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December 2007

031. B Sc Engineering, Degree Results'03 Batch
Posted: 31/12/2007
The University Senate has approved for the award of the BSc Engineering degree, to the batch of students of the 2003 Intake.
Overall distribution of classes of the electrical engineering students are given below.

Result Number of Students
First Class 05
Second Class (Upper Division) 24
Second Class (Lower Division) 16
Ordinary Passes -
Click here to view detailed results
030. Academic Staff Publications 2006

Posted: 28/12/2007

Publications of the Academic Staff of the Department of Electrical Engineering is now available on the web.

029. Vidya Jyothi Professor Dayantha S Wijeyesekera Award for the Most Outstanding Graduate of the Year 2008

Posted: 28/12/2007

Vidya Jyothi Professor Dayantha S Wijeyesekera Award for the Most Outstanding Graduate of the Year will be made at the General Convocation scheduled to be held on 25.06.2008.

The students of the following batches are eligible to apply for the award.

Further Details Application Form
Duly completed Application Forms should be handed over to Senior Assistant Registrar / Examinations by 31st January 2008.
028. General convocation 2008

Posted: 28/12/2007

The General convocation of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka will be held on 25th June 2008 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall for the conferment of Degrees/Postgraduate Diplomas/Postgraduate Degrees.
All those who have successfully completed the First Degree and Postgraduate Degree Examinations conducted by the Faculties of Architecture, Engineering and Information Technology of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, the results of which have been released since the last Convocation held on 26th April 2007 are eligible.
Further Details, Supplication Form - First Degree, Supplication Form - PG Degree/Diploma
All those who are eligible are kindly requested to supplicate for the conferment of First Degrees at this Convocation on or before 31.01.2008 and Postgraduate Diplomas/ Postgraduate Degrees on or before 20.03.2008.

027. New Year Greetings and Blessings

Posted: 27/12/2007

The first working day of the New Year (1st January 2008) would be commenced, as has been the tradition in the recent past, with the recital of Seth Pirith at 0815 hrs at the Budu Madura, followed by a multi-religious ceremony in the James George Hall commencing at 0900 hrs.


026. Chandana Karawita Resigns

Posted: 27/12/2007

Chandana Karawita, Probationary Lecturer in Electrical Engineering, who is doing research towards his doctoral degree at the University of Manitoba in Canada has sent in his resignation. We are sorry that he will not be able to join us.

025. EE Graduates 2006 donate equipment to EESoc, for use in final year projects

Posted:10/12/2007

Electrical Engineering Graduates 2006 have donated the following equipment to the electrical engineering society (EESoc), for the use of final year students in their projects.

1 surface mount soldering kit
3 Digital multimeters
3 pliers
2 testers
1 clipon meter
5 normal soldering irons
2 high power soldering irons
2 suckers
2 power supplies with digital meter and variable voltage
1 circuit board drill
 
These items were accepted on 8th December 2007 by the Head/Electrical Engineering on behalf of EESoc.
EESoc and the department of electrical engineering are very grateful to these recent graduates for their spontaneous donation. Such donations started some time ago, with of items such as printers.
EESoc encourages its graduates members to commemorate their undergraduate days through similar donations.
Among those who took leadership in this venture are Asanke Galgomuwa, Jayantha Senadipathi, Sanjaka Peries and Geeth Jayendra. The group has identified a shortage of these items during their own project time.

November 2007

024. Presents papers at ICIAfS 2007, Melbourne, Australia

Posted: 29/11/2007

The following papers will be presented at the 2007 Third International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability, 4-6 December 2007, Melbourne, Australia by academic staff and students of the Department of Electrical Engineering of our University.

December 4th 2007 (Morning session): Adaptive Control
12 - 12.20 Intelligent Lightning Warning System - Geeth Jayendra, Rohan Lucas, Sisil Kumarawadu, Lilantha Neelawala, Chathura Jeevantha, P. Dharmapriya

December 4th 2007 (Afternoon session): Monitoring for fault tolerant control
2.50 - 3.10 Control of Pneumatic Artificial Muscle for Bicep Configuration Using IBC - Lanka Udawatta, PGS Priyadarshana

December 5th 2007 : AI and Cognition in Automation
9.55 - 10.15 A Fuzzy Logic Based Approach to the SLAM Problem using Pseudolinear Models with Two Sensors Data Association - Chandima Pathiranage, Lanka Udawatta, Keigo Watanabe, Kiyotaka Izumi

