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TECHNO SRI LANKA 2016 Ceremonially Launched

23 Jun 2016 2:37 PM | IESL (Administrator)

The ceremonial launch of the Techno Sri Lanka 2016 was held at the Hotel Galadari on Wednesday, 22nd June, 2016 from 6.00 pm onwards in the presence of a large audience comprised of sponsors, special invitees, guests, well-wishers, past presidents, Council members, members of the organizing committee and IESL staff.

Hon. Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Megapolis and Western Region Development graced the occasion as the chief guest. This annual national engineering and technology exhibition, is to be held for its  31st  consecutive year on 07th,08th and  09th October 2016 at the BMICH. The best of its kind to be held in Sri Lanka, this flagship event of the IESL  brings forth the latest in technologies, products, skills and best practices from the world over to its target audience and  is a beacon for the transfer of technology towards scientific and technological excellence of the profession and related industry in the country.

The lighting of the traditional Oil Lamp and national anthem was followed by President of IESL, Eng. Wimalasena Gamage’s welcome address.

President Elect of IESL and Chairman of the Techno Sri Lanka 2016 Organizing Committee, Eng.Jayavilal Meegoda in his introduction speech explained the idea behind selecting “ Engineering Excellence for a Smarter Planet” as the theme for this year’s exhibition and its aim to promote smart and sustainable development of the country while inculcating the culture of innovation among school children and encouraging entrepreneurial  startups especially among young engineers

Addressing the audience in what was tagged as the ‘Techno Talk’  Hon. Minister Ranawaka praised the selection of the theme; “ Engineering Excellence for a Smarter Planet” for this years’ exhibition by IESL for its reflection of the trend and times in the country’s development process and the opportunity for innovative thinking and vital role for engineers  in it. He detailed the smart city concept within   the Megapolis Development Plan and the strategies being adopted to achieve various objectives and goals of the project.

The Question and Answer session that followed the speeches saw the Hon. Minister explaining the opportunities arising for the country’s engineers in the various infrastructure projects within the Megapolis Development  Plan and Western Region Development  Plan of his ministry.  President Elect of IESL providing answers to what’s to be expected from the exhibition explained the focus this year on helping engineering entrepreneurial startups through the various steps to establish themselves as successful enterprises..

The event was also the occasion to handover tokens of sponsorships for sponsors

The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Vice President of IESL, Eng. (Prof.) Mrs. Niranjanie Ratnayake and this was followed by Cocktails with which the event concluded.

Video recordings of the event could be accessed through the links below

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