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  • 27 Apr 2016 2:09 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    IESL Members and staff along with their families participated in traditional festivities of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year at the New Year Get-together organized by the IESL at the Women’s International Club, Colombo 7 on Saturday, 23rd April, 2016.


    The event opened with the lighting of the traditional Oil Lamp, followed by the national anthem and welcome speech by IESL President, Eng. Wimalasena Gamage. From then on it was a day filled with fun and games with all the traditional games lined up for children and adults alike. Breaking pots blindfolded, Bun eating with hands tied back, Racing with lime fruit balanced on a spoon held in the mouth, Musical Chairs, Gunny bag racing, Couples feeding yoghurt blindfolded, Hula Hoop, Tug of War, Fancy Dress competition, Avurudu Kamari / Kumararaya selection were all part of the event.


    The event was organized by the Civil Engineering Sectional Committee and  enjoyments kept going with lunch and refreshments and  prizes to winners of various games and events.





  • 19 Apr 2016 12:35 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    A delegation of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) UK  led by its Chief Executive Officer - Mr. Stephen Tetlow paid a courtesy visit to the IESL Secretariat on Saturday,  9th April, 2016. He was accompanied by Principal Regional Advisor of IMechE UK – Mr Prabal Sarma and their local branch representatives Mr Newton Wickramasuriya, Mr Lucien Perera, Mr Chanaka Wanniarachchi and Mr Preshant De Mel. 


    The IESL was represented at the meeting by President Elect - Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda and Chief Executive Officer, Eng. (Dr.) Jagath Peiris




  • 29 Feb 2016 3:08 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    Women Engineers’ Day  organized by the Women Engineers Forum (WEF) of the IESL was held on Tuesday, 23rd February, 2016 at the the Wimalasurendra Auditorium of the institution. The Chief Guest at the event was Eng. (Dr.) Mrs. Premala Sivaprakasapillai Sivasegaram, the first lady engineer the country ever produced. The lighting of the traditional Oil Lamp  was followed by the very warm welcome speech made by Chairperson of the Women Engineers' Forum Eng. (Mrs.) Thamara  Mallawaarachchi. The IESL President, Eng. Wimalasena Gamage in his speech appreciated IESL Women Engineers Forum for organizing the event and the encouragement they are providing towards women engineers’ participation in IESL activities. The address by the Chief Guest followed that. Eng. (Mrs.) Wanesha Kanakaratne, Joint Secretary to the Forum  proposed the Vote of Thanks. President Elect, Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda, Council Member, Eng. Prabodha Jinasena , Chief Executive Officer of  IESL,  Eng. (Dr.) Jagath Peiris and Deputy Executive Secretary of IESL, Mrs. Badra Jayaweera  graced the occasion with their presence. The Tea Break was followed by a much appreciated presentation by  Mrs Aruni Wickramage on “ Personal Grooming “ . The forum’s  activities for the day concluded with its Annual General Meeting and lunch.




  • 25 Feb 2016 11:29 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    Federation of Engineering Institutions of South and Central Asia (FEISCA) has bestowed the honour of  being its President for the next two years on Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda, President Elect of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL).


    Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda, has been unanimously elected to the post at the 14th General Assembly of the FEISCA held on 18 February, 2016 at Kathmandu, Nepal.


    FEISCA came in to being as a direct response to the need for the  assistance of engineering professional bodies  to the UN  system and provides opportunity for the non-government organizations engaged in engineering education and training to discuss the issues of improving professional collaboration to provide an effective working mechanism to the UN system. It has membership of engineering professional bodies from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka


    Eng. Meegoda takes over from incumbent president,  Er. Sham Lal Garg, Immediate Past President of the Institution of Engineers (India).  This is the second time since its inception in 1979 that a Sri Lankan is at the helm of this reputed collation of national bodies, Eng. (GP Capt.) P Merveyn Gunasekera, the then president of the IESL being the first to have held the FEISCA presidency during 2000 – 2002 period. Congratulations and best of wishes to Eng. Meegoda  for a most productive presidency of the FEISCA.
  • 10 Feb 2016 4:39 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    The IESL commemorated the 112th  birth anniversary of Eng.(Prof.) Robert Haisington Paul, (popularly known as R. H. Paul) with a memorial lecture held at the Wimalasurendra Auditorium of the institution on Tuesday, 9th February, 2016 from 1715 hours. This year the lecture was delivered by Eng Prof . Manjula Fernando -  Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya. It was on the theme ‘The Research Bridge between University and Industry: Condition Monitoring Perspectives’.


    The lighting of the traditional oil lamp and garlanding of the portrait of the late Professor by the President of the IESL, Eng. Wimalasena Gamage, preceded the delivery of the memorial LECTURE.


    Welcoming the audience Eng. Wimalasena Gamage stated that the IESL devoutly commemorates birth anniversaries of engineering greats who have passed away after doing yeoman service towards the development of the country and to improve the living standards of fellow countrymen. He stated that Prof. R.H.Paul is known as the Father of Electrical Engineering Education in Sri Lanka, a title which he aptly deserves as he had played a vital role in the history of Development of Engineering Education in the country. The late Professor had been the President of the IESL in 1968, he added.


    The memorial lecture had been organized by the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Sectional Committee of the IESL. Family members of the late Professor and large number of members of the institution attended the commemoration.



