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  • 03 Sep 2018 11:46 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    Writeup for National Engineering Conference 2018


    Event Photos

    Event Videos


    Link to Article published  in “Sunday Observer of 9th September, 2018

    http://www.sundayobserver.lk/business-15


  • 26 Aug 2018 10:36 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    Press Release


    Induction & Graduation Ceremony 2018

    The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL)


    The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) held its Induction and Graduation Ceremony for this year on Friday, 24th August, 2018 at the Main Hall, BMICH.


    Prof. Kapila Perera, Vice Chancellor, University of Moratuwa was the Chief Guest for the event which was attended by large number of eminent engineers from the academia and industry. The Keynote Speaker for the event will be Prof.  Clarence W. de Silva.


    Eng. (Prof.) Mrs. Niranjanie Ratnayake, the President of IESL in her message for the event states


    “The Charter opens the door to a new world in your professional career, as the society recognizes you as an engineer who can work independently, without the supervision of a senior, and deliver the outputs. The young engineering students who are graduating today, we look forward to seeing you as Chartered Engineers after obtaining the required training and responsible experience, in a few more years.  “


    The IESL is the apex professional body for the engineering profession in Sri Lanka. This annual event is where Associate Members of the IESL get inducted to the Corporate Membership of the institution as Chartered Engineers, Graduands of the IESL Engineering Course would be presented their certificates and winners of scholarships in the Junior Inventor of the Year Competition 2016 for school children would receive scholarships. This year 210 Associate Engineers were inducted  in to the fold of  Corporate Membership as Chartered Engineers and 45 received  certificate for passing out as Graduands.


    IESL, has sole authority in the country to confer Chartered Engineer status following stringent professional reviews. As member of the International Engineering Alliance (IEA), the global body governing educational accords and competence agreements, IESL accredits, on the latter’s behalf, engineering degree programs for the Washington Accord (WA) and registers International Professional Engineers for the International Professional Engineers Agreement (IPEA), giving international recognition. IESL is also a provisional signatory to the Sydney Accord of the IEA which will pave the way for accrediting engineering technology degree programs in the future.


    The event  was also an occasion for rewarding winners of various memorial award schemes worked out by IESL to promote practical orientation among final year undergraduates encouraging industrial training and project work, research among young engineers, performance at Professional Review exams, etc. all with the aim of uplifting the profession”


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  • 23 Aug 2018 2:00 PM | IESL (Administrator)


    IESL is to launch ‘ඉංජිනේරු හෝරාව’ Radio Program  which will be broadcast from 9.00AM to 10.00AM every Saturday, starting from 25th August, 2018, on SLBC Sinhala Commercial Service (94.5 FM).

     


     


    Update


    “ඉංජිනේරු හෝරාව”, the IESL Weekly  Radio Programme, specially meant for public awareness on engineers' role in society and engineering related matters of public interest was launched today, Saturday, 25th August, 2018 with the first  island wide broadcast from  9.00AM to 10.00AM on SLBC Sinhala Commercial Service (94.5 FM).


    President of IESL, Eng. (Prof.) Mrs. Niranjanie Ratnayake, Past President of IESL, Eng. Tilak De Silva and Vice President of IESL, Eng. Arjuna Manamperi  were interviewed by SLBC Announcer Ms. Inoka Boteju in this inaugural broadcast. Eng. Jasmine Nanayakkara coordinated live interactions with audiences. While the engineering profession and  guidance to students(and their parents) aspiring for higher education were the topics of discussion of this first broadcast other topics would discussed in future programmes to broadcast every Saturday

     

    Details about the programme, in English and Sinhala respectively, could be viewed by accessing electronic versions of  the ‘Daily Mirror” and “Ada” newspaper article that appeared in this regard, through the below links


    https://www.pressreader.com/sri-lanka/daily-mirror-sri-lanka/20180821/282256666344422


    Adha newspaper article.pdf




    Archived ඉංජිනේරු හෝරාව - Click






    IESL Media Unit


  • 10 Aug 2018 8:14 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    “ IESL ON NUGASEVENA ” Rupavahini telecast of 9th August, 2018

    - IESL President and President Elect being interviewed on Nugasevena TV Programme




  • 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.



    Photos


  • 21 Jun 2018 10:11 AM | IESL (Administrator)


    The ceremonial launch of this year’s version of the National Engineering and Technology exhibition was held at the Galle Face Hotel on Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 from 6.00 pm onwards. The exhibition is organized and conducted annually since year 1985 by the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL), the apex body for the engineering profession in the country and  is well known for bringing the latest in technologies, products, skills and best practices from around the world to its target audience during the 3 days it’s held.


    Techno Sri Lanka 2018 is to be held for its  33rd   consecutive year on 12th,13th and  14th October 2018 at the BMICH.  A large audience comprised of sponsors, special invitees, guests, well-wishers, past presidents, Council members, members of the organizing committee and IESL staff attended the launch event. Eng. Nihal Rupasinghe, Secretary to the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Region Development graced the occasion as the chief guest.


    The best of its kind to be held in Sri Lanka, this flagship event of the IESL is a much anticipated beacon among the industry as much as the public for the advent and  transfer of cutting edge technology towards scientific and technological excellence of the engineering profession and related industry in the country


    The ceremony commenced with the  lighting of the traditional Oil Lamp and national anthem and  was followed by President of IESL, Eng. (Prof.) Mrs. Niranjanie Ratnayake’s welcome address.


