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AGM – IESL, Eng. Wimalasena Gamage Takes over as President for the 110th Sessions

30 Oct 2015 9:41 AM | IESL (Administrator)

The  Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) held its 109th Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 24th October, 2015 at the BMICH. Eng. Wimalasena Gamage who took over the reins of the presidency at the event will step on to the very important milestone of 110th year of existence of the IESL in January this year. His ceremonial induction in to the presidency took place earlier at the  inauguration of the Annual Sessions held, also at the BMICH, on Friday 16th October, 2015.with Hon. Minister of Megapolis and Western Development, Patali Champika Ranawaka, himself an engineer, gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest.

In his inaugural address Eng. Gamage stressed the importance of engineers merging their knowledge and skills, both within and outside the engineering profession, with the country’s drive towards sustainable development under the concept of people-participatory-good-governance ensuring people’s right to information. Engineering having its impact on every aspect of peoples’ lives,  engineers should make the people aware of the vital role that engineers play in the welfare of the people and win their hearts and mind he stated. The full text of his inaugural speech could be accessed by Clicking Here.

Eng. Wimalasena Gamage is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka. He has had 34 years of service with the Irrigation Department and the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Management prior to his retirement as Director of Irrigation (Regional Development and Construction) in 2011. He is currently a free-lance Consultant Engineer.

Product of Uda Peradeniya  Vidyalaya, Peradeniya  Maha  Vidyalaya  and Kingswood  College Kandy, he obtained his B.Sc Engioneering  degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Ceylon, Peradeniya. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Engineering Hydrology from the International Institute of Hydraulic & Environmental Engineering IHE  DA Delft, The Netherlands and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Open University of Sri Lanka.

He joined the IESL as an Associate Member in 1977, entering the  Corporate class of membership in 1980 and a Fellow of the Institution in 2006.   Eng. Wimalasena Gamage served the Council of the Institution of Engineers , Sri Lanka continuously for the past 15 years representing Members in 1999 and later on served the Council as a Representative of Fellows, as a Vice President and finally as the President Elect.

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