. of 8th International Multi Purpose Reef and Surfing Symposium, Rincon, Puerto Rico.
  • Wickramaratne, S., Haniffa, T.M.E.S., Kumara, I.G.I., & Parathithasan, T. (2013). 2D and 3D physical model testing of new breakwaters. Proc. of the 107th Annual Sessions, the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL). Colombo, Sri Lanka. Accepted.

2012

  • Abeygoonasekara I, Dissanayake, D.M.S.S., Fernando, M.S.L., and Jayawardena, L.V.P.N. (2012). Feasibility study for design marine structures at Kaikawala, Proc. of the 8th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (PIANC-COPEDEC VIII), Chennai, India.
  • Dissanayake, S., Dharmadasa, M.D.V.S., Fernando, M., Raveenthiran, K. (2012).Coastal protection measures at Wudam Al Sahil in Musannah, Proc. of the 8th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (PIANC-COPEDEC VIII), Chennai, India.
  • Fernando M, Halgahawaththa, H.R.L.W., Hanifa, T.M.E.S., Ismath, A.R.M., Kumara, K., Manoranjan, M., Raveenthiran, K., Samarawickrama, P., Silva, A., (2012). Detailed designs for the development of fishery anchorage facility at Kalametiya in Hambantota, Proc. of the 8th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (PIANC-COPEDEC VIII), Chennai, India.
  • Fernando, M.S.L., De Silva, S.H.M.A.P.K., Kumara, I.G.I., and Samarasinghe, P.A., Silva, A., Sugandika, N., Talagala, V., Thotagamuwage, T., (2012). Design and construction of an inner bay fishery harbour, Proc. of the 8th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (PIANC-COPEDEC VIII), Chennai, India.
  • Gunaratna, P.P., Sugandika, T.A.N, Ranasinghe, D.P.L. (2012). Extreme Wave Occurrences off the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka. Proc. of the 8th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (PIANC-COPEDEC VIII), Chennai, India.
  • Gunawardena, M.J.A., Ismath, A. R. M., Talagala, L. V., Dassanayake, D. M. T. B. (2012). Design and construction of Valaichchenai fishery harbour. Proc. of the 8th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (PIANC-COPEDEC VIII), Chennai, India.
  • Hanifa, E., Amari, M., Raveenthiran, K., and Sugandika, T.A.N. (2012).Development and consolidation of the El Kala port in fishing and marina: modelling investigation, Proc. of the 8th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (PIANC-COPEDEC VIII), Chennai, India.
  • Kumara, I.G.I., Benders, K., Pemasiri, T.D.T., Ranasinghe, D.P.L., and Raveenthiran, K. (2012). Physical Modelling Investigation for Dikkowita Fishery Harbour, Proc. of the 8th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (PIANC-COPEDEC VIII), Chennai, India.
  • Silva, A., Fernando, L., Jayawardena, N., Rajapaksha N., Samarawickrama, P. and Udawatta, L., (2012). Feasibility studies for planning and designing of marine structures at Kaluwankerni, Sri Lanka Proc. of 8th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (PIANC-COPEDEC VIII), Chennai, India.
  • Wickramaratne, S., Dissanayake, S., and Dharmadasa, V. (2012). Numerical modelling of siltation and erosion issues at Oluvil port –Sri Lanka. Proc. of 8th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (PIANC-COPEDEC VIII), Chennai, India. pp. 456-466.

2011

  • Subasinghe, K., Silva, A., Rajapaksha, C., Raveenthiran, K., Kim, H., Young, M., Perera, R. (2012).  Application of 2D physical model testing for design alternation in Main Breakwater of Colombo Port Expansion Project, Proc. of 104th Annual Sessions of the Institution of Engineers (IESL),Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2009

  • Ranasinghe, D. P. L., Pemasiri, T., Raveenthiran, K., Young, M., Seo, C. W. and Mendis, M. (2009). Hydraulic Stability of TETRAPODE Toe Apron on CORELOC Armour Breakwater: A 2D Physical Model Study. Proc. Int. Conf. in Ocean Engineering, India.

