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  • 21 Oct 2017 5:00 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    The 111th Annual Sessions of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka was ceremonially inaugurated on Friday, 20th October 2017, at the Main Hall, BMICH in the presence of a large gathering of participants.

    Hon. Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Metropolis and Western Development graced the occasion as the Chief Guest while Hon. Dr. Harsha De Silva, Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs was Guest of Honour. The Keynote Speaker was Prof Tim Broyd, President, Institution of Civil Engineers, London.  Foreign delegates from FEISCA member organizations in India,    Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal also participated in the event.

    The highlight of the inauguration of annual sessions held in October of each year is the handing over of the mantle of presidency to the incoming president by the outgoing president after a reign of I year as president from October of the previous year.

    Eng. (Prof.) Mrs.Niranjanie Ratnayake was inducted this year as President of IESL for 2017 / 2018 sessions. In her inaugural presidential address at the event she laid out her plans for rapidly advancing on the institutions stated missions towards achieving its vision. (Link to Presidential Address)

    Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda, the outgoing President in his speech while describing the achievements of his session also wished the incoming President and Council success in their endeavor towards reaching the goals of the new session 2017 / 2018. 

    The event also saw certificates being presented to those admitted to the status of Honorary Life Fellows, Fellows and International Professional Engineers. Awards and certificates were also given to winners of special and memorial awards.

    School children who are winners of the IESL Junior Inventor of the Year 2017 competition were also awarded at the event

    The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Eng. (Prof.) T.M. Pallewatte, the President Elect for 2017 / 2018 sessions.

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  • 18 Oct 2017 3:30 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    The annual national  engineering exhibition organized by the apex body for the engineering profession in the country, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL)concluded on a very successful note after 3 days of heavy participation by members of the profession as much, public and private sector executives, students of universities and  schools as well as general public.

    Held this year from the  13th to 15th October, 2017  for the 32nd successive year since its inception in 1985 the exhibition has become the most preferred platform for exposition of cutting edge technology to the region and the most popular venue to witness and experience them.

    Keeping up  to its promise of novelty this year’s event saw the first ever Defense Pavilion displaying  Research and Development outputs of the country’s  tri forces; Army, Navy and Air force, and many new  competitions targeting university undergraduates encouraging ingenuity and creativity among them.

    Inventions of the Undergraduate Inventor of the Year  competition and Junior inventor of the Year competition drew much attentions as usual. This was supplemented as was done in the previous year by an Entrepreneur startup pavilion as a free of charge platform to help efforts of engineering startups succeed.  Engineering Faculties of several  state universities and   state owned engineering education institutes made  their  presence felt by impressive demonstrations of modern technology in action.

    The exhibition was declared open on the first day by Chief Guest, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Hon. Minister for Special Assignments. Subsequent two days’ exhibition were declared open by Hon. Eran Wickremaratne, State Minister of Finance and Hon. Ajith Perera, Deputy Minister of Power and Renewable Energy along with Hon Ajith Manapperuma, Member of Parliament.

    It was observed that participation by members were a record high this year with over 3000 of them making it a point to visit and  use the special facilities arranged for them at the Members’ Lounge at the event to relax and socialize with colleagues and renewing long lost connections.

    Features like the  Building Clinic providing free advice to homebuilders and Mini Seminars on highly relevant topics were big draws and so were stalls of the various engineering sectional committees and provincial chapters. Some of the global  brand names in  engineering products and services  make their loyal presence every year at this event.

    The organizing committee received utmost cooperation from sponsors , stall holders, suppliers, staff of the BMICH and visitors to the exhibition to make it a very successful event.

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  • 09 Oct 2017 10:38 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The IESL held its 4th National Engineering Conference on Friday, 22nd September, 2017 from 2.00 p.m. onwards at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo. Hon. Harindra Fernando, Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure  graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

    This year’s theme for the event was “Engineering The Digital Economy”.

    Welcoming the capacity audience to the conference Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda,  President of IESL , emphasized the appropriateness and relevance of this year’s theme to the current times and trends in the country’s development.

    The Chief Guest, in his speech highlighted the vital role engineers have in developing the country

    Other high profile presenters and the titles of their presentations at the conference were as follows:

    Mr. Ramesh Shanmuganathan – Expectations of Digital Economy

    Mr. Sunil Hettiarachchi - Productivity in the Public Sector

    Mr. K Elangovan - Digital Buildings

    Dr. Harsha Subasinghe - Digital Entrepreneurship

    Mr. Poorna Bandara - Building Tomorrow’s work force

    Dr. Suresh de Mel - Challenges of the Digital Economy

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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. 


  • 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. 


  • 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.


  • 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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