Eng. K L S Sahabandu - Obtained BSc Honours degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Peradeniya, in 1980 and Post Graduate Diploma in Hydraulic Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, in 1985. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK in 1988 while winning the Patric Parson’s Prize for the best all round academic performance in Civil Engineering Department. He achieved his Chartered Engineer Status by admitting himself to the Corporate Membership of the Institution of Engineers (Sri Lanka) and The Institution of Civil Engineers (London) in 1985. Eng. Sahabandu is a Fellow of the Society of Structural Engineers, Sri Lanka (SSE, SL), and a Member of The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL), The Institution of Civil Engineers, (London) (I.C.E, London), the Association of Consulting Engineers, Sri Lanka (ACE, SL), the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), the Sri Lankan Geotechnical Society (SLGS), and the Sri Lanka National Committee on Large Dams (SLNCOLD).
Presently, Eng. Sahabandu is holding office of the General Manager of the Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau (CECB), the engineering premier and largest consultancy organization in Sri Lanka at which he has been building up his career since his joining there upon his graduation in 1980. As an employee CECB, Eng. Sahabandu has been in-charge for the structural and geotechnical designs of many nationally important projects undertaken by the Bureau such as the Central Bank Extension Project, Rehabilitation of Bomb Damaged Central Bank Headquarters, 23 Bridges of the first ever Southern Expressway Project, Construction of New Bridges after the colonial times for Sri Lanka Railways and the Defence Headquarters Project which is currently underway.
On professional service, Eng. Sahabandu is presently the President of the Society of Structural Engineers, of Sri Lanka, Vice President of both Sri Lanka National Committee of Large Dams (SLNCOLD) and the Sri Lankan Geotechnical Society (SLGS).
Recognizing his significant contributions to the engineering profession in Sri Lanka, the Construction Industry Development Authority (CIDA or formerly ICTAD) of Sri Lanka has awarded him the once in the life time Engineer Excellence Award in 2016.
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