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  • 21 Feb 2018 11:36 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The 114th  birth anniversary of Eng.(Prof.) Robert Haisington Paul was commemorated by the IESL on Friday, 9th February, 2018 at the Wimalasurendra Auditorium of the institution from 1715 hours.

    Prof. R.H.Paul is known as the Father of Electrical Engineering Education in Sri Lanka, for his 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,

    IAEA  Expert on Technical Cooperation and well known academic, Eng. (Dr.) Mahendra Prinath Dias, delivered the memorial  lecture on “ Global Warming: Are Advanced Nuclear Reactors a Possible Solution” to mark the event.

    The lighting of the traditional oil lamp and garlanding of the portrait of the late Professor by the President of the IESL, Eng. (Prof.) Mrs. Niranjanie Ratnayake, preceded the delivery of the memorial oration.  IESL Council members,  Past Presidents and  relatives of the late professor participated in the ceremony. Those belonging to the profession from the industry and academia attended.

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  • 01 Feb 2018 11:38 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    Religious dignitaries belonging to Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic and Christian religions invoked blessings on IESL at a multi-religious ceremony held on Tuesday the 09th of January 2018 from 9.30 am at the Wimalasurendra Auditorium.

    Held under the leadership of IESL President, Eng. (Prof.) Mrs. Niranjanie Ratnayake, Council members and staff of IESL participated in the religious ceremony.

    This was followed by the presentation of prizes to winners of the Techno Sri Lanka 2017 Raffle Draw by the IESL President, at the Members’ Lounge of the institution.

    Winners of the Members Raffle draw

    1st Prize; Winner – Eng. (Ms.) B M Welikala - (Tour Package)

    2nd Prize; Winner – Eng. T R A D Jayantha - (Laptop)

    3rd Prize; Winner – Eng.  M M H Anfas - (Samsung Tab)

    The event concluded with refreshments being served.



  • 28 Dec 2017 4:46 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    Santa  kept his appointment with IESL members and their families at the fun & joy filled IESL Christmas Party 2017 held on Saturday, 16th December, 2017.  Held in pleasant  settings  of the Members’ Lounge of the IESL the more than 200 participants were treated to  variety of fun and games the climax of which, especially for children, was the arrival of Santa Claus and the distribution of presents.

    President of IESL, Eng. (Prof.) Mrs. Niranjanie Ratnayake welcomed the invitees  to the party at which the blessings were performed by Parish Priest, Reverend Father Chandana. Christmas Carols were sung by CML- MTD Choir accompanied by Eng. Dharshana Perera .

    Congratulations for the successful organization of the party goes to the organizing committee comprised of Eng. (Prof.) Mrs. Niranjanie Ratnayake– President of IESL / Chairperson, Eng. K.P.I.U. Dharmapala, Eng. (Mrs.) Shyama Gunawardena, Eng. Kosala Abeysiriwardene, Eng. (Mrs.) Lakmini Nonis, Eng. Mangala Silva and IESL Staff; Mr. Malith Kannangara – Manager  Operations, Sales & Marketing who was backed by Avril, , Dayakanthi, Asanka, Chamara, Augustus and Anuradha.

    Appreciations also go to corporate sponsors M/s CML-MTD, M/s YUNICA DESIGN AND ENGINEERS (Pvt.) LTD, M/s ASIA POWER (Pvt.) LTD, M/s DIESEL & MOTOR ENGINEERING PLC and M/s SYNERGO CONSULTANTS (Pvt.) LTD. for their generosity. Special mention is due to the staff of M/s CML-MTD who donated in their individual capacities.

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  • 16 Nov 2017 11:30 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The IESL commemorated the 107th  birth anniversary of the Late Eng. B.D.Rampala at the Wimalasurendra auditorium of its Headquarters on Tuesday, 14th November, 2017 in the presence of a large audience comprised of Council members, Past Presidents, family members of Eng. B D Rampala, engineers of Sri Railways and general membership of the IESL. The memorial oration, delivered by Eng. Dhammika Jayasundara, from Sri Lanka Railways was on the theme “Another Golden Era for Sri Lanka Railways”


    In the absence of Eng. (Prof.) Mrs. Niranjanie Ratnayake, President of IESL the formalities of the occasion were led by Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda, Immediate Past President. Welcoming the large audience Eng. Meegoda stated that IESL , being the apex body for the engineering profession in the country commemorates the birth anniversaries of engineering greats the country has produced whose names are etched in its rich engineering history. He said that the Late Eng 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 is one such individual. He further said that the IESL has the added honour of having had Eng. Rapala as its  President in 1958.

