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Women Engineers Forum

Women Engineers Forum

The Women Engineers’ Forum (WEF) of The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) was formed in May 2002 to give the opportunity to women engineers to be engaged more meaningfully in IESL activities.

To strengthen the Women Engineers of the IESL to play an active role in its endeavors to improve the quality of life of the people within the objectives of the IESL.

To utilize the full potential of Women Engineers qualitatively and quantitatively for all progressive activities of the IESL by developing greater bond amongst the members whilst enhancing professional competency to cater for the country’s need for continuous improvement of socio-economic standards.


1. Create a comfortable environment where women engineers can demonstrate their own abilities such as leadership qualities, communication, and presentation skills, so that they are prepared to face the challenges of the world of work.
2. Empower the women engineers by strengthening the weak areas identified during discussions and support them to reach the full potential in their career.
3. Encourage the Women Engineers to get involved in different activities within the society and contribute their technical knowledge to the national development.
4. Promote networking and friendship among the members, and form a forum to discuss matters of importance in their careers
5. Provide the opportunity to lend a hand to the needy by conducting charity events
6. Encourage the female school children who have the passion to get into engineering but are reluctant due to social pressures, to follow the engineering stream and contribute to the national development efforts, without the gender biases.
7. Provide career guidance and leadership development through mentoring of junior female engineers.

Women Engineers Forum (WEF) – Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka

Executive Committee – 2023 / 2024


Women Engineers Forum Events 2023/2024

  1. 14th Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Reflecting on the success of the 14th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Women Engineers' Forum, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL), held with distinction at the Wimalasurendra Auditorium on November 24, 2023. The AGM served as a pivotal gathering, bringing together members in a collaborative atmosphere to review the accomplishments of the past year and set forth a visionary path for the future. We extend our gratitude to all participants for their active engagement and contributions to the success of this significant event. The 14th AGM stands as the unity and shared dedication of IESL members towards advancing engineering standards and promoting professional growth.



  1. Sketch 2024 

May the inspiration gathered at Sketch 2024 fuel a year of purpose, growth, and achievement for each attendee. Thank you for contributing to the shared journey of outlining and embracing our individual year plans. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Eng. Sampath Abesooriya for his invaluable contributions and exceptional expertise. Your impact has been instrumental in shaping our success, and we extend our sincere appreciation for your outstanding efforts.




  1. Webinar for Advanced Level Students

Conducted a webinar for school students on the importance and opportunities of pursuing the Physical Science stream for advanced level education.



  1. Field Visit to Air-Force base camp-Katunayake

Experience the thrill and honor of a field visit to the Air Force Base Camp in Katunayake. Gain firsthand insights into the operations, technology, and dedication of Air Force. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Air Force Base Camp for their hospitality and for sharing their knowledge with us.




  1. WEF Webinar: Know the Tips to Build a Better Team

The webinar conducted by Eng. (Ms) Noorul Munwwara and where she shared valuable insights and strategies for nurturing stronger teamwork. We extend our sincere gratitude to Eng Noorul for her expertise and guidance in empowering teams to thrive. Thank you for leading us towards greater collaboration and success.


  1. Celebrated Women Engineers Day!

    Don't let anyone tell you what you can or cannot do. As a woman engineer, you have the power to change the world.