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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Hope and expectations of yet another new year!
 
Eng. (Dr.) S.B. Wijekoon

Dear Members,

It’s with pleasure that I bring this message during this festive month of December in the midst of hope and expectations of yet another new year. Looking back, year 2014 marked perhaps the most significant achievement for the institution in the international arena, becoming a signatory to the Washington Accord and successfully retaining its membership in the International Professional Engineers Agreement which are two internationally recognized agreements for mutual recognition of engineering education and practice respectively.


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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
 
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

When you read this editorial, it may already be the time for celebrations and another new year knocking at your door. You may have millions of targets to be achieved and hopefully a few realistic ones for the year 2015.

 

Shall we reflect upon the things we had in the year 2014? Are we in a position to celebrate the victories or are we in a disappointed mood as we could not achieve our tasks as planned in the last part of the previous year of 2013?

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Letters-to-Editor
Improving SLEN Content
 
Improving SLEN Content

Dear Editor, In 2014, I remember reading few articles written by previous SLEN Editors when we celebrated the creation of SLEN. Almost all of them said one thing in unison - SLEN will be as good as its content and features such as its color, medium, etc. would be secondary. I couldn't agree more then and now.

 

We certainly need to upgrade the general content of SLEN.

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Manmade disasters and the way out by Eng. M. Chandrasekera
 
Manmade disasters and the way out by Eng. M. Chandrasekera

Most of the people who are living today (other than those in the developed countries and those in the middle and upper classes in other countries) have been born not because of their wish or because their parents wanted them.

 

They have been born as byproducts of the natural biological process called sexual reproduction.

 

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Control of Moisture during Construction of Road Pavements by Eng. Ratnasiri Rupasinghe
 
Control of Moisture during Construction of Road Pavements by Eng. Ratnasiri Rupasinghe

Control of Moisture during Construction of Road Pavements (PREVENTS / MINIMISE EARLY PAVEMENT FAILIURES! EXTENDS DESIGN LIFE !)

 

With the increasing scarcity of locally available quality naturally occurring granular material and suitable rock sources for manufacturing aggregate base course material extensive research has been undertaken in Australia with most significant aspects to increase design life of pavements at reduced pavement depths.

 

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The Psychological factors that constrain human responses in disaster risk reduction - by Eng. Thushara Dissanayake
 
The Psychological factors that constrain human responses in disaster risk reduction

It was very recently we witnessed the sorrowful landslide disaster at Meeriyabedda in Koslanda area. National Building Research Organization (NBRO) is the government institution dealing with landslide hazards according to the disaster management act of Sri Lanka. According to the NBRO land slide hazard warnings had been issued several times prior to the disaster on this area. Apparently, people residing at the location had not vacated the place despite such warnings. As usual heavy arguments went on among many parties with regard to who should take the responsibility of the disaster. Even at the moment of writing this article investigations are being carried out into to the incident.

 

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Re-Introduction of Rubble as A Base Course Material & Its Appropriateness for the Rural Road Construction - by Eng. S.D.S. Deshapriya -RDA
 
Re-Introduction of Rubble as A Base Course Material & Its Appropriateness for the Rural Road Construction - by Eng. S.D.S. Deshapriya -RDA

RE-INTRODUCTION OF RUBBLE AS A BASE COURSE MATERIAL & ITS APPROPRIATENESS FOR THE Rural Road Construction ( PROGRAMME), IN PARTICULAR.

 

ABC is a widely used road material for the construction of road bases. It has become more popular due to its easiness for handling. However it shows that comparatively large stones such as rubble (9”) can be used very effectively for the construction of road bases. Accordingly the rubble is proposed here for constructing the road bases together with ABC only as the filling material for covering the interstitial voids there in.

 

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How IESL Membership Management System Work
 
How IESL Membership Management System Work

How IESL Membership Management System Work

 

 

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IESL Public Lectures
 
Public lectures

IESL LECTURES are live streamed during the events to enable our members to view them from anywhere in the World. In the case of Public Lectures, IESL email announcements that come to your email box indicate whether live streaming is enabled for a given lecture.

 

Apart from live streaming, most of the time IESL records these lectures for future viewing. Current Members of any category could access video archives by going to the following page accessed from Home Page >> Resources menu ( please login with your credentials) where the videos are organized into four categories.

 

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IESL Qatar organized a Lecture on Metro Rail Systems
 
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