December 5th 2007 (Afternoon session): Intelligent Signal Processing
2.15 - 2.35 Identification of Moving Obstacles with Pyramidal Lucas Kanade Optical Flow and k means Clustering - W.S.P. Fernando, Lanka Udawatta, Pubudu Pathirana
2.55 - 3.15 On the Speed control for Automated Surface Vessel Operation - Kudabadu Jayawickrama Kumara, Sisil Kumarawadu

December 6th 2007 (Morning session): Automated Vehicles
11.05 - 11.25 Intelligent Control of Vehicles for "ITS for the Sea" Applications - KJC Kumara, Sisil Kumarawadu

023. Completes Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering

Posted: 22/11/2007    Updated: 29/11/2007

The following have recently completed their Master's degreees in Electrical Engineering. Their effective dates are given alongside.

05/8402S Manimegalai (Ms)PGDipElectrical Engineering1 November 2006
04/8408S W KumarawaduMScElectrical Engineering1 September 2007
PG/EE/03/98P W HendahewaMEngElectrical Engineering1 October 2007
05/9333K J C KumaraMScIndustrial Automation1 October 2007
06/8004W D PrasadMPhilElectrical Engineering01 November 2007

022. Sudden death of Mr B T R Mendis (Level 4 Electrical Engineering student)

Posted: 21/11/2007

It is with great sadness that we record the demise, through dengue fever, of Mr B Tharana R Mendis, Level 4 student in Electrical Engineering. His funeral took place on Saturday 17th November 2007.

021. We are with you

Posted:06/11/2007

EESoc will again be conducting the We are with You! programme for children of the Deaf School, Ratmalana on Saturday 10th November 2007, at the University of Moratuwa premises for the eighth year in succession. The overwhelming support of the Deaf School and the University Community over the past has made the programme sustainable.
Around 200 children (day scholars and boarders) are expected to take part in the memorable events organised for this day. These are likely to include an Art Exhibition of the Children's paintings, a Sports Carnival, and a Quiz Programme for the Children.

020. World Energy Congress

Posted:06/11/2007

Professor Prayantha Wijayatunga will be participating in the World Energy Congress to be held in Rome, Italy from 11th to 15th November 2007. The theme for this year is Energy Sustainability through Interdependance.

The following will also be attending the Youth Programme held in conjunction with the World Congress.

019. Overseas visits

Posted:06/11/2007

018. Prof. Rohan Lucas resumes duties after sabbatical leave

Posted:01/11/2007

Professor Rohan Lucas resumed duties in the department of electrical engineering, on 22nd October 2007, after spending one year sabbatical leave at the University of Manitoba, Canada. During his stay in Canada he developed a module for the inclusion of small signal stability analysis to the widely used software package PSCAD/EMTDC. His research was carried out in collaboration with the Manitoba HVDC Research Centre.

017. Inauguration of postgraduate programmes

Posted:01/11/2007

The inauguration ceremony of the three postgraduate programmes offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering was held on 26th of October 2007 from 3.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. at the Seminar Room of the Department. Among the distinguished guests were the Dean/Faculty of Engineering, Prof. A. Jayawardana, Heads of Departments of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering and Mathematics.

As in the previous inaugurations, there were speeches from three guest speakers, Mr. Ranil Senarathna, Prof. P.D.C. Wijayatunga and Mr. Ranil Witharana on topics related to Electrical Installations, Electrical Engineering and Industrial Automation respectively.

 Dean / Faculty of Engineering      HoD / Electrical Engineering

  HoD / Mechanical Engineering    Dance by Undergraduate Students

The dance performed by Level 3 undergraduate students added some glamour to the occasion.

Around 80 students enrolled for the three programmes, including 33 for the Electrical Engineering programme, recording its highest ever enrolment.

September 2007

016. M.Sc./PG Diploma 2007 Semester 2 Exam Time Table
Posted:05/09/2007

Click here to view time table

015.Master of Science/Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Application Extended (15.09.2007)
Posted:03/09/2007
The Department of Electrical Engineering extends Master of Science/Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical Engineering. Closing date will be on 15th September, 2007 at 5:00PM. Interview date and time: 17th September, 2007 (2:00 PM onwards)

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August 2007

014.Dr. Lasantha Perera joins the Department as a Senior Lecturer
Posted:09/08/2007
Dr. Lasantha Perera has assumed duties as a Senior Lecturer in the Department with effect from first of August 2007. He is a graduate from our Department and has obtained his Ph.D from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

June 2007

013.Dr. Amith Munindradasa (Senior Lecturer at Dept. of Electronic and Tele. Eng) has passed away.
Posted:15/06/2007
It is with profound shock and sadness that the Faculty of Engineering reports the sudden death of Dr. D. A. I. Munindradasa, Senior Lecturer and former Head of the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering.
 
