Suhajinee Gunawardana

Suhajinee Gunawardana, a Civil Engineer is currently working as the Irrigation Engineer in the Irrigation Department. Suhajinee obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in year 2003. Thereafter she worked in private and semi-government organisations as a Structural Engineer where she has undertaken structural design of buildings. In 2008 she joined the Irrigation Department and obtained the status of Professional Qualification “Chartered Engineer” from the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka. She obtained the Masters of Structural Engineering from University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia in 2014 under Australian Development Scholarship and the Australian Leadership Award. She is also a member of Society of Structural Engineers-Sri Lanka. Currently she is working in the Hydrology Division of the Irrigation Department which is the division responsible for collecting, processing and publishing stream flow data in Sri Lanka to be used for design and planning of water resources projects. Flood forecasting is another duty of her to ensure public safety during floods.