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IESL Polonnaruwa District Centre – Boon to engineers in the region.

16 Aug 2013 1:02 PM | IESL (Administrator)

A District Centre  affiliated to the North Central Provincial Centre of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) was established on 14th August, 2013 at Minneriya, Polonnaruwa. The event was attended by engineers working in the region.  President of IESL, Eng. Tilak De Silva and Chairman - IESL ICT Committee,Eng. ArjunaManamperi from the IESL parent body in Colombo graced the occasion with their presence. The picturesque Irrigation Department Circuit Bungalow in Giritale was the venue for the event.


The official event was followed by an evening of fellowship organized by Eng. Gamage, representative of the Irrigation Department in the region, and his able team of young engineers! The setting of the location was perfect, overlooking the Giritale lake, with moon lit clear skies and gentle Rajarata breeze giving the necessary comfort to a gathering of about 50 on a sultry August evening in Sri Lanka.


This is the second IESL district level organization that has been established by the IESL and it’s affiliated to the North Central Provincial Center. The first one was established earier this year in Kegalle. It’s affiliated to the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Center.


The IESL under the presidency of Eng. Tilak De Silva is fast trackingachieving of full connectivity with its membership with the use of ICT. Expansion of its sphere of connectivity to district based centresenables interactive group activities such as workshops,  lectures, seminars, etc through live streaming, video conferencing technologieseliminating time and distance barriers  that hitherto prevented member participation in the  IESL activities..


Speaking at the occasion, Eng. Tilak De Silva emphasized the need to stay focused and the use of its new Membership Management System (Wild Apricot, a cloud based secure software as a service - SaaS platform) to enhance the process through elimination of time and distance barriers to conduct collaborative work 24x365 all over the world. Eng. ArjunaManamperi highlighted the features and benefits of the system and how it can be put to powerful initiatives giving transparency and a direct voice to every member of the institution, no matter where they are. The Chairman of the NC Province, Eng. J. A. D. R. Sujith Kumara initiated the proceedings of the meeting to elect District Center Officers. The following are the office bearers of the new IESL District Centre.


Selected Committee Members

Name :     Eng. R.M.P. Karunarathne
Organization:    Irrigation Department

Name : Eng. G. RanjanaAmarasinghe
Organization : National Water Supply & Drainage Board

Representatives of each Organization



Eng. W.G.S.S. Bandara

 Provincial Engineering

Eng. UpaliArampola


Eng. S.T. Kularathna


Eng. M.G.S.P. Kumara


Eng. B.N.K. Chandrasekara

 District Secretariat

Eng. A.K. R. Rathnasekara

 Economic Dev. Ministry

Eng. W.A.D. Wijesundara 

 Mahaweli Authority

Eng. Senevirathne


Eng. B.L. Dilan Kumara


Eng. S.P.H. Gamage

 Irrigation Department



With many infrastructure development works such as building of roads , bridges, water supply, agriculture, irrigation, etc. being undertaken,especially under the RajarataNavodaya program of the government,  the North Central Province has a significant   concentration of engineers who find it difficult to attend to the various Continues Professional Development  programmes undertaken by the IESLas the apex body of the profession in Sri Lanka at its head office in Colombo. This is especially so for those in the PolonnaruwaDistrict of the North Central Province. The new District Centre would thus be a boon to engineers in the region due to the facilitation it would provide for ICT based group activities to be conducted in the district.

IESL Polonnaruwa District Centre opening Event Photos

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