The IESL commemorated the 112th birth anniversary of Eng.(Prof.) Robert Haisington Paul, (popularly known as R. H. Paul) with a memorial lecture held at the Wimalasurendra Auditorium of the institution on Tuesday, 9th February, 2016 from 1715 hours. This year the lecture was delivered by Eng Prof . Manjula Fernando - Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya. It was on the theme ‘The Research Bridge between University and Industry: Condition Monitoring Perspectives’.
The lighting of the traditional oil lamp and garlanding of the portrait of the late Professor by the President of the IESL, Eng. Wimalasena Gamage, preceded the delivery of the memorial LECTURE.
Welcoming the audience Eng. Wimalasena Gamage stated that the IESL devoutly commemorates birth anniversaries of engineering greats who have passed away after doing yeoman service towards the development of the country and to improve the living standards of fellow countrymen. He stated that Prof. R.H.Paul is known as the Father of Electrical Engineering Education in Sri Lanka, a title which he aptly deserves as he had played a vital role in the history of Development of Engineering Education in the country. The late Professor had been the President of the IESL in 1968, he added.
The memorial lecture had been organized by the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Sectional Committee of the IESL. Family members of the late Professor and large number of members of the institution attended the commemoration.