Dissanayake assumes duties as new Surveyor General
A. Dissanayake assumed duties recently as the 52nd Surveyor General of the Survey Department.
He received his primary education from Sri Sumangala Maha Vidyalaya, Weligama and upon completing his Degree in Physical Science from the University of Ruhuna, he secured his first appointment in the Public Service on 1 March 1985 as an Assistant Superintendent, Surveys.
After successfully completing the Higher Diploma in Surveying from the Institute of Surveying and Mapping (ISM) Diyatalawa, he has been involved in the development chain of the country since 1988 by supervising surveyors in various parts of the country.
He received a scholarship under the United Nations Programme in 1991. After successfully completing his Master’s Degree (MSc) in Geodetic Science and Surveying from The Ohio State University in the US, he has contributed to various development activities by directing the Department in Geodetic surveying work, and has been working for a considerable period as a Senior Lecturer in Geodesy for ISM.
The Geodetic Survey Control Network which was established in 1800 was improved to adapt to the accuracy required for modern surveying. Towards this endeavour he was a pioneer in establishing the new geodetic control network using modern technology.
He later functioned as the Director of ISM, and contributed towards its development. A. Dissanayake who has held various positions during his tenure at the ISM has demonstrated excellent leadership through his skills and expertise in numerous aspects including the introduction of modern technology.
A. Dissanayake, who has served in various parts of the island counts 36 years of experience before being appointed as the new Surveyor General.