    Eng. Dhammika Jayasundara who delivered the oration is the Head of Signal Sub Department of Sri Lanka Railways  and has seventeen years of experience in Sri Lanka Railways. He obtained his BSc (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Moratuwa and a Postgraduate Diploma in e-Governance from the University of Sri Jayawardanapura. In addition, he is a MIE(SL) and a member of IRSE (Institute of Railway Signal Engineers, UK).

    The commemoration was organized by the Mechanical Engineering Sectional Committee for the 2017 / 2018 session of the IESL under the chairmanship of Eng. Asela Pathirathna who proposed the Vote of Thanks ending the event

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  • 16 Nov 2017 11:03 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    Technical Conference of Young Members for the  111th Annual Sessions of the IESL was held on Wednesday, 25th  October, 2017 at the Wimalasurendra Auditorium of the institution. The conference provides all young members  of the institution a forum to present their technical papers and discuss engineering related topics with industry professionals. It is also aimed at promoting interaction among the young members of the profession providing a platform for broad basing their knowledge on specific subject matters. All  Associate Members below 35 years of age and all  Student Members are eligible to submit papers. The Panel of Judges for the conference consisted of Eng. (Prof.) TM Pallewatte – Chairman, Eng. MDC Perera and  Eng. B.S. Samarasiri.

    All presenters were issued certificates at a certificates awarding ceremony at the end of the presentations  session. Eng. Meegoda, President of the IESL for 2016 / 2017 session distributed the certificates to the presenters and mementos to the panel of judges.


  • 15 Nov 2017 10:00 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The presentation of Technical Papers for 111th Annual Sessions was held at the IESL headquarters on 23rd Monday and 24th Tuesday, October, 2017 from 9.00 am both days. Response to this year’s Call for Papers saw an unprecedented number of abstracts and full papers being submitted and the 83 papers that were finally accepted were presented by the authors in parallel session. Participation in the sessions was very strong, especially for the morning of the first day held at the Wimalasurendra auditorium.

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  • 15 Nov 2017 9:51 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The Annual General Meeting 2016 / 2017 of the IESL was held at the Nugasevana, BMICH, Colombo 07 on Saturday, 28 October, 2017 from 9.00am onwards.

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  • 10 Nov 2017 11:24 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The awards ceremony of the Techno Sri Lanka 2017 exhibition was held on Wednesday, 01st November 2017, from 7.00 PM onwards at Hotel Kingsbury. The event saw a large  gathering of representatives of stallholders and sponsors both from among both private and public sector organizations, universities and other higher education institutions, IESL sectional committees and provincial chapters.

    Hon. Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Science, Technology and Research  graced the occasion as Chief Guest while Eng. Priyal De Silva, Past President of IESL was the Guest of Honour.

    Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda, President of IESL for the Session 2016 / 2017 and Eng. (Prof.) Mrs. Niranjanie Ratnayake, who has taken over the reins of presidency of the IESL for the new Sessions 2017 / 2018 and who is also the chairperson of the organizing committee of the Techno Sri Lanka 2017 combined forces  in doing the formalities

    It should be mentioned that the loyal following among the private and public sector organizations had all made their regular and much welcome presence with their latest technological products and services at the exhibition. However the participation of  the three security forces demonstrating their R & D efforts and achievements in a special ‘Defense Pavilion’ won the novelty of this year’s exhibition. Special tokens were presented in appreciation for their valuable participation at Techno Sri Lanka 2017 Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Air force

    The winners of the various competitions like the Computer Assisted Design (CAD Eager) competition for Mechanical Engineering Undergraduates, Spaghetti Bridge  Design competition for Civil Engineering Undergraduates, etc. organized by the Young Members Section of the IESL and winners of Raffle Draws from among members of the IESL who visited the exhibition are as follows:

    IESL Hackathon

    Organized by the IESL Student Chapter of University of Moratuwa with the Young Members' Section of IESL

     1st place         30,000.00       Team MoraSquad    University of Moratuwa

    2nd place         20,000.00       Team CodeRay        University of Colombo

     3rd place         15,000.00       Team iWaffle            University of Colombo Schools of Computing

    IESL Spaghetti Bridge Challenge

    Organized by the IESL Student Chapter of University of Peradeniya with the Young Members' Section of IESL

     1st place          35,000.00          Team ESPARCH                University of Moratuwa

    2nd place         25,000.00           Team SPAG BRIDGE         University of Peradeniya

     3rd place         20,000.00           Team SUPER BRIDGE      University of Peradeniya

    IESL Cad Eager Challenge

    Organized by the IESL Student Chapter of University of Ruhuna with the Young Members' Section of IESL

     1st place          30,000.00       Agni            South Eastern University of Sri Lanka

    2nd place          20,000.00       OUSL Eager 1          Open University of Sri Lanka

     3rd place          15,000.00       Reflectors                        University of Peradeniya

