Manager – UBL Cell

Trishan Perera
B.Sc., M.Sc. (Forestry and Env. Mgt – Reading),  MIEP(Sri Lanka)
Manager
UBL Cell
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Phone:  011-2881751
Intercom: 1751
Mobile: 077-1115565
E-Mail: trishan@sjp.ac.lk

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President – Section B (Agriculture and Forestry), Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.
Asst. Editor – Institute of Environmental Professionals Sri Lanka.
Director – EmpowerSL

 

Academic Qualifications:

  • MSc. in Forestry and Environment Management (Reading), Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • BSc. (Physical Sciences) Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of  Sri Jayewardenepura
    Subjects;

Professional Qualifications and Memberships:

  • Life Member – Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science. (9142/B LM)
    • President – Section B: (Agriculture and Forestry)
    • Co-Opted Member – Environment Committee
  • Member – Institute of Environmental Professionals Sri Lanka (M00283).
    • Asst. Editor
    • Finance Committee Member
    • Marketing and Promotions Committee Member
  • Life Member – Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka

Intellectual Property Related Training

  • Workshop on Patent Searching and Prior Art Assessment for IP-based Innovation in the framework of the Enabling Innovation Environment (EIE) project for intellectual Property and Technology.  Organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the National Intellectual Property Office of Sri Lanka (NIPO) and the Coordinating Secretariat for Science Technology and Innovation (COSTI), Ministry of Higher Education, technology and Innovation, Sri Lanka. at Colombo on February 17 to 20, 2020.
  • The distance learning BASICS OF PATENT DRAFTING (DL-320) Course by WIPO Academy. April 8 to August 5, 2020
  • The distance learning PATENT INFORMATION SEARCH (DL-318) Course by WIPO Academy. April 8 to August 5, 2020
  • The distance learning GENERAL COURSE ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (DL-101) Course by WIPO Academy. October 31 to December 14, 2019
  • The distance learning (DL-701) Promoting Access to Medical Technologies and Innovation – a WHO, WIPO, WTO Executive Course on the intersections between public health, intellectual property and trade 29 September, 2020 to 1 November, 2020
  • PCT Distance Learning Course, INTRODUCTION TO THE PATENT COOPERATION TREATY (PCT 101) Course by WIPO Academy. September 2019
  • e-Tutorial on Using Patent Information (DL-177) by WIPO Academy. 31 July 2020
  • WIPO-WEF Inventors Assistance Program: e-Tutorial on Pro Bono Patent Attorney Services by WIPO Academy. May 2020

Employment Record:

  • From : January 2013 To: September 2013
    Employer: Central Environmental Authority (NRM&M Unit)
    Position held: Intern
  • From : September 2013 To: May 2014
    Employer: Skills International (Pvt.) Ltd
    Position held: Project Coordinator – Northern Expressway EIA
  • From : September 2014 To: December 2015
    Employer: Center for Sustainability, Department of Forestry and Environment Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
    Position held: Project Assistant/ Coordinating Secretary – HETC/QIG/W4
  • From : January 2016 To: Aug 2018
    Employer: Center for Sustainability, Department of Forestry and Environment Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
    Position held: Demonstrator/ Program Manager
  • From : September 2018 To: to date
    Employer: University Business Linkage Cell, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
    Position held: Manager

Consultancies and other Projects (Highlights):

