Piumi 
MRS.  PIUMI DISSANAYAKE
B.Sc. (Hons) in FM, MPhil, SEDA (UK), MIFMSL, GREENSL®AP
Lecturer
Department of Building Economics,
Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka

Academic Qualifications 

  • MPhil, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Facilities Management, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka 

Professional Qualification

  • Member of the Institute of Facilities Management Sri Lanka (IFMSL)
  • Associate Professional of the Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBCSL)
  • Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), UK

Professional Activities

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Building Economics, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka since 2019 to date
  • Undergraduate Coordinator of B.Sc. (Hons) in Facilities Management Degree programme since December 2019 to date
  • Level Coordinator for level III B.Sc. (Hons) in Quantity Surveying and B.Sc. (Hons) in Facilities Management degree programmes from April 2019 to May 2020
  • Student counsellor, Faculty of Architecture since January 2020 to date
  • Member of the Architecture Faculty Board since February 2020 to date
  • Visiting Lecturer, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) since February 2020 to date
  • Council Member of the Institute of Facilities Management Sri Lanka (IFMSL) since 2015 to date
  • Member of Board of Publications, Institute of Facilities Management Sri Lanka (IFMSL) since 2017 to date
  • Secretary of the Institute of Facilities Management Sri Lanka (IFMSL) since March 2015 to July 2017

Teaching Areas

  • Facilities
  • Performance Management
  • Organisational Management
  • Operations Management
  • Workplace Planning and Design
  • Risk Management

Research Interests

  • Safety Culture
  • Occupational Safety and Health Management
  • Organisational Management
  • Facilities Management

Research Awards

  • Award of Excellence with Distinction in recognising of the Outstanding Research Performance during the year 2018

Publications : Journal Papers

  • Bandara, C. Dissanayake, D.M.P.P., Karunasena, G. and Madhusanka, M. (2018). Mitigation of challenges in sustaining green certification in the Sri Lankan hotel sector, Built Environment Project and Asset Management, Vol. 8 Issue: 5, pp.515-527 (Indexed in Scopus and ESCI)
  • Dissanayake D.M.P.P. and Fernando N.G. (2013). Factors Contributing Towards Establishing Positive Safety Culture in Manufacturing Sector, FARU Journal, Vol. 05 Issue 01, pp.233-
  • D.M.G.B. Kumarasiri and D.M.P.P. Dissanayake. Successful implementation of Waste to Energy Projects in Sri Lanka: A PESTEL Analysis to be published in Built Environment Project and Asset Management Special Issue on “Towards a Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Built Environment” (Indexed in Scopus and ESCI) – Under Review
  • M. Dasandara and D.M.P.P. Dissanayake. Negligence of the use of personal protective equipment among construction workers: Case studies in Sri Lanka to be published in Safety Science (Indexed in Scopus) – Under Review

