The Official E-Newsletter of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka   |  Issue 46 - January 2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE - 2020 Annual Subscriptions

Notice on - 31/12/2019

Dear Member,

RE: IMPORTANT NOTICE - 2020 Annual Subscriptions 

Further to our email sent to you on   24thDecember 2020, with regard to the subject matter, we are pleased to inform you that, Engineering Council Sri Lanka (ECSL), has extended the deadline for settling ECSL Annual Membership Subscriptions - 2020 until 31st January 2020. Accordingly, if you are already registered for the year 2019 at ECSL, your registration details will appear in their website,, until 31st January 2020.

In case, if you fail to pay both IESL Annual Membership Subscriptions for 2020 (and other membership dues) AND the ECSL Annual Membership Subscriptions-2020 on or before the 31st January 2020, ECSL will not be in a position to keep you registered as an engineering practitioner.

If you need further clarifications in this regard, please contact our Finance Manager through with a copy to the undersigned (

Assuring you of our best services at all times.

Best Regards,

Eng. Neil Abeysekera

Chief Executive Officer/Executive Secretary

The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka

Notice on - 2019/12/24

Dear Member,

2020 Fees: The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) subscription fee and Engineering Council, Sri Lanka (ECSL) registration fee for the year 2020

As you all know, other than Life Members of IESL, all members have to pay Annual Membership fee8. Since 2019, some of them (read instructions below) have to pay Engineering Council, Sri Lanka (ECSL) Annual Registration fee, too.
IESL generates two separate invoices and you should have already received the two invoices for 2020,  via email. If you have any clarifications in this regard, kindly contact with a copy to

Relevant information regarding ECSL registration fee:

  • LAW : According to clause 14 from ECSL Act No 4 of 2017, no engineering practitioner shall engage in the practice of engineering profession unless such engineering practitioner is registered under ECSL.
  • Following IESL membership categories have to pay the ECSL registration fee every year, in addition to IESL membership fee
    • Chartered Engineer - Corporate Members of the IESL (Fellow and Member Categories of the IESL)
    • Associate Engineer - Associate Members of the IESL
    • Affiliate Engineer - Affiliate Members of the IESL
  • In year 2019, ECSL payment was made by the IESL on behalf of its Members who were on the roll as at 31st March 2019.
  • From year 2020 onwards, Members of the IESL have to pay subscriptions for both IESL and ECSL. IESL has already sent two separate invoices; one for the IESL membership payment 2020 and the other for the ECSL registration payment 2020.
  • Honorary Life Fellows (HLF) and Honorary Life Members (HLM) who are not required to pay IESL membership fee can choose to pay the ECSL registration fee for which they receive the invoice for ECSL registration for the year 2020, if they intend to actively practice as engineers in 2020.
  • Those who do not pay ECSL registration fee on or before January 1st of 2020, will be removed from the ECSL Registries ( ) and will appear in ECSL registries only upon such payments to IESL first and subsequent indications to ECSL Registrar by the IESL Secretariat(IMPORTANT: To be registered in the ECSL Registries, you must have the IESL membership, thus settlement of IESL membership fee is mandatory).

Thanking you.

Eng. Neil Abeysekera

Chief Executive Officer/ Executive Secretary

The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka