Mr Nimila Dushyantha

Eng. Mr. M.N.P. Dushyantha

Lecturer (Unconfirmed)

B.Sc. Eng. (Hons) in Mining and Minerals Processing Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
M. Phil in Earth Resources Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Doctor of Philosophy (Reading) in Mineral Processing, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Phone : (+94) 55 222 6676

  • Surface and Underground Mining
  • Mineral Processing
  • Geochemical Exploration

Ilankoon, I.M.S.K., Dushyantha, N.P., Mancheri, N., Edirisinghe, P.M., Neethling, S.J., Ratnayake, N.P., Rohitha, L.P.S., Dissanayake, D.M.D.O.K., Premasiri, H.M.R., Abeysinghe, A.M.K.B. and Dharmaratne, P.G.R., 2022. Constraints to rare earth elements supply diversification: Evidence from an industry survey. Journal of Cleaner Production, 331, p.129932.

Dushyantha, N.P., Ratnayake, N.P., Premasiri, H.M.R., Ilankoon, I.M.S.K., Hemalal, P.V.A., Jayawardena, C.L., Chandrajith, R., Rohitha, L.P.S., Abeysinghe, A.M.K.B., Dissanayake, D.M.D.O.K. and Dharmaratne, P.G.R., 2021. Leaching of Rare Earth Elements (REEs) from lake sediments around Eppawala phosphate deposit, Sri Lanka: A secondary source for REEs. Hydrometallurgy, 205, p.105751.

Kang, K.D., Ilankoon, I.M., Dushyantha, N. and Chong, M.N., 2021. Assessment of Pre-Treatment Techniques for Coarse Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) Recycling. Minerals, 11(10), p.1134.

Dushyantha, N., Ratnayake, N., Panagoda, H., Jayawardena, C. and Ratnayake, A.S., 2021. Phosphate mineral accumulation in lake sediment to form a secondary phosphate source: A case study in lake sediment around Eppawala Phosphate Deposit (EPD) in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Sediment Research, 36(4), pp.532-541.

Batapola, N., Dushyantha, N., Ratnayake, N., Premasiri, R., Abeysinghe, B., Dissanayake, O., Rohitha, S., Ilankoon, S. and Dharmaratne, P., 2021, July. Rare earth element potential in the beach placers along the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. In 2021 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon) (pp. 415-420). IEEE.

Dushyantha, N., Weerawarnakula, S., Premasiri, R., Abeysinghe, B., Ratnayake, N., Batapola, N. and Ranasinghe, M., 2021. Potential ecological risk assessment of heavy metals (Cr, Ni, and Co) in serpentine soil at Ginigalpelessa in Sri Lanka. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 14(13), pp.1-12.

Batapola, N.M., Dushyantha, N.P., Premasiri, H.M.R., Abeysinghe, A.M.K.B., Rohitha, L.P.S., Ratnayake, N.P., Dissanayake, D.M.D.O.K., Ilankoon, I.M.S.K. and Dharmaratne, P.G.R., 2020. A comparison of global rare earth element (REE) resources and their mineralogy with REE prospects in Sri Lanka. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 200, p.104475.

Dushyantha, N., Batapola, N., Ilankoon, I.M.S.K., Rohitha, S., Premasiri, R., Abeysinghe, B., Ratnayake, N. and Dissanayake, K., 2020. The story of rare earth elements (REEs): Occurrences, global distribution, genesis, geology, mineralogy and global production. Ore Geology Reviews, 122, p.103521.

Lakshika, P., Sandaruwan, R.A., Ranjith, P.H., Ratnayake, N.P., Jinadasa, K., Nimila, D., Shanaka, W. and Panchala, W.W., 2020. Sea-level inundation and risk assessment along the south and southwest coasts of Sri Lanka. Geoenvironmental Disasters, 7(1).

Weththasinghe, D.S.M., Ratnayake, N.P., Hemalal, P.V.A. and Dushyantha, N.P., 2021. Enhancing scientific and societal understanding of geohazards in Sri Lanka. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 501(1), pp.367-380.

Dushyantha, N.P., Hemalal, P.V.A., Jayawardena, C.L., Ratnayake, A.S. and Ratnayake, N.P., 2019. Application of geochemical techniques for prospecting unconventional phosphate sources: a case study of the lake sediments in Eppawala area Sri Lanka. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 201, pp.113-124.

Amalan, K., Ratnayake, A.S., Ratnayake, N.P., Weththasinghe, S.M., Dushyantha, N., Lakmali, N. and Premasiri, R., 2018. Influence of nearshore sediment dynamics on the distribution of heavy mineral placer deposits in Sri Lanka. Environmental earth sciences, 77(21), pp.1-13.

Ratnayake, N.P., Ratnayake, A.S., Azoor, R.M., Weththasinghe, S.M., Seneviratne, I.D.J., Senarathne, N., Premasiri, R. and Dushyantha, N., 2019. Erosion processes driven by monsoon events after a beach nourishment and breakwater construction at Uswetakeiyawa beach, Sri Lanka. SN Applied Sciences, 1(1), pp.1-11.

Research Assistant, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Mining Engineer, China Harbour Metal Quarry, Padukka, Sri Lanka

Associate Member of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL)

Associate Member of Geological Society of Sri Lanka (GSSL)

1st place in poster presentations category in the 2nd International Mineral Symposium held in Sri Lanka

  • MRT 325-2 Mining Methods
  • MRT 366-2 Pollution Control and Remediation
  • MRT 363-2 Quantity Surveying