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  • 21 Sep 2017 12:26 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    The 143rd  birth anniversary of Late Eng. D J Wimalasurendra was commemorated at the IESL on 18th  September 2017 with a memorial lecture on “Maintenance & Management of Hydro Power Assets” delivered by Eng. G.A. Jayantha, Additional General Manager, Asset Management – CEB.


    The lecture was preceded by the lighting of the traditional Oil Lamp and garlanding of the portrait of the late professor by the Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda, President of IESL. . Family members of the late professor were also present at the event which was attended by Past Presidents and members of the IESL. 


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  • 21 Sep 2017 12:25 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    The IESL commemorated the 110th  birth anniversary of Late Prof. E O E Pereira, considered as the  Father of Engineering Education in Sri Lanka, on 13th September 2017 with a memorial lecture on “Green Entrepreneurship - A promising path towards a sustainable future” by Eng. (Prof). Ranjith Dissanayake, Senior Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.


    The lecture was preceded by the lighting of the traditional Oil Lamp and garlanding of the portrait of the late professor by Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda, President of IESL. Family members of the late professor were also present at the event which was attended by Past Presidents and members of the IESL. 


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  • 21 Sep 2017 12:22 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    The annual Ray Wijewardene Memorial Lecture for the year was held at the Wimalasurendra Auditorium of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) on Monday, 7th September 2017.  Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, Founder CEO and chief architect of WSO2 delivered this year’s lecture on the topic  ‘Nobody to Leader:  Achieving Global Leadership  with Software' which dealt with status of software industry in Sri Lanka, its penetration in to world markets, and future prospects.

     

    The memorial lecture was organized jointly by the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka and Ray Wjewardene Charitable Trust, a  charitable organization established for the promotion of the vision and ideas of Late Dr. Ray Wijewardene . The lecture was preceded by the traditional lighting of the Oil Lamp and garlanding of the portrait of Late Dr Ray Wijewardene by the President of  the IESL,  Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda. The Late Dr. Ray Wijewardene  Memorial Lecture was  first held in 2011 and this is the 7th lecture of its kind to held by the IESL. Welcoming the capacity audience that attended,  Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda described the Late Dr. Ray Wijewardene as a person who excelled in many human endeavors.  Prof. Malik Ranasinghe, Chairman of the Ray Wijewardene Charitable Trust briefed the audience  about  the work that the Trust is involved in promoting the vision and ideas of Later Dr. Ray Wijewardene.


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  • 10 Sep 2017 10:39 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka  held its annual Induction and Graduation Ceremony for the year, 2017 on Friday, 25th August, 2017 at the Main Hall of the BMICH from 3.00 pm onwards. Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and Vidya Jyothi Eng. (Prof.) KKYW Perera, Chancellor  of the University of Moratuwa  was the Guest of Honour at the event.


    This year’s event saw the induction of 287 Associate Members of the IESL in to the corporate membership as Chartered Engineers and 82 students of the IESL Engineering Course receiving their certificates having successfully completed the course.


    Scholarship winning school children of the Junior Inventor of the Year (JIY) Competition – 2016 also received their scholarships at the event. Pioneered by the IESL. with the purpose of inculcating creativity and invention among school  children, many of the JIY winners have gone on to win at the national level competition ‘Sri Lanka Science and Engineering Fair’ and thereafter  proved their ability to compete  and win event at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest international pre-college science competition held annually in the USA.  The event is also an occasion for rewarding winners of various memorial award schemes worked out by IESL to promote practical orientation among final year undergraduates encouraging industrial training and project work, research among young engineers, performance at Professional Review exams, etc. all with the aim of uplifting the profession.


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  • 18 Aug 2017 10:59 AM | IESL (Administrator)
  • 10 Aug 2017 6:24 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    The portrait of Eng. Wimalasena Gamage, Immediate Past President of the IESL joined those of its other Past Presidents along the hallowed walls of the Council Room of the institution when it was unveiled by Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda, President of the IESL, at a ceremony attended by Past Presidents and Council Members on  Friday, 4th August, 2017 at around 4.30 pm.


    Eng. Meegoda, President of IESL, described Eng. Gamage’s  presidency as symbolized by its coinciding with the 110th year anniversary of the institution and the many religious and auspicious activities that were successfully held in addition to regular events such as National Engineering Conference, Induction & Graduation Ceremony and the Annual Sessions Seminar.


    Eng. Gamage in what he described as his final ‘ final words’ said   that when he first entered the chamber as council member in October in the year 1999, he never had any intention to become the president of IESL but that his colleagues had encouraged him to continue as council member and finally elected him as president.


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  • 06 Jul 2017 3:16 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    The technical session on " Ultra High Performance Concrete” was successfully conducted by the IESL-Uva chapter on 22 June, 2017 from 6.30pm onwards at Hotel Olimpus Plaza, Haputhale. Dr Thushara Priyadarshana BSc ,MSc(NUS),PhD(UOP) was resource person for the event,


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  • 20 Jun 2017 11:52 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    Techno Sri Lanka 2017, the national engineering and technology exhibition and flagship event of the IESL was ceremonially launched at Hotel Galadari on Monday, 9th June, 2017 from 6.00 p.m. onwards in the presence of a packed audience. Mr. Karunasena Hettiarachchi , Defence Secretar, was the Chief Guest for the occasion which was attended by a large number of stakeholders including Engineering Professionals, Business Heads of leading industries and organizations related to engineering and technology and media.


    Welcoming the audience, President of IESL, Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda,  briefed about the developments that exhibition has seen through the years since its inception in 1985 and its status today as the national engineering and Technology exhibition


    The President Elect of IESL & Chairperson of the Organizing Committee for Techno Sri Lanka 2017, Eng. (Prof.) Mrs. Niranjanie Ratnayake explaining this years’ exhibition theme; “EMPOWERING INNOVATION” with the Tagline; SMART, INVENTIVE, DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT  stated that the world is changing and engineers are in the forefront of this change.  She stated that expectations are very high in today’s society, however, the Planet’s resources are fast depleting and engineers have to be smart and innovative to achieve high goals with very low resource consumption. She added “ Technology should reach the masses and make them do things differently, as doing ‘business as usual’ will not leave a healthy planet for our children and grandchildren. We need ‘disruptive technologies’ that will revolutionize the day-to-day activities, such as mobile technology, nanotechnology, household solar PV technology and perhaps other inventions and breakthroughs to satisfy the society’s expectations and still not be blamed by our future generations for not leaving them a livable Planet Earth.”


    Chief Guest, Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, in his speech laid stress on the importance of Innovation in the country’s forward march. He added that the 3 armed forces has decided to display and demonstrate their achievements of the R & D efforts at the Techno Sri Lanka this year.


    The’ Techno Talk’ this year was delivered by the Guest Speaker Eng. (Prof.) Rohan Munasinghe and it was on the interesting topic of ‘Local Technological Development Efforts and Experiences’


    Speeches were also delivered by representatives of various sponsors of the event.


    The event concluded with the Vote of Thanks delivered by  Vice President of IESL, Eng. Kamal Laksiri and Cocktails that followed.


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  • 20 Jun 2017 11:51 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The IESL held its ‘BaK Maha Ulela’ 2017 new year festival on Saturday, 29th April 2017, from 8.00am to 5.00pm,  at the  Colombo 7 premises of the Women’s International Club.


    A day full of Fun & Games, members and their families participated in traditional festivities of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. The event opened with the lighting of the traditional oil lamp, followed by the national anthem and welcome speech by IESL President, Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda.


    The organizing committee had made every effort to make this year’s  event extraordinary, going in to details arranging not only the usual Fun and Games but also taking all the trouble to bring in artistes for demonstration of the martial arts practiced by the ancient Sinhalese as a special item for the occasion.


    The day was filled with all the traditional games;  Breaking pots blindfolded, Bun eating with hands tied back, Racing with lime fruit balanced on a spoon held in the mouth, Musical Chairs, Gunny bag racing, Couples feeding yoghurt blindfolded, Hula Hoop, Tug of War, Fancy Dress competition, etc. lined for children as well as adults to enjoy the day in full.




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