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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.

  • 19 Jun 2017 4:11 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    A memorandum of understanding was signed between the IESL and UltraTech Cement Lanka (Pvt) Ltd whereby the Building Clinic conducted by the IESL will receive support of the latter as a financial and logistics partner for a  2 year period effective 1st June, 2017. UltraTech Cement Lanka (Pvt) Ltd have been supporting  the programme during past 2 years as well for successfully carrying out 6 programmes in various parts of the country.

    The “Building Clinic” is a concept initiated and developed by the Civil Engineering Sectional Committee of IESL to offer professional advice free of charge to the needy people having no access to proper technical advice, information or knowledge for building their homes.

    The signing ceremony took place at around 3.00 pm on Friday, 16th June, 2017 at the Council Room of the IESL. Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda, President of IESL and Mr. Kiran Redkar, Chief Executive of UltraTech signed on behalf of their respective institutions. Eng. Neil Abeysekara Deputy Executive Secretary and Eng. Niyas Samad, Chairman, Civil Engineering Sectional Committee  signed as witnesses for IESL. Mr. Sandeep Holey, General Manager (Technical & QA),UltraTech. and Mr. Ananda Silva, Assistant General Manager ( Technical), UltraTech signed as witnesses for M/s UltraTech Cement Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

    The signing ceremony was also attended by Eng. (Prof.) Mrs. Niranjanie Ratnayake – President Elect of IESL and Eng. Probodha Jinasena whose original  idea was the concept of the Building Clinic.

    Speaking at the event Eng. Meegoda while thanking UltraTech Cement for their sponsorship during the previous two years as well, invited the latter’s assistance to conduct much vigorous programmes in view of its heightened relevance due to impacts of recent floods and landslides experienced in the country. Mr. Redkar expressing his pleasure in signing the MoU for another 2 years said he looked forward to conducting more than the 6 programmes carried out during the previous 2 year.

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  • 01 Jun 2017 9:51 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The target group of this session was newly recruited Engineers to Sri Lanka Railway. Thirty one (31)  Engineers from Mechanical, Electrical and Civil categories attended for session conducted at the IESL HO Membership Lounge. The session started sharp at 6.00 pm.

    IESL Mechanical Engineering Sectional Committee Chairperson- Eng. Arjuna Manamperi - gave an introduction and Eng. (Dr.) Palitha Bandara gave a 45 min. presentation Professional Review (PR) Rules Experience Report writing. He explained what is recognized training, responsible experience, five core competence and the experience report format.

    Eng Wininda Piyarathne gave guidance on Electrical Engineering Charter process.

    Eng. Parakrama Jayasignhe gave an introduction to the IESL Fellowship process. Eng. Arjuna Manamperi summarized the Fellowship process while sharing his own recent experience obtaining it

    The session and the discussion went almost two and half hours. After that there was fellowship  and a dinner sponsored by MESC which ended around 10:00 PM.

  • 27 Mar 2017 1:00 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    March 22nd of each year being declared by the United Nations (UN) as the World Water Day (WWD) dedicated to WATER the IESL Water Forum  organized its own World Water Day programme to mark the occasion with  presentations by several well-known specialist in the field of water on Wednesday, 23rd March, 2017 at the Wimalasurendra Auditorium of the institution.

    The focus  of this year’s event was on wastewater and ways to reduce and reuse as over 80% of all the wastewater from our homes, cities, industry and agriculture flows back to nature polluting the environment and losing valuable nutrients and other recoverable materials.

    Wastewater being the theme for this year’s WWD the presentations focused on this subject and were as follows;

    ‘Making Progress in the Urban Water Sector’ By: Dr. Herath Manthrithilaka, Head – Sri Lanka Development Initiative – IWMI

    'Options for reuse and recycling of wastewater' By: Eng. Prof. Mrs Niranjanie Ratnayake, President (Elect), IESL, Senior Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa.

    ‘Water for Irrigation –Do we use right quality in Sri Lanka?’ By: Eng. Ms. Manjula Samarakoon, Chief Engineer - Water Management  Department of Irrigation. .

    ‘Challenges & Future Trends in Wastewater Disposal’ By:  Eng. Dhanesh Gunatilake, Waste Water Treatment Specialist NWS & DB.

    ‘Sustainable Development Goals and Waste water’ By: Eng. Ananda Jayaweera, Water & Sanitation Specialist.

    A ‘Question & Answer Session followed the presentations. The large audience comprised of members of the institution as well as the public.

  • 23 Mar 2017 4:12 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    Women Engineers’ Day 2017 and WEF - AGM

    The Women Engineers’ Day 2017 organized by the Women Engineers’ Forum (WEF) of the IESL was held on Monday, 20th March, 2017 at the Wimalasurendra Auditorium  of the institution. 

    The Ambassador to the Netherlands in Sri Lanka, Her Excellency Mrs. Joanne Doornewaard graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The event commenced with the national anthem and lighting  of  the traditional oil lamp. Eng. (Mrs.) Mangala Wickramanayke – Chairperson –WEF delivered the welcome address and this was followed by the Chief Guest’s address. Dr. Achela K. Fernando, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Griffith School of Engineering Brisbane, Queensland, Australia delivered the  Guest Speech  on  “Addressing gender-imbalance in Engineering”. Large number of women engineer members of the IESL participated. 

    The AGM of the WEF held thereafter to select the new office bearers and Mrs. Mangala Wickramanayake was re-elected as the New Chair person for the next session. The Women Engineers’ Day activities concluded with Lunch. 

  • 02 Mar 2017 11:02 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    23rd February 2017 - Sri Lanka Parliament passed the bill to establish the “Engineering Council” which shall be responsible for the maintenance of professional standards and conduct of Engineering Practitioners; registration of different categories of Engineering Practitioners; and to provide for the matters connected there with.

    As the President of IESL, I am truly privileged and delighted to see it realized today at the Sri Lankan Parliament. The institution of Engineers Sri Lanka had been in fore front leading the whole process till it became a success. I salute our Past Presidents, council members and members of  IESL who sphere headed the related activities.

    Though there were several setbacks, it was with our courage and stamina; we were able to push through. I must thank Hon. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, Hon. Patalie Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development, Hon. Ajith P Perera , Deputy Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, Chairman and members of the oversight committee , Hon. Members of Parliament, Secretary and Additional Secretary of Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy, officers of Attorney Generals department and legal draftsman office  for the trust bestowed on us.

    Together with IESL & Engineering council, we turn a new chapter in Engineering in Sri Lanka.


    Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda

    President (2016/2017)

    The Institution of Engineers ,Sri Lanka

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