Urban Simulation Lab

"Envisaging Cities: Makes Simulation Simplified"

Ongoing Researches

Land Use and Population

  1. Urban Population Modeling(Funded by SRC, UoM)
  2. Study on Level of Vegetation Land Fragmentation in Western Province, Sri Lanka(Funded by SRC, UoM)


  1. A decision-making tool for urban planners: Framework to model the interdependency among Land use, accessibility, density, and surface runoff in urban areas (Funded by SRC, UoM)
  2. Urban Flood Modeling Application: Assess the Effectiveness of Building Regulation in Coping with Urban Flooding Under Precipitation Uncertainty (Funded by SRC, UoM)

Traffic and Transport

  1. Analyzing the relationship between the magnitude of the road traffic crashes and road network configuration: A Case of Kegalle, Sri Lanka
  2. Examining the relationship between Built Environment and the Mode Choice of Travelers: A Case study of Colombo, Sri Lanka

AI and Machine Learning

  1. Introducing Novel Framework to Develop Road Inventory System by Utilizing Deep Learning Technics
  2. A deep learning approach to road inventory preparation & 3D urban simulations

Research Partners


Urban Development Authority (UDA); National Building Research Organization (NBRO); Sri Lanka Land Development Corporation(SLLDC); Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka; OSGeo Sri Lanka Chapter, National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Program; Gampaha Municipal Council, Faculty of Technology, University of Sri Jayawardenapura


Osaka City University - Japan; Nagaoka University of Technology - Japan, OSGeo Foundation; OSGeo Sri Lanka, Global Disaster Resilience Centre at   the University of Huddersfield, UK; Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur - India; Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation, Vienna University of Technology - Austria; Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University - UK


1. Jayasinghe, A., Madusanka, N.B.S., Abenayake, C., & Mahanama, P. K. S. (2021), A Modeling Fraework: To analyze the Relationship between Accessibility, Land Use and Densities in Urban Areas. Sustainability,13(2),467

2. Kalpana, L. D., Abenayake, C., Jayasinghe, A., Mahanama, P. K., & Sanjaya, N. (2021). A Novel Approach to Measure the Pattern of Urban Agglomeration Based on the Road Network. International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, 16(2), 251-262.

3. Kalpana, L. D. C. H. N., Jayasinghe, A. B., Abenayake, C. C., & Wijayawardana, P. N. P. (2021). Network Centrality Assessment (NCA): Assessing the Transport Network Resilience to Urban Flooding. Journal of South Asian Logistics and Transport, 1(1).

4. Sewwandi, S., & Jayasinghe, A.(2021). An Investigation of the Effects of New Bypass Roads on Build Form inSmall Towns in Sri Lanka. Journal of South Asian Logistics and Transport, 1(1).

5. Kalpana, L. D. C. H. N., Jayasinghe, A.B., Abenayake, C. C., & Wijayawardana, P. N. P. (2020). An AlternativeApproach to Assess the Residential Population Resilience to Urban Flooding. FARU Journal, 7.

6. Jayasinghe,A.B., Sathsarana, H. W. A. S., Rathnayake, R.M.Y.L., & N. S. Bandara.(2020). A Novel Method to Model Spatial Distribution of Population. International Journal of InnovativeTechnology and Exploring Engineering, 9(3S).

7. Tenzin, N., Jayasinghe, A., & Abenayake C. (2019). Road Network Centrality based Model to Simulate Population Distribution. Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, 13, 1194-1215.

8. Kalpana, L., Jayasinghe, A., & Abenayake, C. (2019). Accessibility Assessment of Cities Based on NetworkAnalysis and Centrality. Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, 13, 1062-1096.

9. Abenayake, C., Dias, N., Amaratunga, D.,Haigh, R., Wijayawardana, N. P., & Jayasinghe, A. B. (2019). ScenarioAnalysis for Flood Resilient Built Form-Case of Colombo Sri Lanka. 10th InternationalConference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management (ICSECM).153-161.

10. Jayasinghe, A., Tenzin, N. Y.,Abenayake, C. C., & Mahanama, P. K. S. (2019). Simulation of PopulationGrowth and Distribution based on Centrality of Road Network. InternationalJournal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering. 8(10S). 389-393.

11. Jaysinghe, A., De Silva, C. K.,Kasemsri, R., & Sano, K. (2019) Network Centrality Analysis of PublicTransport Systems: Developing a Strategic Planning Tool to Assess PassengerAttraction. International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering. 8(10S), 472-476.

12. Jayasinghe, A., Sano, K., Abenayake, C.C., & Mahanama, P. K. S. (2019). A novel approach to model traffic on roadsegments of large-scale urban road networks. MethodsX, 6, 1147-1163.