  • Coordinator – EIA for Proposed Central Expressway Project (Kadawatha to Dambulla) – Center for Sustainability (Road Development Authority)
  • Coordinator – EIA for Proposed Central Expressway Project (Pothuhera to Galagedara) – Center for Sustainability (Road Development Authority)
  • Flora Fauna Specialist and Coordinator – EIA for Proposed Northern Expressway (Stage 1,2 and Ambepussa Link) – Skills International (Pvt.) Ltd. (Road Development Authority)
  • Flora Fauna Coordinator – EIA for Proposed Ruwanpura Expressway – Skills International (Pvt.) Ltd. (Road Development Authority)
  • Coordinator – IEE Study for Proposed Southern Expressway Extension towards Colombo City Battaramulla North Link – ECL Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd. (Road Development Authority)
  • Coordinator – IEE Study for Proposed Southern Expressway Extension towards Colombo City – Battaramulla South Link – ECL Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd. (Road Development Authority)
  • Coordinator – Ecology and Social Sections of Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) Study For The Proposed 132kv Transmission Line From Padukka to Horana (Ministry of Power and Energy)
  • Coordinator – EIA for Reinstatement of Kudawilachchiya Tank
  • Coordinator – EIA Study for Proposed Mankulam City Development Project (Urban Development Authority)
  • Coordinator – Initial Environmental Examination for Diyaheruma Irrigation Project in Nuwara Eliya District
  • Coordinator – Preparation of Vocational Education and Training (VET) Plan for Environment Protection Sector – Center for Sustainability (Tertiary and Vocational Training Commission)
  • Assistant to the Faunal Studies – Ecological Section of Jaffna Kilinochchi Water Supply and Sanitation Project – Center for Sustainability, USJP on behalf of Green Tech Consultancies (NWSDB)
  • Field Coordinator – Proposed Industrial Promotion Zone in Sooriyawewa – Skills International (Pvt.) Ltd. (Board of Investments- Sri Lanka)
  • Field Coordinator – Proposed Export Processing Zone in Mirijjawila – Skills International (Pvt.) Ltd. (Board of Investments- Sri Lanka)
  • Field Coordinator – Ecology and Social Sections of Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) Study For The Proposed 220kV Transmission Line From Anuradapura to Mannar via Vavuniya (Ministry of Power and Energy)
  • Field Coordinator – Ecology and Social Sections of  Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) Study For The Proposed 132kV Transmission Line From Nadukuda to Mannar (Ministry of Power and Energy)
  • Field Investigator – Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) For Proposed Small Towns and Rural Arid Water Supply and Sanitation Project, Vavuniya (National Water Supply and Drainage Board)
  • Field Coordinator – Sociological Survey on Environmental & Health Issues caused by waste disposal from National Cancer Institute, Maharagama. (Ministry of Agriculture, Agrarian Development, Minor Irrigation, Industries and Environment (Western Province))
  • Field Investigator – Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) For Proposed “Hambanthota Seaport – Mattala Airport” Expressway and Railway (Road Development Authority Sri Lanka, Department of Railways Sri Lanka)
  • Field Investigator – Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) Study For The Proposed 220kv Transmission Line From Puttalam To Anuradhapura (Ministry of Power and Energy)
  • Field Coordinator – Ecology and Social Sections of Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) Study For The Proposed 132kv Transmission Line From Thulhiriya to Kegalle (Ministry of Power and Energy)
  • Field Coordinator – ADB assisted Street light Pilot Project (Lanka Electricity Company Area)
  • Field Coordinator – Sociological Survey on Estimating Economic Value of Sri Lankan Forests. (Ministry of Environment, Sri Lanka)

 

Events/ Projects Organizing

  • Organizing Committee – 21st International Forestry and Environmental Symposium 2016. (Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura )
  • Organizing Committee – 17th International Forestry and Environmental Symposium 2012. (Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura )
  • Secretariat Staff Member – Sri Lankan Bio Olympiad Competition (2012 – 2018) Organized by Institute of Biology Sri Lanka.
  • Organizing Team Member – Environmental Day 2012 National Celebrations & SOBA 2012 Environmental Exhibition held at Royal College, Colombo 07. (EDEX Think Green)
  • Organizing Committee – The Official Launch of Waste Segregation Programme for Colombo Schools held at Royal College, Colombo 07 on 10th June 2013 (EDEX Think Green)
  • Co-Chief Organizer – National Seminar on “Ape Jaiwa Urumaya 2013” (Our Biological Heritage). (Institute of Biology Sri Lanka & Department of Forestry and Environment Science – USJP)
  • Organizing Committee – Inter School Easy & Poem Competition 2008(Library Readers Association, Royal College, Colombo 07)
  • Organizer – Inter School General Knowledge Quiz 2008 (Library Readers Association, Royal College, Colombo 07

Institues and Associtaitons:

  • Sri Lanka Association of Advancement of Science (SLAAS)
    • President – Section B (Agriculture and Forestry) – (January 2021 to todate)
    • Vice President – Section B (Agriculture and Forestry) – (January 2020 to December 2020)
    • Co-opted member- Environment Committee (EC) – (February 2020 to todate)
    • Secretary – Environment Committee (EC) – (January 2019 to December 2019)
    • Committee member – Section B (Agriculture and Forestry) – (January 2019 to December 2019)
    • Secretary – Section B (Agriculture and Forestry) – (Jul 2015 to December 2017 and August 2018 to December 2018) (4 Terms)
    • Committee member – Committee for Popularization of Science (CPS) – (August 2016 to December 2018) (3 Terms)
    • Committee member – Environment Committee (EC) – (August 2016 to December 2018) (3 Terms)
  • Institute of Environmental Professionals Sri Lanka (IEPSL)
    • Council Member – (March 2019 to to date)
    • Finance Committee (Member) – (October 2017 to to date)
    • Marketing and Promotions Committee (Member) – (October 2015 to to date) (Currently 3rd Term)
    • Membership Committee (Member) – (October 2015 to October 2017)
  • EDEX Think Green, Royal College Union, Colombo 07
    • Committee member (March 2016 to September 2019)
    • Asst. Director – Publications and PR (March 2015 to March 2016)
    • Director – 365 Days Activities (March 2013 to March 2015)
    • Committee member (April 2012 to March 2013)
  • Young Biologists’ Association, Sri Lanka
    • Committee member – (November 2015 to December 2016)
    • Treasurer – (November 2014 to November 2015)
    • International Secretary – (November 2013 to November 2014)
    • Committee Member – (November 2012 to November 2013)
  • Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
    • Faculty Board Student Representative -. (December 2012 to February 2014)
    • Faculty Board Student Representative -. (August 2011 to December 2012)
  • Forestry and Environmental Science Society, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
    • Editor – (May 2013 to May 2014)
    • Junior Treasurer – (December 2011 to May 2013)
    • Secretary – (December 2010 to December 2011)
  • Divisarana ~ Animal Welfare Society, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
    • Media and Publicity Coordinator – (December 2011 to January 2014)
    • Committee Member – (February 2011 to December 2011)
  • Catholic Students Movement, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
    • Editor –  (August 2011 to October 2012)
  • Library Readers Association, Royal College , Colombo 07
    • Treasurer – (Feb 2007 to March 2008)

