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  • 17 Dec 2013 9:34 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) Sabaragamuwa Centre, held its Annual General Meeting Monday 09th December of 2013 at Sapthapadhi Hotel, Ratnapura in the presence of a large gathering of around 120 of its members, distinguished guests and special invitees. Eng. Tilak De Silva, Immediate Past President of the Institution of Engineers, Eng. S. B. Wijekoon President Elect of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, the parent body of the Centre, were the Chief Guests. Eng. T.M.S.K Tilakaratna, Deputy General Manager, Samanala Complex and Eng. Perera, Chief Engineer of Kukuleganga Power Plant of CEB were the Guest Speakers of the occasion. Progress review of the past year was done by Eng. Sanjaya Kumara. Sripada Lightning Protection System, inauguration of Kegalle District Centre, CPD programs, Awareness programs conducted, Field Visits and Friendly Cricket Match were highlighted.

    Eng. K.D.A. Munasinghe (CEB) was elected as the Chairman and Eng. Tharindu Navodana Kankanamge (CEB) was elected as Hon. Secretary for year 2013/2014. Other office bearers elected at the AGM were  Eng. G.Kariyawasam (PC) as Hon. Treasurer, Eng. Sasanka Weragoda (CEB) as Hon. Deputy Chairman, Eng. S. P. Gamage (WB) as Hon. Editor. Also elected were Eng. C.S Kulasooriyage (CEB) as Hon. Committee Member (1), Eng. Kumara (RDA) as Hon. Committee Member (2), Eng. Lasantha (WB) as Hon. Committee Member (3), Eng. Jayathilaka (SLT) as Hon. Committee Member (4), Eng. Suranga Priyathilaka (PC) as Hon. Committee Member (5), Eng. Gihan Weerakoon (CECB) as Hon. Committee Member (6), Eng. Ratnamali (PC) as Hon. Committee Member (7) and Eng. Kularatna (Jaica Project) as Hon. Committee Member (8).

    Vote of thanks was delivered by Eng. Sanjaya Kumara. Evening occasion was entertained by a classical musical session by famous poet Mr. Ratnathsri Wijesinha. M/s Melwire was the main sponsor and SLT, LECO, Samdam Construction were co-sponsors.
  • 09 Dec 2013 10:02 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The Annual General Meeting of the Wayamba Provincial Centre of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) was held on Friday, 29th November, 2013 at the Seasons  Hotel, Lake Round, Kurunegala  from 4.30 pm onwards.

    The Annual General Meeting was started at 4.30 pm for 2012/2013. After the formalities, Eng. Samitha N.  Jayasinghe,Executive Engineer, Anamaduwa was elected as Chairman, and Eng.K.B.V.  Indrapala, Chief Engineer, Lower Daduruoya Development Project, Irrigation department, Nikaweratiya was elected as senior secretory for the term 2013/2014.


    The annual sessions commenced at 6.30pm at the same venue where Eng. W.J.L.S Fernando – President of IESL  graced the event as chief guest and Eng. Tilak De Silva – Immediate Past President  of IESL was the Guests of Honor.

    A large number of engineers working/ Living in North western province attended the AGM and annual sessions 2013.

  • 26 Nov 2013 9:20 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The Annual General Meeting of the Uva Provincial Centre of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) was held on Thursday, 21stNovember, 2013 at the Olympus Plaza Hotel, Haputale from 6.00 pm onwards.

    Following the traditional ceremonies of opening the event a message from  Eng. R.W.R. Pemasiri, Secretary, Ministry of Highways, Ports & Shipping was read out as he was unable to grace the occasion as the Chief Guest .

    Eng. W.J.L.S Fernando – President of IESL and  Eng. Tilak De Silva – Immediate Past President  of IESL were Guests of Honour. A large number of engineers working in the Badulla and Moneragala  Districts attended the meeting.

    Eng. T.K.M Galappaththy  who is Chief Engineer (Badulla District) Road Development Authority (RDA) was elected as Chairman, Executive Committee, 2013/2014 Sessions. He has obtained his BSc. Eng. (Civil ) Degree from the University of Moratuwa in 1991 and the Charter awarded by the IESL in 2006.

     Eng. Galappaththy started his professional career  as an Engineer at State Development & Construction Corporation (SD&CC) in1991 and then joined the RDA in 1992 as an Engineer. He was thereafter appointed as Executive Engineer (Tangalle) in 1996 and Executive Engineer (Bibile) in 1998. He was promoted to his current position of Chief Engineer (Badulla District) RDA in 2005.  He has also  worked as part time resource person at RDA Training Division from 2005 to 2011 and has undergone international  training on Environmental  Impact Assessment  for ODA Project in Japan


    Seated Left to Right: Eng. Thusara Dissanayaka(Asst. Secretary) , Eng. R. I. Kodagada (Secretary), Eng. T. K. M. Galappaththy (Chairman), Eng. Shavindranath Fernando (President IESL), Eng. Tikal De silva (Immediate Past President), Eng. S. N. B. M. Padmasiri (Immadiate Past Chairman Uva), Eng. Hasaranga Vidanapathirana (Teasurer),

    Standing: Eng. D.M.R. Dhanapala , Eng. P.H.D. Heamachandra , Eng. D.P.Kaluarachchi , Eng. A.P. Rubasinghe (vise Chairman), Eng. K. A. M. Priyanga (Editor), Eng. Lasantha Navarathna , Eng. R. J. R. Senadheera ,

  • 15 Nov 2013 10:01 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The Northern Province IESL caters to the professional needs of engineers in the five districts of Mannar, Vavuniya, Mullativu, Kilinochchi and Jaffna. Massive development activities are currently taking place in this province and there is a lack of experienced Engineers in these areas. Also the number of Engineers working in this province is much less compared to other provinces. Therefore the IESL activities are very essential for this Province.


    The Annual General Meeting of  the IESL Northern Provincial Centre (IESL- NPC ) was held at the Fort Hammenhiel Resort, Karainakar, on 9th, October 2013 (Wednesday) from 5.30 p.m onwards. Eng. Tilak De Silva, President of IESL for 2012/2013 session was the Chief Guest and Eng.,S.B.Wijekoon, President - Elect of IESL for 2013/2014 session was a special guest.


    More than 70 members including Corporate and Associate Members in the province, attendant this event.  It commenced with welcome dance followed by lighting of traditional oil lamp.


     Eng. Tilak de silva, in his speech indicated the importance of IESL in terms of the development of Northern Province, expediting the commencement of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Jaffna at Kilinochchi and the accreditation of other Engineering educational Institutes by the IESL. He wished Good Luck for the NPC and congratulated it for being one of the best centers out of the 8 Regional Centers.


     Eng. S.B Wijeekoon did the presentation on the topic of ‘Adjudication and Arbitration in Construction Contracts’ .




     Office Bearers of the Northern Province IESL Center, for year 2013/2014










    Vice Chairman






    Assistant Secretary







    Eng.A.Robert Peries














  • 06 Nov 2013 12:03 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    The National Archives Week 2013 was declared open on Monday 4th November, 2013 by Hon Minister of National Heritages, Dr. Jagath Balasuriya, at the Auditorium of the National Archives in Colombo. This year’s theme “Archives of Engineering Constructions” focuses on creating awareness among the public and engineering students about the engineering  materials available in the archives.

    The event was marked by a seminar on the first day and an exhibition that will continue for the entire week. The Department of National Archives also issued a special souvenir and poster to mark the event. Programmes for school children have also been arranged.

     The IESL being the premier professional body for the engineering profession in the country provided its fullest support for organizing this event which had engineering knowledge and materials available at the archive as its focus. Eng. Tilak De Silva, Immediate Past President of IESL chaired the seminar where papers were presented by professional engineers.

    Eng. Probodha Jinasena, Chairman of the Civil Engineering Sectional Committee of the IESL and Eng. U.S Karunaratne, both of whom are from the Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau, a leading statutory organization in the field of construction in the country also extended their fullest support at the event.

  • 04 Nov 2013 1:21 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    The  awards ceremony of the Techno Sri Lanka 2013 exhibition was held in grand style at the Hotel Galadari on Friday,  1st November, 2013 amidst a large gathering of stall holders , sponsors, competitors, judges and members of the IESL. Hon. Pavithra Wanniarachchi (Attorney at law)  Minister of Power & Energy graced the occasion as the Chief Guest

    The national anthem and lighting of the oil lamp was followed by the welcome address by Eng. Tilak De Silva, President - IESL for the 2012/2013 sessions. Awards were given for the stall with the Most Innovative  Local Product, the Product with the Highest    Social Impact, the Best Display of Local Product, the Best display of Imported  Product, the Best Display of Engineering service, for the overall performance, the Best Demonstration, the Best Sectional Committee Stall IESL  and the Best Provincial Centre IESL, The giving away of awards was regularly interspersed by a variety of dances and music.

    Tokens of appreciations were also presented to Sponsors for their contribution for Techno Sri Lanka 2013.

