Faculty of Agriculture

University of Peradeniya

Prof. B.F.A. Basnayake

Senior Professor



Official Address :

Department of Agricultural Engineering,
Faculty of Agriculture,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka


Email :

benb@pdn.ac.lk
nri.srilanka@gmail.com


Telephone :

+94 81 239 5454


Personal Website :






  • 1982 to 1986 University de Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
  • Doctor Engineer
    Thesis Titled: Conception and Functioning of a Multi Product Pyrolyser.
  • DEA in Applied Chemical Kinetics
    Subjects: Homogenous reactions, Heterogeneous reactions, Fast rate reactions (Electromagnetic resonance), Photochemistry, Enzyme reactions/biochemistry, Nuclear reactions, Combustion, Atmospheric pollution.
  • 1974 to 1978 Cranfield Institute of Technology, Bedford, United Kingdom
  • B.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering
    Subjects: Farm Mechanization, Crop Production, Horticultural Engineering, Field Engineering, Environmental Engineering
  • Presidential Award for Presidential Awards for Research Publications in Science Citation Index
  • The Kriton Curi Award for Waste Management from Developing Counties at the Tenth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium - Sardinia 3-7 October 2005 at Santa Margherita di Pula (Cagliari) Sardinia - Italy.
Undergraduate courses
  • AE 1201 - Field Engineering II - Farm Structures
  • ASF 2202 - Animal Waste Management
  • AE 3203 - Energy and Waste Management
  • AE 4104 - Engineering Design Philosophy
  • AE 4101 - Farm Structures (old curriculum)
  • AE 4120 - Proposal Formulation Seminar (old curriculum)
  • AE 4200 - Final year project
Postgraduate courses
  • AE 5213 - Bioreactor and Bio-environment Design and Control Systems (frequent)
  • AE 5157 - Solid Waste Management (frequent)
  • AE 5156 - Environment and Industry (frequent)
  • AE 5201 - Water and Industry
  • AE 5164 - Combustion of Biomass
  • AE 5205 - Ecologically Sustainable Industrial Development
  • Primary: Energy and waste management, Biochar production and applications
  • Secondary: Effluent treatment and inventions in the field of Agricultural Engineering
  • 2004 to date University of Peradeniya (UoP), Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    Professor Energy and Waste Management: Course coordinator: Undergraduate: Energy and Waste Management, Animal Waste Management, Engineering Design Philosophy, Farm Structures. Postgraduate: Environment and Industry, Water and Industry, Combustion of Biomass, Solid Waste Management, Bioreactor Design and Development, Sustainable Industrial Development.
  • 2008 May to 2011, Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES), Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), UoP
    Director Project Activities
  • 2010, February to date, Kandy Municipal Council, Kandy, Sri Lanka
    Chairman Ecotech Lanka
    Project implementation: Pre-feasibility, feasibility and EIA studies for establishing 10MW
    power plant with joint technologies of selected country and Sri Lanka.
  • 2009 Jan to 2011, North East Coastal Community Development Project (NECCDEP) of Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    Consultant
    Project implementation: Integrated system of material recovery facility, composting plant, landfill bioreactor and 2.5 MW power plant.
  • 2008, May to 2011, United Nations Operational & Professional Services (UNOPS), Ampara District, East coast of Sri Lanka
    Consultant and Principal Investigator
    Project implementation: Research & Development of landfill bioreactors for arid conditions and development of landfill sites.
  • 2003 May to 2007 June Agricultural Biotechnology Centre, UoP
    Director
    Management of the Centre with income derived from industry
  • 2006 to 2008 June Cleantech (Pvt) Ltd, Abans Group of Companies
    Consultant
    Design of a landfill and conducted EIA
  • 2001 October to 2003 Department of Soil Science, UoP.
    Head
    Restructured the Department with soil restoration as the main focus
  • October 1997 to 2000 Department of Agricultural Engineering, UoP
    Head
    Improved infrastructure and curriculum while managing the Department
  • 1999 July to 2006 July, Waste Management Technologies (Pvt) Ltd
    Consultant
    Implementation of research findings in industry
  • 1986 May to 2003 December. Department of Agricultural Engineering, UoP
    Senior Lecturer
    Course coordinator for number of courses and conducted research
  • 1994 May to 1995 Sept. Department of Buildings
    Consultant
    Design and construction of playgrounds
  • 1999 to 2001 Tea Research Institute
    Consultant
    Conducted research on fuel wood gasifiers
  • 1978 to 1979 Bylander and Wadell Associates, UK
    Assistant Engineer
    Implementation of agricultural engineering projects in the midlands, UK.
Journal Papers
  • R. ThivyatharsanH. A. Y. R. Gunarathna, B.F.A. Basnayake and P. Kuruparan 2012. Performance and suitability of a landfill bioreactor with low cost biofilm contained clay-waste polyethylene-clay composite liner system for tropical climates of Asian countries. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management. (DOI) 10.1007/s10163-011-0039
  • D.A.S. Gamage, B.F.A. Basnayake and W.A.J.M. De Costa. (2011).Biogas Production from Lysimeter Simulation of Rice Straw Landfill Bioreactor and Evaluation of Nitrate and Phosphate Leaching and Fertilizer Quality of Resulting Compost. Under review process. Submitted to journal Agricultural Waste Management.
  • D.A.S. Gamage, S.S.R.M.D.H.R. Wijesekara, G.W.N.L. Sarathchandra, B.F.A Basnayake, and W.A.J.M. Costa, 2011. Estimation of Nitrate and Phosphate Leaching from Lysimeter Simulation of Rice Straw Landfill Bioreactor and Evaluation of Fertilizer Quality of Resulting Compost, Tropical agricultural Research 22(2):220-228.
