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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

  • 15 Feb 2017 11:49 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The 113th  birth anniversary of Eng.(Prof.) Robert Haisington Paul, (popularly known as R. H. Paul) was commemorated by IESL with a memorial lecture held at the Wimalasurendra Auditorium of the institution on Tuesday, 9th February, 2017 from 1715 hours.

    This year’s lecture was on the theme ‘Enabling Power Systems of the Future’ and was delivered by Eng. Prof . Kithsiri M. Liyanage - Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya and currently at SLIIT as a Visiting Professor.

    Welcoming the full-house audience Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda, President of IESL stated that considered as father of Electrical Engineering Education in Sri Lanka, Late Professor R. H. Paul, in

    1933, when he joined Ceylon Technical College, Colombo, the only institution offering courses in engineering in the country at that time, as a Lecturer, worked tirelessly to develop higher level electrical engineering courses and establish laboratory facilities at the Ceylon Technical College. His hard work paid-off when the University of London recognized the Ceylon Technical College, in 1942, as an institution to prepare students for its prestigious B.Sc. (Engineering) external degree programs.


    When the University of Ceylon established its Faculty of Engineering, Prof. R.H. Paul was one of its founder members and was the natural choice for its first Professor of Electrical Engineering, the position he held until his retirement in 1968. Prof. Paul once again displayed his professionalism as an academic, in developing the courses of study in Electrical Engineering, planning and establishing the laboratory facilities for the programs and training the technical staff for the faculty, both at its temporary facilities in Colombo as well as when it was shifted to the permanent facilities in Peradeniya, later.


    The legacy of the spacious and well planned electrical engineering laboratory complex of the Peradeniya Engineering faculty stands as the testimony for his professionalism and futuristic planning, in developing the concept for the same.


    The lighting of the traditional oil lamp and garlanding of the portrait of the late Professor by the President of the IESL, Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda, preceded the delivery of the Memorial Lecture.


    The memorial lecture had been organized by the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Sectional Committee of the IESL. Family members of the late Professor, Council Members, Past Presidents and other members of the institution attended in large numbers the commemoration.

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