23rd February 2017 - Sri Lanka Parliament passed the bill to establish the “Engineering Council” which shall be responsible for the maintenance of professional standards and conduct of Engineering Practitioners; registration of different categories of Engineering Practitioners; and to provide for the matters connected there with.
As the President of IESL, I am truly privileged and delighted to see it realized today at the Sri Lankan Parliament. The institution of Engineers Sri Lanka had been in fore front leading the whole process till it became a success. I salute our Past Presidents, council members and members of IESL who sphere headed the related activities.
Though there were several setbacks, it was with our courage and stamina; we were able to push through. I must thank Hon. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, Hon. Patalie Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development, Hon. Ajith P Perera , Deputy Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, Chairman and members of the oversight committee , Hon. Members of Parliament, Secretary and Additional Secretary of Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy, officers of Attorney Generals department and legal draftsman office for the trust bestowed on us.
Together with IESL & Engineering council, we turn a new chapter in Engineering in Sri Lanka.
Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda
President (2016/2017)The Institution of Engineers ,Sri Lanka