the Intermediate in Engineering (London) examination and awarded
the Sri Chandrasekera Scholarship Followed the Final Part I course
for B.Sc (Engineering), London at the Ceylon Technical College,
as the Sri Chandrasekera Scholar.
*Joined the Ceylon Hydro-electric Scheme, Norton Bridge, as Technical
Assistant to the Chief Resident Engineer. Carried out hydraulic
model tests for the Norton dam spillway. (Probably the first hydraulic
model tests in modern times in the country).
AMICE (London) Part I examination.
the AMICE (London) Part II examination.
as Junior Assistant Harbour Engineer, -Colombo Port Commission department.
Part C of the AMICE (London) examination and elected.
*Corporate Member (AMICE) of the Institution of Civil Engineers,
*Marriage to Dulcie de Silva.
Assistant Harbour Engineer (Maritime).
*Birth of elder son, Upul.
Prestressed concrete to Ceylon. Carried out construction of jetties,
quays, and slipways in prestressed concrete. Manufactured transmission
line poles and railway sleepers in prestressed concrete.
up Hydraulics research laboratory in Colombo Port Commission and
started hydraulic wave model studies for CPC development works.
*Set up Structural engineering laboratory in Colombo Port Commission
and started research studies on shell structures.
*Construction of the third locks of the Lake to Harbour canal.
*Construction of Marine drive at Colombo including sea walls, new
lighthouse and concrete roadway in prestressed concrete.
||*Birth of second son, Harith
Chief Assistant Harbour Engineer.
Deputy Chief Engineer, Colombo Port Commission.
*Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science - Section
*Bachelor of Science (Engineering) B.Sc. (Eng) Hons. (London) Fellow
of the Institution of Civil Engineers, London (F.I.C.E.)
*Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London (F.I.Mech.E.)
of the Institution of Engineers, India. (F.I.E. India). Fellow of
the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (F.I.E. Sri Lanka)
*President's Prize, the institution of Engineers India, for best
invention in prestressing.
Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan,
Vice President of India, presenting the Institution of Engineers,
India, Award to A N S Kulasinghe, in 1960, for his paper "Recent
Developments in prestressed concrete in Ceylon" with Dr KL
Rao, the famous engineer watching in the foreground. Dr Rao was
later the Union Minister of Irrigation and Power.
of Galle Harbour including breakwaters, deep-water quays, transit
sheds etc. Dredging and rock removal.
*Design and construction of shell structures, GalIe Harbour.
*Fishing ports at Galle, Mirissa, Tangalle, Jaffna, and Beruwela.
*Coast protection works around the island.
*Reclamation of low lying land, making use of cutter-suction dredgers
for obtaining the fill material.
*Manufacture of Dredgers, Cranes, etc.
Institution of Engineers India Prize for the paper "Recent
Advances in Prestressed Concrete in Sri Lanka"
Chairman and General Manager,State Engineering Corporation of Sri
1. State Hardware Corporation
2.Ceylon Steel Corporation
3.Lanka Leyland Ltd.
4.Colombo Low Lying Areas Reclamation Board
5.Ceylon Tyre Corporation
* Member of Council, Ceylon Bureau of Standards
*Member, Board of Regents Vidyalankara University
*Construction of Steel Rolling Mills for the Ceylon Steel Corporation.
*Construction of Tyre factory for Ceylon Tyre Corporation. 1963
Appointed Chief Engineer, Colombo Port Commission.
of Colombo Planetarium
of Cement factory at Puttalam, Stages I and 2 capacity
*Construct ion of the 50,000-ton capacity flourmill for the Flour
Milling Corporation of Ceylon.
*Construction of New Board Mill for Eastern Paper Mills Corporation.
Construction of Hardware factory for the State Hardware Corporation.
*Construction of Narahenpita flats using factory produced components
As Port Commissioner,
being escorted as guest of honour, on board a visiting battleship
in Colombo harbour, by the ship's Commanding Officer
of the State Engineering Corporation Headquarters building.
Port Commissioner Colombo Port Commission.
*Design and execution of the drainage, sewerage and water supply
at Mahiyangana Hospital.
*Chairman, National Science Council, Sri Lanka.
of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka,
*Chairman of the General Research Committee of the Sri Lanka Association
for the Advancement of Science.
*Construction of the Integrated Textile Factory at Thullhiriya (the
largest in south East Asia) for the National Textiles Corporation.
*Construction of the Woodworking complex (chipboard, plywood and
furniture factories and sawmills) for Ceylon Plywood Corporation.
*Construction of the Labour Secretariat office building.
*Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (FRINA).
As President of the Institution
of engineers, Ceylon, addressing the institution of Engineers,
Australia t the Silver Jubilee celebration in 1969.
President of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dredging and Reclamation Projects, (Crow Island).
*Construction of the Polgolla Dam on the Mahaweli River, Stage I
of Mahaweli Ganga Multi Purpose Scheme.
*Released full time on no-pay leave from post of Port Commissioner
1970 Design and construction of the enlarged taxiway parking area,
maintenance building, water tower and other ancillary buildings
of the Bandaranaike International Airport at Colombo.
of Kalutara Bodhiya Chaitiya.
*Resigned from State Engineering Corporation on October 26, 1971.
Premature retirement from Colombo Port Commission with effect from
*21 December 1971 left Sri Lanka for Malaysia.
Manager and Consultant of Chendering Port Project, Malaysian International
*Consultant, United Nations, Economic Commission for Asia and Far
*Consultant on Modular Co-ordination and Standardization in the
Building Industry, United Nations, Economic Commission for Asia
and Far East.
Delivering a lecture at
Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee t0 an appreciative
audience in 1972.
on the Civil Engineering Works on Paddy Drying and Milling Complexes
Lembaga padi dan beras Negatra East Asiatic Company Ltd. Malaysia.
of the National Academy of Sciences Sri Lanka (F.N.A.Sc. SL)
National Engineering Research and Development Centre.
*Chairman, Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau:
Supervised the construction of Victoria, Kotmale, Maduru oya, Randenigala,
and Rantembe dams, including associated tunnels, and powerhouses,
under the Accelerated Mahaweli Development Project.
*Chairman, Bureau of Ceylon Standards.
the degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by the University
of the Inventors Commission of Sri Lanka.
*Elected Vice President of International Federation on Prestressing
President of the Association of Consulting Engineers, Sri Lanka
of Kotmale Maha Seya, involving design and construction of a 200
ft. diameter hemispherical concrete shell.
Honour "Vidya Jyothi Class I" conferred by His Excellency
the President on the Independence Commemoration Day, February 4,1986.
Playing the thabla
during a musical programme at the NERD Centre in April 1991. The
Regional Environmental and Natural Resources information Centre
(RENRIC) held a South Asia Comparative Environment Programme (SACEP)
conference at the NERD Centre.
National Academy of Sciences.
from the position of Chairman, National Engineering Research and
the title of "Visva Prasadhini" form Scientific Research.
from the position of Chairman, Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau.
*Appointed Additional Director General, of the National Building
the degree of Doctor of Engineering (1-Ionoris Causa) by the Open
University of Sri Lanka.
the "Sri Lankabhimani" from Swarnawahini
||*Honorary Fellowship by the Society of Structural Engineering
||*Awarded the title “Deshabandu” by her Excellency, the President