  • R.T.K. Ariyawansha, B.F.A. Basnayake, K.P.M.N. Pathirana and A.S.H. Chandrasena. Open dump simulation for estimation of pollution levels in wet tropical climates. 21st Annual congress Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, 19-20 November 2009. Won two awards for the best presenter and the best research paper on waste to energy session. Published in the Journal of Tropical Agricultural Research. Vol. 21(4):340-352(2010) ISSN: 1016.1422.
  • H.A.Y.R Gunarathna, S.A. Karunarathne, B.F.A. Basnayake, L.W. Galagedara and T. Sangeetha. Evaluation of reactivity and inhibitions in developing municipal solid waste landfill bioreactors for tropical climatic conditions. 21st Annual congress Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, 19-20 November 2009. Won three awards for the best presenter and the best research paper on waste to energy session; Best PGIA student paper. Published in the Journal of Tropical Agricultural Research. Vol. 21(4):378-390(2010) ISSN: 1016.1422.
  • D.A.S. Gamage, G.W.N.L. Sarathchandra, B.F.A. Basnayake and W.A.J.M. de Costa. Lysimeter simulation of paddy straw landfill bioreactor for optimum gas production. 21st Annual congress Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, 19-20 November 2009. Published in the Journal of Tropical Agricultural Research. Vol. 21(2):177-188(2010) ISSN: 1016.1422.
  • I.H. Jayasinghe, B.F.A. Basnayake, K.S.P. Amarathunga, P.B.R. Dissanayake Rathnayake. Environmental conservation efforts in developing textile wastes cement blocks. 21st Annual congress Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, 19-20 November 2009. Published in the Journal of Tropical Agricultural Research. Vol. 21(2):126-133(2010) ISSN: 1016.1422.
  • W.P.S. Perera, B.F.A. Basnayake and H.K.P.P. Kariyawasam. Impact of capacity mobilization on solid waste management: A case study in Kundasale Pradeshiya Sabha. 21st Annual congress Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, 19-20 November 2009. Published in the Journal of Tropical Agricultural Research. Vol. 21(3):238-246(2010) ISSN: 1016.1422.
  • R. Thivyatharsan, H.A.Y.R Gunarathna , B.F.A. Basnayake, and L.W. Galagedara. Determination of suitability and evaluation of a composite liner system for designing a landfill bioreactor on confined bedrock at Sammanthurai. 21st Annual congress Post Gratuate Institute of Agriculture, 19-20 November 2009. Published in the Journal of Tropical Agricultural Research. Vol. 21(3):266-274(2010) ISSN: 1016.1422.
  • S.A.D.N. Senevirathne, B.F.A. Basnayake, A.S.H. Chandrasena and N.P. Rathnayake. Design challenge of converting Thirupperumthurai dumpsite quarry to a landfill bioreactor. 21st Annual congress Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, 19-20 November 2009. Published in the Journal of Tropical Agricultural Research. Vol. 21(4):368-377(2010) ISSN: 1016.1422.
  • S.N.M. Menikpura, B.F.A . Basnayake. 2009. New applications of 'Hess Law ' and comparisons with models for determining calorific values of Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW) in Sri Lankan context. Renewable Energy 34(6): 1587-1594.
  • E.G.W. Gunawardana, S. Shimada, B.F.A. Basnayake and T. Iwata .2009. Influence of Biological Pre-treatment of Municipal Solid Waste on Landfil Behaviour in Sri Lanka. Waste Management 27(5):456-462.
  • S.N.M. Menikpura, B.F.A. Basnayake, P.B. Boyagoda and I.W. Kularathne. Application of Waste to Energy Concept Based on Experimental and Model Predictions of Calorific Values for Enhancing the Environment of Kandy City.2007. 19th Annual congress Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, 14-16 November 2007. Won two awards for the best presenter and the best research paper on Culture and Environment session. Published in the Journal of Tropical Agricultural Research. Vol. 19:389-400(2007) ISSN: 1016.1422.
  • B. F. A. Basnayake, C. Chiemchaisri and C. Visvanathan, (2006). Wastelands Clearing up after the tsunami in Sri Lanka and Thailand. Waste Management World, March/April 2006 Issue, pp. 31-38.
  • B.F.A. Basnayake, C. Visvanathan, R.M. Wimalaweera. and N. R.C. Mannapperuma. (2006). Microbial Reaction Kinetics for Correlating First Phase Anaerobic Reactions in Laboratory and Pilot Scale Digesters. Asian journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Science, Vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 405-411 (ISSN: 0972-3005).
  • B.F.A. Basnayake and K.M. Ekanayake Evaluation of Different MSW Landfill Pretreatment (Composting) systems in Sri Lanka, in Management and Landfilling of Solid Waste in Developing Countries. Ed. Diaz L.F., G.M. Savage, and L.L. Eggerth., CalRecovery, Inc. 2454 Stanwell Drive Concord CA.
  • B.F.A. Basnayake, C. Chiemchaisri, and M.I.M. Mowjood. (2005). Solid Wastes Arise From the Asian Tsunami Disaster and Their Rehabilitation Activities: Case Study of Affected Coastal Belts in Sri Lanka and Thailand.
  • T. Norbu, C. Visvanathan, and B.F.A. Basnayake. (2005). Pretreatment of Municipal Solid Waste Prior to Land filling. Journal of Waste Management. Pp 997-1003.
  • S. Sasikala, M.I.M. Mowjood, and B.F.A. Basnayake. (2005). Formulation of Harvesting Regimes from Bulrush (Scirpus grossus L.f.) Growth Responses to MSW Leachate in Constructed Wetlands with Coir-Based Media. Proceeding of the 17th Annual Congress of the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya held on the 24-25th November 2005. Published in the Journal of Tropical Agricultural Research. Vol. 17:125-134(2005).
