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IESL ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2013 – THE ULTIMATE PRESTIGE

26 Sep 2013 3:52 PM | IESL (Administrator)

Engineering Excellence Awards 2013, the premier event of the year for rewarding outstanding achievements  by engineers and engineering enterprises organized by the IESL was held at the Cinnamon Grand on Tuesday, 24th September, 2013 from 7.00 pm onwards. Hon. Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development was the Chief Guest and Hon. Pavithra  Wanniarachchi, Minister of Power and Energy was the Guest of Honour for the   event.


The most prestigious award of the event, Eminence in Engineering Award ,was bestowed upon Eng. Subasinghe Arachige Don Hector Sam Subasinghe ( Eng.H.S Subasinghe), former General Manager of CEB best recognized for his pioneering role in setting up the Lanka Electricity Company (LECO), to take over the dilapidated electricity distribution network maintained by local bodies and introduction of novel concepts such as Pole Mounted Distribution Transformers, Pre-stressed Concrete Poles, Spot Billing System, etc. to the LECO as its founder chairman. 


The Excellence in Engineering Awards  were carried away by Prof.J.R.Lucas, Senior Professor of Electrical Engineering  of the University of Moratuwa, in the field of Electrical Engineering and by Eng. Mangala P.B Yapa, the dynamic MD/CEO of Colombo Dockyard Ltd, in the discipline of Marine Engineering  for his outstanding achievements in transforming  the company in to a world class shipbuilder and repairer and the attendant prestige, transfer of technologies and earning of foreign exchange it brought to the country . 


The President’s Award, given at the discretion of the IESL President in recognition of outstanding contribution/initiative made towards achieving the institution’s plans, goals and objectives was this year bestowed upon Eng. Arjuna Manamperi, the architect of IESL’s current drive towards ICTization of its Secretariat functions and membership services and the force behind its new, cloud based, Membership Management System and Global Connectivity with its membership and international professional organizations. 


A Special Appreciation Award was  bestowed on Eng. (Dr.) Ananda Ranasinghe, Immediate Past President of IESL for his outstanding contribution to the institution during his presidency and his continued support in the current session.


The Young Chartered Engineer Awards, Social Responsibilities and Environment Award and Engineering Heritage Award  were won by the following personalities for their  outstanding performances as engineers in their respective fields as follows:


Young Chartered Engineer Awards

Eng. (Dr.) S Wickramaratne (Civil Engineering)

Eng. S Nanayakkara (IT and Communication)

Social Responsibilities and Environment Award

Eng. D N J Ferdinando

Engineering Heritage Award

Eng. Gemunu Silva


This year the competition was intense in Excellence in Engineering Awards for Organizations with 28 companies vying for the prestigious awards in their respective sectors. The ultimate winners were as follows:

Awardees

Manufacturing (Large)

Ceylon Biscuits Limited  -  Main Award 

Neil Fernando & Co. (Pvt.) Ltd.  – Merit Award

Infrastructure – Construction

MAGA Engineering (Pvt.) Ltd. – Main Award

Access Engineering PLC – Merit Award

Infrastructure - Services

Road Development Authority – Main Award

Dialog Axiata PLC – Merit Award

Mobitel (Pvt.) Ltd. – Merit Award

Engineering Services

Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau – Main Award

Ace Power Embilipitiya (Pvt.) Ltd. – Merit Award


The most prestifious Award for Excellence in Engineering Journalism was won by Mr. Nihal P Abeysinghe  of the Associated Newspapers Ceylon Ltd. for his outstanding reporting in the print media to further  public understanding and promotion of engineering while Mr. Thusitha Hemantha  of  Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation won a Merit Award under the same category for his outstanding contribution through the  electronic media.


















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