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Unveiling of the Portrait of Immediate Past President, Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda

06 Aug 2018 4:19 PM | IESL (Administrator)

The photograph of Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda, Immediate Past President  of IESL  was ceremonially unveiled and  joined the portraits of all the Past Presidents of the IESL in the Council Room on Friday, 3rd August, 2018.


Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda  became the  President of IESL  in October 2016 having been elected President Elect for the 2015//16 sessions.

He joined the IESL in 1992  and was elected a Fellow in 2004. He had served in the  Council representing Members during the session 2001/2002 and as the  Chairman, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Sectional Committee during the sessions 2002/2003, 2004/2005, 2005/2006 and 2006/2007, and as the Chairman, Building Services Engineering Sectional Committee during the session 2003/2004.  He had been serving the IESL Council as the Honorary Treasurer during the sessions 2007/2008, 2008/2009, 2010/2011 & 2011/2012 and as a Vice President during the sessions 2012/2013, 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.

Eng. Meegoda has been a member of the Intel Educator Academy, Intel Inc USA since 2007, National Science Popularization Committee of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Industry Consultative Board of the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa and the Sri Lanka  Institute of Information Technology and Executive Forum of the Organization of Professional Associations and has also served as a member of the Panel of Judges of  Presidential Awards for Inventions and Innovations and Sri Lanka Entrepreneur of the year 2014 award presented by the  Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry of Sri Lanka.   He is also serving as a mentor for the undergraduates of the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Moratuwa. 

He was the recipient of a NORAD scholarship offered by NORAD in 1992 and received the Innovator Award from the Ceylon Electricity Board in 2013.

President of IESL, Eng. (Prof.) Mrs. Niranjanie Ratnayake in her oration stated that the reign of Presidency  of Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda  focused on many priorities and that with the help and assistance of the Council, Standing Committees, Council appointed committees and provincial, overseas and student chapters, he was able to navigate through the session under the following themes:

1.         Empowering and facilitating our own members

2.         Improvements at the secretariat

3.         Creating collaborative Thinking Environment

4.         Creating public understanding

5.         Entrepreneurship

She mentioned that it was during his presidency that following were done

1.    Introduced e-voting

2.    Infrastructure improvements such modern wash room complex, modified Lecture rooms, member rest area. Were completed in the Secretariat

3.    IESL was able to obtain provisional membership for Sydney Accord

4.    ‘B’ Paper Exams  were conducted for the first time in an overseas chapter

5.    Condominium Management Authority, Procument manuals prepared by the National Procurement Commission,

6.    IESL provided the inputs to the Government in revision of visa laws. Establishment of proper visa framework is mandatory when a country enters into International Free Trade and Service agreements.

7.    IESL appointed a committee to prepare guidelines with regard to Higher Engineering Education

8.    The national engineering conference on the theme ”Engineering the Digital Economy” was held and the Techno Sri Lanka 2017 was conducted successfully

9.    IESL was successful in stopping some of the alternative Engineering institutions being formed. One such instance was the attempt to establish a separate “Building Services Engineers Association”

10.   The Entrepreneurship forum was established to support IESL members, who are budding 

Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda, Dr. (Mrs.) Meegoda and their son Mr. Vinura Jithmal Meegoda  were in attendance at the unveiling event which was attended by Past Presidents , Council members and staff of IESL. While Eng. Neil Abeysekera, CEO / ES of IESL conducted the proceedings Eng. (Prof.) Mrs. Niranjanie Ratnayake , President of IESL 2017 / 2018 delivered the special oration. Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda thanked the IESL and its membership for the  trust they had placed on him to be their president and for cooperation extended to him during that session.


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