Dhammika Deshapriya


A Chartered Structural Engineer with the capacity of multi disciplinary structural designs and consultancy especially in Building, Bridges, Water-Retaining structures and Roads. 

Eng. M.G.D.D SILVA has over 15 years of experience in civil / structural engineering analysis / designs / detailing of low, medium and high rise buildings, diaphragm walls and deep excavation systems, shoring system, shallow and deep pile foundation,  bridges, flyovers and highways, water, water retaining, irrigation and marine Structures.

He has experienced in working in many nationally important large projects in locally and internationally with many national and international consultants and contractors from United Kingdom, Spain, Japan, Austria, India, China and Maldives since 2002 as a Design  Engineer, Senior Design Engineer, Chief Design Engineer and consultant.

He had been awarded B.Sc. Eng (Hons.) from University of Moratuwa in year 2002 and  M.Eng. (Structural Engineering Designs ) from University of Moratuwa in year 2008.

He is  a corporate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers- Sri Lanka (MIE-SL), and the Society of Structural Engineers- Sri Lanka (MSSE-SL). Also listed structural Engineer of the Institution of Engineers Sri- Lanka for unlimited stories building  approvals  and designs. A   panel member of giving charter qualification for the practicing Engineers and a panel member for approving practicing engineers for high-rise building designs for unlimited stories.

He has gained a vital experience in design small scale, medium scale and large scale apartment, office and commercial complex over 50 stories in sri-lankan context. Large spans, post tensioned system and Beam and slab optimization is key considerations and brought more functional and commercial benefit also time saving to the projects.  He has worked for many design built projects with the proven value engineering decisions brought more profit to the organizations. The wind tunnel testing and seismic effects on high-rise structure and structural element optimization is key aspects for ultra high-rise building design and detailing he has done.

Providing innovative and creative ideas to implement projects in an efficient manner, cost effectively and timely by absorbing new technologies, maximizing their efficiency and output and overtaking many competitors and in the forefront of their respective sectors.


The designs carried out by him has been used for construction of more than 5000 apartments housing units for both public and private sector clients, deep excavation more than 10m, deep pile foundation ( more than 50m deep),  2km of bridging, 3km of flyovers,1000 km of roads,. The clients include RDA, UDA, NWS&DB, John Keells Holdings, Dialog, ITC India, Mabey Bridge U.K., Centunion  Spain, China Harbour Taisei Japan ect..


He is always ready to share his knowledge among his subordinates and has made an extra effort to uplift the knowledge and qualifications of our engineers. He conducts training sessions on Engineering designs for those applying for the engineering charter and literally pushed some of our leading engineers to obtain same.