Women Engineers’ Day 2017 and WEF - AGM
The Women Engineers’ Day 2017 organized by the Women Engineers’ Forum (WEF) of the IESL was held on Monday, 20th March, 2017 at the Wimalasurendra Auditorium of the institution.
The Ambassador to the Netherlands in Sri Lanka, Her Excellency Mrs. Joanne Doornewaard graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The event commenced with the national anthem and lighting of the traditional oil lamp. Eng. (Mrs.) Mangala Wickramanayke – Chairperson –WEF delivered the welcome address and this was followed by the Chief Guest’s address. Dr. Achela K. Fernando, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Griffith School of Engineering Brisbane, Queensland, Australia delivered the Guest Speech on “Addressing gender-imbalance in Engineering”. Large number of women engineer members of the IESL participated.
The AGM of the WEF held thereafter to select the new office bearers and Mrs. Mangala Wickramanayake was re-elected as the New Chair person for the next session. The Women Engineers’ Day activities concluded with Lunch.