  • N.R.C. Mannapperuma and B.F.A. Basnayake. (2004). Tropical Climatic Influence on Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Dynamics-Lysimeter Studies. Proceeding of the 16th Annual Congress of the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya held on the 18-19th November 2004. Published in the Journal of Tropical Agricultural Research. Vol. 16.
  • A. Paramsothy, R.M. Wimalaweera, B.F.A. Basnayake and Wijesinghe, D.T.N. (2004). Optimizing Hydrolyss/Acidogenesis Anaerobic Reactor with the Application of Microbial Reaction Kinetics. Proceeding of the 16th Annual Congress of the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya held on the 18-19th November 2004. Published in the Journal of Tropical Agricultural Research. Vol. 16.
  • B.F.A. Basnayake and A.K. Karunarathne. (2004). A comparative study of windrow and static pile MSW composting methods in Sri Lanka by Journal of the Agricultural Engineering Society of Sri Lanka (AESSL) vol. 8 (pg 9-23).
  • J.P.D.A.K. Pathirana, M.I.M. Mowjood, and B.F.A. Basnayake. (2004). Investigation on Phosphate Accumulation in Parakrama Samudraya and Kalawewa Reservoirs. Agricultural Engineering Society of Sri Lanka (AESSL) Volume 8.
  • Subramaniam Sathivel,  Witoon Prinyawiwatkul,  Ioan I. Negulescu, Joan M. KingIand and B. F. A. Basnayake. 2003. Thermal degradation of FA and catfish and menhaden oils at different refining steps. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 80 (11), 1131-1134.
  • N.K. Jagath Madugeethika, B.F.A. Basnayake and K. Nirosha. (2002). Development of an Integrated Solid Waste Management System for Three Local Authorities in Sri Lanka through Capacity Mobilization. 14th Annual Congress of the PGIA, Journal Of tropical Agriculture, University of Peradeniya 21-22, November.
  • A.S. Ranaweera, R.O. Thattil and B.F.A. Basnayake. (2002). The Use of Statistics to Estimate Critical Moisture Content of Green Leaf and it's Application on the Leaf Payment. Submitted to the Sri Lankan Journal of Applied Statistics, Volume 3 2002 ISSN 1391-4987
  • B.F.A. Basnayake and T. Mikunthan. (2000). Carbon as an Oxygen Fertiliser for Lowland Paddy Cultivation. Proc. of 8th Annual Sessions of Jaffna Science Association, 2000. Vol. 8, Number 1.
  • A.S. Ranaweera, R.O. Thattil. and B.F.A. Basnayake. (1993). Effect of Temperature on Optimum Fermentation Period for CTC Type Teas. Journal of Tropical Agricultural Research, Vol. 5.
  • A.S. Ranaweera, R.O. Thattil and B.F.A. Basnayake. (1994). Effect of some Controllable Parameters on Optimization of Characteristics in CTC Type Teas. Tropical Agricultural Research, Vol. 6.
  • P.B. Kulasekera and B.F.A Basnayake. (1993). Testing and Evaluation of a Cardamom Dryer. Journal of Agricultural Engineering, Volume 5, Series 1.
Conference Papers
  • D.A.S. Gamage, B.F.A. Basnayake, W.A.J.M. De Costa, and P.G.A.L. Tilakarathne. 2012. Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium Leaching from a Soil Amended with Paddy Husk Charcoal Coated Urea. Accepted to present in International Conference on Chemical Sciences, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 20-22, June 2012.
  • S.S.R.M.D.H.R. Wijesekara, Meththika Vithanage, B.G.N Sewwandi, Nalin de Silva and B.F.A. Basnayake.. Contamination of wetlands through transport of pollutants generated from the municipal solid waste open dumpsite, Kandy, Sri Lanka. Under Review process. to be presented in Japan Geoscience Union. Makuhari, Messe. 20-25 May 2012.
  • S.S.R.M.D.H.R. Wijesekara, Kushani Mahatantila, D.R.M.R.D.P. Eheliyagoda, Sonia S.Mayakaduwa, B.F.A. Basnayake and Meththika Vithanage. 2012. Fate and transport of pollutants generated from the Gohagoda open dumpsite, Kandy, Sri Lanka. Accepted to present in International symposium on water quality and human health: challenges ahead. Postgraduate institute of science (PGIS), UoP, Sri Lanka. 22-23 March 2012.
  • Vithanage M , Wijesekara, S.S.R.M.D.H.R, Dideriksen K., Basnayake B.F.A and S.L.S. Stipp. Application of organic compound treated nanoscale zero valent iron for remediation of COD and dissolved metal from landfill leachate in the humid tropics. Accepted to present in the 6th Pacific Basin Conference on Adsorption Science and Technology. Taipei, Taiwan. March 11-14 2012.
  • H. Wijesekara, K. Dideriksen, I. P. L. Jayarathne, R. M. A. U. Rajapaksha and B. F. A. Basnayake and M. Vithanage. 2011. Application of nano-zero valent iron for landfill leachate treatment in the tropics. Accepted to present in Twenty-Seventh International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management. Department of Civil Engineering, Widener University. Philadelphia, PA,USA. March 11-14 2012.
  • Nalin de Silva, S.S.R.M.D.H.R. Wijesekara, B.F.A. Basnayake and Meththika Vithanage. Application of Geophysical tools for ground investigation and characterization, Gohagoda open dumpsite, Kandy. In: Annual Session of Geological Society of Sri Lanka, February 2012. At Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • D.A.S. Gamage, B.F.A. Basnayake, W.A.J.M. Costa and N.K. Wijewardane. Biochar coated urea as a slow releasing fertilizer and evaluation of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium leaching. . In: International conference on the impact of climate change on agriculture, On 20th December 2011, at FoA, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.
