ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday October 7, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 19
Financial Times  

LHI to export local knowledge in hydrodynamics

The Lanka Hydraulic Institute (LHI), is now fully geared to export local knowledge and expertise in hydrodynamics by providing consultancy services in coastal engineering, water resources hydrodynamic modelling of near-shore wave propagation and in river hydraulics, both in physical modelling and mathematical modelling.

This was disclosed by the Chief Executive Officer of the LHI Malith Mendis at a media conference held in Moratuwa recently.

LHI which maintains a state-of-the-art hydraulics laboratory in Moratuwa is currently engaged in hydraulic studies of the proposed new Colombo South Harbour, feasibility studies of the Hambantota sea port and in the salinity study of the Walawe Ganga. The premise of dealing effectively with multi-faceted projects through a wide and varied network of expert individuals and renowned local and foreign organizations is enhanced by LHI having the best state-of-the-art Hydraulics Laboratory in the Indian Ocean region. It gives LHI the impetus to provide total solutions in the field of hydraulics. LHI has a rigorous and comprehensive Quality Assurance system and is ISO 9000 certified. Mendis said the institute working for Sellhorn of Germany has carried out all wave, current, tide, float tracking and bottom grab samples measurements in Kish island, Iran.

LHI is currently engaged in several projects in Sri Lanka and overseas. The overseas projects include the modelling of Song-Do beach in Korea, a drainage project in the Maldives for USAID and modelling Ellaidhoo Island in the Maldives for John Keells.


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