The National Archives Week – 2013

06 Nov 2013 12:03 PM | IESL (Administrator)


The National Archives Week 2013 was declared open on Monday 4th November, 2013 by Hon Minister of National Heritages, Dr. Jagath Balasuriya, at the Auditorium of the National Archives in Colombo. This year’s theme “Archives of Engineering Constructions” focuses on creating awareness among the public and engineering students about the engineering  materials available in the archives.


The event was marked by a seminar on the first day and an exhibition that will continue for the entire week. The Department of National Archives also issued a special souvenir and poster to mark the event. Programmes for school children have also been arranged.


 The IESL being the premier professional body for the engineering profession in the country provided its fullest support for organizing this event which had engineering knowledge and materials available at the archive as its focus. Eng. Tilak De Silva, Immediate Past President of IESL chaired the seminar where papers were presented by professional engineers.


Eng. Probodha Jinasena, Chairman of the Civil Engineering Sectional Committee of the IESL and Eng. U.S Karunaratne, both of whom are from the Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau, a leading statutory organization in the field of construction in the country also extended their fullest support at the event.



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