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  • 06 Apr 2015 9:47 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    'Sri Lanka to utilize skills of local engineers for development projects’ – President Maithripala Sirisena, as Chief Guest at the IESL National Engineering Conference 2015 - CLICK TO READ the article

  • 01 Apr 2015 10:27 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    IESL, JIY Competition Promotes Global Competition Through Intel ISEF The Sri Lanka Science and Engineering Fair (SLSEF) 2015, for selecting the cream of creative and innovative among Sri Lankan school children for participation in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2015 to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA was conducted at the Wimalasurendra Auditorium of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka on 26 th February 2015. The Intel ISEF is where the best of world’s best young scientists and inventors from over 60 countries come together each year to share their ideas, showcase their cutting edge science and engineering projects and win awards and scholarships. 

    The SLSEF is a joint effort where the Ministry of Education, National Science Foundation (NSF), Intel® EM Limited-Sri Lanka Liaison Office and the IESL had joined hands since year 2007 to promote creativity and innovation among the country’s younger generation. Every year 20 competitors are selected from two separate competitions, the Junior Inventor of the Year (JIY) competition conducted by the IESL and the Science Research Project Competition (SRPC) conducted by the NSF, to compete at the SLSEF to select three of the best among them to participate at an international level in the Intel ISEF held in USA

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  • 12 Mar 2015 4:24 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    A guest lecture on “Engineer in Society” was organized by IESL Ampara District Centre for the first year engineering students of the South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil on 02 March 2015 at the Common Core Programme Centre. This lecture was delivered by Eng. Arjuna Manamperi, Chair of Sectional Committee on Mechanical Engineering, IESL. Around 70 engineering undergraduate students participated.

    Event Photos

  • 18 Feb 2015 3:30 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    The 111th  birth anniversary of Eng.(Prof.) Robert Haisington Paul, (popularly known as R. H. Paul) was commemorated on 9th February, 2015  with a memorial lecture at the Wimalasurendra Auditorium of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) at 120/15, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 7. This year’s R. H. Paul memorial lecture was delivered by Eng. Anura Wijepala on ‘ Engineers and Scientists who can save the Planet Earth are Wanted’.

    Event Photos

  • 16 Feb 2015 11:35 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The IESL New Zealand Chapter was ceremonially inaugurated by the President of the IESL, Eng. (Dr.) S.B.Wijekoon on 31st January, 2015

    at St. Pauls Methodist Church Hall, 12, St. Vincent Avenue, Remuera, Auckland. A large gathering of Sri Lankan engineers domiciled in New Zealand attended the inauguration which was followed by Dinner. The ceremony was organized by the Interim Committee of the chapter  headed by its President,  Gregory Shahane De Costa.

  • 02 Dec 2014 6:55 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    The  B.D Rampala Memorial Lecture  marking the 104th birth anniversary of Bamunusinghearachchige Don Rampala popularly called B.D.Rampala was held on Friday, 21st November, 2014 at the Wimalasurendra Auditorium of the IESL. Eng. P.P.Wijesekera, former General Manager Sri Lanka Railways delivered the lecture on the theme ‘ How to change Sri Lanka Railways to a profit making entity’. The IESL piously commemorates the birth anniversaries of engineering greats the country has produced whose names are etched in its rich engineering history. One such individual is B. D. Rampala who became the first native chief mechanical engineer in 1949, of the then Ceylon Government Railways and went on to become the General Manager during the period 1955 - 1970, in what is now Sri Lanka Railways. The improvements he brought about to the country’s railway are enjoyed by the people to this day.

    Recorded session is below through IESL Youtube Channel:

  • 27 Nov 2014 7:01 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    The IESL Rajarata Chapter became the first ever provincial branch of the IESL to have its own building facility when IESL President, Eng. S.B.Wijekoon declared open its new office premises at No.55 Puttalam Road, Pandulagama, Anuradhapura,  completed under the first phase of construction, on Thursday, 20th November, 2014. Construction work was begun in January, 2013 on a plot of land obtained from the government. Members of the chapter provided the design and layout, while the IESL head office donated a sum of Rs 2 million towards the cost of the construction. Funds were also solicited by the chapter from sponsors.

    The ceremony began with the unveiling of the plaque and ribbon cutting by the President of IESL. This was followed by the lighting of the Traditional Oil Lamp and National Anthem. The large audience comprised of members, distinguished guests and invitees were welcomed by the Hony. Chairman of the chapter, Eng. Sujith Jayasuriya. This was followed by the address by the Past President of IESL – Eng. Tilak De Silva.  The keynote speech was delivered by Prof. Madduma Bandara – Vice Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya  and  Eng. Nihal Rupasinghe –Chairman CECB delivered the    guest speech for the event. This was followed by the address by President of the IESL, Eng. S.B. Wijekoon. Thereafter  Eng. (Ms.) Lalani Wijesekera – Hony. Secretary of the chapter proposed the Vote of Thanks before refreshments concluding the ceremony


    That the Rajarata chapter achieved this distinction is not surprising as it is a reflection of the enduring pioneer spirit in the engineers of the North Central Province where the predecessor of the IESL, the Engineering Association of Ceylon, was first established in 1906 by a few Government Officers serving in the province. Eng. Wimalasena Gamage –President Elect, Prof. (Mrs.) Niranjanie Ratnayake – Vice President, Eng. Arjuna Manamperi – Council Member, Eng. (Mrs.) Arundathi Wimalasuriya – Executive Secretary, IESL and  Eng. (Mrs.) Badra Jayaweera – Deputy Executive Secretary, IESL also graced the occasion with their presence.

  • 06 Nov 2014 12:01 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    The Techno Sri Lanka 2014 Awards Ceremony was held in grand style with the participation of stallholders, sponsors, distinguished guests, Council members, Past Presidents,  members of the organizing committee  and staff of the IESL Secretariat on Sunday, 2ndNovember, 2014 at the Hotel Galadari, Colombo from 7.00pm onwards.

    Dr. Lawrence Perera – Chairman / CEO, Micro   Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest while Eng. Shavindranath Fernando –IESL President for the 2013 / 2014 session delivered the welcome address and Eng. S.B. Wijekoon proposed the Vote of Thanks. Winners of various stallholder award categories, IESL Member Raffles and Robogames  and Computer competitions received their awards. Token of appreciations for the various sponsor categories were also presented. In between presentation of awards and speeches the audience was treated to superb entertainment and music. The event concluded with buffet dinner. 

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  • 23 Oct 2014 12:03 PM | IESL (Administrator)
    The ceremonial inauguration of the 108th Annual Sessions of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) was held at the SBMEC Auditorium BMICH on Friday 10th October, 2014 from 9.00 am onwards.

     Dr. P.B. Jayasundera, Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and Planning was the Chief Guest while Eng. (Prof.) Mohan Munasinghe, Founder Chairman of Munasinghe Institute of Development (MIND), Colombo was the Guest of Honour for the event. A large gathering of distinguished invitees, Past Presidents and members of the IESL attended the event. 

    The event, held in October of each year, symbolizes the beginning of a new one-year-period under a new Council and President of the IESL and the simultaneous concluding of business of the previous Council and presidency. At this year’s event Eng. S.B. Wijekoon was inducted as the President of the IESL for the 2014 / 2015 Sessions.

    President's inaugural address

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