His funeral will be on Sunday 17th June 2007 at his house at Pinwatta Piriwena Road. Cortege leaves residence at 4.00 p.m. to Pinwatta Cemetery.
 
Dr. Munindradasa received the B.Sc. Engineering degree from the University of Moratuwain 1993, and  completed his doctoral studies at the University of Liverpool on Electronics devices. He was the Head of the Dept. in 2003-2006. He worked in the areas of semiconductor materials, wildlife related electronics, mechatronics, automotive electronics and acoustics.
 
In addition he actively participated in Wild Life Conservation activities in Sri Lanka and was an ardent photographer.

May 2007

012.Prof. HYR Perera has been reappointed as the Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering for another 3 year term
Posted: 25/05/2007

Prof Ranjit Perera, who is the present Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, has been reappointed as the Head of the Department by the University council held in May 2007. for another term of three years duration. Prof. Perera was first appointed as the Head of the Department in May 2004, and has completed first three years of service contributing to continue the good name if the department.

March 2007

011. Postgraduate Courses in the Electrical Engineering Department
Posted: 20/03/2007

Master of Science/Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical Engineering and
        Master of Science/Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical Installations
The Department of Electrical Engineering offers Master of Science/Postgraduate Diplomas in Electrical Engineering and in Electrical Installations.

Master of Science/Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Automation
The Department of Electrical Engineering together with the Department of Mechanical Engineering also jointly offers a Master of Science/Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Automation.

The University of Moratuwa has invited applications from suitable candidates for admission to the above postgraduate courses. The courses are scheduled on a part-time basis commencing from end of October 2007 during the weekends. They will be offered in a modular form and the candidates may select the modules to suit their areas of interest.
The closing date for applications is on 02 July 2007. Applications forms can be obtained from the department of Electrical Engineering and are available on the web.

010. Donation of a New Solar Panel Module to EE Department
Posted: 06/03/2007

Nikini Automation Systems (pvt) Ltd recently donated a new solar panel module to Department of Electrical Engineering. This donation signifies the continuous correlation between industry and the department, maintained over the years. It is a necessity to have a PV module to keep in touch with developing technologies in renewable energy sector. It will be an added advantage for both undergraduate and post-graduate studies conducted by the department. The new module will be placed on the roof top of Sumanadasa building, adjacent to the existing solar panel owned by the department. The New Module consists of following:

Solar panel

  1. Sharp Solar Panel – Model NE-80E2EA (80W)
  2. Solar Power Controller – Model No. LN-S080E1
  3. Deep Cycled Battery – CF-12V33U1 – DC

As the first step of utilizing the resource, an undergraduate project is underway titled “Optimum Integration of Solar and Wind power as a hybrid system”. This project seeks the possibility of bringing together the strengths of each power source to a working alliance.

Our Sincere Thanks should go to Mr. Upendra Weerasoriya (CEO) and Mr. Pasindu Pallawela (DGM) of Nikini Automation Systems (pvt) Ltd. for their commitment and enthusiasm shown in this regard. Also special thanks goes to thank Dr. Lanka Udawatte for making necessary arrangements.

 

February 2007

009. Updated Program Schedule for Second Year of MSc Degree
Posted: 22/02/2007
1 January 12, 2007 Friday 2.00pm to 4.00pm Initial Discussion
2 February 14, 2007 Wednesday 2.00pm to 4.00pm Preliminary Project Presentation
3 February 22, 2007 Thursday 2.00pm to 4.00pm Preliminary Project Presentation
4 June 7, 2007 Thursday 2.00pm to 4.00pm Progress review(1) (Group 1& 2)
5 August 23, 2007 Thursday 2.00pm to 4.00pm Progress review(2) (Group 1 & 2)
6 August 30, 2007 Thursday 2.00pm to 4.00pm Progress review(2) (Group 1 & 2) if remains
7 October 24, 2007 Wednesday 2.00pm to 4.00pm Progress review(3) (Group 1 & 2)

008. M.Sc./PG Diploma 2006/07 Semester 1 Exam Time Table
Posted: 09/02/2007
M.Sc/PG Diploma 2006/07 Semester 1 Exam for Electrical Installation, Electrical Engineering and Industrial Automation streams will be commenced from 02 March 2007 at 2.00 p.m.