  • B.F.A. Basnayake, R.T.K. Ariyawansha, S.A.D.N. Senevirathne. A mathematical predictions on poor response to fertilizer applications for increased paddy and tea productions and remedial measures with biochar and integrated pest management programmes in Sri Lanka. In international symposium on Agriculture and Environment, On November 9th 2011, at FoA, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.
  • R.T.K. Ariyawansha, B.F.A. Basnayake, S.A.D.N. Senevirathne, H.A.Y.R. Gunarathne, A.S.H. Chandrasena, K.M. Ekanayake, P.G.A.L. Thilakarathne. Design and development of a leachate treatment system for rehabilitating of the Gohagoda dumpsite in Kandy. In international symposium on Agriculture and Environment, On November 9th 2011, at FoA, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.
  • W.W.C.K. Chandrasekara, B.F.A. Basnayake, R.T.K. Ariyawansha, S.A.D.N. Senevirathne, A.S.H. Chandrasena. Performance evaluation of the waste collection and transport system of Kandy municipal council area. In international symposium on Agriculture and Environment, On November 9th 2011, at FoA, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.
  • R.T.K. Ariyawansha, N. Nimalan, S.A.D.N. Senevirathne, B.F.A. Basnayake. Estimation of material and energy recovery potential from Gohagoda dumpsite. In 16th International Forestry and Environment symposium on 28th -29th October 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • G.H.C.R. Sanjeewa, B.F.A. Basnayake, Sunethra Gunathilaka. Design and development of municipal solid waste pyrolyzer for producing high quality biochar. In 16th International Forestry and Environment symposium 28th -29th October 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • S.S.R.M.D.H.R. Wijesekara, A. Rajapaksha, L. Jayarathhe, B.F.A Basnayake and Meththika Vithanage. The temporal variation of landfill leachate quality at Gohagoda dumpsite. In 16th International Forestry and Environment symposium 28th -29th October 2011.
  • S.S.R.M.D.H.R Wijesekara, R. M. A. U. Rajapaksha, I. P.L Jayarathne, B.F.A Basnayake and Meththika Vithanage. Toxic metals in soils contaminated by landfill leachate in Kandy area, Sri Lanka. The 12th Annual Conference of Thai Society of Agricultural Engineering "International Conference in Agricultural Engineering" (Novelty, Clean and Sustainable) Chon-Chan Pattaya Resort, Chonburi, Thailand; 31st March - 1st April 2011.
  • S.S.R.M.D.H.R Wijesekara, R. M. A. U. Rajapaksha, I. P.L Jayarathne, M.Vithanage and B.F.A Basnayake. 2011. Toxic metals in soils contaminated by landfill leachate in Gohagoda dumpsite, Kandy, Sri Lanka. In: GSSL Annual Symposium. 25-26 February 2011.
  • R.T.K. Ariyawansha, A.S.H. Chandrasena, B.F.A. Basnayake, S.A.D.N. Senevirathne. Development of a sustainable Environmental Preservation Centre (EPC) at Nawalapitiya for Urban Solid Waste Management. In International Conference on Sustainable Build Environment - 13th - 14th December 2010, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
  • M.T.M. Mahees, C. Sivayoganathan and B.F.A. Basnayake. Consumption, solid waste generation and water pollution in Pinga Oya. Presented on 22nd annual congress of the PGIA, UoP, Peradeniya Sri Lanka on 25th -26th November 2010.
  • D.A.S. Gamage, S.S.R.M.D.H.R. Wijesekara, G.W.N.L. Sarathchandra, B.F.A. Basnayake and W.A.J.M. Costa. Estimation of nitrate and phosphate leaching from lysimeter simulation of rice straw bioreactor and evaluation of fertilizer quality of resulting compost. Presented on 22nd annual congress of the PGIA, UoP, Peradeniya Sri Lanka on 25th -26th November 2010.
  • S.S. Janen, B.F.A. Basnayake. 2010. Improve quality of brackish water through biofilter system combine with clay and waste polythene liner. In International Forestry & Environmental Symposium 2010, Sri Lanka, on 26th and 27th November 2010 at the Department of Forestry & Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
  • R. Thivyatharsan, H.A.Y.R Gunarathna, B.F.A. Basnayake, and P. Kuruparan. Performance and suitability of landfill bioreactor with low cost biofilm contained clay-waste polyethylene-clay composite liner system for tropical climates of Asian countries. In the eighth Asian-Pacific Landfill Symposium, 27th -29th October, 2010, Seoul, Korea.
  • B.F.A. Basnayake. Cooperate Partnership for mitigation of global disorder. In 3rd International Symposium 'New horizons in Humanities & Sciences towards Sustainable Development ', 26 - 28th August 2010 Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka.
  • R.T.K. Ariyawansha, Lahiru N. Jayakody , H.A.Y.R. Gunarathne, S.A.D.N. Senevirathne, P. Kuruparan, W.W.C.K. Chandrasekara , R. Thivyatharsan, B.F.A. Basnayake. Estimation of waste generation and solid waste characterization at Kalmunai Municipal Council and Sammanthurai Pradeshiya Sabha. In 3rd International Symposium 'New horizons in Humanities & Sciences towards Sustainable Development ', 26 - 28th August 2010 Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka.
  • N. Madanayake. L.N. Jayakody, S.K. Gunathilake, B.F.A. Basnayake. Optimization of rice straw hydrolysis to convert lingo- cellulose to simple sugars. In 3rd International Symposium 'New horizons in Humanities & Sciences towards Sustainable Development ', 26 - 28th August 2010 Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka.
  • A.C. Shamendra, S.S.R.M.D.H.R. Wijesekara, S.K. Gunathilake, W.W. C.K. Chadrasekara, B.F.A. Basnayake. Modification and evaluation of the upflow methanogenic phase reactor for domestic biogas plant. In 3rd International Symposium 'New horizons in Humanities & Sciences towards Sustainable Development ', 26 - 28th August 2010 Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka.
