Binosha Piumi Kalaotuwawe

Name- K.M Binosha Piumi Kalaotuwawe

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Academic qualifications

  • B.Sc (Special) in Environmental Conservation and Management- Department of Zoology and Environmental Management, University of Kelaniya                                                       
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Pollution Control Engineering, University of Peradeniya

Research Interest -       

  • Wetland Ecology
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Water and wastewater quality assessment and management
  • Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing
  •  Hydrological Modelling and Nutrient Dynamics
  •  Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Coastal Resources Management 
  • Sustainable Development in Water Resources Management
  • Assessment of benthic macro invertebrate diversity

Research Experience -         

  • One-year individual research project to assess the suitability of benthic macro invertebrates as bio indicators of surface water quality in freshwater streams using Rapid Bioassessment Protocol (RBP) II techniques.
  • Study of ecological diversity and analysis of the environmental cost for the lands proposed to be developed into industrial zones.
  • Assessment of the industrial wastewater and determination of the impacts on marine and inland aquatic resources by industrial wastewater discharge.
  • Baseline data collection of surface water, air quality and noise & vibration, suspended sediments levels for Minipe Anicut Left Bank Canal.

Publications and Presentations -

  • Wijeyaratne, W.M.D.N. & Kalaotuwawe, K.M.B.P.P., (2017). Evaluation of the water and sediment quality of a lotic water-body in the western coastal region of Sri Lanka using Rapid Bioassessment Protocol II (RBP II) of benthic macroinvertebrates .Sri Lanka Journal of Aquatic Sciences. 22 (2), pp . 85–9. DOI: 
  • Wijeyaratne, W.M.D.N. and Kalaotuwawe, K.M.B.P.P. 2016. Use of Rapid Bio-assessment Protocol (RBP) to assess the suitability of benthic macro invertebrates as bio indicators of water quality monitoring In the Ja Ela canal. Proceedings of the Twenty-second Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, May, 2016. Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Abstract) p.33- 34.
  • Kalaotuwawe, K.M.B.P.P. and Wijeyaratne, W.M.D.N. 2016. Spatial variation of micro benthic community in relation to water           and sediment quality parameters in the Ja-Ela canal, Sri Lanka. In Proceedings of the 36th Annual Sessions, 30th September 2016, The Institute of Biology, Sri Lanka.
  • Moragoda, M.K.N.P., Ranasinghe, O.R., Dikkumbura, H.K.U.S., Kalaotuwawe, K.M.B.P., Karunapala, H.M.B.N., Dilini, R.M.A.,             Gamanayake, B.G.N.N., Kuruppuarachchi, H.D. and Chandrasekara, W.U. 2016. Role of the coastal community and the government in sustainable utilization and management of coastal resources in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka. In Proceedings of the International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences (IRSPAS 2016), Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. p 102-103.