Ms. Aparna Samaraweera's profile

BSc. (QS) Hons, SEDA (UK),  Reading PhD, CIMA passed finalist
Department of Building Economics,
Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka

Academic Qualifications

  • Reading for a PhD at Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa
  • B.Sc.(Hons) Quantity Surveying from the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Passed Finalist of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) - UK  

Professional Qualification

  • Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (2014) – University of Colombo
  • A graduate member of Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Sri Lanka (IQSSL)
  • A student member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS)
  • A student member of Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors (RICS)

Professional Activities

  • Assistant Coordinator of Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU) of Department of Building Economics
  • Visiting Lecturer-Collegeof QuantitySurveying,SriLankasince2014
  • Elected member by the Lecturers (Probationary) to the Faculty Board of Architecture, University of Moratuwa.
  • Resource Person to the Development Workshop for development of assessment resource for the occupation of Quantity Surveying Assistant organised by the National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority, Sri Lanka in 2015
  • Member– Technical Evaluation Committee, Universityof Moratuwaprojects
  • Member – Procurement Committees in University of Moratuwa Projects

Research Interests

  • Project culture
  • Project team
  • Leadership

Publications : Conference Papers

1 Samaraweera, A. and Senaratne, S., 2015. Leading the Project Team in Construction Projects through team development stages. 8th International Conference of Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU), University of Moratuwa – making built environments responsive, Colombo Sri Lanka 11-12 December 2015. 
2 Walimuni, W., De Silva L. and Samaraweera, A., 2015. Payment evaluation method for controlling environmental defilement in road construction projects in Sri Lanka. 4thWorld construction symposium -sustainable development in the built environment: green growth and innovative directions, Colombo  Sri Lanka 12 - 14  June 2015.
3 Samaraweera, A., Sandanayake, Y.G. and Senaratne, S., 2014. Conceptual framework for understanding construction project culture: a literature review. 3rdWorld construction symposium -sustainability and development in built environment: the way forward, Colombo  Sri Lanka 20 - 22  June 2014.
4 Samaraweera, A. and Senaratne, S., 2012. Understanding project culture in construction: a literature review. World construction symposium -global challenges in construction industry, Colombo  Sri Lanka 28 - 30  June 2012.
5 Samaraweera, A. and Senaratne, S., 2011. Effect of construction project team on its leadership: case studies in Sri Lanka. Pacific association of quantity surveyor’s 15th annual congress, Colombo Sri Lanka 23 - 26 July 2011. Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka.

Publications : Conference Papers


Samaraweera, A., Senaratne, S. andSandanayake, Y.G. (2016). “Conceptualising Construction Project Culture: Culture as a Root-Metaphor as Opposed to the Culture as a Variable”. International Journal of Construction Project Management.(Manuscript Submitted)


Samaraweera, A., Senaratne, S. andSandanayake, Y.G. (2016). “Methodology to Identify Inner Construction Project Culture through an Exploratory Case Study”. Architectural Engineering and Design Management.(Manuscript Submitted)


Senaratne, S. and Samaraweera, A.(2015). “Construction Project Leadership across the Team Development Process”. Built Environment Project and Asset Management. 5 (1), pp. 69 – 88.


  • Silver Medal of the 10thKANAGAWA International Art Exhibition held at Japan in 1999
  • Silver Medal for a painting in the SHANKAR International Children’s Competition held at India in 2001
  • Third Place in Copy Writing at National Level English Day Competition in 1994

Consultancy and Services Outside University

  • Project QuantitySurveyorfor the project construction and completion of proposed new hostel block for National Police Academy at Katana, 2014
  • Project Quantity Surveyor for the projectConstruction and completion of proposed new academic and administrative building for National Police Academy at Katana, 2014

Professional Experience (Industrial)

  • Contractor Quantity Surveyor at Access Engineering PLC, No 117, Dehiwala Road, Boralesgamuwa, Sri Lanka – from 08th August 2012 to 07th August 2013.
  • Consultant Quantity Surveyor at State Engineering Corporation of Sri Lanka, No 130, W.A.D.Ramanayake Mawatha, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka – from 08th August 2011 to 07th August 2012.