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  • 03 Sep 2013 9:30 AM | IESL (Administrator)
    The Annual Induction and Graduation Ceremony of the IESL was held at the Waters Edge on Tuesday, 27th August, 2013 from 4.00 pm onwards.



    Prof. (Ms.) Vasanthy Arasaratnam, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jaffna was the Chief Guest and Capt. M.G.Kularatne, Chairman / Managing Director, MAGA Engineering (Pvt) Ltd. was the Guest of Honour. This year more than 150 engineers received Charter status and 34 graduands who completed the IESL Engineering Course successfully received their certificates. Winners of the Junior Inventor of the Year 2013 competition were also awarded scholarships at this event. The large gathering consisted of Council Members, Past Presidents, special invitees, awardees and family / friends who accompanied them.

             

     
  • 16 Aug 2013 1:02 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    A District Centre  affiliated to the North Central Provincial Centre of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) was established on 14th August, 2013 at Minneriya, Polonnaruwa. The event was attended by engineers working in the region.  President of IESL, Eng. Tilak De Silva and Chairman - IESL ICT Committee,Eng. ArjunaManamperi from the IESL parent body in Colombo graced the occasion with their presence. The picturesque Irrigation Department Circuit Bungalow in Giritale was the venue for the event.

     

    The official event was followed by an evening of fellowship organized by Eng. Gamage, representative of the Irrigation Department in the region, and his able team of young engineers! The setting of the location was perfect, overlooking the Giritale lake, with moon lit clear skies and gentle Rajarata breeze giving the necessary comfort to a gathering of about 50 on a sultry August evening in Sri Lanka.

     

    This is the second IESL district level organization that has been established by the IESL and it’s affiliated to the North Central Provincial Center. The first one was established earier this year in Kegalle. It’s affiliated to the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Center.

     

    The IESL under the presidency of Eng. Tilak De Silva is fast trackingachieving of full connectivity with its membership with the use of ICT. Expansion of its sphere of connectivity to district based centresenables interactive group activities such as workshops,  lectures, seminars, etc through live streaming, video conferencing technologieseliminating time and distance barriers  that hitherto prevented member participation in the  IESL activities..

     

    Speaking at the occasion, Eng. Tilak De Silva emphasized the need to stay focused and the use of its new Membership Management System (Wild Apricot, a cloud based secure software as a service - SaaS platform) to enhance the process through elimination of time and distance barriers to conduct collaborative work 24x365 all over the world. Eng. ArjunaManamperi highlighted the features and benefits of the system and how it can be put to powerful initiatives giving transparency and a direct voice to every member of the institution, no matter where they are. The Chairman of the NC Province, Eng. J. A. D. R. Sujith Kumara initiated the proceedings of the meeting to elect District Center Officers. The following are the office bearers of the new IESL District Centre.

     

    Selected Committee Members

    Chairman
    Name :     Eng. R.M.P. Karunarathne
    Organization:    Irrigation Department

    Secretary
    Name : Eng. G. RanjanaAmarasinghe
    Organization : National Water Supply & Drainage Board

    Representatives of each Organization
                                   

     Name

    Organization

    Eng. W.G.S.S. Bandara

     Provincial Engineering

    Eng. UpaliArampola

     RDA

    Eng. S.T. Kularathna

     NWS & DB

    Eng. M.G.S.P. Kumara

     CEB

    Eng. B.N.K. Chandrasekara

     District Secretariat

    Eng. A.K. R. Rathnasekara

     Economic Dev. Ministry

    Eng. W.A.D. Wijesundara 

     Mahaweli Authority

    Eng. Senevirathne

     PRDA

    Eng. B.L. Dilan Kumara

     CECB

    Eng. S.P.H. Gamage

     Irrigation Department

     

     

    With many infrastructure development works such as building of roads , bridges, water supply, agriculture, irrigation, etc. being undertaken,especially under the RajarataNavodaya program of the government,  the North Central Province has a significant   concentration of engineers who find it difficult to attend to the various Continues Professional Development  programmes undertaken by the IESLas the apex body of the profession in Sri Lanka at its head office in Colombo. This is especially so for those in the PolonnaruwaDistrict of the North Central Province. The new District Centre would thus be a boon to engineers in the region due to the facilitation it would provide for ICT based group activities to be conducted in the district.


    IESL Polonnaruwa District Centre opening Event Photos


    IESL first ever District Centre inaugurated in Kegalle | The Sunday times Sri Lanka


  • 11 Aug 2013 7:21 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    Announcement about Reinstatement on 11th August 2013 Sunday Observer



    Announcement about Reinstatement on 11th August 2013 Sunday Times


  • 03 Aug 2013 10:09 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    On the 2nd of August 2013. at 5:15 PM Sri Lanka time, the IESL's governing body in Colombo, Head Office - "The Council" which meets every month - for the first time in its history, connected all its Provincial Centers (PC) and its overseas Chapter in Sydney, Australia via tele conferencing facilities.

