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Mr. Janindu Pasan Ranaweera; a student from the Department of Mechanical Engineering (DoME), representing the University of Moratuwa (UoM) has been selected as the "Most Talented Photographer" of the event of "Tourism Catchy Pixel in Beautiful Sri Lanka" photography competition held on 15th October Read more
Mr Sasiranga De Silva, an academic staff member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has recently been featured in the US Foreign Policy magazine podcast “Tinkering with Tuk Tuks”. During the podcast, Mr Sasiranga De Silva discussed his success story of developing an electric conversion kit Read more
We proudly congratulate Mr. Prabathiya Herath; a students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering (DoME), representing the University of Moratuwa (UoM) for becoming Sri Lanka Champion of Speak Out for Engineering (SOfE) competition 2021 organised by IMechE Sri Lanka Group. We also Read more

The ASHRAE student branch of the University of Moratuwa’s reviving meeting was successfully held on 5th October 2021 as an online event, with the honourable presence of the president of ASHRAE Sri Lanka chapter Ms Udaa Sadamali. Representing the Department

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The Annual General meeting of IMechE student chapter of University of Moratuwa for the year 2021 was successfully held on 19th August 2021 as a virtual event. The event was honoured with the participation of Dr. Himan Punchihewa; Head of the Department of

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An article titled ”Ultra-low thermal conductivity of nanoparticle chains: A nanoparticle based structure for thermoelectric applications” authored by Pasan Henadeera, Nalaka Samaraweera, Chathura Ranasinghe, and Anusha Wijewardane has been published in Journal of Applied Physics.
An article titled ”Phasing-down the HFC Refrigerants in Sri Lanka: from Montreal Protocol to Kigali Amendment” authored by Dr. (Mrs.) MA Wijewardane has been published in Sri Lanka Engineering Newsletter (SLEN) by the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (Issue 55 - June 2021).
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is organizing 5 workshops in Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon) 2021 on 29th July 2021.
Team Mora Avions, a group of students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, representing the university has successfully completed the IMechE UAS Challenge Competition (Virtual) 2021 and become the 2nd runner-up competing with 15 teams from all across the world competing in the finals. Read more
Department of Mechanical Engineering introduces three new short courses as follows. 1. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for Engineers 2. Fundamentals of Psychrometric and Cooling Load Estimation (Refrigeration and Air Conditioning) 3. Job duties and best practices for effective work performance ( Read more
The Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Moratuwa is pleased to announce the commencement of the Postgraduate programme in “Energy Technology” for the academic year 2021/2022 and invites applications for admission from suitably qualified candidates. The courses are offered Read more
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of our beloved DoME academic Dr. Kanishka Madusanka on Thursday, 6th May 2021. May he attain the supreme bliss of Nirvana!
A team spearheaded by Dr. (Mrs.) MA Wijewardane has provided technical support to the Country Assessment Report for the Implementation of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the Ozone, recently published (December 2020) by the Air Resources Management and
The IMechE Student Awards 2020 and Team FalconE Appreciation Ceremony were held on 31st March 2021 at the MELR 3 from 5.00 PM onwards. The Vice Chancellor; Prof. ND Gunawardena, Deputy Vice Chancellor; Prof. PKS Mahanama, Former Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering; Prof. RARC Gopura, Vice Read more
The Ministry of Industries has launched Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for local assembly of vehicles and automotive component manufacturing to encourage worldwide automobile manufacturers to locally assemble their vehicles. The event was held on 16th March 2021 at Shangri-La hotel Colombo and Read more
A farewell ceremony for Mr. GD Upali was held on 7th April 2021, commemorating his 35 years of invaluable service to the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He joined the department in 1986 and held the post of Electrician at the time he retired in December 2020. Mr. Upali was a quiet and timid Read more
Congratulations to Dr. YWR Amarasinghe who has been promoted to Professor, with effect from 12th December 2019. Prof. Amarasinghe received the B.Sc. Eng. (Hons) degree from the University of Moratuwa in Mechanical Engineering, and the M.Sc and the Ph.D. degrees from Ritsumeikan University Japan in Read more
A workshop on "Good Practices - Split Air Conditioning Systems" was held on 12th March 2021 to discuss about how to service a split-type air conditioning system and how to maintain a split-type air conditioning system including required tools and equipment, service key points (normal service and Read more
The Departments of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Moratuwa are pleased to announce the commencement of the Postgraduate programme in “Manufacturing Systems Engineering” for the academic year 2021/2022 and invite applications for admission from suitably qualified candidates. The course Read more
Mr. Priyankara Kodikara, Managing Director, Ladvo Computers (Pvt.) Ltd., of No. 88, “Himali” Koswatta, Bekkegama Road, Walana, Panadura donated a DAEWOO cutaway automobile Petrol IC engine and powertrain demonstration kit to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa on 04th Read more
The Department Official Welcome for the intake 2019 was held on 8th December 2020 as a virtual event. The event was graced with the presence of Eng. Gratian Peiris, as the chief guest, Dr. Himan Punchihewa; Head-Department of Mechanical Engineering, academic staff members of the Department and the Read more
Calling for Applications MSc/PG Dip in Building Services Engineering: The Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering of the University of Moratuwa are pleased to announce the commencement of the Postgraduate programme in “Building Services Engineering” for Read more
UoM took part in Sirasa 'Gammedda' held in Thakshila Maha Vidyalaya, Mahavilachchiya on 2nd October 2020. The program was conducted to raise technology awareness among school children in rural areas. A series of lectures and demonstration sessions were conducted by the UoM community from Mechanical Read more
A team from DoME, including DoME academic, Mr. Sasiranga De Silva, won the Private Sector Award at the Green Energy Champion competition. The Green Energy Champion competition was funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and organized by the GIZ GmbH. It was a competition that aimed at providing Read more
Dr. Punchihewa, assumed duties as the new Head of the Department on 1st of March 2020 following a small ceremony graced with the presence of Dean-Engineering; Prof. Nalin Wickramarachchi. DoME wholeheartedly appreciates the vision and leadership given by outgoing-HoD. Prof. Ruwan Gopura in raising Read more

