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  • 29 Jan 2016 5:31 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    110th Annual Sessions

    The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka


    Call for Papers

    Technical papers are invited under the following categories:

    ·                Engineering theory/research (academic) oriented technical papers,

    ·                Technical papers based on Engineering practice/design /projects/ techniques.

    The paper should be of value and interest to Engineers and aimed at making a contribution to the advancement of the Profession of Engineering. It must be based on review of past practice, information of current interest, or probing into new fields of engineering activity. It should be a presentation of thought provoking study contributing to planning, analysis, design, construction, fabrication, production, management or maintenance of Engineering works. In this context, practical papers are strongly encouraged. Wherever possible, theoretical papers should include a section on practical application or additional research areas to be pursued for effective technology transfer.

    Submission of Papers:

    Intention for submitting paper should be conveyed to IESL with an abstract of the proposed paper, not exceeding 300 words in English. The abstract together with details of the author/(s) can be submitted in electronic format at the

    URL with a copy (MSWORD) to

    Submit Your Abstract Click

    Schedule of Key Dates

    Last date for receipt of abstracts                                   - 14th March 2016

    Notification of acceptance                                             - 04th April 2016

    Last date for submission of full paper                        - 16th May 2016

    Proposed dates for Technical                                       - 17th and 18th   October 2016

    Paper presentation at the               

    Annual Sessions              

    Best Paper Award

    Best paper based on the marks given by referees and judges at the presentation, will be entitled to the prestigious Prof. E.O.E. Pereira Award.

    Mailing Address

    All correspondence besides submissions in electronic format through URL should be addressed to:

    Eng.  (Dr.) K.E.D. Sumanasiri                                                   Tel:  011-2698426 Ext. 232, 207    

    Editor, Technical Papers for Annual Sessions,                        Fax: 011-2699202

    The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka,                                   Email:

    120/15, Wijerama Mawatha,                                              

    Colombo 7.                                                                                    website :

  • 19 Jan 2016 10:15 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    Dear Member,

    National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF)

    The Health Insurance coverage offered by National Insurance Trust Fund for IESL members will commence on the 1st of March 2016.  Applications are now open for the members to join with this scheme. You can come and personally submit your applications together with the relevant premium to the IESL Finance Division on or before 26th February 2016. This time, in addition to the previous year’s policy, the following benefits has been granted.

    1. Spectacles can be claimed once in three years.

    2. The Room charges has been increased by a significant percentage.

    3. Now the Individual and family schemes are separated.

    The Policy document  Click

    Application form Click


    CEO / Executive Secretary

  • 01 Jan 2016 9:44 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The IESL is pleased to announce that Eng. (Dr.) Jagath Peiris has been appointed as the CEO / Executive Secretary at the IESL Secretariat and will take over duties with effect from 1st January, 2016.

    Eng. (Dr.) Jagath Peiris obtained his BSc Eng. (Mech./ Prod.) from the University of Peradeniya and his Doctorate in Business Administration from the USA. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Manager (UK), a Chartered Marketer (UK) and a Chartered Management Accountant (UK). He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka and also has Corporate Membership from the Institution of Engineering & Technology (UK) as well as the Institution of Plant Engineers (UK).

    He brings in a wealth of experience from the private sector, having served in the past as the Chairman/ Managing Director - Royal Fernwood Porcelain Limited, Managing Director - Lanka Ceramic PLC, Managing Director - Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC and Works Manager - Brown & Co., Limited. He is the current non-Executive Chairman of National Institute of Exports and a Past President of the National Chamber of Exporters Sri Lanka. He was also the recipient of the Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2003) and the Business Leader of the Year Award (2005).