Publications : Conference Papers

  • D.M.G.B. Kumarasiri, N.D.S. Silva, D.M.P.P. Dissanayake and A.U.A.A. Samaraweera. A State of Art in Managing Municipal Solid Waste through a Cultural Perspective. 10th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, 10 - 12 March 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) – (Indexed in Scopus)
  • D.M.G.B. Kumarasiri and D.M.P.P. Dissanayake. Stakeholders’ Involvement in Successful Implementation of Waste to Energy Projects: Case Studies in Sri Lanka. The 8th World Construction Symposium 2019, organised by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 08 - 10 November 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 535-546. (Indexed in Scopus)
  • Wijayaweera, A.W.D.H. D.M.P.P. Dissanayake and Fayasa, A.F. (2018). A Framework for Enhancing Occupational Safety and Health in Cement Manufacturing Industry in Sri Lanka. 15th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM 2018), organised by Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka on 06thDecember 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 913-931.
  • Fernando W.D.I.J., Dissanayake D.M.P.P., N.H.C. Manjula and Weerasinghe A.S. (2018). Key Performance Indicators for Measuring the Performance of Facilities Management Services in Hotel Buildings: A Literature Review. The 7th World Construction Symposium 2018, organised by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 29 June - 01 July 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp.356-364.
  • Fayasa, A.F. Lalith De Silva and Dissanayake D.M.P.P. (2018). Model for Analysing the Drivers and Barriers of E-procurement Adoption to Enhance the Performance of Procurement System in Sri Lanka. The 7th World Construction Symposium 2018, organised by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 29 June - 01 July 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 395-404.
  • Rifas M.M.M., Manjula N.H.C., Dissanayake D.M.P.P. and Soorige S.D.A. (2018). Managing Challenges of High-Rise Residential Buildings in Sri Lanka: A FM Framework. The 7th World Construction Symposium 2018, organised by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 29 June - 01 July 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 375-383.
  • Jayalath M.D.A., Dissanayake D.M.P.P. and Madhusanka, N. (2017). Effective Facilities Management Adaptation to the Technological Innovations in Commercial Buildings: The Sri Lankan Perspective. 14th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM), organised by The Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce (FMSC), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka on 08thDecember 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Thilochini A.R., Dissanayake D.M.P.P., Madhusanka, N. and Manjula N.H.C. (2017). Skills Management of Building Maintenance Technicians in Sri Lanka. The 10th International Research Conference, organised by General Sir Jhon Kotelawala Defense University, Sri Lanka on 03 - 04 August 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Bandara N.H.M.W.W.C.P.K., Dissanayake D.M.P.P., Gayani Karunasena and Nadun Madusanka (2017). Challenges in Maintaining the Green Certification in Sri Lankan Hotel Sector. The 6th World Construction Symposium 2017, organised by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 29-31 July 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 106 -113.
  • Jayathilaka B.S., Manjula N.H.C., Rathnayake U. and Dissanayake D.M.P.P. (2017). Promoting Flexible Workplace to Enhance Productivity of Office Worker. The 6th World Construction Symposium 2017, organised by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 29-31 July 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 350- 359.
  • Weerasinghe R.P.N.P., Dissanayake D.M.P.P., and Andarawera A.K. (2016). Industry Attractiveness of Outsourced Facilities Management Services in Sri Lanka. The 5th World Construction Symposium 2016, organised by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 30th June - 02nd July 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 273-283.
  • Manjula N.H.C., Dissanayake D.M.P.P. and Rajini P.A.D. (2015). Facilities Management Approaches for Sustainability. 6th International Conference on structural engineering and construction management 2015, jointly organised by University of Peradeniya, University of Moratuwa and University of Ruhuna on 11-14 December 2015, Kandy, Sri Lanka, pp. 187 -193.
  • Dissanayake D.M.P.P. and Fernando N.G. (2015). Strengthening the Safety Culture in Raw Rubber Processing Stage through Human Capacity Building: A Conceptual Framework. The 4th World Construction Symposium 2015, organised by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 12-14 June 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 437-448.
  • Silva S.N., Waidyasekara K.G.A.S and Dissanayake D.M.P.P. (2015). Comparative Study of Water Efficiency in Green and Non – Green Buildings in Apparel Industry in Sri Lanka. The 4th World Construction Symposium 2015, jointly organised by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 12-14 June 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 170-180
  • Dissanayake D.M.P.P. and Fernando N.G. (2014). Establishing a positive Safety Culture in Rubber Manufacturing Sector: Human Factors. World Construction Symposium 2014, organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 20– _22 June 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Dissanayake D.M.P.P. and Fernando N.G. (2013). Effective Approach for Strengthening the Human Capacity to Respond in Fire Disasters in Industrial Buildings. International Conference on Building Resilience 2013, organised by Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka 08th December 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 655-671.
  • Athapaththu A.M.S.U., Fernando N.G. and Dissanayake D.M.P.P. (2013). Effective Fire Safety Planning for Industrial Buildings: A Literature Review. World Construction Symposium 2013, organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 14 – 15 June 2013 at Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • D. M. P. P. Dissanayake and N. G. Fernando (2012). Role of Facilities Manager in Pre-disaster Risk Reduction Phase: A Literature Synthesis. 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, 2012, organized by University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, University of Melbourne, Australia, University of Calgary, Canada and Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBCSL) on 14-16 December 2012 at Earl’s Regency Hotel, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
  • D. M. P. P. Dissanayake and N. G. Fernando (2012). Role of Facilities Manager in Disaster Recovery Planning. FARU International Research Symposium, 2012, organized by Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU), University of Moratuwa on 24-25 August 2012 at Galle Fort, Sri Lanka. 

Publications : Other Publications

  • Manjula C. and Dissanayake P. IFMSL: Enabling the FM community of Sri Lanka. Insider
  • Weerasinghe R.P.N.P., Dissanayake D.M.P.P., and Andarawera A.K. (2016 November). Outsourced Facilities Management industry in Sri Lanka. Expanding Horizons 

Research Supervision

  • Co-supervision of a M.Sc. by Research student, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (April 2019 to date). Working Thesis Title: A ‘Cultural Framework’ to Manage Municipal Solid Waste in Sri Lanka.
  • Supervision of post graduate students for MSc in Occupational Safety and Health Management degree programme, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (June 2019- Present).
  • Supervision of dissertation students for B.Sc. (Hons) in Facilities Management degree programme, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (February 2014 - Present).

Consultancy Services

  • Involved in Building Surveying Consultancy Project, Lanka Hospitals Pvt Ltd, 2014
  • Involved in Green Labeling Projects carried out by Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBCSL)