Mr. Vijitha Disaratne's profile

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CH.QS. VIJITHA DISARATHNE
B.Sc. (QS) Hons, MBA (UK), RICS PM (Dip) (UK),
A.I.Q.S SL, MRICS, ACIArb, SEDA (UK)
Senior Lecturer
Department of Building Economics,
Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka

Academic Qualifications

  • MBA in Construction and Real Estate with Merit from the University of Reading
  • Bachelor's Degree in Quantity Surveying from University of Moratuwa
  • RICS Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management
  • 'Licentiate Part 1', 'Licentiate Part 2' and 'Professional Part 1' examinations conducted by 'The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka'
  • 'Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education' (CTHE) course, conducted by the University of Colombo
  • SEDA Certification

Professional Qualification

  • Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
  • Associate member of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (AIQSSL)
  • Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb). 

Professional Activities

  • Industrial Training Coordinator
  • Level Coordinator for level III B.Sc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying and B.Sc (Hons) in Facilities Management degree programmes
  • Member of Board of QuantitSurveying Education & Training,Institute of QuantitSurveyors, Sri Lanka from January 2012 onwards.

Subject Areas

Conducts lectures on Accountancy, Management Accountancy, Post Contract Management, Tendering and Estimating and Professional Practice in undergraduate programmes and Contract Administration in MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution Post Graduate programme.

Research Interests

  • Project management
  • Alternativedispute resolution
  • Procurement-Bidding/ Risk
  • Contracts administration
  • Claims management
  • Strategic marketing
  • Maintenancemanagement
  • Workplace issues
  • Industrial training and trainee and employer expectations

Publications : Journal Papers

  • Disaratna, P. A. P. V. D. S. (2009). "Implementation of Knowledge Management Processes and Practices in Construction Industry" SLQS Journal, 3(September 2009),  35-39.
  • Sivakumar Abiramy, Vijitha Disaratna and Perera, B.A.K.S, (2018) Critical Investigation of Quantity Surveyors Functions with regard to Workplace Time Management, CIDA Journal Vol.: XV, ISSN: 2012 – 8509

