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Visit to the proposed site - IESL Eastern Provincial Centre and foundation stone laying ceremony

26 Sep 2013 12:23 AM | IESL (Administrator)

The IESL Batticaloa District Centre has organized this event to commence the construction of the Eastern Provincial Centre for the IESL in the Batticaloa District with the direction of the Eastern regional Centre Chairman Eng.Nizar. This event took place at the Thiraimadu GN Division in the Manmunai North DS Division in the Batticaloa District .

The IESL President and guest were garlanded and warmly welcomed   by the Batticaloa District committee members and conducted to proposed land.

The IESL president,  Chairman IESL -  PC East, Chairman ICT  Committee of IESL, and special guest Manmunai North Divisional secretary Mr.Giritharan were officially inaugurated the ceremony at 2.30pm with ribbon cutting and the unveiling of the IESL Regional Center Name Board with the participation of District committee members and others.

Following this event, the foundation stone laying was held at the auspicious time of 2.40 pm headed by the IESL President Eng.Tilak and the Eastern Centre Chairman Eng.Nizar, with the Religious observation . The IESL members and Government officials were participated in this event. Specially the Divisional Secretary MN North, Mr.Giritharan participated as Special Guest, who extended his cooperation to allocate the land for this purpose.

Thereafter the event of tree planting took place by the IESL president followed and by officials, members and junior Engineers of the Eastern Region.

On completion of these field events members were conducted the meeting venue.

The meeting was presided by the Co-Chairman of IESL Batticaloa District Centre, Eng. D.A. Pragash and attended by several IESL members and Government officials.

Eng. A. L. M. Nizar, Chairman IESL Eastern provincial Centre announced following member for the Batticaloa district committee who were elected by the Provincial Centre East at the meeting held on 17.08.2013.     

  1. Co-Chairman  : Eng.D.A.Pragash
  2. Co-Secretary  : Eng.M.Ramanasundaran
  3. Co-Treasurer  : Eng.G.Sujitharan
  4. Member-01    : Eng.Mrs.J.Dharmaretnam
  5. Member-02    : Eng.A.S.M.Irshath

President IESL endorsed and declared the above district committee members for the session 2013/2014.

The president in his speech mentioned the reasons of the requirement of  IESL Provincial Centre Building  for the Eastern Province  and its necessary contribution in the development of the province and CPD of the provincial members. Also he express the contribution of the mother centre towards construction of the proposed building.  

The Chairman of ICT Committee of IESL, Eng. Arjuna Manamperi stressed in his speech that the proposed building has to be designed and constructed such a way that it should be the model green building which has to be referred by others to construct  building in the future.

The IESL Eastern Provincial chairman Eng.Nizar, mentioned in his speech that  the effort to find a permanent land for the provincial centre with the regional committee members became true today. He wished and thank the district committee members specially Eng.Ramanan for his  effort to find this valuable piece of land.  for the success.

Mr.Giritharan – DS MN North in his address wished the committee and all IESL members for the new thinking of the Development and his expectation of the Engineers participation in the Eastern Regional development.

This remarkable milestone event was modulated by Eng. Ramanan and concluded with the vote of thanks by Co-Chairman  : Eng.D.A.Pragash of IESL District Centre Batticaloa.

(Reported by Eng. A.L.M. Nizar IESL Eastern Provincial Centre)

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