  • S.S.R.M.D.H.R. Wijesekara, R.T.K. Ariyawansha, W.W.C. K. Chadrasekara, B.F. A. Basnayake. Determination of pseudo natural attenuation of leachate emission from Gohagoda dumpsite in Kandy. In 3rd International Symposium 'New horizons in Humanities & Sciences towards Sustainable Development ', 26 - 28th August 2010 Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka.
  • D.A.S. Gamage, N.L. Sarachchandra, B.F.A.Basnayake, and W.A.J.M. Costa Lysimeter Simulation of Paddy Straw Landfill Bioreactor to Generate Biogas and Minimize Ground Water Pollution. In 9th Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and production 10th - 12th June 2010. Colombo Sri Lanka.
  • R.T.K. Ariyawansha, B.F.A. Basnayake, H.K.P.P. Kariyawasam, I.H. Jayasinghe. Applications of double layer compost biofilter for odor control in industrial and waste management facilities in Sri Lanka. In 9th Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and production 10th - 12th June 2010. Colombo Sri Lanka.
  • M.T.M. Mahees, C. Sivayoganathan, and B.F.A. Basnayake. 2010. Food Consumption, Solid Waste Generation and Water Pollution in Pinga Oya Sub-catment, Sri Lanka. In 12th Royal Asiatic International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies, on 18th -20th March 2010 Venue: Gamini Dissanayake Auditorium, Mahaweli Centre, 96, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07.
  • D.A.S. Gamage, G.W.N.L. Sarathchandra, B.F.A. Basnayake and W.A.J.M. de Costa. Lysimeter simulation of paddy straw landfill bioreactor for optimum gas production. 21st Annual congress Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, 19-20 November 2009.
  • I.H. Jayasinghe, B.F.A. Basnayake, K.S.P. Amarathunga, P.B.R. Dissanayake Rathnayake. Environmental conservation efforts in developing textile wastes cement blocks. 21st Annual congress Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, UoP. 19-20 November 2009.
  • W.P.S. Perera, B.F.A. Basnayake and H.K.P.P. Kariyawasam. Impact of capacity mobilization on solid waste management: A case study in Kundasale Pradeshiya Sabha. 21st Annual congress Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, UoP. 19-20 November 2009.
  • R. Thivyatharsan, H.A.Y.R Gunarathna , B.F.A. Basnayake, and L.W. Galagedara. Determination of suitability and evaluation of a composite liner system for designing a landfill bioreactor on confined bedrock at Sammanthurai. 21st Annual congress Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, UoP. 19-20 November 2009.
  • S.A.D.N. Senevirathne, B.F.A. Basnayake, A.S.H. Chandrasena and N.P. Rathnayake. Design challenge of converting Thirupperumthurai dumpsite quarry to a landfill bioreactor. 21st Annual congress Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, UoP. 19-20 November 2009.
  • R.T.K. Ariyawansha, B.F.A. Basnayake, K.P.M.N. Pathirana and A.S.H. Chandrasena. Open dump simulation for estimation of pollution levels in wet tropical climates. 21st Annual congress Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, UoP. 19-20 November 2009.
  • H.A.Y.R Gunarathna, S.A. Karunarathne, B.F.A. Basnayake, L.W. Galagedara and T. Sangeetha. Evaluation of reactivity and inhibitions in developing municipal solid waste landfill bioreactors for tropical climatic conditions. 21st Annual congress Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, UoP. 19-20 November 2009.
  • B.F.A. Basnayake. Waste and environmental management. In 1st National Symposium on Natural Resources Management, 29 - 30th August 2009 Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka.
  • S.A.D.N. Senevirathne, S.N.M. Manikpura, B.F.A. Basnayake and H.A.Y.R. Gunarathne.Estimation of the landfill gas extraction potential for power generation to rehabilitate Gohagoda dumpsite. Accepted to present 1st National Symposium on Natural Resources Management, Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka.
  • H.A.Y.R.Gunarathna, B.F.A. Basnayake, I. H. Jayasinghe and S.A.D.N Senevirathne. Design and construction of landfill bioreactor for developing countries under tropical climatic conditions. In 1st National Symposium on Natural Resources Management, 29 - 30th August 2009 Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka.
  • S.W.G.R.T.K. Ariyawansha, B.F.A. Basnayake, W.D.N.P. Darmaweera and K. Sithamparanathan. Wet and dry layered humidified biofilter for destruction of gaseous contaminants from composting of municipal solid waste. In 1st National Symposium on Natural Resources Management, 29 - 30th August 2009 Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka.
  • B.F.A. Basnayake, S.N.M. Menikpura and L. N Jayakody. Waste to wealth: renewable energy recuperation from dumpsite rehabilitation. 2009. In world renewable energy congress 2009 Asia. The 3rd international conference on Sustainable energy and environment 18-23 May 2009 Bangkok Thailand.
  • L. N. Jayakody, B.F.A.Basnayake, C.K.Illeperuma and A.M. Ranasinghe. Optimizing Continues Ethanol Fermentation System. 2009. In world renewable energy congress 2009 Asia. The 3rd international conference on Sustainable energy and environment 18-23 May 2009 Bangkok Thailand.
  • S.N.M. Menikpura, B.F.A. Basnayake, H.A.Y.R. Gunarathne, A.H.S. Chandrasena. 2008. Development of Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) Systems in Sri Lanka. In 2nd International conference 8th -12th July 2008, University of Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka.
  • K.P.M.N Pathirana, B.F.A. Basnayake. 2008. Characterization of landfill leachate from open dumpsites in Colombo district, Sri Lanka. In 2nd International conference 29 - 30th August 2009, University of Sabragamuwa, Sri Lanka.
