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About the WING

The IT/GIS Wing undertakes IT and GIS requirements for the benefit of the Tri-services, as well as research projects of national significance. Apart from the primary projects undertaken, emergency/ad-hoc requirements such as software development for the MOD/ Tri-Services, drone mapping, GIS map analysis and GIS training programs are also handled by this wing.

Ongoing Projects

1. Monitoring IUU Fishing in Sri Lankan Waters through Remote Sensing
2. Identify Abandoned Water Tanks in Sri Lanka through Satellite Image Processing
3. Study & Analysis Forest Fires in Sri Lanka
4. Develop a Model to Identify Coconut Plant Shortage in Coconut Land to Increase Coconut Productivity of the Country
5. Study & Monitor Deforestation
6. Building Mapping for Smart Building Management
7. Foreigner Safety Management System
8. Applying of Multi Technology for Intrusion Prevention of Wild Elephants - Case Study: UDAWALAWA Farmers

Wing Head

Cdr KHN Kulapathi

Our Team

Maj GJM Ariyathilaka

Research Officer

Maj SPIU Dayarathna

Research Officer

Lt KPLL Kodippili

Research Officer

Capt NDM Ranathissa

Research Officer

Completed Projects

Land Acquisition and Management System is a web based application which developed to automate the existing manual system of Ministry of Defence, Parliamentary Affairs and Policy Division. It allows users to store and retrieve the details related to land acquisition details, land vesting details, land permit details, lease agreement details, memorandum of understanding (MOU) details and special approval details.

The project was handed over to Parimentery Affairs and Policy Division of Ministry of Defence.

Food Procurement Management System is a web based application which developed to support the bid awarding process of annual fresh and dry ration requirement of tri services. It allows users to upload bid documents sent from suppliers and automatically generate price schedule and other relevant reports.

The project was handed over to Food Procurement and Monitoring Unit of Ministry of Defence.

Document Management System is a web based application which developed to automate the existing manual system of Ministry of Defence, Defence Division. It allows users to store and retrieve the details related to foreign courses, training programs, visits, workshops and meetings.

The project was handed over to Defence Branch of Ministry of Defence.

The MoU Management System is developed is web based application which developed to automate the manual system of Ministry of Defence, Defence Division. It allows users to store and retrieve details of MoUs signed by Ministry of Defence (MOD) with foreign countries and local Institutions.

The project was handed over to Defence Branch of Ministry of Defence.

GPS tracking devices are used to track the persons, vehicles and other important objects to know the exact physical location. This tracking device is developed to cater the military requirement of the Sri Lankan armed forces by the CDRD (Centre for Defence Research and Development). Therefore, the device incorporate with the hi-tech soldier application to display the location in the battlefield. Furthermore, the tracking device is mounting in the jacket of the soldier.

The project was handed over to Sri Lanka Army.

The High-Tech Soldier version III system is developed by the CDRD (Centre for Defence Research and Development) to enhance the efficacy of battlefield operations by providing live interaction between the soldier in the field, and the Operations Room to achieve a mission effectively.

The project was handed over to Sri Lanka Army.

Officers Database for National Cadet Corps is a web based application which developed to automate the recording of officer’s personal and career information. It allows users to store and retrieve the relevant data of an individual officer or through dynamic search.

The project was handed over to National Cadet Corps.

The Electronic Hand Held Device facilitates the prevention of the wild elephant intrusion to the villages. This device has tested by the CDRD team in the field at day and night time and achieved successful results. The “Bee” sound and other tested sounds incorporated with flickering lights to prevent the elephant intrusion. The device is in-house development of the CDRD and designed with minimal cost calculation to facilitate the service to the department of wildlife conservation for the mission of elephant intrusion prevention.

The project was handed over to Department of Wildlife Conservation of Sri Lanka.


During the data collection process of the Center for Research and Development (CRD) and Center for Dengue Research (CDR) it was revealed that the spatial data collection and on-time data visualization have been major challenges in Dengue control programs. Therefore an attempt has been made to introduce a GIS and Mobile Communication based Geo-tagged Dengue Incidents Reporting System by installing a specially developed Mobile App into the Android Mobile Phones of the front line field health officers (PHIs), enabling them to enter basic data on the patients from the field on a real time basis. Accordingly, the data and information of the cases are geo-tagged to the user's location and shown on Google Maps, ArcGIS Server or ArcGIS Desktop. This system will vastly reduce the time lag between collecting and reporting data and preventive action taken by the authorities. The app is quick and easy to use for health workers who are constantly on the move and performing multiple duties; it is simply a click of a button, rather than pages of paper work.

Health Mapping

In 1854, an English physician, John Snow, provided the classic example of how mapping can be used in epidemiological research. He identified the water source responsible for an outbreak of cholera in London by mapping the locations of those afflicted.

GIS has continued to be used in public health for epidemiological studies. By tracking the sources of diseases and the movements of infections, agencies can respond more effectively to outbreaks of disease by identifying at-risk populations and targeting intervention. Geographic Information System (GIS) is a Special kind of "Information System" that is used to input, store, retrieve, manipulate, analyze and output geographically referenced data or geospatial data

The Problem

As a part of the research carry out by the Center for Dengue Research (CDR) it was decided to analyze the Spatial and Temporal Clustering of Dengue within the Spatial Study Region (Colombo District). Accordingly, data on the reported Dengue cases from 2009 to 2012 by PHI Areas were collected from MOH Offices. The most challenging task was identifying the locations of Dengue patients using mail addresses recorded the by Public Health Inspectors (PHIs).

The method followed: Obtained the assistance of Postman to locate the address on Google Earth.


Identifying Postal Address on the Map is Very Difficult There will be many human errors If we could map the locations of dengue epidemic real time that would be very helpful to health authorities. The method we used to identify Dengue Patients locations may not be sustainable in long term Communication difficulties during data collection and sharing

System Solution

- Android based Application
- Data store in phone database and send to server
- No GSM coverage area Data will store in Phone database and sending first time GSM signal received
- Software can be download from Website
- Register with IMEI number (Security)
- Automatically pick the current location
- Drop down menus radiuses human errors

The real-time information system introduced by this research team can boost the authoritie’s efforts to keep a constant eye on the spread of dengue and, more importantly, help in using resources more accurately and in a more targeted manner. This new capability represents a significant shift in how the spread of dengue and other infectious diseases can and will be monitored in the future.

1. The project will be carried out as a pilot project to digitize the Gampaha and Northern district utility and infrastructure maps along with a well defined citizen database. This will enable the country or the administrators to make decisions in efficient and effective manner rather than ad-hoc collection of information. This also saves Millions of Rupees from government itself by sharing information among public and private institutions that will require these types of utility and infrastructure maps.
GISDA - Colombo Infrastructure Mapping and Modelling (CIMM)

2. Colombo Infrastructure Mapping (CIM) project intends to map Security Concerned Infrastructure in a selected area within the Colombo Municipality. The project envisages developing Maps, Methods and Models to address security concerns within a GIS environment. The project was completed in February 2010.