K. R. N. Jayawardena

Name : K. R. N. Jayawardena

Contact information : ramodhj@gmail.com, ramodhj@nara.ac.lk

Academic qualification

  • BSc. (Hons) in Water Science & Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Uva Wellassa University, Second Class Upper Division (2014-2018)
  • MSc. (Environmental Pollution Control Engineering), Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya (reading)

Research interest

  • Water quality Management, Environmental Management, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Pollution Control, Wastewater Treatment

Research experience

  • Postgraduate Thesis: “Feasibility Study on Leachate Treatment using MBR and SBR Technologies.”
  • Undergraduate Thesis: “Removal of F-, Ca2+ and Mg2+ in North Central Province Groundwater by Electrolysis”
  • “Conserving Kurunegala Lake for Sustainable Water Quality” by University of Peradeniya with the collaboration of Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.
  • Coastal Water Quality Monitoring Programme by Coastal Conservation Department of Sri Lanka with the collaboration of University of Peradeniya.

Publications and presentations

  • Jayawardena, N.K.R.N., Amarasooriya, A.A.G.D. and Weragoda, S.K. (2018). Removal of excessive F-, Mg2+ and Ca2+ in groundwater by Electrolysis, 2nd International Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University, Badulla, 2018.
  • Nandalal, H.K., Jinadasa, K.B.S.N., Manipura, A.M., Jayawardena, N.K.R.N. and Wickramanayake, I.M. (2019). Monitoring Framework for Coastal Water Quality in Sri Lanka, 10th International Workshop on Tropical Marine Environmental Changes, The oceans and climate: Variations from small to global scales, Guangzhou, China, 2019.
  • Lindamulla, L.M.L.K.B., Jayawardena, N.K.R.N. and Jinadasa, K.B.S.N. (2020). Comparison of the Performance of MBR and SBR for the Treatment of Landfill Leachate, 11th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment 2020 (ICSBE), Sri Lanka, 2020


  • ISO: 14001-Environmental Management” certificate course organized by the Center for Environmental Studies, University of Peradeniya with a distinction.
  • “Piloting of University Curriculum on Developing Businesses in Resource Recovery and Reuse” organized by International Water Management Institute, Pelawatte, 2018.
  • “Understanding Environmental Impact Assessment: Principles, Methods and Emerging Trends” organized by Institute of Environmental Professionals of Sri Lanka with collaboration of Central Environmental Authority, Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute, Colombo 7, 2018.
  • “Awareness workshop for laboratories on water, air and noise quality measurement, Accreditation and Metrology” organized by Central Environmental Authority of Sri Lanka, Battaramulla, 2018.