    Winners of the Members Raffle draw

     1st Prize; Winner – Eng. (Ms.) B M Welikala - (Tour Package)

    2nd Prize; Winner – Eng. T R A D Jayantha - (Laptop)

     3rd Prize; Winner – Eng.  M M H Anfas - (Samsung Tab)

    Winners among stall holders were as follows:

    Awards for the University Stall with the Best Display of Engineering Projects

    • 1. Gold Award - UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA
    • 2. Silver Award - UNIVERSITY OF RUHUNA
    • 3. Bronze Award - UNIVERSITY OF PERADENIYA

    Awards for the stalls displaying the Most Innovative Local Product

    • 1. Silver Award - J LANKA TECHNOLOGIES (PVT) LTD

    Awards for the Stalls with the Best display of Imported


    • 1.  Gold Award- J LANKA TECHNOLOGIES (PVT) LTD
    • 2.  Silver Award - ELECTRO METAL PRESSINGS (PVT) LTD
    • 3.  Bronze Award - EVERBOLT ENGINEERING (PVT) LTD

    Awards for the stalls with the Best Display of Local Product/s

    • 3. Bronze Award - A & T LABS (PVT) LTD

    Awards for the Product with the Highest Social Impact  

    • 1. Gold Award  - BROWN & COMPANY PLC
    • 2. Silver Award - NURONE LABS

    Awards for the Stalls with the Best Display of Engineering Services

    • 1. Gold Award - MOBITEL (PVT) LTD
    • 3. Bronze Award - FUTURE DRONES (PVT) LTD

    Awards for the Stalls with the Best Demonstration

    • 2.  Silver  Award - MOBITEL (PVT) LTD
    • 3.  Bronze Award - VEE POWER SOLUTIONS (PVT) LIMITED

    Awards for the Best Sectional Committees IESL


    Awards for the Best Provincial Chapters - IESL

    • 2.  Silver Award - WAYAMBA CHAPTER – IESL
    • 3.  Bronze Award - UVA  CHAPTER- IESL

    Dances were performed by Channa Upuli Performing Arts Foundation while music was by Swaranjali Music Band

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  • 01 Nov 2017 5:16 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    The IESL commemorated the 98th Birth anniversary of Dr. ANS Kulasinghe on Thursday, 26th October , 2017. He is known not only for his contribution to engineering research and development but also for his lifetime commitment towards an indigenous approach to engineering application for national development. 

    The memorial oration this year was delivered by Mr. Thilan Wijesinghe, Chairman & Acting CEO of the newly created National Agency for Public Private Partnerships. The oration was on ‘Relevance Public-Private-Partnership and the Role of Engineers’

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  • 22 Oct 2017 9:38 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The Federation of Engineering Institution of South and Central Asia, FEISCA Regional Conference for the year 2017  on the theme ‘" Energy Policy for Regional Cooperation & Development" was held at the Taj Samudra, Crystal Ballroom on Saturday - October 21, 2017 from 09.00 a.m. onwards. Dr. Suren Batagoda, Secretary, Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy was the Chief Guest while the keynote speech was delivered by Dr. Priyantha Wijeyatunga, Director, South Asia Energy Division, Asian Development Bank on the topic Regional Cooperation for Energy Sector Development in Asia”.


     Foreign delegations from FEISCA member organizations in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal attended the conference which was also attended by the local engineering fraternity from public and private organizations including professionals from the industry and academia


    Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda holding the parallel presidencies; President - IESL & President - FEISCA welcomed the participants to the conference.


    The following country papers were presented during the morning session chaired by Eng. Anura Wijayapala:


    “SAARC Intergovernmental Frame Work agreement on energy Cooperation(Electricity)” by Eng.Merrille Goonetilleke

    “Energy Policy for Regional Co-operation and Development: 

    An Indian Perspective” by Eng.  Navinchandra B Vasoya

     “Energy Policy for Regional Co-operation and Development: Bangaadesh”

    by Engr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman


    The evening session  saw the following papers being presented with: Prof. HY.Ranjith Perera being the session chairman the session:


    “Development of Power and National Power Policy, Pakistan”

    by Eng (Dr.). Izhar Ul Haq

    “Regional cooperation in energy: A policy framework for investment and transfer pricing in South Asia”

    by Dr.Tilak Siyabalapitiya

    “Evolution of Energy Policy in Sri Lanka: The Past, Present & Future”

    by Eng.Harsha Wickramasinghe


    The presentation of papers was followed by a panel discussion which was chaired by Eng. Shavindranath Fernando, Past President of IESL. Participants too were given the opportunity to field questions to the panel at the end of the discussion.

    The Vote of Thanks was proposed by the President Elect for the 2016 / 2017 sessions who has been already inducted as the new President at the inauguration  of  2017 / 2018 sessions held the previous day at the BMICH

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