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  • 22 Oct 2018 2:21 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    Members and spouses were in their best of spirits at yet another very enjoyable and successful ENGINEERS’ NIGHT  held at Citrus Hotel , Waskaduwa on Sunday, 20th October, 2018. Held for the first time in  2001, this event   has now become a much looked forward to annual social gathering of IESL members and spouses, with each year’s  event outdoing the previous one’s level  of fellowship, entertainment and cuisine.


    This year’s event had  more than 300 participants toe tapping to the gyrating music of the ‘Legends’  and tantalizing dance performance by the ‘Channa Upuli’ performing arts foundation troupe. The partyers were welcomed by Eng. (Prof.) Mrs. Niranjanie Ratnayake, President of IESL, under whose guidance this year’s  event was held.  The Organizing Committee under the Chairmanship of Eng. P.W. Sarath had this year chosen the Citrus Waskaduwa venue for its ideal setting and cuisine to suit the occasion.


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  • 21 Oct 2018 9:44 AM | IESL (Administrator)



    FEISCA REGIONAL CONFERENCE Themed “Engineering the Sustainable Development Goals – National Strategies and Challenges” concludes with the promise of achievement


    His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena was the Chief Guest at the conference on Engineering the Sustainable Development Goals – National Strategies and Challenges, organized  by the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) in collaboration with the Federation of Engineering Institutions of South and Central Asia (FEISCA) held at the Hilton Residencies as part of the112th  Annual Sessions of the IESL.


    FEISCA came in to being as a direct response to the need for the assistance of engineering professional bodies to the United Nations system. It provides opportunities for the non-government organizations engaged in engineering education and training to discuss the issues of improving professional collaboration to provide an effective working mechanism among the neighboring countries in the South and Central Asia region.Engineering professional organizations including  those from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka have membership in the FEISCA. The conference comes at a time when the Presidency of the FEISCA is being held by the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka


    The conference, better known as the Annual Regional Conference of the FEISCA, this year had its theme aligned with the His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena’s pledge at the recently held 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly to provide leadership for Sri Lanka to take the strategic decisions essential to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) by the year 2030. Hon. Ajith Mannapperuma, Deputy Minister of Environment and Dr. Suren Batagoda, Secretary to the Ministry of Power  and Renewable Energy were among the distinguished invitees at the conference.


    The lighting of the traditional oil lamp and national anthem was followed by the Welcome address by Eng. (Prof.) Mrs. Niranjanie Ratnayake, President of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka.


    This was followed by the address of the President of FEISCA, Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda, who is also the Immediate Past President of the IESL.


    HE President in his speech while highlighting the importance of achieving Sustainable Development Goals also laid equal stress on finding solutions to consequences of climate change with vagaries of the weather, alternately subjecting our people to devastating floods and severe droughts taking its toll on livelihoods pushing them towards further poverty. He suggested, as solutions to consequences of Climate Change, diverting flood waters from Ratnapura and Kaultara areas towards drought stricken areas of the north through pipelines akin to priciples used in the conveying petroleum across deserts of the Middle eastern countries He said that elimination of corruption is as important for achievement of SDG’s.


    The keynote address on “Role of Engineers in achieving the Sustainable Sri Lanka 2030” was delivered by  Eng. Mohan Munasinghe, Chairman of the Presidential Expert Commission on Sustainable Sri Lanka 2030 Vision


    Presenters from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar did presentations on their experiences along their respective country journeys towards achieving 17 sustainable development goals according to the agenda adopted at the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in year 2015.


    ‘Engineering the Sustainable Development Goals Power Sector Perspectives’

    by Dr. Suren Batagoda, Secretary – Ministry of Power & Renewable Energy


    ‘Sustainable Development Goals SDGs’ by Eng. (Dr) H  Manthrithilake, Head, Sri Lanka Development Initiative International Water Management Institute (IWMI)


    ‘Sustainable Transportation Development of Bangladesh: National Strategies and Challenges’ by  Prof. Dr. Engr. Md. Mizanur Rahman – Bangladesh


    ‘Engineering the Sustainable Goals – National Strategies and Challenges Pakistan Perspective by  Engr. Sohail Bashir – Pakistan


    ‘Engineering the Sustainable Development Goals – National Strategies and Challenges: The Indian Scenario’ by Engr P. Rajamani – India


    ‘Sustainable Development Goal 12’ by Eng. Gamini Senayake, Chairman of Regional Industry Service Committee (RISC) North Western Province under the Ministry of Industry & Commerce of the Central Government


    The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Country Report by  Ms. Mu Mu Aye – Myanmar


    The Morning Session was chaired by Eng. (Prof.) Mrs. Niranjanie Ratnayake. The afternoon sessions which commenced after Lunch Break was chaired by Eng. (Prof.) T.M. Pallewatte, President Elect of the IESL.


    Special time was allocated for panel discussion after presentation sessions concluded and the question and answers added further value for participants to carry back with them


    The seminar ended with Vote of Thanks proposed  by Eng. (Prof.) T.M. Pallewatta, President Elect for the 2017 / 2018 Session and who will be taking over the presidency of the IESL for the 2018 / 2019 session.



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  • 19 Oct 2018 10:19 AM | IESL (Administrator)

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


    Held this year from the  12th to 14th October, 2018  for the 33rd  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.


