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Inviting proposals for innovative ideas of water conservation techniques for Home Gardening

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CoVID – 19 pandemic brought in significant impacts to the society and the threat to immediate food security is on top of the list. It is evident that Government is highly encouraging home gardening as a remedial measure to this situation. There is a clear interest in the society for home gardening and it is fair to conclude that this situation would prevail for some time.  However, the water requirement for home gardening will increase the domestic per capita water usage all over the country. According to the National Water Supply and Drainage Board, the cost of production of one mof treated water is about Rs. 50 and it will be a real challenge to provide increased domestic water demand continuously. 


As responsible organisation, Water Forum of IESL, is encouraging the home gardening drive by all means. In the meantime, we shall encourage identifying the ways and means of managing the additional water demand. One of the ways in this regard is to minimize water usage and to identify cost effective and easily adoptable means of reducing water use (in real sense, to feed only the actual requirement of water for the crop). Drip irrigation, automated sprinkler systems, rainwater harvesting, revival of dug wells, re-use of water are some techniques which can be adopted. 


The innovative proposals for best water conserving measures for Home Gardening are invited from Members of IESL. Proposal should be innovative, simple, practical, aimed at conserving water and energy and suitable to implement on households in Sri Lanka. Proposals will be evaluated under three categories based on suitability home gardening in (A) Urban (B) Peri-urban (C) Dry zone areas. Proposals can be submitted for any type of above three areas and the type and the type should be clearly mentioned in your proposal. A panel of experts consisting of professionals from different branches of water sector will evaluate the proposals based on innovativeness, simplicity, practicality, effectiveness in water and energy conservation and suitability for the selected area). The selected best three proposals, one from each category will be recognized and awarded by the Water Forum of IESL.  

Proposal Submission Deadline: 6th June  2020 

Email your proposals to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cc: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Young Members’ Technical Conference 2020


YMS2020: Young Members Section 2020

Colombo, Sri Lanka, October, 2020

Technical conference of Young Members’ section - The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (YMS - IESL) will be held in October 2020 along with IESL Annual Sessions. It is an opportunity for all young members of IESL to present their technical papers and discuss engineering related topics with industry professionals and academia.

Submission Guidelines:

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. Specially, you can submit your paper either to the IESL main sessions or to the YMS conference, and not to both. Papers from the following categories are welcome:

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Material Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Authors are invited to submit their paper to IESL Young Members’ Conference. The review process is carried out using the double-blinded method. Therefore, when submitting the abstracts, please do not enter the author names and affiliations.

Please upload the full paper prepared in MSWord format through “EasyChair''. Since MSWord documents may distort your figures and tables with different versions, it is advisable to send a PDF version of the full paper to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as well. Please include the submission number in all correspondence. 

Since the full paper will be double-blind reviewed (i.e., the details of the authors are not provided to reviewers, and reviewers’ details will not be known to the authors), please DO NOT include the Authors’ names and their affiliations in the full paper.

For the further details, please read the instructions carefully which was given in the accepted email and follow the instructions properly.

Notification of the acceptance of the full paper will be sent on or before 31st of August 2020.

Camera ready paper

You should submit the final camera ready paper on or before 11th of September 2020. All accepted papers are to be presented at the “Technical conference of YMS – IESL” which will be held in October 2020.

Note: Since the conference encourages young members, at least one author (except supervisor) must be a young member (below 35 years old). 
Further, the accepted paper should be presented at the conference only by a young member. 

Schedule of key dates:

Last date for receipt of abstracts                                 - 15th May 2020

Notification of acceptance                                           - 30th May 2020

Last date for submission of full paper                         - 30th June 2020

Notification of the acceptance of the full paper           - 31st August 2020

Last date for submission of Camera ready paper      - 11th September 2020

Presentations of accepted papers                              - October 2020


Best paper award

Best paper based on the marks given by referees and judges at the presentation will be entitled to the prestigious late Eng. Chandrasena Award.


Formats and agreement forms

Full paper format - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_yDoYB_mCfoOczggoQc2Rovu3DX9uTX0?usp=sharing

Agreement form - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Ze-XUh3MITFtRhjoF6VzGIdLZwP3lrFZ?usp=sharing

Easychair submission link - https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=youngmemberssection2



Program Committee

Dr. Ishani Dias

Eng. Jayantha Dayananda

Eng. Nadeera Sugandi


Organizing committee

B. Danthasinghe

A. S. C. Samarasinghe



E.M.A.G.N.C. Ekanayake

J.M.D.S. Jeewandara 

W.M.C.S.B Walisundara

H.K.K.S. Gunaweera

M.T. Gunasekara


H.M.N.A Herath

K.T.R. Wickramasinghe

M.Y.L. Salgado

K.M.W.O.V. Jayawardane



All inquiries about submissions should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Telephone - 2698426, ext- 207,232 or Eng. Navodana Kankanamge, YMS Chairman - 0716876676


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Engineering Council Sri Lanka (ECSL) Registration Fee

 ECSL Registration Fee - Rs. 1000.00 per annum

 Relevant information on ECSL registration fee: 

Engineering Council, Sri Lanka has been established by Engineering Council, Sri Lanka Act, No 4 of 2017 passed in the Parliament of The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. According to clause 14 of said act,  no engineering practitioner shall engage in the practice of engineering profession unless such engineering practitioner is registered under ECSL. In order to register in the ECSL under one of the following Member categories, one has to be an active Member of the IESL and has paid annual subscriptions for the IESL and ECSL membership for the current year. Please note that IESL Members have to pay ECSL registration fee to the IESL by using any of the payment methods indicated under “Instructions for Payment” section below. Names of those Members will be sent to the ECSL by the IESL for registration

 a) Chartered Engineer - Corporate Members of the IESL (Fellow and Member Categories of the IESL)

 b) Associate Engineer - Associate Members of the IESL

c) Affiliate Engineer - Affiliate Members of the IESL

  • IESL will generate two separate invoices each year; one for the IESL annual membership payment and the other for the ECSL annual registration payment.
  • Honorary Life Fellows (HLF) and Honorary Life Members (HLM) who are not required to pay IESL membership fee, will have to pay the ECSL registration fee if they intend to actively practice as engineers.
  • IESL Members who are employed overseas may not need to register for ECSL.
  • Those who do not pay ECSL registration fee on or before 31st January of each year will be removed from the ECSL Registries (pls refer ECSL website: www.ecsl.lk) and will appear in ECSL registries only upon such payments to IESL. Note that, only paying ECSL registration fee, one cannot register in ECSL. 



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1. Online Payment Method 

A) Online payments (using  Internet Payment Gateway (IPG)) by logging in to our website, iesl.lk

        The easiest and simple way is to use IESL MIS system to pay subscriptions ONLINE. (This method will update your profile on time)

        Steps involved:

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  • Commercial Bank Debit/Credit Cards
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  • People's Bank Credit Card

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a) Online funds transfer to the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka Account No: 0002323113 maintained at the Torrington Square Branch of the Bank of Ceylon with the confirmation of payment received from the bank sent to us using the informed payment method of MIS  or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and quoting your membership number and name with initials

b) Cash payments made directly at any branch of Bank of Ceylon to the Account No. 002323113 of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka maintained at the Torrington Square Branch of the Bank of Ceylon using the special payment slip available at the bank. A copy of the slip should be sent to us, preferably using informed payment method of MIS  or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with the payment slip.

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a) Cheques drawn in favor of "The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka" and posted to IESL

b) Cash/Cheque /Credit Card/Debit card payments made in person during normal working hours(8.30 am to 4.30 pm)at IESL Headquarters, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 7.