    IESL Secretariat

  • 02 Sep 2015 9:59 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    Directory of IESL Council- Members of the governing body -  Click to view

    ** Elections to the Council showing actual results of the elections - Click to view

  • 12 Aug 2015 10:23 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    A Special Route for engineers with more than twenty (20) years experience after graduation and holding high / senior managerial positions to become Corporate Members of IESL


    1.      The special route is explicitly for those senior engineers with the necessary academic qualifications, training and responsible experience required by the Professional Review Rules who have not been able to obtain Corporate Membership of the IESL and those who are holding senior managerial positions in the state sectors, private sectors and academia.

    2.      The following category of Engineers will be eligible to apply for Corporate Membership under this proposed Route (Eligibility to apply for Corporate Membership under the proposed Route ):

         a.      Engineers holding high positions in engineering and/or management in State or Private Sector organizations

         b.      Engineers who have played a significant role in the development or delivery of engineering education and training

         c.      Engineers in Academia who have gained recognition through research at international or national levels

         d.      Engineers who through their work with public or voluntary bodies have effectively demonstrated their contribution and value to society as Engineers.

    3.      This special route initially will be in force for a period of 12 months with effect from 4th June 2015. This Scheme will be open only to those with a minimum of twenty (20) years of demonstrable experience after graduation.

    4.      The successful applicant must demonstrate all of the Essential qualities, and at least two of the Desirable qualities in the Report and at the Interview. Applicants will be asked to provide evidence of the following qualities:


                 E1: A position of senior responsibility and/or significant autonomy in their field

                 E2: Demonstrable leadership qualities

                 E3: Influencing policy and strategy making decisions in either a technical or business    environment

                 E4: A structured approach to CPD

                 E5: The training of the engineering profession to young engineers and potential engineers


                 D1: Highly specialist knowledge in a specific area of engineering

                 D2: Technical or engineering resource management and/or personnel management and development

                 D3: Responsibility for a budget and the associated risk

                 D4: Application of a significant range of fundamental principles and complex techniques across a wide and often unpredictable variety of contexts

                 D5: Active development and application of new technologies in engineering and related areas at senior level

    5.      All applications will be assessed by an “Assessment Panel” nominated by the PSMC and only those who are recommended by the Panel will be considered as eligible candidates to apply through this route and will be called for an interview. Candidates are required to make a Power Point presentation not exceeding twenty (20) minutes at the interview

    6.     Method of Application:

    a.       An application must be made on Form “MEM-FO-01” with the appropriate fees. Four Corporate Members should propose and sign the Application form. The applications may be either sent by registered post or delivered by hand.

    b.      Documents to be submitted along with the application

        i.     Original and one copy of Birth Certificate (Original will be returned)
       ii.     Original and one copy of Degree Certificate (Original will be returned)
       iii.    Originals and copies of appointment letters (Original will be returned)
       iv.    Three copies of the record of Continuing Professional development
        v.     Four copies of the report on Recognised Training and Responsible experience (Vide Rule 6 of Professional Review Rules)

    In addition to stipulations in the existing Section 6 of professional Review Rules, the Report must highlight the increasing degrees of responsibility at technical, managerial and financial levels and how the candidate has met with the requirements of five stipulated core competences.
           a.  Either a design supported by analysis, computations, BOQ, drawings etc or
           b.  A design oriented Project Report based on the candidate’s own direct involvement as part of his / her normal duties within the preceding ten years.  or
           c.   Results of a project study in the form of  a dissertation of not less than 6000 words

    7.      Written Papers:
         a.       “A” Paper
                   The necessity of sitting for “A” Paper will be decided by the interview panel and will be informed after the interview.
         b.      “B” Paper
                   Considering the high managerial positions held, the candidate is exempted from the “B” Paper.

    Click here to download the same in PDF format

  • 12 Aug 2015 9:31 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    International Professional Engineers


    Corporate Members with the required experience can register as Professional Engineers .The IESL being a full member of the International Professional Engineers Agreement, these Professional Engineers would be identified and recognized globally as International Professional Engineers and they will be able to use the post nominal abbreviation IntPE(Sri Lanka) . The rules pertaining to the registering of Professional Engineers which were recently revised to make the rules clearer to members could be viewed here. 

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