    This year’s event saw, as it did in the previous year, 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. 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, Hon. Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development. Hon Ajith Mannapperuma, Deputy Minister of Agriculture opened the exhibition on the third day and final day.


    As always the Members’ Lounge and its special facilitations for fellowship was a big draw among members of the IESL visiting the exhibition 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 also big draws and so were stalls of the various engineering sectional committees and provincial chapters. The loyal following the exhibition has among some of the global brand names in  engineering products and services had their presence as they do 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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  • 01 Oct 2018 11:22 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    New Arrivals – IESL Library


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  • 21 Sep 2018 5:21 PM | IESL (Administrator)

     

    The 144th  birth anniversary of Late Eng. D J Wimalasurendra was commemorated at the IESL on 17th  September 2018 with a memorial lecture on A new Perspective for Environmentally Sustainable Buildings and Certification in Developing Countries delivered by Eng. Mahendra Jayalath, Accredited Energy Auditor.


    The lecture was preceded by the lighting of the traditional Oil Lamp and garlanding of the portrait of the late professor by the Eng. (Prof.) Niranjanie Ratnayake, 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 2018 5:19 PM | IESL (Administrator)


    The IESL commemorated the 111th  birth anniversary of Late Prof. E O E Pereira, considered as the  Father of Engineering Education in Sri Lanka, on 13th September 2018 with a memorial lecture on “Water Resources and Hydrological Forecasing”  delivered by Eng.Palitha Manchanayake.

     

    The lecture was preceded by the lighting of the traditional Oil Lamp and garlanding of the portrait of the late professor by Eng. (Prof.) Mrs. Niranjanie Ratnayake, 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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  • 03 Sep 2018 11:46 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    Writeup for National Engineering Conference 2018


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    Link to Article published  in “Sunday Observer of 9th September, 2018

    http://www.sundayobserver.lk/business-15


  • 26 Aug 2018 10:36 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    Press Release


    Induction & Graduation Ceremony 2018

    The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL)


    The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) held its Induction and Graduation Ceremony for this year on Friday, 24th August, 2018 at the Main Hall, BMICH.


    Prof. Kapila Perera, Vice Chancellor, University of Moratuwa was the Chief Guest for the event which was attended by large number of eminent engineers from the academia and industry. The Keynote Speaker for the event will be Prof.  Clarence W. de Silva.


    Eng. (Prof.) Mrs. Niranjanie Ratnayake, the President of IESL in her message for the event states


    “The Charter opens the door to a new world in your professional career, as the society recognizes you as an engineer who can work independently, without the supervision of a senior, and deliver the outputs. The young engineering students who are graduating today, we look forward to seeing you as Chartered Engineers after obtaining the required training and responsible experience, in a few more years.  “


    The IESL is the apex professional body for the engineering profession in Sri Lanka. This annual event is where Associate Members of the IESL get inducted to the Corporate Membership of the institution as Chartered Engineers, Graduands of the IESL Engineering Course would be presented their certificates and winners of scholarships in the Junior Inventor of the Year Competition 2016 for school children would receive scholarships. This year 210 Associate Engineers were inducted  in to the fold of  Corporate Membership as Chartered Engineers and 45 received  certificate for passing out as Graduands.


    IESL, has sole authority in the country to confer Chartered Engineer status following stringent professional reviews. As member of the International Engineering Alliance (IEA), the global body governing educational accords and competence agreements, IESL accredits, on the latter’s behalf, engineering degree programs for the Washington Accord (WA) and registers International Professional Engineers for the International Professional Engineers Agreement (IPEA), giving international recognition. IESL is also a provisional signatory to the Sydney Accord of the IEA which will pave the way for accrediting engineering technology degree programs in the future.


    The event  was 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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  • 23 Aug 2018 2:00 PM | IESL (Administrator)


    IESL is to launch ‘ඉංජිනේරු හෝරාව’ Radio Program  which will be broadcast from 9.00AM to 10.00AM every Saturday, starting from 25th August, 2018, on SLBC Sinhala Commercial Service (94.5 FM).

     


     


    Update


    “ඉංජිනේරු හෝරාව”, the IESL Weekly  Radio Programme, specially meant for public awareness on engineers' role in society and engineering related matters of public interest was launched today, Saturday, 25th August, 2018 with the first  island wide broadcast from  9.00AM to 10.00AM on SLBC Sinhala Commercial Service (94.5 FM).


    President of IESL, Eng. (Prof.) Mrs. Niranjanie Ratnayake, Past President of IESL, Eng. Tilak De Silva and Vice President of IESL, Eng. Arjuna Manamperi  were interviewed by SLBC Announcer Ms. Inoka Boteju in this inaugural broadcast. Eng. Jasmine Nanayakkara coordinated live interactions with audiences. While the engineering profession and  guidance to students(and their parents) aspiring for higher education were the topics of discussion of this first broadcast other topics would discussed in future programmes to broadcast every Saturday

     

    Details about the programme, in English and Sinhala respectively, could be viewed by accessing electronic versions of  the ‘Daily Mirror” and “Ada” newspaper article that appeared in this regard, through the below links


    https://www.pressreader.com/sri-lanka/daily-mirror-sri-lanka/20180821/282256666344422


    Adha newspaper article.pdf




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  • 10 Aug 2018 8:14 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    “ IESL ON NUGASEVENA ” Rupavahini telecast of 9th August, 2018

    - IESL President and President Elect being interviewed on Nugasevena TV Programme




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