ARC Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science & Engineering

RHD Students

Muditha Anuradhi Pallewattha

RHD Students


  • 2007
    Honours Degree of Bachelor of the Science of Engineering at Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka


  • 2010
    Civil Engineer, Department of Irrigation
  • 2007
    Civil Engineer, Sara Weerasuriya Associates

Research Interests

  • Unsaturated soil mechanics
  • Sub soil improvement with bio engineering aspects


  • Professor Buddhima Indraratna
  • Associate Professor Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn

Research Topic

Improvement of Soil Stability Along Rail Corridors Using Native Vegetation

Research Topic Brief Abstract

This research aims to develop an advanced shear strength model that captures and combines the root reinforcement effect with both osmotic and matric suction components generated in the soil through naturally coupled osmotic evapo-transpiration phenomenon.