About

Amal Kumarage is a graduate in Civil Engineering of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He completed his PhD at the University of Calgary, Canada. He is a Senior Professor in the Department of Transport & Logistics Management, University of Moratuwa, a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Academic: He was responsible for the development of the Transportation Engineering Division of the University of Moratuwa (1990-1996), thereafter the introduction of the M.Sc. in Transport and the M.Eng. in Highway & Traffic Engineering, the MBA in Infrastructure and most recently the commencement of a new B.Sc. program in Transport & Logistics Management under a new department of study. He has published over 40 research papers winning the Prof EOE Pereira Award three times for the most outstanding research paper from the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka. He is also known for the development of the Uniroad traffic Signals and TransPlan traffic model widely used in Sri Lanka.
Advisor: In an advisory capacity to the Government of Sri Lanka he has been instrumental in several important policy, strategy and feasibility studies in transport, highways, urban development and planning sectors. Among these are the Land Transport Policy, Bus Transport Policy, New Parking Regulations, the Colombo Metropolitan Regional Structure Plan, the Bus Fares Policy, the New Road Traffic Act, Road Safety Strategy, Traffic Management Action Plan and several others most of which were initiated and led by him. He has also served as an Advisor to the Government of the Maldives and in numerous studies undertaken for the World Bank, ADB and JICA in study projects in Sri Lanka and other countries.
Administrator: Prof Kumarage has served two terms as the Chairman of the National Transport Commission (2004-2005 & 2008-2010), where he has successfully negotiated and introduced several strategic reforms in the bus sector. He has served on the Board of Directors of several agencies including the Road Development Authority (1995-2001) responsible for the national roads in Sri Lanka and the state bus company, the Sri Lanka Transport Board (2004). He also served as the head of two different academic departments in university (2004, 2008-2011). He is also the Immediate Past Chairman of the Chartered institute of Logistics & Transport Sri Lanka (CILTSL) and currently a Vice President of CILT International.
Civil Society: He is the Vice-President of the Sri Lanka Baptist Sangamaya (2012 to date) and served as the General Secretary of the Fellowship of Christian University Students (FOCUS) from 1991 to 1996. He is a lay preacher and with his wife Premila are resource persons for training young leaders. They have two children Aloka married to Anushke, and Arush.

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B.Sc. Eng. (Moratuwa), Ph.D. (Calgary), FCILT, MIE(SL), CEng

Specializations:

Transportation Planning, Transport Policy & Regulation, Highway Planning, Public Transport Operations, Project Appraisal, Traffic Engineering, Road Safety, Urban Transport

Present Designations:
  • Senior Professor Dept Transport & Logistics Management, University of Moratuwa
  • International Vice President, Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport
  • Chairman, National Transport Commission, Sri Lanka
  • Senior Adviser, Ministry of Internal Transport, Sri Lanka
Previous Designations :
  • Endeavour Executive Fellow (2014)
  • Immediate past- Chairman, Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport Sri Lanka (till 2012)
  • Head of Department, Transport & Logistics Management, UoM, SL (till 2011)