Get yourselves ready to witness the zenith of engineering excellence, at Mech-X 2020, the annual exhibition of final year projects of DoME.

Dates: 24th & 25th of February
Time : 9.00am to 5.00pm
Venue : Mech Hub

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The Inauguration ceremony of intake 13 of MEng/PG Diploma in Energy Technology was held at Department of Mechanical Engineering on 4th November, 2019. The Chief guest for the event was Prof. Rahula Attalage, Former deputy vice chancellor University of

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A Workshop on workplace safety was conducted at Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa for all academic and non-academic staff members of the department. The objective of this workshop was to educate the staff regarding the health and safety of

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Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Prof. Ruwan Gopura and Eng. Pubudu Ranaweera, Senior Lecturer attached to the Department of Mechanical Engineering visited Beijing Institute of Technology. In their visit they had a discussion to establish a

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering of University of Moratuwa is pleased to announce the commencement of the Postgraduate programme in “Energy Technology” for the academic year 2019/2020 and invites applications for admission from suitably qualified candidates.

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The annual final year projects exhibition of the DoME is scheduled to be held on 21st and 22nd January 2019 from 9.00 a.m. onwards at the department premises.

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University of Moratuwa will entertain applications for the under mentioned posts from suitably qualified persons up to 08th February, 2019.

Faculty of Engineering - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Senior Lecturer Grade I/Senior Lecturer Grade II/Lecturer (

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Prof. Kapila Perera, VC-University of Moratuwa and Prof. Ruwan Gopura, Head-Department of Mechanical Engineering, visited Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, China, to sign a MoU on a student and staff exchange program in Mechatronics Engineering.

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Calling Applications for Intake 2018/ 2019

Application Deadline: 05th 


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Dear Applicants of MSc/PG Diploma in Building Services Engineering. Thank you for sending an application for the above PG programme. We have received nearly 150 applications this time. Now these applications are being sorted. Once it is done (in another week) we'll call the eligible applicants for Read more

Prof. Ruwan Gopura, the head of department of the department of mechanical engineering delivered an invited talk titled "Development of Post-conflict Sri Lanka: Role of Humanitarian Technology" in the Sustainable Humanitarian Technologies Forum of the International Conference on Robotics

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Mr. Jean-Marin Schuh, Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, conferred the honorary distinction of Order of the Academic Palms award to Prof. Rahula Attalage, Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Senior Professor



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Calling for Applications MSc/PG Dip in Building Services Engineering




The department would like to congratulate Dr. Kanishka Madusanka, for successful completion of his PhD degree under the supervision of Prof. Ruwan Gopura, Dr. Ranjith Amarasinghe, and Prof. George Mann. This is the first-ever PhD graduation from the Department of Mechanical Engineering,

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“I wanted to challenge the conventional belief and social norms which dictated that mechanical engineering is not a field where women can succeed — to prove that gender has no bearing on one’s suitability for a profession.”




The last Sri Lanka Robotics Meetup discussed about robotics and automation. This time, it was all about assistive robots, at the 5th edition of the robotics meetup, which was held on Thursday, 31st of May 2018 at Virtusa Auditorium, Colombo. There were two

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Mr. Sasiranga De Silva, lecturer of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa who has won the Asia Pacific Low Carbon Lifestyles Challenge in the Low Carbon Mobility category by developing an affordable conversion kit to allow three wheelers to run on electric power has

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Department Industry Consultative Board (DICB) Meeting of the department of mechanical engineering for the year of 2018 was held at 22nd of February in the engineering faculty boardroom of the University of Moratuwa. All academic staff members of the mechanical engineering

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A group of ten from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa was participated in the end of January for the Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science (Sakura Exchange Program in Science), which was implemented as a collaboration between University of Miyazaki and
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For the next four-year period, department is going to obtain IESL accreditation which is under the standards of IMechE (UK). An external review was held as a step for this process.

Department of Mechanical Engineering of University of Moratuwa started the M.Eng/PG Dip. In Manufacturing Systems Engineering, this June. Dr. Manoj Ranaweera is the course coordinator. Advanced Aspects of Manufacturing, Computer Integration of Manufacturing, Industrial

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A guest lecture titled “Passenger Car: Trends, Development and opportunity for Research” by Prof. Richard Stobart- an Emeritus Professor of Engineering at Loughborough University, United Kingdom- delivered a special guest lecture on Passenger car trends and development

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