Annual Conference on Mining for Sustainable Development

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  • Senanayake, IP; Dissanayake, DMDOK; Puswewala, UGA [Conference-Full-text]
    Sri Lanka is traditionally divided into three main zones namely Wet Zone, Intermediate Zone and Dry Zone according to the average annual rainfall. The dry zone of Sri Lanka is very often faced with severe drought conditions ...
  • Thirukumaran, AK; Ehamparam, S; Darmini, S; Karunarathne, S [Conference-Full-text]
    A study was carried out to compare the performances of different substrates used in a laboratory scale subsurface flow constructed wetland systems to treat gray water released from the university staff canteen. Three ...
  • Girihagama, RWRHMRLNK [Conference-Full-text]
    As a part of ongoing project on development of operational hydrodynamic model covering Sri Lanka Waters and Northern Indian Ocean (67.5- 99.5 E and 1.5 S to 24.5 N), we employed a Princeton Ocean Model, NOAA (POM 08) ...
  • Silva, KBA; Kumara, IGIK; Rathnayake, NP [Conference-Full-text]
    'Kalu Ganga' is one of the main suppliers of river sand (113,360 cubes per year) in the country. Due to the continuation of sand mining, salt water intrusion has been increased over the years. The focus of the current ...
  • Jayatissa, MDCP; Urapola, MOA; Perera, PAAP; Kumar, MM; Chandrakumara, GAK; Weerawarnakula, S; Abeysinghe, AMKB [Conference-Full-text]
    Among the industrial minerals found in Sri Lanka Calcium and Magnesium Carbonate bearing minerals and rocks play a major role in local industry. Crystalline Dolomite and Calcite found in metamorphic terrains are used in ...
  • Selvasekaran, R; Appuhami, KAIS; Kumarasiri, SAJ; Fernandopulle, SN; Lakmal, HMAG; Dharmaratne, PGR [Conference-Full-text]
    This research is focused on the effects of joint orientation with respect to the direction of tunnel axis. It is expected that the stability of surrounding rock is affected by the strike and dip of the joints and the ...
  • Thushanthan, K; Udayantha, BVM; Chathuranga, SAKS; Dissanayaka, VAKA; Karunananthasivam, L; Jayasekara, JMEPK; Puswawela, UGA; Samaradivakara, GVI [Conference-Full-text]
    This research is focused on finding the correlation of unconfined compressive strength (UCS) with Point load Index (PLI) of gneissic rocks, and to propose proper correlating value, based on a study carried out for Sri ...
  • Hewage, SC; Rajapakse, RAAC; Rathnayake, RMD; Prasanna, EAP; Dissanayake, DMAK; Dharmaratne, PGR; Welideniya, HS; Rohitha, LPS [Conference-Full-text]
    Ventilation of underground mines is required to dilute and hazardous gases, control heat and provide oxygen for workers and machinery. Kahatagaha- Kolongaha mines, Dodamgaslanda was selected for the present study as ...
  • Dhanawardana, YLC; Siriwardana, HDPM; Henderson, SH; Kumara, HMCP; Indika, KAS; Dharmaratne, PGR; Welideniya, HS; Rohitha, LPS [Conference-Full-text]
    In fractured rock masses, large excavations have an unsupported stand-up times less than the minimum time required to support the roof after the excavation. Therefore, the principal objective in the design of a support ...
  • Widisinghe, SD; Silva, WJMPGS; Jayakody, JASP; Konsal, J; Rasika, WGP; WeIideniya, HS; Ekanayake, K [Conference-Full-text]
    Mixing of stale air with fresh air (short-circuiting of airflows) is a critical issue in any underground ventilation system. This study was done at Bogala mines owned by Bogala Graphite Lanka Ltd, where this type of ...
  • Maduranga, HGS; Sinthuja, S; Soimdararajan, P; Kumara, MHCM; Amadoru, T; Wimal, MD; Abeysinghe, AMKB [Conference-Full-text]
    Recent history has revealed that the identification of prospective mineral resources is essential to sustain mineral based industry to full fill the demand required in future. Aggregate industry also has the same risk ...
  • Senthilkumar, M; Senadhira, AMADM; Giriwaksan, S; Welideniya, HS; Dharmaratne, PGR [Conference-Full-text]
    This research focused on design of a tunnel in highly fractured rocks, and to propose suitable support classes, based on the study carried out at the Upper Kotmale Hydro Power project location. The necessity arises in ...
  • Hettiarachchi, RNDS; Liyanaarachchi, KR; Lokubalasooriya, LBAM; Merza, AAMIMA; Thinesh, S; Femando, WLW [Conference-Full-text]
    Hydrocyclone is one of the most important devices used in mineral processing industry. It is a continuously operating classifying device that utilizes centrifugal, gravitational and inertial forces to classify particles. ...
  • Brahmanage, IR; Thusharana, SD; Wanniarachchi, WAAC; Anjana, PMN; WeIideniya, HS; Daharmarathne, PGR [Conference-Full-text]
    This research focuses on the degree of fragmentation resulting from a blast in an 'A' grade quarry. Two blast geometries were tested and verified in this research study. Quarrying industry has a quite long history in Sri ...
  • Udawatte, NBB; Siriwardene, HP; Samaratunga, SPND; Udayanga, WAC; Rupasinghe, SN; Theeparuban, B; Fernando, WLW [Conference-Full-text]
    The rapid growth of construction industry has created a significant demand for sand. Consequently, it has increased the exploitation rate of river sand giving rise to adverse environmental impacts. Therefore, the tendency ...
  • Jayamali, KVSD; Wijayawardhana, HMJT; Rajakaruna, RMCM; Indika, JPR; Rambukwella, UDP [Conference-Full-text]
    Saltwater intrusion is a natural process that occurs in virtually all coastal water bodies. It causes various effects resulting high breeding of fish, prawns, water hyacinths and drinking water problems due to contamination ...
  • Ilankoon, IMSK; Jayarathne, LGR; Karunanayake, KDP; Thamilinpamalar, N; Wimalarathna, WMNJ; Vijitha, AVP; Ratnayake, NP [Conference-Full-text]
    Usage of offshore sand as an alternative to inland river sand is beneficial due to the various environmental impacts of river sand mining in Sri Lanka. However, higher amount of chloride ions in the sea sand can corrode ...
  • Weerasooriya, UK; Dilrukshi, RAN; Adikari, AMHW; Rajeeth, A; Achchuthan, P; Karunarathne, S [Conference-Full-text]
    Among the vast number of methods that can be applied for the treatment of contaminated water, mine water was identified one of the best methods of treating of abandoned as the subsurface flow constructed wetlands ...
  • Subramaniam, DN; Amarakoon, GGNN; Gunathunga, SGAS; Pathinayaka, RC; Indeewara, VGD; Vijitha, AVP; Rathnayake, NP [Conference-Abstract]
    Sri Lanka is an Island, the economy of which relies very much on the developments of the coastal region, which supports tourism and fisheries. In addition, especially in the South-Western part of the country, the ...

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