2008

  • Basnayaka, A., Sugandika, N., Ramachandran, K., Ravichandren, K., Raveenthiran, K., Amari, M. and Mendis, M. (2008). Development and Consolidation of the El Kala Port in Fishing and Pleasure: Physical Modelling Investigation. Proc. 2nd Int. Conf. on the Application of Physical Modelling to Port and Coastal Protection, Italy.
  • Gunaratna, P. P., Raveenthiran, K. and Rasmy, M. (2008). Assessment of Near-Shore Wave Climate for Optimizing Layout of a Proposed Seaport in the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka. Proc. 7th Int. Conf. on Coastal Eng in Developing Countries, UAE.
  • Gunawardane, M.J.A., Raveenthiran, K., Dissanayake, D. M. P. K., Galappatti, R. and Talagala, L. V. (2008). Engineering Study on Preventing the Formation of Sand Bar at the Outlet of Madu Ganga. Proc. 7th Int. Conf. on Coastal Eng in Developing Countries, UAE.
  • Jayaratne, M.P.R., Raveenthiran, K., Talagala, L. V., Robertson, R. J. and Mendis, M. S. (2008). Rehabilitation of Hikkaduwa Fish Harbour: A Case Study after the 26 December 2004 Sumatra Earthquake Tsunami. Proc. 7th Int. Conf. on Coastal Eng in Developing Countries, UAE.
  • Jayaratne, M.P.R., Talagala, L. V., Robertson, R. J., Raveenthiran, K. and Mendis, M. S. (2008) Fish Harbour Repairs and Improvements: Post-Tsunami Reconstruction in Sri Lanka. Proc. 7th Int. Conf. on Coastal Eng in Developing Countries, UAE.
  • Jayawardena, L.V.P.N., Miguntanna, N., Raveenthiran, K., Ahn, K. and Mendis, M. S. (2008). Physical Investigation of Song-Do Beach Restoration. Proc. 7th Int. Conf. on Coastal Eng in Developing Countries, UAE.
  • Jayawardena, L.V.P.N., Ramachandran, K., Miguntanna, N., Raveenthiran, K., Aslam, M., Jayasekera, M. and Mendis, M. S. (2008). Coastal Environment Improvement of Ellaidhoo Tourist Resort. Proc. 7th Int. Conf. on Coastal Eng in Developing Countries, UAE.
  • Pathirana, K.P.P., Raveenthiran, K., Galappatti, R., Wootton, D. and Mendis, M. S. (2008). Model Investigations on Wave Disturbance and Ship Movement in Colombo Port South Harbour, Sri Lanka. Proc. 7th Int. Conf. on Coastal Eng in Developing Countries, UAE.
  • Pemasiri, T.D.T., Ramachandran, K., Thulasikopan, K., Raveenthiran, K., Pathirana, K.P.P., Kurukulasuriya, J. and Mendis, M. (2008). Assessment of Wave Disturbance and Ship Motion for the Detailed Design of Hambantota Seaport. Proc. 2nd Int. Conf. on the Application of Physical Modelling to Port and Coastal Protection, Italy.
  • Pemasiri, T., Ramachandran, K., Gunawardane, M.J.A., Rasmy, M., Raveenthiran, K., Bhadra, A. and Mendis, M. S. (2008). Mathematical Model Studies on Al Lakbi Fishery Harbour Improvement. Proc. 7th Int. Conf. on Coastal Eng in Developing Countries, UAE.
  • Rasmy, M., Raveenthiran, K., Dales, D. and Mendis, M. S. (2008). Wave Climate Modelling for Colombo Port Efficiency and Expansion Project. Proc. of 7th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (PIANC-COPEDEC VII), Dubai, UAE.
  • Raveenthiran, K., Jayawardena, L. V. P. N., Thulasikopan, K., Amari, M., Bay, G. and Mendis, M. (2008) 3D Physical Model Testing on New El Kala Fishery Harbour in Algeria. Proc. of 2nd Int. Conf. on the Application of Physical Modelling to Port and Coastal Protection, Italy.
  • Raveenthiran, K., Rasmy, M. and Samarawickrama, S. P. (2008). Hydrodynamic and Sediment Transport Modelling for the Detail Design of Hambantota Seaport. Proc. of 7th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (PIANC-COPEDEC VII), Dubai, UAE.
  • Samarawickrama, S.P., Gunawardane, M.J.A., Hettiarachchi, S.S.L., Mendis, M. S. and Raveenthiran, K. (2008) Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project: Changes in Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport Regime in the Vicinity of Adam’s Bridge. Proc. of 7th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (PIANC-COPEDEC VII), Dubai, UAE.
  • Samarawickrama, S.P., Hettiarachchi, S.S.L., Jayaweera, M., O’Brian, D., Raveenthiran, K. and Wickramaratne, S. (2008). Modelling the Changes in Water Quality due to the Colombo South Harbour. Proc. of 7th International Conference International Conference on Coastal Eng in Developing Countries (PIANC-COPEDEC VII), Dubai, UAE.
  • Sugandika, N., Rasmy, M., Gunawardane, M.J.A., Raveenthiran, K., Talagala, L.V., Xianqiao, D. and Mendis, M.S. (2008). Mathematical Modelling on Post-Tsunami Reconstruction of Panadura Fishery Harbour. Proc. of 7th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (PIANC-COPEDEC VII), Dubai, UAE.
  • Sugandika, T.A.N., Ranasinghe, D.P.L., Raveenthiran, K., Samarawickrama, S.P., Ansari, M.A.R. and Mendis, M. (2008) Assessment of Wave Tranquillity for the Proposed Deepwater Port at Krishnapatnam. Proc. 2nd International Conference on the Application of Physical Modelling to Port and Coastal Protection, Italy.
  • Wickramaratne, S., Hettiarachchi, S. S. L., Raveenthiran, K., O’Brian, D. and Samarawickrama, S. P. (2008). Current and Sedimentation Modelling for Colombo South Port Development. Proc. of 7th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (PIANC-COPEDEC VII), Dubai, UAE.

2007

  • Raveenthiran, K., Pathirana, K.P.P., Galappatti, R., Wootton, D. and Mendis, M.S. (2007). Assessment of Wave Disturbance and Ship Motion for Optimizing Layout of Proposed Colombo Port South Harbour, Sri Lanka. PIANC Annual General Assembly 2007, India.

2006

  • Jayaratne, R., Dassanayake, D., Wickramaratne, S., Nandasena., K., Laknath, C., Raveenthiran, K., Aslam, M. and Mendis, M. (2006). Wave Transformation and Wave-Induced Current Distribution on a Barrier Reef Island in Maldives. Proc. of 1st Int. Conf. on Application of Physical Modelling to Port and Coastal Protection, Porto, Portugal. pp. 13-16.

2005

  • Raveenthiran, K., Wickramaratne, S., O’Brien, D. and Mendis, M. (2005). Mathematical modelling of dispersal of dredged sediments for the Colombo port efficiency and expansion project. Proc. of the First International Conference on Coastal Zone Management and Engineering in the Middle East (ArabianCoast 2005), UAE.