Workshops, Training and competitions as a Resource Person

  • Resource Person End Plastic Pollution program for Jaffna Army Officials Organized by the SLAAS Environment Committee.
  • Member of Judge Panel “Nature E-Photo Contest 2017” Organized by the Environment Committee of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • Moderator of the Panel discussions of the workshop on “Sustainable Business Practices” Organized by the Environment Committee of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

Workshops and Training Participated

  • Three day Residential Training on Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) conducted by Center for Environmental Justice
  • Training Course on “Leadership for Entrepreneurial and Administrative Development” conducted by the Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka
  • Student Conference in Conservation Science – Bangalore 2014
  • The 2nd Sri Lankan Round Table on “Sustainable Consumption and Production” Organized by National Cleaner Production Center Sri Lanka.
  • The Eco Driven Workshop Organized by American & Effird Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.
  • One day interactive workshop on Preparation of effective research proposals, conducting research and publication organized by Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Certificate Course on Research Methodology and Scientific Writing organized by Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • International Certificate Workshop on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Landfills Using Biological Methods Organized by University of Sri Jayewardenepura and University of Calgary Canada.
  • Two-day Certificate Course on Waste Management and Soil Remediation organized by the Center for Sustainability.
  • Awareness workshop on Innovations Inventions and Patenting Process organized by the Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science.
  • One day Interactive Workshop on ‘R’ statistical software organized by University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Workshops and Training Organized / Coordinated

  • Coordinator – One day program on Environment and Social Management System for Sampath Bank Senior Managers by Center for Sustainability, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • Coordinator – Two day program on Environment and Social Management System for Sampath Bank Credit officers by Center for Sustainability, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • Coordinator – One day program on Environment and Social Management System for People’s Bank Credit officers by Center for Sustainability, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • Coordinator – Junior Naturalist Program for Grade 6 students of Colombo International School (2015,2016 & 2017) by Center for Sustainability, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • Coordinator – Certificate Course on Municipal Solid Waste Management (2014, 2015, 2016 & 2018) by Center for Sustainability, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

 

Publications

 Abstracts

  • Mandakini L.L.U., Mannapperuma N., Bandara N.J.G.J., Silva K.D.C.C.J. and Perera M.T.C. Leachate Characterization and Assessment of Surface Water Quality near Karadiyana Solid Waste Dump Site. Proceedings of the 21st International Forestry and Environment Symposium (23 – 24 September 2016)
  • T G S L Prakash, M T C Perera, Small scale poultry farming related constraints in Panduwasnuwara divisional secretariat division of Kurunegala district, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 73rd annual sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (December 2017)

 

Books and Articles

  • Sri Lankawe Theth Bim Parisara Paddhathi Vividathwaya, Trishan Chamara Perera, Jaiwa Vividathwaye Sri Lankeeya Urumaya (=Biological Heritage of Sri Lanka) (Text in Sinhala) (Young Biologists’ Association Sri Lanka 2011) 15-18 pp.
  • Perera P.K.P., Nanayakkara P.S.S., Marasinghe, S.S., Bandara, W.A.R.T.W., Prasadi H.L.A., and Perera M.T.C., 2017. Impact of Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) Certification on Sri Lanka’s Tea Estates. Center for Sustainability, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.

 

Editorial

  • Editorial Assistant – Journal of Environmental Professionals Sri Lanka – Issue Number 1 of Volume 8
  • Editorial Office Member – Sri Lanka Energy Empowered Nation research Findings, Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy and University of Sri Jayewardenepura – December 2015.
  • Editorial Office Member – Proceedings of the Energy Symposium Sri Lanka 2015, Ministry of Power and Energy and University of Sri Jayewardenepura – June 2015.
  • Editorial Office Member – Proceedings of the 21st International Forestry and Environment Symposium (23 -24 September 2016)
  • Editorial Office Member – Proceedings of the 23rd International Forestry and Environment Symposium (23 -24 November 2018)