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Dear Colleague

We are hopeful that the situation with Covid19 virus will be controlled in the near future and are currently going ahead with the paper review process. We hope to have the ICGEColombo2020 as originally scheduled on 10th and 11th August.

Yet we are vigilant about the situation with Covid19 virus. Registration for the conference will open only when we can establish confidently that the conference can be held without any health concerns.

We will keep you informed,

Wishing you good health and happiness.

Prof Athula Kulathilaka
Conference Co Chair

ICGE - Colombo - 2020

The Sri Lankan Geotechnical Society (SLGS) is pleased to announce its 3rd International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering (ICGE – Colombo -2020) to be held on 10 and 11 August 2020 in Colombo. ICGE – Colombo brings together the world community of engineers and scientists in every branch of geotechnical engineering. The conference will serve as a forum for reviewing the current state of the art and discuss future directions and exciting developments.

In 2015, SLGS held ICGE-Colombo-2015 successfully with more than 300 participants including 110 from overseas. There were 5 keynote lectures and 135 research papers.

This time too, there will be five keynote addresses by eminent international experts in the areas of Piled Foundations, Ground Improvement, Slope Stabilization, Deep excavations and Tunnelling and Geo Environmental Engineering.

The proceedings will be published as a printed book and a USB/Online containing the full-length papers.

Special technical and sightseeing tours will also be organized for the participants to experience Sri Lanka’s heritage, wild life in national parks, beautiful beaches and recent mega development projects.

The venue of the conference is the Cinnamon Grand Colombo, located in the very heart of Colombo, the financial capital of the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. It is one of the newest five-star hotels in Sri Lanka, facing the foaming ripples of the Indian Ocean, with the best of dinning, accommodation and entertainment facilities.


Keynote Speakers

Important Dates

    Abstract submission opens

  • 15



    Abstract submission closes (Extended)

  • 30



    Notification of acceptance of abstracts

  • 20



    Full paper submission deadline (Extended)

  • 15



    Paper Acceptance Notification

  • 31



    Camera-Ready Paper Submission Deadline

  • 30



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