    (Go to PC and Chapter pages)




    This is the first time in recent decades where all the PCs were participating in this monthly event. Such participation in-person has been very impractical given the distance and time barriers. It was the first time the overseas chapter participated since its inception three years ago. The technology provided by the Sri Lanka Telecom (www.slt.lk) only requires a personal computer, webcam, and Internet connectivity. Since PCs and Australian Chapter are widely dispersed entities with varying Internet connectivity quality, it was interesting to see the robustness and the quality of sounds and pictures. This is another major milestone in the digital revolution at IESL to make it a model organization that embraces ICT for better transparency and collaboration among its 13,000 plus membership - growing yearly. IESL plans to make it a monthly practice from now on.
  • 25 Jul 2013 9:06 AM | IESL (Administrator)
    IESL has revamped its official Facebook and Twitter pages. The page is full of daily informative postings of much value to the members especially to Students, Public, and young engineers. IESL has a dedicated team now to manage the page and all those who have Facebook and Twitter accounts should connect! Current intention is to make the page a window to the world of engineering for many aspiring school children and engineering undergraduates.

    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/IESLSriLanka
    Twitter pages: https://twitter.com/iesllanka




  • 17 Jul 2013 9:32 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    We have taken a giant step towards serving our members, engineering profession, and the society. As a first step, we have launched the web front of the system on the 16 of July, 2013. We plan to release access to "members only" areas in the next few days. Current members of all levels will receive access credentials via email.


    IESL Members' Responsibility: Remember, this system is yours, you have to maintain up-to date information in your profile.. The key is your E-mail. If you receive access instruction mail into your company email or official one, please change it to your private email address (Ex. abc@yahoo.com or abc@gmail.com). Also you cannot have the same email as your family member's if he/she a member at IESL


    At go-live, there are about 12,500 members of all categories. We have worked diligently to contact each one of them during the data cleansing process to obtain email and other vital information. Yet, not all of them have a valid email address thus preventing IESL sending login credentials. If YOU are a current member and did not receive an email by 31st of July, 2013, please contact the Membership Department ( go to Contact IESL). We also suggest you to check your Spam folder for an email from the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka.


    Update Your Profile: Once you login to the system, you will be taken to your profile (if not click MyIESL and go to Member Self Services) where you have to update your information appropriately. We encourage you to change your first name to descriptive pattern for easy recognition by your peers, check and complete your contact information, upload a picture, indicate your IESL Provincial Center, select the discipline by which you obtained membership, educational / professional information, your activities with IESL, etc. In other words, fully complete the profile, it is to your advantage. 

    Set Privacy Preferences: By going to Privacy settings you can control what you want to show to the Public and Members of the institution who are your colleagues.

    Benefits of the System: 



    Access to IESL's first ever digital membership directories and the ability to find and communicate with colleagues. First ever Chartered Engineers Directory with your name if you are a corporate member. This and few other directories with professional certifications are shown to the Public with minimal information (name, membership number, etc. but no personal data or contact information)

    Ability to update your membership profile data (what is allowed to be updated by a member). Ability to maintain your privacy by showing what you want the members to see and managing your desire to receive or not receive emails from members.

    Ability to pay membership dues via a payment gateway using a credit card or traditional means and yet inform the Membership department and track until all is settled..  Receive a proper receipt to your email.

    Multiple email alerts when membership fees become due so that you would not forget

    Receive email alerts on events, announcements, etc. Register for various events such as lectures and add them to your own calendar.

    Discuss and find answers to your technical and professional questions in members only forums. Ability to see Council activities and the means to communicate with the Council and the President via the forum dedicated fir that, irrespective of where you are. Contribute to the society by answering questions from the public in "Ask an Engineer" forum.

    Find jobs or post available jobs to the exclusive members' Job Posting forum

    Ability to apply for membership or transfers online and track the process

    Request various Secretarial services such as request for an IESL seal. online and track the progress. 

    Online store from where you can purchase items

    e-SLEN (digital newsletter) directly to your email with enhanced multimedia

    Show case your project, design, place of work, etc. by submitting your photographic master pieces that will be selected by the Admin for display on the Home Page slider!

    View recorded lectures, seminars, etc. on IESL media channel. Also get alerts on live streaming events and watch such events

    Individual web pages to sectional and Council appointed committees, chapters, provincial centers where one gets a forum, news feed, photo blog, etc. to keep "focused and localized " buzz.


    If you have any clarifications, please contact the Membership Department. Go to Contact IESL.



  • 11 Jun 2013 11:12 AM | IESL (Administrator)




    The IESL NSW Chapter held its Annual Conference at the EA Sydney Division Auditorium on 31 May and then held its Annual Dinner Saturday 1 June 2013.  The guest of honour was their President Mr Tilak D'Silva from Colombo.  EA National President, Dr Marlene Kanga was the dinner speaker.

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