  • 29 Jan 2016 11:44 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    Professor Buddhima Indraratna, Director of Centre for Geomechanics and Railway Engineering (GRE) at the University of Wollongong and a world-leading geotechnical expert on road and rail infrastructure, has been promoted to one of the highest echelons of the Australian professoriate structure, the rank of Distinguished Professor, and he becomes the inaugural Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering at University of Wollongong, Australia. 


    Recently, he also received three prestigious felicitation honours in geotechnical engineering: 1st Ralph Roscoe Proctor Lecture for Transport Geotechnics and 4th Louis Menard Lecture for Ground Improvement of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, and Thomas Telford Premium award from the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK for his major contributions that have made an impact to industry, both in Australia and internationally. Prof Indraratna was also chosen as the recipient of 2015 Individual Award of Railway Technical Society of Australasia (combined Institutions of Engineers Australia and New Zealand), which he received from the State Minister of Transport at the New South Wales Parliament House in October 2015.

  • 27 Jan 2016 4:43 PM | IESL (Administrator)
    The awards ceremony for the  Engineering Excellence Awards 2015, the premier event in the country for rewarding outstanding achievements  by engineers and engineering enterprises organized by the IESL was held at the Waters Edge on Tuesday, 26th January, 2016 from 7.00 pm onwards. Mr. Kiyoshi Amada, Chief Representative of Japan International  Cooperation Agency (JICA) Sri Lanka was the Chief Guest and Vidya Jyothi Prof. K.K.Y.W. Perera, Chancellor of the University of Moratuwa was the Guest of Honour for the   event. A large gathering comprised of individuals and organizations who vied for the different categories of awards, Council Members and  Past Presidents of the IESL as well as invitees and staff of the IESL Secretariat were present. The presentation of awards were done amidst entertainment provided by the all engineers music group ‘ Music Engineers – IESL’  and the Channa Upuli Performing Arts Foundation dancing troupe. The event concluded with Refreshments and Dinner.

    Award Winners - Engineering Excellence Awards 2015

    Award Category: Eminence in Engineering Award

    Vidya Jyothi, Eng. (Prof.) K.K.Y.W Perera

    Vidya Jyothi, Eng. (Prof.) D.S Wijesekera

    Award Category: Excellence in Engineering Awards for Individuals

    Eng. (Mrs.)Premala Sivaprakasapillai Sivasegaram - Civil Engineering

    Eng. B.R.O. Fernando - Electrical and Electronic Engineering

    Eng. A.K. Diyabalanage - Mechanical Engineering

    Eng. Kamal Nanayakkara - IT and Communication Engineering

    Award Category: Engineering Entrepreneur Award

    Main Award: Eng. Ranjith Gunathilaka. Merit Award: Eng. Ruwan Edirisinghe

    Award Category: Award for Social Responsibility

    Main Award: Joint awardees - Eng. Ms K.A.P. Chandani + Eng. H.S. Sugathadasa + Eng. M.A.G.P. Fernando. Merit Award: Eng. Lalith De Alwis

    Award Category: Environment Award

    Main Award: Eng. S.M.A. Nelugolla

    Award Category: Outstanding Engineering Education Award

    Main Award: Eng. (Prof.) Mrs. N. Ratnayake

    Award Category: President’s Award - Eng. (Dr.) H.H.J. Keerthisena

    Awards Category: Special Appreciation Awards

    Eng. Shavindranath Fernando

    Eng. (Dr.) S.B.Wijekoon

    Award Category: Excellence in Engineering Awards for Organizations:

    Manufacturing (Large), Main Award: LTL Transformers (Pvt.) Ltd.

    Construction (Large), Main Award: Maga Engineering (Pvt.) Ltd. Merit Award

    1.} Sanken Construction (Pvt.) Ltd. 2.} Access Engineering PLC

    Construction (Medium), Merit Award: Business Promoters and Partners Engineering (Pvt.) Ltd

    Engineering Services (Medium), Main Award: Dialog Axiata PLC. Merit Award Sri Lanka Telecom PLC

    Engineering Services (Small), Merit Award: JLanka Technologies (Pvt.) Ltd.

    Engineering Consultancy Services , Merit Award: Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau



    Please find below URL for TV coverage of Engineering Excellence Awards 2015 Ceremony in the Eye Channel  9.00 pm News of Wednesday, 27th January, 2016: (time Slot 22.26 -23.48)

    http://dammika.tulix.tv/iframe/vod.php?s=cds/news_eng/2016-01-27.mp4&c=dvod




  • 21 Jan 2016 5:52 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    Uva Chapter organized three religious events to commemorate the 110th year of IESL culminating in the Bhodhipuja ceremony at Badulla Mutiyangana Rajamaha Viharaya on 7th January at 5.30 p.m. and about 30 Engineers of IESL Uva Chapter participated for this event.


    For Event Photos Click Here



    Reported by Eng. D.M.Ravindra Dhanapala 
    Editor IESL Uva Chapter


  • 05 Jan 2016 8:51 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    Established  under its colonial era predecessor, Engineering Association of Ceylon, the IESL will soon reach its 110 years of existence since its establishment in 06th January, 1906. An all-night Pirith ceremony held on Sunday, 3rd January, 2016 at its  head office in Colombo and the Alms-giving that followed started off the many religious ceremonies that  would be held, both in  Colombo  and at IESL Chapters in the provinces, to mark the reaching of this important milestone. While a  multi-religious ceremony at 10.00 A.M. at the head office on 06th January, 2016, will mark the exact day of 110th anniversary, in Colombo  other religious ceremonies are to be held  by the IESL Chapters in the provinces.













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