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  • 28 Jul 2015 4:27 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    Voting papers in respect of the elections to the Council for the Session 2015/2016  along with bio data and election statements of candidates and two envelopes marked ‘A’ and ‘B’ were  sent under registered post on July 24, 2015 to all Corporate Members who were on the roll of the Institution on June 26, 2015 , the date the nominations for the elections were closed.

    If a Voting Paper is received by the Chief Returning Officer without Envelopes “A” and “B” will be considered as invalid and will be rejected by the Chief Returning Officer. A Voting paper that is disfigured or enclosed in a disfigured Envelope A will also be considered as invalid and will be rejected by the Chief Returning Officer.

    Any member who does not receive his Voting Paper by August 3, 2015 is kindly requested to contact the Executive Secretary.

    On behalf of all Returning Officers, I take this opportunity to thank  all of you  for the enthusiasm you displayed  in making nominations. 
    I believe that the same enthusiasm will prevail when it comes to casting your vote and that in this respect you will act professionally in accordance with the election rules in force..

    Eng. Priyal de Silva

    Chief Returning Officer-Elections to the Council for the Session 2015/2016

  • 27 Jul 2015 5:31 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    The “B” Lecture scheduled to be delivered by Eng. Shavindranath Fernando on Friday, 7thAugust, 2015 has been rescheduled for Monday, 10thAugust, 2015. 


    Schedule of all other lectures will remain unchanged.

    B Paper Examination Guideline Presentations Time Table

  • 06 Jul 2015 11:54 AM | IESL (Administrator)


    No. of Vacancies



    Past President


    Eng. W T R De Silva




    Eng. J Meegoda

    Post to be contested

    Eng. R G Rubasinghe

    Vice Presidents


    Eng. (Prof.) (Ms) N Ratnayake

    Posts to be contested

    Eng.(Prof.) T M Pallewatta

    Eng. J A G R Jayalath

    Eng.(Dr.) L B K Laksiri

    Eng. M B P Fernandez

    The nominee is not eligible to contest as per By Law 48 and therefore his nomination is rejected

    Honorary Secretary


    Eng.(Prof.) R K Leelananda


    Honorary Treasurer


    Eng. A P R De Silva


    Chairman – Building Services Eng. Sect. Committee


    Eng. N A P S K Narangoda


    Chairman – Civil Eng. Sect. Committee


    Eng. M N A Samad


    Chairman – Electrical Eng. Sect. Committee


    Eng. W W M S B K G Kamburadeniya


    Chairman – IT & Comm.

    Eng. Sect. Committee


    Eng.(Lt.Col) Dr. C D Gamage


    Chairman – Mechanical Eng. Sect. Committee


    Eng. Arjuna   Manamperi

    The nominee is not eligible to seek elections as per By Law 52 and therefore his nomination is rejected.

    Representatives – Fellows


    Eng. (Ms) S H Gunawardana

    Posts to be contested

    Eng. I R P Gunatilaka

    Eng. P W Sarath

    Eng. P Thangamayil

    Eng. W Indika

    Representatives –



    Eng. P C Jinasena (Above 40 years)

    Posts to be contested

    Eng. M R Ranatunga (Above 40 years)

    Eng. U L D N D Perera (Above 40 years)

    Eng. P D B Ratnayake (Above 40 years)

    Eng. K D A Munasinghe (Above 40 years)

    Eng. N P Jayatilaka (Above 40 years)

    Eng. J A D R Sujith Kumara (Above 40 years)

    Eng. (Dr)  U L Tissa  (Above 40 years)

    Eng. K S Mangala Silva (Below 40 years)

    Eng. K M B Karunaratna (Above 40 years)

    Eng. M G Hemachandra (Above 40 years)

    Eng. S N B M Padmasiri (Above 40 years)

    Eng. H M G M Herath (Below 40 years)

    Eng. A P K Mutunayake (Below 40 years)

    Eng. T N Kankanamge (Below 40 years)

    Eng. L S Sooriyabandara

    Above 40 years . The nominee is not eligible to contest as per By Law 52 and therefore his nomination is rejected.

    Eng. Priyal De Silva   -  CHIEF RETURNING OFFICER 



    Eng. Madhawa Perera   -    ASSISTANT RETURNING OFFICER

  • 23 Jun 2015 10:36 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    Organizational Setting

    The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL), the apex professional body for the engineers in Sri Lanka, is a member of the International Engineers Alliance and a full signatory of the Washington Accord and the International Professional Engineers’ Agreement. Its Head Office / Secretariat in Colombo and chapters established in all the provinces of the country as well as overseas serve a 13,000 strong multidisciplinary membership serving both within and outside the country.

    Conferring of ’Chartered Engineer’ and ‘International Professional Engineer’ status to qualified professional engineers and accreditation of engineering degrees in Sri Lanka are among its  key functions that ensure the quality standards in the professional practice and education in engineering in the country. It also conducts short / long term courses, workshops,  seminars, learned society lectures and other programmes for the continuous professional development of its members.