    President Elect of IESL and Chairman of the Techno Sri Lanka 2018 Organizing Committee, Eng.(Prof.) T.M. Pallewatte in his introduction speech explained the idea behind selecting


    “ Engineering the Green Future” as the theme for this year’s exhibition and its aim to promote smart and sustainable development of the country while preserving earth’s resources for future generations.


    The Chief Guest, Eng. Nihal Rupasinghe, in his speech briefed on the variety of mega projects being undertaken by the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development mentioning the Light Rail, Port City, Colombo Flood Protection among other projects. He highlighted the fact that most of the work is not visible due to these being long term targeted towards the country reaching GDP level equivalent to USD 20,000 by year 2030. He assured the mostly industry representatives among the audience of the availability of work, especially for the construction sector, and predicted a bright future for the country and its people.


    Addressing the audience in what was tagged as the ‘Techno Talk’  Mr. Peter D’ Almeida, Managing Director, N-Able Pvt. Ltd made an enlightening and critical review of the theme of the exhibition and the vision and mission statements of the IESL. He pointed out that they should not be limited to mere words but should have active involvements and potential to inspire breakthroughs in the endeavor towards achieving their goals. Drawing several real-life  examples he emphasized the need for a complete rethink  by the institution  and its engineer members so that they will not miss out on the more important simpler things for the benefit of society by focusing on grandiose works. He underscored the importance of nurturing a mindset that promotes curiosity among younger generations and the dispersion of science and technology and benefits to reach out to the underserved.


    M/s Sri Lanka Telecom and M/s Mobitel (Pvt.) Ltd are the Principal Sponsors for the Techno Sri Lanka 2018. Speaking on behalf of  M/s Sri Lanka Telecom Eng.Rohana Ellawela, General Manager – Corporate relations, mentioned that the organization is the main sponsor of the exhibition for  the 20th consecutive year and proud to be associated with it. Mr. Rasantha Hettithanthirige - Senior General Manager speaking on behalf of M/s Mobitel (Pvt.) Ltd. expressed his happiness of being the main sponsor along with Sri Lanka Telecom for the 10th consecutive year and  added that the event has been and will continue to be  their most preferred platform for launching new generation products and services.


    The event was also the occasion to handover tokens of sponsorships for sponsors


    The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Deputy Chairman of the Techno Organizing Committee, Eng. (Prof.) D A R Dolage and this was followed by Cocktails with which the event concluded.


    Photos Click



  • 16 May 2018 1:12 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    Past President Dr. Ananda Ranasinghe (behalf of the President, IESL) participated in a panel discussion on SSFTA in the “Face The Nation” programme, TV1 Channel telecast live at 9.30 pm on 14th May 2018. Representatives of other professional bodies too participated.


    View Video : https://youtu.be/X7WqFRU_4wc

  • 03 May 2018 12:02 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    The IESL Bak Maha Ulela 2018 was held at Ape Gama, Sri Jayawardenapura, Kotte on Saturday, 28th April, 2018 from 9.00am to 4.00pm. Refreshed by the  partaking of the symbolic  milk rice and  avurudu sweets – Kavum Kokis  the Bak Maha Ulela began with the  lighting of the oil lamp and  welcome address  by the IESL President, Eng. (Prof.) Mrs Niranjanie Ratnayake. From then on the day was filled with all the Fun and Games such as competitions for Bun eating, Hula hooping, Kotta pora, Kana Mutty, Lime & Spoon race, gunny bag race, musical chairs, etc. etc.  The Kamba Adilla competition drew much enthusiasm, as usual, among the more than 350 participants  comprised of IESL Members and families and staff.  The event was organized  by the Civil Engineering Sectional Committee of the IESL The IESL President, President Elect, Chairmen –current and past of the CESC, CEO and DES distributed the prizes sponsored by  Seylan  Bank.


    Event Photos


  • 11 Apr 2018 1:51 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    The Sri Lanka Science and Engineering Fair (SLSEF) 2018, 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) 2018 to be held in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA was conducted at the Wimalasurendra Auditorium of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka on 19th February 2018. The Intel ISEF is where the best of world’s best young scientists and inventors from over 75 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 Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL), National Science Foundation (NSF),   Ministry of Education & the Intel® EM Limited-Sri Lanka Liaison Office 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.


    Since beginning to participate in the Intel ISEF, student of Sri Lanka, who has been selected through SLSEF competition has done the country proud by managing to win awards and recognition winning grands awards & special awards.


    Participants were welcomed by the President of IESL, Eng. (Prof.) Niranjanie Ratnayake. Addressing the participants to this year’s SLSEF the President pointed out the significant contributions JIY & SRPC programme are making to the students and the country providing motivation to be creative and innovative. Also Eng. Dayan Herath said that the SLSEF is being held for the tenth time and that the country has to be proud of the way its school children have performed in the face of international competition. He pointed out the exhaustive preliminary selection process undertaken by the IESL & NSF in selecting 20 finalists from the nearly 1500 school children projects demonstrated to panel of judges at Colombo and all the provinces. The three of these finalists will be nominated to the Intel ISEF 2018 he concluded.


     


    Master Liyanadura Supun Sasipriya Silva of De Mazenod College, Kandana, Master K M G Kavinda Bandara & K G Wijayawardana of St Anthony's College, Kandy & Master Master K R R Induwara of Ananda National School, Chilaw were selected to represent Sri Lanka at the Intel ISEF in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA in May 2018 from both competitions.

             

    Maduranga Karunajeewa

    JIY Coordinator


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