Members, spouses and children gathered in their numbers in the pleasant settings of the Members’ Lounge of the institution to make merry at the IESL Christmas Party on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 6.30 pm onwards .
Revived just the previous year after a lapse of many years, the event saw the participation almost doubled this year with all the more enjoyments with fun and games associated with the tradition.
President of the IESL, Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda welcomed the invitees to the party at which the blessings were performed by Parish Priest, Reverend Father Chandana. Christmas Carols were sung by CML- MTD Choir accompanied by Eng. Dharshana Perera and Eng. Thusitha Ganegoda.
Santa Claus, the star attraction of the event, entered to the delight of the children singing ‘Jingle Bells’ and distributed sweets and presents to the children. Thereafter there was much was much enjoyment with fun and games.. Christmas Cakes and the Welcome Drink formed the changeover menu while Hoppers and Kottu were served for dinner.
Congratulations for the successful organization of the party goes to the organizing committee comprised of Eng. (Prof.) Mrs. Niranjanie Ratnayake – Chairperson, Eng. K.P.I.U. Dharmapala, Eng. (Mrs.) Shyama Gunawardena, Eng. Kosala Abeysiriwardene, Eng. (Mrs.) Lakmini Nonis, Eng. Mangala Silva and Eng. (Mrs.) Indramali Fernando and IESL Staff; Mr. Malith Kannangara – Events Manager who was backed by Avril, Deepthini, Dayakanthi, Sanduni, Eshani, Chamara, Augustus, Anuradha, etc.
Special appreciations go to Eng. K.P.I.U. Dharmapala, Eng. Kosala Abeysiriwardene, Eng. Russel de Zilwa, and Eng. Mangala Silva for their generous donations towards the successful organizing of the event, Appreciations also go to corporate sponsors M/s CML-MTD and M/s YUNICA DESIGN AND ENGINEERS (Pvt.) LTD for their generosity.