MERCon 2015


Following is the finalized program.

April 7, 2015 Workshops
9:00am - 11:30am Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
by Prof. S. Rohan Munasinghe
9:00am - 12:00pm MEMS/NEMS
by Dr. Ranjith Amarasinghe
1:30pm - 4:30pm Industrial Robotics
by Dr. Harsha Abeykoon, Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Use the online form to register for workshops.
April 8, 2015 Conference
8.00am - 8:30am Registration
8.30am - 10:00am Technical Sessions:
  • T1S1: Chemical and Process Engineering (Civil Complex Lecture Room 2)
  • T2S1: Power Systems, Electrical Machines, & High voltage Engineering (Civil Complex Lecture Room 3)
  • T3S1: Energy & Mechanical Engineering Systems (Structural PG Room)
  • T4S1: Telecommunication Systems (Environmental PG Room)
10.00am - 10:30am Tea
10.30am - 12:00pm Inauguration & Keynote Speech by Prof. Arjuna Madanayaka (Auditorium)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:30pm Technical Sessions:
  • T1S2: Civil & Environmental Engineering (Civil Complex Lecture Room 2)
  • T2S2: Robotics & Control (Civil Complex Lecture Room 3)
  • T3S2: Transport, Logistics & Technology Management (Structural PG Room)
  • T4S2: Big Data & Software Engineering - I (Environmental PG Room)
2:30pm - 3:30pm Plenary Talks by Dr.Beshan Kulapala & Prof. Samantha Hettiarachchi (Auditorium)
3.30pm - 4:00pm Tea
4.00pm - 5:30pm Technical Sessions
  • T1S3: Textile and Apparel (Civil Complex Lecture Room 2)
  • T2S3: Machine Vision & Image Processing (Civil Complex Lecture Room 3)
  • T3S3: Materials Science & Engineering (Structural PG Room)
  • T4S3: Big Data & Software Engineering - II (Environmental PG Room)
MERCon 2015 Detailed Program (Updated)

MERCon 2015 Conference and Exhibition will be held in the Civil Engineering Complex at University of Moratuwa.

Registration Desk :
Dept. of Civil Engineering,
University of Moratuwa,
GPS Coordinates :
6.798381, 79.902652


Those who require an invitation letter (for your Visa process), please send an email mentioning your full name as it is on the passport, passport number, address, and the accepted paper title and paper number to

If you intend to visit Sri Lanka as a tourist, you may apply for tourist visa using the online visa application available at

The type of visa applicable for conferences is Business visit visa. Please fill the online form, if you intend to apply for business visa. Your details will be sent to visa applying country’s Sri Lankan mission through the Ministry of External Affairs, Sri Lanka. Please complete the form by March 16, 2015.


Majority of the hotels close to the University of Moratuwa is located in Mount Lavinia (~10 Km from conference venue). Several reliable hotels can be also found close to Moratuwa (2-3 Km from conference venue).

You can select a Hotel or a Hostel from the following booking sites according to your preference:

Sri Lankan Tourism

For more information visit official Sri Lanka Tourism Website

MERCon 2015 exhibition will showcase many projects based on undergraduate final year projects and sponsors. Details to be announced later.

Engineering Research Unit, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Telephone: +94 11 265 0286 ext. 3044, Facsimile: +94 11 265 0622, Email:

Developed by Chathura | Chanaka | Buddhi - Department of Computer Science & Engineering