  • L.N. Jayakody, B.F.A. Basnayake, A. M. Ranasinghe. 2008. Isolation of local yeast strain with high level of ethanol tolerance. In 2nd International conference 29 - 30th August 2009, University of Sabragamuwa, Sri Lanka.
  • S.N.M. Menikpua, B.F.A. Basnayake, K.P.M.N. Pathirana, S.A.D.N. Senevirathne. 2008. Prediction of Present Pollution Levels in Gohagoda Dumpsite and Remediation Measures: Sri Lanka. Ac In the fifth Asian-Pacific Landfill Symposium, 22nd -24th October, 2008, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
  • K. P. K. Jayakody, L .N. Jayakody, A. K. Karunarathna and B. F.A. Basnayake. 2008. Municipal solid waste management system and solid waste characterization at Hikkaduwa secretariat, Galle, sri lanka : Sri Lanka In APLAS international symposium 22rd -24th October, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
  • Benedict. F.A Basnayake, Sampath A. Karunarathne, Heenpallaarachchige Y.R. Gunarathne, Sangeetha Murugathasan. 2008. Evaluation of reactivity and inhibitions in municipal solid waste dumpsites and landfills in the humid tropical regions in Sri Lanka. In APLAS international symposium 22rd -24th October, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
  • Egodaha Gedara W. Gunawardana, Sohei Shimada, Benedict. F.A. Basnayake, Tomoko Iwata. 2008. Evaluation of microbial dynamic and organic waste degradation in municipal solid waste landfills in Sri Lanka. In APLAS international symposium 22rd -24th October, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
  • S.N.M. Menikpura, B.F.A. Basnayake, K.P.K. Jayakody, A.S.H.Chandrasena .Development of a Protocol for Waste Characterization of MSW.2007. Proceedings Sardinia 2007, International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium 1st- 5th October 2007, Italy.
  • S.N.M. Menikpura, S.W.G.R.T.K. Ariyawansha, B.F.A. Basnayake, and Y.G.W.G.M.C. Tharinda . 2007. Design and Development of Biofilters for Controlling Odor Emissions from Composting of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). International Conference proceedings on Solid Waste Management, Chennai, India, 5-7 September, 2007.
  • B.F.A Basnayake, A.K Karunarathna, A.S.H Chandresena and M.W Jayaweera. 2007. An experimental approach for developing a sustainable landfill in Kaduwela, Sri Lanka. International Conference proceedings on Solid Waste Management, Chennai, India, 5-7 September, 2007.
  • Menikpura, S.N.M., Basnayake, B.F.A., Boyagoda, P.B.and Kularathne, I.W. Application of Waste to Energy Concept Based on Experimental and Model Predictions of Calorific Values for Enhancing the Environment of Kandy City.2007. 19th Annual congress Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, 14-16 November 2007.
  • K.P.K. Jayakody, S.N.M. Menikpura , B.F.A Basnayake and R. Weerasekara .Development and evaluation of hydrolytic/acidogenic first stage anaerobic reactor for treating municipal solid waste in developing countries. International Conference proceedings on Solid Waste Management, Chennai, India, 5-7 September, 2007.
  • Nalin Mannapperuma, B.F.A. Basnayake. Administrative and regulative mechanisms of waste management in western province of Sri Lanka. ). Proceedings International Conference on Solid Waste Management, Chennai, India, 5-7 September, 2007.
  • H.A.Y.R Gunarathna, A.S.B. Kapukotuwa, A.K. Karunarathna, and B.F.A. Basnayake .Construction and Evaluation of a Low Cost, Wasted Polyethylene Based Liner for small Landfills. Proceedings International Conference on Solid Waste Management, Chennai, India, 5-7 September, 2007.
  • Esakku S., Obuli P. Karthikeyan, Kurian Joseph, R. Nagendran, K. Palanivelu, K.P.M.N. Pathirana, A.K. Karunarathna and B.F.A. Basnayake .Seasonal Variations in Leachate Characteristics from Municipal Solid Waste Dumpsites in India and Sri Lanka. Proceedings International Conference on Solid Waste Management, Chennai, India, 5-7 September, 2007.
  • Basnayake, B.F.A. (2006) "Post Tsunami Capacity Building Efforts in Managing Solid Wastes" Keynote speech, WASTECON 2006, Lord Charles Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa, from 5-8 September, 2006.
  • Basnayake, B.F.A., Subramanium, U., Jayakody, K. P.K., Chandrasena, A.S.H. (2006). Selection and evaluation of a feasible integrated disposal facility for managing municipal solid waste (MSW) in western province of Sri Lanka. APLAS IV, Shanghai, China.
  • Basnayake B.F.A. and Ekanayake K.M. (in press) Evaluation of Different MSW Landfill Pretreatment (Composting) systems in Sri Lanka, in Management and Landfilling of Solid Waste in Developing Countries. Ed. Diaz L.F., G.M. Savage, and L.L. Eggerth., CalRecovery, Inc. 2454 Stanwell Drive Concord CA.
  • Somathilaka E.G.W., Ishari W.K.D.C., Basnayake B.F.A., Mannapperume N.R.C., Banadara J.M.R.S., "Microbial Dynamics in Simulated Landfill of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)" Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA USA. April 3 - 6, 2005.
  • Basnayake, B.F.A, Chiemchaisri, C. and Mowjood, M.I.M. (2005). Solid Wastes Arise From the Asian Tsunami Disaster and Their Rehabilitation Activities: Case Study of Affected Coastal Belts in Sri Lanka and Thailand. Winner of the Kriton Curi Award for Waste Management from Developing Counties at the Tenth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium - Sardinia 3-7 October 2005 at Santa Margherita di Pula (Cagliari ) Sardinia - Italy.
  • Konara Mudiyanselage Ekanayake, Benadict Basnayake, Sunethra Kanthi Gunatilake and Angodage Senaka Herath Chandrasena (2005). Introduction of Inclined Step Grade Composting System for Asian Countries (A Case Study in Tangalle Area in Sri Lanka). Presented at the Seventh International Summer Symposium in Narita, Japan held in July.