    To meet the challenges ahead it requires the services of a high caliber and performance-driven person with a proven track record as the Executive Secretary / Chief Executive Officer who will directly report to the Council through the President of the Institution. He/she is required to oversee all major functions including but not limited to financial, administrative, HR, marketing, etc. and guide the Council with accountability by providing necessary information in making policy decisions. The ideal candidate should be visionary, self motivated, and energetic and satisfy the following requirements;

    Key Requirements

    Age: Not exceeding 60 at initial recruitment

    Qualifications: A  Bachelor’s degree preferably  in Engineering and the Corporate Membership of the Institution. A post graduate degree in business administration and any other related field will be an added qualification. The candidate should be well versed in IT skills.

    Experience: 15  years in a senior management post preferably 5 years at the corporate management level including administration and financial management . Experience in a professional  institution dealing with qualified professionals will be an added advantage.

    Special Attributes: Should possess self-initiative, drive and a vision for the future of the Institution. Leadership, effective communication skills in public speaking, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills, presentation skills, and ability to deal with professional institutions and professionals  will be an added advantage. The candidate should possess excellent writing skills in English. The candidate will be required to demonstrate these skills at the interview.)


    ▪ Responsible for the work of the Secretariat and to conduct all ordinary business of the Institution and shall be the Chief Executive Officer.

    ▪  Responsible for all Financial, Membership and Professional Development matters, Purchase of Capital Goods, Infrastructure Development etc.

    ▪  Attending to all matters relating to (a) Officers Committee (b) Professional Standards Management Committee (c) By-Laws Revision Committee (d) Benevolent Fund Committee and any other standing committees or ad-hoc committees decided from time to time by the Council.

    ▪ Organizing Annual Sessions and other annual events.

    ▪ Implementing and follow up of decisions of the Council, and all other standing and other committees as appropriate directly and where necessary through other officers under the Executive Secretary.

    ▪ Organizing and monitoring  the implementation of the Corporate Plan relevant to the respective Standing Committees.

    ▪ Working towards strengthening the Secretariat to International Standards.

    ▪ International activities of the Institution.

    ▪ General supervision of the work and conduct of provincial and overseas chapters of the institution

    ▪ Supervision and administration of entire staff of the IESL either directly or through staff directly under the supervision of the Executive Secretary.

    The selected person would be offered a remuneration package consistent with market norms.. Candidates meeting the above requirements may send their applications along with a CV, documentary evidence to support qualifications and experience, and a recent passport size photograph by registered post to reach; The President,  Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, 120/15, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 07 on or before 30th  July, 2015.

  • 22 Jun 2015 4:47 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) entered in to a five year agreement with the Institution of Engineers, Australia (Engineers Australia) recently to facilitate the mobility of Professional Engineers from one  country to the other.  The agreement was signed when the President of  IESL , Eng. (Dr) S B Wijekoon met with the National President of Engineers  Australia, Dr.David Cruickshanks-Boyd on June 17, 2015 in Canberra, Australia .

    Both the IESL and Engineers Australia are authorised to register International Professional Engineers in their respective countries being members of the International Professional Engineers Agreement.

    Pursuant to  this Agreement , applicants whose names appear  in the  International Professional Engineers Register of IESL  or  the Chartered Professional Engineers of  Engineers Australia whose names appear in the International Professional Engineers Register of Australia will qualify for registration / licensing  by the other Institution if they agree to abide by the laws, rules ,regulations and ethical standards and  meet the continuing competency assurance requirements as set out by the latter Institution. They will have to declare any previous application for registration/licensing and complete an application form and pay any fees required.

    This agreement will not apply to engineers who have obtained their registration/licensing in their home countries through the respective Institutions by means of a mutual recognition agreement involving a professional association of a third Institution.

  • 13 Jun 2015 1:35 PM | IESL (Administrator)
    Professional Review Section “B” Paper, Aug/Sept 2015 Examination will be held on Sunday - 06 September 2015 from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon.

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    Last Updated on Sunday, 19 July 2015  14:23

  • 01 Jun 2015 12:36 PM | IESL (Administrator)


                                                        Undergraduate Inventor of the Year (UIY) Competition

    It’s said that necessity is the mother of all inventions. To fulfill those necessities, scientists try to understand how nature works, to manipulate it. Engineers create or invent things that could do it.

    The Under Graduate Inventor of the Year (UIY) competition was established by the IESL to encourage and stimulate creativity and interest in inventions among engineering undergraduates in the country and provide opportunities for engineering undergraduates to organize and present their original inventions. It’s also a forum for networking within Sri Lanka engineering undergraduate students as well as members of industry and academia.

    The  competition tries to inculcate basic principles for success in innovations such as having a stated goal, develop design criteria, background research, prepare preliminary designs and materials list, consider costs, manufacturing and user requirement, building  and testing prototypes, consider reliability, repair and servicing, final product testing, presentation of results etc.

    Applications to take part in the competition  are called usually in June and preliminary selections made in the respective universities before the final competition is held at the IESL in Sept / October. Top inventions gets to be displayed at the Techno Sri Lanka exhibition and awards presented for the best inventions at the inauguration ceremony of the Annual Sessions / Techno Sri Lanka Awards Ceremony


     UIY 2015

  • 26 May 2015 11:16 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    ASCE-EWRI invites you to submit abstracts to eighth International Perspective on Water Resources and the Environment Conference, held at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo Hotel. This conference will cover a wide variety of topics on sustainable environmental and water resources management.

    View conference topics and themes and find out more information about this Conference through the IPWE Website.

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