Publications : Conference Papers

  • Wickramasinghe B.M.S.M, Disaratna V., (2018). “Impact of Schedule Compression on Successful Delivery of Sri Lankan Construction Projects”. 11th FARU International Research Symposium, Built Environment for People, Galle
  • Fathima Sabrina Nazeer, Vishvanathan Prasad, Vijitha Disaratna, Pavithra Ganeshu (2018). “Labour Productivity in Plastering Works in Sri Lankan Construction Industry”. 11th FARU International Research Symposium, Built Environment for People, Galle
  • Vidana Gamage  Shanika, Yashoda Dissanayake, Vijitha Disaratna (2018). “Competencies of Quantity Surveyors in a Developing Economy”. 11th FARU International Research Symposium, Built Environment for People, Galle
  • Abeykoon H.M.A.K., Disaratna P.A.P.V.D.S., Wijewickrama M.K.C.S.malasena N.N., Weerasinghe R.P.N.P., Uthpala Rathnayake, (2018). “A Study on Payment Issues Faced by Construction Consultants in Sri Lankan Construction Industry”. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (pp.477-485). Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Silva K.G.G.D.V., Vijitha Disaratna, Dilakshan R., (2018). “Tendancy of Sri Lankan Construction Organisations in Adopting Enterprise Resource Planning Systems”. In Proceedings of the 7th World Construction Symposium, Built Asset Sustainability: Rethinking Design, Construction and Operations (pp.537-545). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders, Sri Lanka.
  • Srimal N.A.J.N., Vijitha Disaratna, Ganeshu P., (2018). “Impact of Ineffective Tendering Process on Construction Projects”. In Proceedings of the 7th World Construction Symposium, Built Asset Sustainability: Rethinking Design, Construction and Operations (pp.298-305). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders, Sri Lanka.
  • Vishnupriya G., Vijitha Disaratna, Wimalasena N.N., Weerasinghe R.P.N.P., Uthpala Rathnayake, (2017). “Work Stress of Facilities Managers in the Sri Lankan Context”. In Proceedings of the 6th World Construction Symposium, What’s New and What’s Next in the Built Environment Sustainability Agenda? (pp.495-504). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandrarathna B.A.S.W., Vijitha Disaratna, Anuruddika S.M.N., Wimalasena N.N., (2017). “Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) Model for Private Finance Initiatives for Large Scale Infrastructure Projects in Sri Lanka”. In Proceedings of the 6th World Construction Symposium, What’s New and What’s Next in the Built Environment Sustainability Agenda? (pp.417-430). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders, Sri Lanka.
  • Chanudha R.A.C., Vijitha Disaratna, Anuruddika S.M.N., Ariyachandra M.R.M.F., (2017). “Procurement System Selection Model for the Sri Lankan Construction Industry”. In Proceedings of the 6th World Construction Symposium, What’s New and What’s Next in the Built Environment Sustainability Agenda? (pp.327-349). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders, Sri Lanka.
  • Siriwardhana S.M.W.L., Vijitha Disaratna, Anuruddika S.M.N., Wimalasena N.N., (2017). “Opporuinities and Challenges Faced by the Sri Lankan Construction Companies in the Stock Market”. In Proceedings of the 6th World Construction Symposium, What’s New and What’s Next in the Built Environment Sustainability Agenda? (pp.316-325). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders, Sri Lanka.
  • Udayangani K.D.M.S., Vijitha Disaratna, Wimalasena N.N., Udara Ranasinghe, N.M. Pilanawithana, (2017). “Gaps in Existing Apartment Ownership Law of Sri Lanka”. In Proceedings of the 6th World Construction Symposium, What’s New and What’s Next in the Built Environment Sustainability Agenda? (pp.226-231). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders, Sri Lanka.
  • Sivakumar Abiramy,Vijitha Disaratna, Nishadi Anuruddika, (2016). “Strategies for Tactful Time Management for Quantity Surveyors”. In Proceedings of the 5th World Construction Symposium, Green Environment, Eco-Innovations & Entrepreneurship (pp.467-478). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders, Sri Lanka.
  • Udani S.H.M.I., Disaratna, P. A. P. V. D. S., Weerasinghe R.P.N.P., Madhusanka H.W.N., (2016). “Developing a Framework to Ensure Safety of Maintenance Workers in Sri Lankan Commercial Buildings”. In Proceedings of the 5th World Construction Symposium, Green Environment, Eco-Innovations & Entrepreneurship (pp.141-152). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders, Sri Lanka.
  • Sendanayake H. D., Disaratna, P. A. P. V. D. S., Francis M., (2015). “Mitigating Claims through Conflict Avoidance in Construction Industry”. In Proceedings of the 4th World Construction Symposium, Sustainable Development in Built Environment: Green Growth & Innovative Directions (pp.374-381). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders, Sri Lanka.
  • Sampath H. N. A., Disaratna, P. A. P. V. D. S., Francis M., (2015). “Minimising Variations in Lump Sum Contracts”. In Proceedings of the 4th World Construction Symposium, Sustainable Development in Built Environment: Green Growth & Innovative Directions(pp.361-373). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders, Sri Lanka.
  • Jayasinghe D. P. S. D., Disaratna, P. A. P. V. D. S., Weerasinghe R. P. N. P., (2015). “Framework for Ensuring Effectiveness of Maintenance in Building Services”. In Proceedings of the 4th World Construction Symposium, Sustainable Development in Built Environment: Green Growth & Innovative Directions(pp.270-281). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders, Sri Lanka.
  • Ganeshu P., Disaratna, P. A. P. V. D. S., Francis M., (2015). “Comprehensive Study about Sri Lankan Contractors’ Estimation Practice”. In Proceedings of the 4th World Construction Symposium, Sustainable Development in Built Environment: Green Growth & Innovative Directions (pp.181-191). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders, Sri Lanka.
  • Akalya Shanmuganathan, Vijitha Disaratna, Mathusha Francis (2014). “A Study of Procurement Selection for Bridge Construction”. In Proceedings of the 7th FARU International Research Symposium, Practice Based Research: Exploring Built Environment through Research (pp.112-121).
  • Rasanthi, H. L. S., Disaratna, P. A. P. V. D. S., Perera B. A. K. S., and Perera K. T. P. K. (2014). “Risk of using Bidding Strategies for a Contractor”. In Proceedings of the 3rd World Construction Symposium, Sustainability and Development in Built Environment (pp.490-502). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders, Sri Lanka
  • Samarajiwa, E. J., Dissaratna, P. A. P. V. D. S., and Francis, M. (2014). “Key challenges in conducting development appraisals in Sri Lanka”. In Proceedings of the Third world construction symposium 2014: Sustainability and Development in Built Environment (pp. 330-343). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders, Sri Lanka.
  • Dilshani,L. D. T., Disaratna, P. A. P. V. D. S. (2014). “A Review of ICTAD Standard Bidding Document 02 (2007) for Major Contracts”. In Proceedings of the Third world construction symposium 2014: Sustainability and Development in Built Environment (pp.36-46). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders, Sri Lanka.