  • Basnayake, B.F.A and Ekanayake, K.M. (2005). Evaluation of Different Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Pretreatment (Composting) Systems in Sri Lanka. Presented at Tenth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium - Sardinia 3-7 October 2005 at Santa Margherita di Pula (Cagliari) Sardinia - Italy.
  • Sasikala, S., Mowjood, M.I.M. and Basnayake, B.F.A. (2005). Formulation of Harvesting Regimes from Bulrush (Scirpus grossus L.f.) Growth Responses to MSW Leachate in Constructed Wetlands with Coir-Based Media. Proceeding of the 17th Annual Congress of the PGIA, UoP held on the 24-25th November 2005.
  • Gunatilake, S.K., Basnayake, B.F.A., Somatilake, E.G.W., and Nirudaka, D.G.T. (2004). The Quality Improvement of Eppawala Appatitie in Sri Lanka as an Organic Fertilizer for Short Term Crops. The Sixth International Summer Symposium, Saitama University, Japan, July 31st 2004.
  • Layan, S.W. Gunasekara, Nalin R.C. Mannapperuma, Benedict F.A. Basnayake and Wasana E.G. Somathilaka. (2004). Evaluation of Different Methods of Composting as Pre Treatment of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) for Landfill. Proceedings of the 3rd Asian Pacific Landfill Symposium Organized by APLAS Kitakyushu, Japan. 27-29, October 2004.
  • Mannapperuma, N.R.C. and Basnayake, B.F.A. (2004). Tropical Climatic Influence on Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Dynamics-Lysimeter Studies. Proceeding of the 16th Annual Congress of the PGIA, UoP held on the 18-19th November 2004.
  • Paramsothy, A., Wimalaweera, R.M., Basnayake, B.F.A and Wijesinghe, D.T.N. (2004). Optimizing Hydrolyss/Acidogenesis Anaerobic Reactor with the Application of Microbial Reaction Kinetics. Proceeding of the 16th Annual Congress of the PGIA, UoP held on the 18-19th November 2004.
  • Mannapperuma N.R.C., Gunasekara L.S.W. and Basnayake B.F.A. (2003) Biological Pre-treatment of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) prior to Landfill. Proceeding of International workshop on Solid waste Landfill Technology in Asia, Bangkok, Thailand. (29-30 September 2003)
  • Visvanathan, C., Tränkler, J., Basnayake, B.F.A, Chiemchaisri, C., Joseph, K. and Gonming, Z. Landfill Management in Asia -Notions about Future Approaches to Appropriate and Sustainable Solutions (2003). Proceedings at the SARDINIA - 2003 - Ninth
  • International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, 6-10 October 2003, S. Margherita di Pula (Cagliari), Italy.
  • Premarathna, H.M.P.L., Nandasena, K.A. and Basnayake, B.F.A. (2003). Effective Levels of Compost for Improvement of Green Leaf Production of Tea in Mid Country Wet Zone. Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Research Session. Vol. 8 October 23.
  • Joseph, K., Visvanathan, C., Traenkler, J., Basnayake, B.F.A., Cheimchaisri, C. and Zhou, Gong-Ming (2003). Regional Networking for Sustainable Landfill Management in Asia. Workshop on Sustainable Landfill Management under the Asian Regional Research Programme on Environmental Technology (ARRPET)-SIDA at Chennai, India, December 2-5 page 39-47.
  • Tenzin, N., Visvanathan, C. and Basnayake, B.F.A. (2003). Pilot Scale Study on Pretreatment of Municipal Solid Waste Prior to Landfilling. Regional Networking for Sustainable Landfill Management in Asia. Workshop on Sustainable Landfill Management under the Asian Regional Research Programme on Environmental Technology (ARRPET)-SIDA at Chennai, India, December 2-5 page 111-122.
  • Basnayake, B.F.A., Gunathilake, S.K., Somathilaka E.G.W., Nirudaka G.D.T and Wimalaweera R.M (2003). Production of High Quality Phospho Compost by Increasing the Solubility of Eppawala Appatite presented at the Symposium on "Technologies for Environmental Protection and Sustainable" at the Hotel Renuka Colombo, Sri Lanka, 19th - 24th November.
  • Pathirage, S.K. and Basnayake, B.F.A. (2002). Analysis and Development of Quality Parameters for Municipal Solid Waste Compost Made in Inclined Step Grate (ISG) Composting Unit at Meewathura and Improvements to the system. Presented at the Annual Research Session 30th October 2002.
  • Madugeethika Jagath, N.K., Basnayake, B.F.A. and Nirosha, K, (2002). Development of an Integrated Solid Waste Management System for Three Local Authorities in Sri Lanka through Capacity Mobilization. 14th Annual Congress of the PGIA, University of Peradeniya 21-22, November.
  • Senanayake,S.S., Basnayake, B.F.A. and Mowjood, M.I.M., (2001). Aerated Soaking of Paddy for Rice Parboiling and it's Effects on Effluent Kinetics. Annual Research Session, University of Peradeniya.
  • Basnayake, B.F.A. & Mowjood M.I.M. (2001). Impact of Agricultural Practices and The Live Stock Industry on Waterways. Regional Training Program organized by the Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, held on the 3 October - 2 November 2001
  • Basnayake, B.F.A. (2001). Solid Waste Management Experience from Sri Lanka. Regional Training Program organized by the Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, held on the 3 October - 2 November 2001
  • Basnayake, B.F.A. (2001). Solid Waste Problems, Management and Recycling. Regional Training Program organized by the Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, held on the 3 October - 2 November 2001
  • Basnayake, B.F.A. (2001). Municipal Solid Waste Compost for Organic Agriculture. Annual Session of the National Agricultural Society of Sri Lanka on "Organic Agriculture: Trends and challenges" held on the 7th September 2001 at the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya
  • Basnayake, B.F.A. (2000). A Strategy to Reduce the Use of Asbestos as a Building Material in Sri Lanka. Proc. of International Conference on Hazardous Waste Management, Chennai, India.