    Winning teams of the Hackathon, CAD Eager and Spaghetti Bridge competitions organized respectively for Computer and Electronic Systems undergraduates, Mechanical Engineering undergraduates and Civil Engineering undergraduates also received their team awards amidst boisterous applause.

    The Members Raffle Draw conducted for the first time saw attractive prizes being gleefully carried away by winning members of the IESL amidst  wide cheers. The 1st prize earned two return air tickets to Singapore or Bangkok. The 2nd prize was a Samsung Galaxy Tab. The 3rd prize was a Weekend Packages for two at a star class hotel.

    The Vote of Thanks was delivered by Eng.  Shavindranath Fernando – President IESL for the 2013/2014 sessions who is also the Chairman Techno Sri Lanka – 2013 Organizing Committee.

    The ceremony ended with fellowship and dinner while being entertained by music and dancing.

  • 25 Oct 2013 4:13 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    Marking another milestone in its history the IESL held its Inaugural National Engineering Conference on Thursday, 24th October, 2013 from 8.00 a.m. onwards at the Hotel Galadari under the theme “Engineering  Sri Lanka’s Future”

    President IESL, Eng. Tilak De Silva delivered the welcome address. The Keynote address under the theme “ Engineering Sri Lanka for a Better Tomorrow was delivered by Mr.Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development.

    Full Text of the Speech delivered by Secretary Defence at the National Engineering Conference.

    An eminent panel of speakers drawn from a cross section of personalities who make the engineering profession holistic and complete whilst collectively impacting on the rapidly changing landscape shared their experiences providing rare insights to the intricacies involved in the process to the capacity crowd that attended the event. 

    The event will henceforth be a regular feature in the annual events calendar of the IESL.

  • 24 Oct 2013 10:33 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    A special delegation comprised of IESL President, President- Elect and Chairman Electrical and Electronic Sectional Committee met H E The President at ‘Temple Trees’ on  Tuesday 22nd October,2013 

    And Had discussions on the Engineering Council Act, Engineering Education, Contribution of the IESL to government programs and the National Engineering Conference that was to be held on Thursday 24thOctober, 2013 at the Hotel Galadari.

    H E Mahinda Rajapakse is the current patron of the IESL which has traditionally had the head of the state as its patron.

  • 05 Oct 2013 11:59 PM | IESL (Administrator)
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  • 04 Oct 2013 11:44 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka Central Provincial Centre (IESL CPC) held its Annual General Meeting at the Hotel Oak Ray Regency, Kandy on 27th Sept. 2013, in the presence of a large gathering of its members from all over the province. .Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage - Minister of Sports was the Chief Guest while President of the IESL, Eng. Tilak De Silva, Eng. Shavindranath Fernando, President-Elect of IESL   and Eng. Arjuna Manamperi, Chairman – ICT Committee of the IESL graced the occasion as special guests.

     The very first provincial arm of the IESL, the IESL CPC was established in 1982. It has over 500 members from its 3 districts of Kandy, Matale and Nuwar Eliya working in public and private sector. The province is home to some of the largest hydro-power generation infrastructure in the country in addition to infrastructure related to supply of safe drinking water, education, health, etc.

    In his address the Hon. Minister: expressed his appreciation of the vital role played by engineers in developing  Kandy and other parts of the country. He however stressed the importance of demonstration of  innovative and entrepreneurial excellence rather than just managerial skills among engineers as they are the most qualified to do so.

    The President, IESL in his speech informed that the IESL is now globally connected and that the potential for group activities of the provincial centres has increased and that it’s necessary that they have places of their own to perform their enhanced functions effectively. He also stressed that all members should register with the  new membership management system of the IESL and be partners in the digital journey of the IESL and derive full benefits from

    Eng.Shavindranath Fernando: gave a presentation on supply and demand for "energy" in Sri Lanka and pros and cons of various available energy sources. He also promoted Techno 2013

    A get together followed the AGM with lots of fellowship and enjoyment among the more than 150 members who attended

    Office Bearers of the IESL Center, Central Province for year 2013/2014




    Eng. B.M.U.S. Bandara

    Vice Chairman

    Eng. M.S. Withanage


    Eng. Palitha Abekoon


    Eng. H.P.N. Senarathna

    Asst. Secretary

    Eng. Dharaka Vithana


    Eng. Sanjeewa Perera

    Web Master

    Eng. Dr. Kamalanath Samarakoon

    Committee Members

    Eng. S.M. Kumarasingha

    Eng. D.V. Madawattha

    Eng. P. Suresh

    Eng. Palugaswewa

    Representative Members

    Eng. D.T. Siriwardana

    Eng. W.R.M.U. Wicramasingha

    Eng. Anurudda Rathnayake

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