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  • 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. 

    Photo coverage follows: Click


  • 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

  • 21 Oct 2014 2:20 PM | IESL (Administrator)
    Responding to the demands of its globally dispersed membership the IESL has established overseas chapters in Western Australia, New Zealand and Qatar this year in quick succession. The chapter in Western Australia which was the second  in that country (It already has a chapter in New South Wales Australia established during 2009/2010 sessions) together with that in New Zealand were established in June this year. The Qatar Chapter, the first in West Asia region, was established in September this year. Eng. Shavindranath Fernando – President of IESL for the 2013 / 2014  sessions personally attended the inauguration ceremonies of all  three new chapters.

    For news on these chapters access the respective pages under Chapters in the IESL website.
  • 15 Oct 2014 11:58 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    This year’s FIESCA Regional seminar held in Colombo saw heavy international participation. Held as part of the Inauguration of the 108th Annual Sessions of the IESL on Saturday, 11th October, 2014 at the Mihilaka Medura, BMICH, the seminar had “Innovative Technologies for Excellence in Engineering” as its theme. 


    It was organized by the IESL in association with the Federation of Engineering Institutions of South and Central Asia, FIESCA. 


    President of the IESL Eng. Shavindranath Fernando delivered the Welcome Address. The   Guest Speaker for the event was Dr. Brahmanand Mohanty who spoke on “ Current Efforts to Achieve Resource Efficiency through the next Wave of Innovation”. 


    The Keynote Address on “Innovation in Engineering Education” was delivered by Prof. Robin King. 

    The Technical Sessions that followed saw country presentations being made from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.





    Click to veiw Photo coverage of the event

  • 13 Oct 2014 11:48 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) held the inauguration of its 108th Annual Sessions 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 key item of the event was the induction of Eng. S.B. Wijekoon as the President of the IESL for the 2014 / 2015 Sessions.




    Click to veiw Photo coverage of the event

  • 30 Sep 2014 1:05 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    A special memento presented by the  Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) to the IESL during the courtesy visit paid to the IEM by members of the Mechanical Engineering Sectional Committee (MESC) of the IESL during their recent tour of Malaysia was officially handed over to the IESL at its Special Council Meeting held on Monday, 22nd September, 2014. Eng. Asantha Sumanarathna , Chairman - MESC handed over the memento to the President – IESL, Eng. Shavindranath Fernando. The MESC held its Annual Get Together for the 2013 / 2014 Annual Session in Malaysia during the period 5th to 9th September, 2014.




  • 28 Aug 2014 11:16 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The annual Induction and Graduation ceremony of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) for the year 2014 was held at the BMICH on 22nd August, 2014 from 4.00 pm onwards.


    Dr. S.M.M. Ismail – Vice Chancellor of the South Eastern University of Sri Lanka graced the occasion as the Chief Guest while Professor Mohan Kumaraswamy – Honorary Professor, University of Hong Kong was the Guest of Honour for the occasion.. This year’s event conferred Chartered Engineer status on 162 Associate Members of the institution, inducting them into the fold of Corporate Members. Forty one students who successfully completed the IESL Engineering Course also received their certificates.


    The event also saw awards being presented to winners of several memorial awards for various categories of engineers and final year undergraduates who obtained best marks for industrial training. School children who excelled in the annual Junior Inventor of the Competition affiliated to the Sri Lanka Science and Engineering Fair and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair also received Scholarships.


    Event photos


  • 26 Aug 2014 11:21 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    Engineering Excellence Awards Ceremony for 2014 the  premier event for rewarding outstanding  achievements by engineers, engineering enterprises and engineering journalists, organized by the apex professional body for engineering in the country, the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL), was held at the Grand Ball Room of the Waters Edge on Friday, 15th August, 2014 from 6.00 pm onwards. Hon. Prof. Tissa Vitharana, Senior Minister for Scientific Affairs graced the occasion as the Chief Guest while Hon. Faizer Mustapha, Deputy Minister for Investment Promotion was the Guest of Honor. The most prestigious Eminence in Engineering Award was awarded to Prof. Mohan Munasinghe who was the Vice Chair of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-AR4) that  shared the 2007 Nobel Prize for Peace, the first–ever Sri Lankan to be associated with the great honour. The Excellence in Engineering Awards for Individuals went to Eng. Ranjith  Jayakumara  Gunawardana (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) and Eng. Liyanarachchige Parakrama Jayasinghe (Mechanical Engineering) in their respective sectors.


    The winners in the different award categories were as follows:

     

    Eminence in Engineering Award

    Prof.Mohan Munasinghe

    Excellence in Engineering Awards for Individuals

    Eng. Ranjith  Jayakumara  Gunawardana (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

    Eng. Liyanarachchige Parakrama Jayasinghe (Mechanical Engineering)

    Engineering Entrepreneur Award

    Eng. Lalith Kahatapitiya

    Eng. Manulal Nandana Jayaruwan Edirisinghe –( Merit Award )

    Eng. Daya Hettiarachchi –( Merit Award )

    Award for Excellence in Engineering Journalism

    Mr. Nihal P Abeysinghe  (Associated Newspapers Ceylon Ltd.)

    Chartered Engineer Awards

    Eng. Prabodha  Chithralal Jinasena (Civil Engineering)

    Social Responsibilities and Environment Award

    Not Awarded

    Engineering Heritage Award

    Not Awarded

    Outstanding Engineering Education Award

    Not Awarded

    President’s Award

    Eng. (Prof.) B.L. Tennekoon

    Special  Award

    Eng. Tilak De Silva

     

    Excellence in Engineering Awards for Organizations


    Manufacturing (Large)

    M/s Orel Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd.  

    Construction (Large)

    M/s Tudawe Brothers (Pvt.) Ltd.

    Construction (Medium)

    Not Awarded

    Engineering - Services

    M/s Mobitel (Pvt.) Ltd.

    Engineering Consultancy  Services

    M/s Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau


    Click here for Event Photos

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