  • Basnayake, B.F.A. & Mikunthan, T. (2000). Carbon as an Oxygen Fertiliser for Lowland Paddy Cultivation. Proc. of 8th Annual Sessions of Jaffna Science Association, 2000. Vol. 8, Number 1.
  • Basnayake, B.F.A. (2000). Workshop II on Environmentally Sustainable Solid Waste Management Practices in Sri Lanka. The Reduction and Confinement of Leachate in Engineered Landfills and Existing Landfill Sites-Final Report submitted to the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. Proc. of the Asian Regional Workshop on Environmental Technology, Thailand.
  • Rajakaruna C.S, Basnayake, B.F.A., & Jayatissa, D.N. (2000). Designing, construction and evaluation of an engineered sanitary landfill lysimeter. Annual Research Session, University of Peradeniya.
  • Basnayake, B.F.A. (1999). Environmentally Sustainable Solid Waste Management Practices in Sri Lanka. Asian Regional Workshop on Environmental Technology. Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Basnayake, B.F.A, Jayatissa, D.N. & Mahindapala, R.P. (1999). Improvement of Cultivation Practices in the Alfisols of the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka. Workshop on Tillage, Water Management, Crop Residue Management and Bio-Diversity in Sustainable Rainfed Farming in the "Dry Zone" of Sri Lanka.
  • Basnayake, B.F.A, Premeratne, K.P. & Jayatissa, D.N. (1999). Improvement of Alfisols Using Thermophilic Compost. Workshop on Tillage, Water Management, Crop Residue Management and Bio-Diversity in Sustainable Rainfed Farming in the "Dry Zone" of Sri Lanka.
  • Basnayake, B.F.A. (1999). Technical Aspects of Urban Waste Management. Workshop on Urban Waste Management conducted by Community Environment Initiatives Facility (CEIF).
  • asnayake, B.F.A. & Razmy A.M. (1998). Design of an Aeration System for the Inclined Step Grate Compost Making Vessel: Optimising the Chimney Effect. Annual Research Sessions 1998. University of Peradeniya.
  • Basnayake, B.F.A., Fernando, D.S. & Razmy, A.M. (1998). Development of Design Parameters for an Inclined Step Grate Compost Vessel to Treat Urban Solid Wastes. Forth annual symposium of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Basnayake, B.F.A. & Fernando, D.S. (1998). Testing and Evaluation of Paddy Husk Furnace for Tobacco Barns. 54th Annual Session, SLAAS.
  • Basnayake, B.F.A. & Fernando, D.S. (1998). The Design and Development of a Vertical Composition Bioreactor for Urban Solid Waste Management. 54th Annual Session, SLAAS.
  • Basnayake, B.F.A. & Fernando, D.S. (1998). The Effect of Solar Radiation Levels on the Airflow Rates through Chimney Assisted Aeration System for Making Compost from Urban Solid Wastes. 54th Annual Session, SLAAS.
  • Basnayake, B.F.A. & Razmy, A.M. (1998). Determination of Critical Parameters for Designing an Inclined Step Grate Compost Making Vessel. 54th Annual Session, SLAAS.
  • Dharmasena, G. & Basnayake, B.F.A. (1995). A Study of the Effect of Aerated Soaking on the Quality of Parboiled Rice. Annual Session, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS). University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Kulasekera, S. & Basnayake, B.F.A. (1995). Design, Development and Evaluation of a Paddy Husk Gasifier. Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya.
  • Weerasooriya, H. & Basnayake, B.F.A. (1995). Development and Quality Evaluation of an Aerated Soaked Process for Production of Mung Bean Dhal, Annual Session, SLASS.
  • Basnayake, B.F.A & Weerakoon, T.C.T. (1994). Development of a Slow Releasing Nitrogen Fertilizer and Technologies for Deep Placement of Fertilizer. Congress IESL.
  • Basnayake, B.F.A. (1991). Vital Technologies for the Survival of Plantations. Congress IESL.
  • Basnayake, B. F.A. (1989). Application of Suitable (sustainable) Technologies in Agriculture. Congress, Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL).
  • Esnouf, C, G.F. Goupillon & Basnayake, B.F.A. (1987). Mobile Straw Pyrolyser. Congress CEE, "Energy from Biomass"
Book Chapters
  • B.F.A. Basnayake and C. Visvanathan. 2010. Solid waste management in Sri Lanka. In Municipal solid waste management in Asia and the Pacific Islands. Chapter 12 , ed. P. Agamuthu and M. Tanaka, Penerbit ITB, JI. Ganesa 10, Bandung 40132, Indonesia. ISBN 978-979-1344-78-4.
  • Municipal solid waste management in Asia. 2004. Asian Regional Programme on Environmental Technology (ARRPET), Environmental Engineering and Management, School of Environment, Resource and development, Asian Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 04, Khlong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand. ISBN 974-417-258-1.
  • B.F.A Basnayake, (2001). Hazardous Waste Management: Policies and Practices in Asian Combination Publication with Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo. ISBN 92-833-2302-5. Capture 6: P 245-284.
Patents
  • 15676Composite clay-polyethylene biofilter liner and cover systems for enhancing landfill bioreactors and other bioremediation systems
  • 12567Quality improvements of made tea by vacuum drying
  • 10585A low pressure dehydration unit for processing agricultural products
  • 10836The invention of a sanitary composting process and equipment for urban solid waste management.
  • 10665Discovery of a process to retard the release of nitrogen fertilizer by using charcoal and manioc