Staff Prof. Amal S. Kumarage
 

Name : Prof. Amal S. Kumarage
Education : University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka - 1983, University of Calgary, Canada - 1990
Office Address: Department of Transport and Logistics  Management, Faculty of Engineering,
                      University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
Email : kumarage@sltnet.lk
T.P: +94 (0)11 265 0492 Ext:1152
Fax: +94 (0)11 265 0492
Residence: +94 (0)11 264 6702

Profile :

Present Designations :

  • Senior Professor Dept Transport & Logistics Management, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Honorary Professor, University of Wollongong, Australia

Previous Designations :

  • Advisor, Ministry of Internal Transport (till 2015)
  • Int. Vice President, Chartered Inst. of Logistics & Transport (2014/15)
  • Chairman, National Transport Commission, Sri Lanka (3 times)
  • Head of Department, Transport & Logistics Management, UoM, SL (till 2011)
  • Endeavour Executive Fellow (2014)

Amal Kumarage Kumarage is a graduate in Civil Engineering of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He completed his PhD at the University of Calgary, Canada. He is a Senior Professor in the Department of Transport & Logistics Management, University of Moratuwa, a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Academic: He was responsible for the development of the Transportation Engineering Division of the University of Moratuwa (1990-1996), thereafter the commencement of a new B.Sc. program in Transport & Logistics Management under a new department of study. He has published over 40 research papers winning the Prof EOE Pereira Award three times for the most outstanding research paper from the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka. He is also known for the development of the Uniroad traffic Signals and TransPlan traffic model widely used in Sri Lanka.

Advisor:: In an advisory capacity to the Government of Sri Lanka he has been instrumental in several important policy, strategy and feasibility studies in transport, highways, urban development and planning sectors. Among these are the CMR Transport Masterplan, Land Transport Policy, Bus Transport Policy, New Parking Regulations, the Colombo Metropolitan Regional Structure Plan, the Bus Fares Policy, the New Road Traffic Act, Road Safety Strategy, Traffic Management Action Plan and several others most of which were initiated and led by him. He has also served as an Advisor to the Government of the Maldives and in numerous studies undertaken for the World Bank, ADB and JICA in study projects in Sri Lanka and other countries.

Administrator: Prof Kumarage has served three terms as the Chairman of the National Transport Commission (2004-2005 & 2008-2010 and also in 2015), where he has successfully negotiated and introduced several strategic reforms in the bus sector. He has served on the Board of Directors of several agencies including the Road Development Authority (1995-2001) responsible for the national roads in Sri Lanka and the state bus company, the Sri Lanka Transport Board (2004). He also served as the head of two different academic departments in university (2004, 2008-2011). He is also the Immediate Past Chairman of the Chartered institute of Logistics & Transport Sri Lanka (CILTSL) and currently a Vice President of CILT International.

Civil Society:: He is the Vice-President of the Sri Lanka Baptist Sangamaya (2012 to 2015) and served as the General Secretary of the Fellowship of Christian University Students (FOCUS) from 1991 to 1996. He is a lay preacher and with his wife Premila are resource persons for training young leaders. He is a Civil Society activist in Anti Corruption and for Good Governance. They have two children Aloka married to Anushke, and Arush.

Academic Qualification :

  • B.Sc. Engineering (Hons.): University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 1983
  • Ph.D. : University of Calgary, Canada, 1990

Professional Qualification :

  • Chartered Fellow, Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (London) FCILT
  • Chartered Member, Institute of Engineers (Sri Lanka) MIESL, CEng

Teaching Experience :

  • Over 30 years at undergraduate level, Over 20 years at Masters level including MBA.

Honors and Awards:

  • Australia Endeavour Executive Fellowship, 2014
  • PUTNAM Visiting Fellowship, University of Calgary, Canada, 2010
  • The Impact of Passenger Overloading on Mode Choice of Public Transport’, E.O.E. Pereira Memorial Prize for Best Paper, Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka, 2007.
  • Award of Excellence, The Ceylon Society for the Prevention of Accidents, June 2007
  • Design of Bus Lanes in Sri Lanka, E.O.E. Pereira Memorial Prize for Best Paper, Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka, 2003.
  • Award for Excellence in Research 1 Year Category 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008
  • Award for Excellence in Research –3 Year category (1997-1999), University of Moratuwa, August 2001.
  • Award for Excellence in Research- 15 Year category (1984-1999), University of Moratuwa, August 2001
  • Award for the Best Research Project-2000 Transport & Logistics Awards-2001, Chartered Institute of Transport, for the paper titled ‘Trends in Accident Statistics in Sri Lanka’, February 2001.
  • ‘Award of Excellence’, Life time award for contribution to transport sector, Conferred by the Chartered Institute of Transport, May 2000.
  • 'Land-Use Transport Model', Best Research Project, Chartered Institute of Transport, Sri Lanka Transport Awards, 1998.
  • Time Indexed Traffic Signal Design, Best Research Project, Chartered Institute of Transport, Sri Lanka Transport Awards, 1997.
  • PCU - Factors for Highways Design in Sri Lanka, E.O.E. Pereira Memorial Prize for Best Paper, Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka, 1997.

WORK EXPERIENCE (In Countries) :

  • Sri Lanka, Maldives, Georgia, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar, Thailand, Bhutan, Nepal, Australia, and Canada

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