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  • 22 Jun 2015 4:00 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    As per the programme on month of May 2015, IESL-Uva chapter conducted a dhamma discourse on Meditation for today's busy life schedule. It was delivered by “ත්‍රිපිටකාචාර්ය ශාස්ත්‍රපති පූජ්‍ය ඇල්ලේගම පඤ්ඤාසීලThero. The programme was held on 13th of May 2015 at the auditorium of Sri Lanka Telecom, Bandarawela.






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  • 05 May 2015 9:53 AM | IESL (Administrator)
    A guest lecture on “Role of a professional engineer in the society” by Prof. Attanayake M.Herath, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya was held on 27th of January 2015 at Hotel Nest Line, Badulla. Around 70 IESL members participated to the program.






  • 28 Apr 2015 5:59 PM | IESL (Administrator)



    The Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), a body which regulates professional engineering in Ontario has conferred its Order of  Honour on  Eng. N. Madusuthanan, a Sri Lankan engineer. He was inducted to the order at a gala ceremony held on 24th April, 2015 in Toronto , Canada


     Eng. Madusuthanan,  migrated to Canada in 1996 and have successfully obtained his P. Eng in 1999, and FEC (Fellow Engineers Canada) in 2014. The Order of Honour is bestowed in recognition of the conspicuous service by individuals to the engineering profession and Eng. Madusuthanan was among eight individuals, and the only Sri Lankan, who received the honour at this year’s event. (See Media Release issued by PEO for full details)


    A product of the University of Ceylon, he had served at the Irrigation Department and was the Senior Deputy Director of Irrigation at the time of  his retirement in 1990. He is a Fellow of the IESL  and had held many positions including Council Member in the 1980s, Civil Engineering Sectional Committee Chair and was in the committee that started the JIY long with late Dr. Ray Wijewardena. He was also the Chair of the Galle Branch of the IESL in 1982. He was closely associated in the initiation of the AutoCAD and Computer courses at the IESL using  the few computers obtained at the time as a grant from Australian High commission.

     


  • 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.


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  • 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.



  • 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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  • 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.
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