Mr. Mahesh Nalin Chandana Samarawickrama graduated in 2000 with a BSc (Second Class Honours ) degree in Mining & Minerals Engineering from University of Moratuwa. He obtained his MSc in Engineering geology and Hydrogeology from University of Peradeniya in 2004 and MBA in Management of Technology from University of Moratuwa in 2005.
He has published 10 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications, and presently reading for his PhD at the University of Moratuwa.
He commenced his career in 2000 as a Temporary Demonstrator at the University of Moratuwa. In 2001 he joined Lanka Mineral Sands Limited, as a Mining and Mineral Processing Engineer. In 2003 he joined Foundation & Waterwell Engineering (Pvt) Ltd as a Geotechnical Engineer and in 2004 he joined Neat Solutions (Pvt) Ltd as a Consultant Geotechnical Engineer. In 2008, he joined the Open University of Sri Lanka and assumed duties as a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering, the position he holds up to date. He also served as the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering of Open University of Sri Lanka from 2016 to 2018.