Click here to view time table

007. Went overseas for higher studies
Posted: 09/02/2007
Mr Nishantha C. Ekneligoda Lecturer(Probationary) in Electrical Engineering has obtained a Scholarship and went to the Sourthern Methodist University, USA to continue his postgraduate studies.

Mr.W.D. Asanka S. Rodrigo Lecturer(Probationary) in Electrical Engineering has obtained a Studentship and went to the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) to continue his postgraduate studies in Industrial Engineering. He will be undertaking research in Sensors, 3D Image processing and Ergonomic under the direction of Prof. Ravindra S. Goonetilleke

006. B Sc Engineering, Degree Results 02 Batch
Posted: 06/02/2007
The University Senate has approved for the award of the BSc Engineering degree, for the third batch (Intake 2002) passing out under the Semester System. Overall class distribution and the detailed results of the electrical engineering students who have completed are given below.

Result Number of Students
First Class 08
Second Class (Upper Division) 27
Second Class (Lower Division) 11
Ordinary Passes -
Click here to view detailed results
005. Vacancies: Temporary Lecturer, Temporary Network Manager
Posted: 06/02/2007
The Head, Department of Electrical Engineering has invited applications from suitable candidates for the above mentioned posts. Application forms are available in the department office and the closing date for the application submission is on 15th February 2007 (by 12:00 Noon).

Click here to view notice and click here to download application

January 2007

004. MSc/PG Diploma inIndustrial Automation 2005/06 Batch
Posted: 25/01/2007
Results: Master of Science/Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Automation 2005/2006(subject to Senate approval)

PG Diploma Qualified.
  1. 05/9304       Pushpakumara,PDS
  2. 05/9309       De Silva,HRPS
  3. 05/9310       Fernando,LHJDK
  4. 05/9312       Gallage,M
  5. 05/9313       Ramanayake,VS
  6. 05/9314       De Silva,KWTN
  7. 05/9315       Galwatta,BDL
  8. 05/9316       Kurukularachchi,PL
  9. 05/9319       Banneheka,BMUS
  10. 05/9323       Hittiarachchi,LP
  11. 05/9325       Balathasan,Y
  12. 05/9327       Dayananda,PRD
  13. 05/9328       Dinamulla,DKAM
  14. 05/9330       Jayakody,JANNK
  15. 05/9333       Kumara,KJC
  16. 05/9336       Perera,HSM
003. Program Schedule for Second Year of MSc Degree
Posted: 12/01/2007
1 January 12, 2007 Friday 2.00pm to 4.00pm Initial Discussion
         
2 February 14, 2007 Wednesday 1.00pm to 4.00pm Presentation on Project Proposal (Group 1)
         
3 February 21, 2007 Wednesday 2.00pm to 4.00pm Presentation on Project Proposal (Group 2)
         
4 April 25, 2007 Wednesday 2.00pm to 4.00pm Progress review(1)
  April 26, 2007 Thursday 2.00pm to 4.00pm Progress review(1)
         
5 June 20, 2007 Wednesday 2.00pm to 4.00pm Progress review(2)
  June 21, 2007 Thursday 2.00pm to 4.00pm Progress review(2)
         
6 August 22, 2007 Wednesday 2.00pm to 4.00pm Progress review(3)
  August 23, 2007 Thursday 2.00pm to 4.00pm Progress review(3)
Date for final review (defense) will be decide on the individual basis
002. EE Department New Year function
Posted: 01/01/2007
The Staff of the Department of Electrical Engineering will felicitate each other at a new year function to be held 2nd January 2007 in the department.
001. New Year Greetings and Blessings
Posted: 01/01/2007
BulathThe University commenced work on 1st January 2007, with the recital of Seth Pirith by Maha Sanga at the Budu Madura and offerering of Pooja. It was followed by the multi religious ceremony in the James George Hall and the award of long service medals to eligible staff members. Thereafter the Vice Chancellor hosted everyone for Kiribath, Kavum and other traditional food at the Gymnasium.
 

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