Publications by Type: Conference Paper

2018
Amarasekera HS. Upgrading wood based industries in Sri Lanka with special reference to Moratuwa furniture cluster, in South Asia Conference on Multidisciplinary Research SMAR 2018. Colombo, Sri Lanka : International Research and Development Institution TIRDI; 2018:2. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Upgrading Wood Based Industries in Sri Lanka with special reference to Moratuwa Furniture Cluster   H S Amarasekera Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka   The wood-based industry is one of the oldest industries in the country that provides livelihood to many people in both rural and urban areas. However, the industry has been in a state of deterioration in terms of quality and competitiveness due to inadequate wood supply in term of quality and quantity, unfavorable business climate, scarcity of trained manpower, lack of market opportunities, research support and finances for investments to improve the industry. There are around 1700 industries in Moratuwa wood based furniture cluster and it has been in existence for many decades. This industry has deteriorated over the years and is currently incapable of producing furniture of high quality for the export market.  However large firms in the cluster use advanced technology and have a totally integrated production process with saw mills, timber seasoning and treatment facilities indicating that it is an organized cluster that can be upgraded to an innovative cluster by implementing a comprehensive development program. There have been several initiatives on development of wood working industry and timber utilization research on timber processing have yielded data towards upscaling and redefining the small timber manufactures in Sri Lanka.  The key options that can be adopted to improve the industry are to improve utilization of available sustainable timber resources to increase the supply of raw materials to the Moratuwa cluster, improve product quality, increase marketability of products and minimize environmental pollution. Selected industries in this cluster can be upgraded into international standards by introduction of new technology and transfer of knowledge, providing systematic training in improving furniture designing, timber preservation, seasoning and machine maintaining capabilities.   Achievement of productive wood products industry will make a significant contribution towards employment generation and increasing the percentage of contribution to GDP by Timber based products. Keywords – wood industry, furniture, forestry, timber, development plan https://www.dropbox.com/s/kysnyqk8vbr4q7t/Amarasekera%20Moratuwa%20wood%20working%20industry%20SMAR%20conference%20abstract.pdf?dl=0  https://www.slideshare.net/studentlanka/upgrading-wood-based-industries-in-sri-lanka-with-special-reference-to-moratuwa-furniture-cluster
2017
Nayanthika IVK, Jayawardana DT. Development of a Laboratory Scale Filter Using Laterite to Treat Landfill Leachate, in Proceedings of International Forestry and Environment Symposium.Vol 21. USJP; 2017.
Wickrama Arachchi CM, Kuruppuarachchi D. Drivers of Innovation Performance of the Sri Lankan Software Development Industry, in 14th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM 2017).; 2017.
Thilakarathn GMN, I. L., Wanniarachchi WK. English Character Recognition of an Image and Voicing System, in APIIT Business, Law & Technology Conference, 2017. APIIT; 2017:136–140.
Madusanka RMTD, Jayawardana DT, Jayasinghe RMNPK. Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopic Analysis of Soil Organic Matter in an Alluvial Type Gem Deposit in Pelmadulla, Sri Lanka, in Proceedings of International Forestry and Environment Symposium.Vol 21. USJP; 2017.
2016
Seneviratne SMKS, Sivayogan S, Jayasiri J, Guruge S. Are Sri Lankan Nurses Adequately Prepared to Care for Women Subjected to Intimate Partner Violence, in Proceedings of International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches-2016; 2016.
Mahawatte C. R., Wanniarachchi W. K. I. L. PS. Automate Traffic Light System Using Real Time CCTV Videos, in Uni-In Alliance 2016, Second Symposium B.Sc. (Honors) Degree in Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. University of Sri Jayewardenepura; 2016:5.
Akalanka HMK, Ekanayake S, Samarasinghe K. Cancer antigen 15-3 and the grade of the breast carcinoma in newly diagnosed patients, in Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka; 2016.
Saranka S,, Kartheeswaran T, Wanniarachchi DDC, Wanniarachchi WKIL. Detection of Dhool Number in Black Tea Manufacturing with Image Processing Techniques, in 6th Research Symposium. Uva Wellassa University; 2016:221.
Nayanthika IVK, Jayawardana DT. Development of a Laboratory Scale Filter Using Laterite to Treat Landfill Leachate, in 21 International Symposium on Forestry and Environmental Science.; 2016.
Liyanapathirana BC, Wanniarachchi WKIL. Development of Leader Follower Robot, in 6th Research Symposium. Uva Wellassa University; 2016:213.
Perera PKP, Kariyawasam IU. An Ecological Assessment of the Panama Lagoon Complex, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, in Proceedings of International Forestry and Environment Symposium.Vol 21.; 2016:25.
Madurya Adikaram, Amarasooriya Pitawala HIDJ. Elemental geochemistry of superficial sediments of Batticaloa lagoon, Sri Lanka: Implications for provenance and sedimentary processes, in Sri Lanka - Japan Collaborative Research Symposium .; 2016.
Marasinghe M M K I, Ranatunga R R M K P AWACRL. First Record of an Invasive Encrusting Bryozoan: Watersipora subtorquata (d'Orbigny, 1852) in Colombo Port, Sri Lanka, in International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions IX. Sydney, Australia: ICMB IX 2016; 2016.
Madusanka RMTD, Jayawardana DT, Jayasinghe RMNPK. Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopic Analysis of Soil Organic Matter in an Alluvial Type Gem Deposit in Pelmadulla, Sri Lanka, in 21 International Symposium on Forestry and Environmental Science.; 2016.
Somasiri KGHA, Wanniarachchi WKIL. Home Automation System, in 6th Research Symposium. Uva Wellassa University; 2016:215.
Karawita KVDH, Perera PKP, Pabasara GMT. Indian Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) in Yagirala Forest Reserve: Ethnozoology and Implications for Conservation, in Proceedings of International Forestry and Environment Symposium.Vol 21.; 2016:34.
Kisokanth G, Ilankoon IMPS, Arulanandem K, Goonewardena CSE, Sundaresan KT, Joseph J. Knowledge on hypertension and consequences of its poor control among hypertensive patients at medical clinics, Teaching Hospital, Batticaloa, in 6-8 April 2016, 25th Anniversary International Scientific Conference, Faculty of Medicine,. University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka; 2016.
Adikari A.M.S.B., Ganegoda N.G.C. MWRGNWK. MEASURING BODY PARAMETERS FOR REAL-TIME VIRTUAL DRESSING ROOM USING A KINECT SENSOR, in 3rd International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches (ICMA 2016). University of Sri jayewardenepura; 2016:98.
Optimal Public Debt and Size of the Public Sector: Evidence from Developed and Developing Countries including South Asia, in Proceedings of the International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHS) – 2016. University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka ; 2016:59.

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