The IESL held its 3rd National Engineering Conference on Friday, 19th August, 2016 from 9.00 a.m. onwards at the Waters Edge. Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Hon. Minister for Special Assignments graced the occasion as Chief Guest.
This year’s theme for the event was “National Policies - Voice of Engineers”.
Welcoming the capacity audience to the conference Eng. Wimalsena Gamage, 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, Hon. Minister, Dr. Amunugama in his speech stressed on the need for engineers
During the sessions the presentation on “ Megapolis Development “ by Eng. Patalee Champika Ranwaka, the Hon. Minister of Megapolis and Western Region Development was the star attraction.
The other high profile presenters and the titles of their presentations at the conference were as follows:
Mr. Gamini Gunawardena, Managing Director ,Saga Management Consultant
- “Engineers Role in National Policy Making”
Mr. Sunil Wijesinghe, Chairman, United Motors, Lanka PLC and Watawala Plantations PLC
- “A National Policy for Productivity Improvement: The role of the Engineer “
Mr. Ranjith Pandithage, Chairman & Managing Director,Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC
- “ Future Growth Opportunities in Sri Lanka “
Eng. (Prof.) Amal Kumarage, Senior Professor at University of Moratuwa,
- “ Developing a Culture of Policy led Development Practices in Sri Lanka: Intervention in the Transport Sector “
Eng. Mangala Yapa, Managing Director (designate), Agency for Development Strategy under The Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade
- “ Economic Development Strategies”
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Moratuwa, Prof. Ananda Jayawardane, and the well-known Energy Consultant , Eng. (Dr.) Tilak Siyambalapitiya performed the difficult but well done task of moderators for the panel discussions during the morning and afternoon sessions.