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  • 16 Feb 2017 10:31 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    111th Annual Sessions

    The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka


    Call for Papers

    Technical papers are invited under the following categories:

    · Engineering theory/research (academic) oriented technical papers,

    · Technical papers based on Engineering practice/design /projects/ techniques.

    The paper should be of value and interest to Engineers and aimed at making a contribution to the advancement of the Profession of Engineering. It must be based on review of past practice, information of current interest, or probing into new fields of engineering activity. It should be a presentation of thought provoking study contributing to planning, analysis, design, construction, fabrication, production, management or maintenance of Engineering works. In this context, practical papers are strongly encouraged. Wherever possible, theoretical papers should include a section on practical application or additional research areas to be pursued for effective technology transfer.

    Submission of Papers:

    Intention of submitting paper should be conveyed to the IESL with an abstract of the proposed paper. The abstract, not exceeding 300 words in English, together with details of the author/(s) can be submitted in electronic format at the

    URL  with a copy (MSWORD) to

    Schedule of Key Dates

    Last date for receipt of abstracts                                  - 13th March 2017

    Notification of acceptance                                             - 03rd April 2017

    Last date for submission of full paper                        - 15th May 2017

    Proposed dates for Technical                                       - 23rd to 24th  October 2017

    Paper presentation at the               

    Annual Sessions              

    Best Paper Award

    Best paper based on the marks given by referees and judges at the presentation, will be entitled to the prestigious Prof. E.O.E. Pereira Award.

    Mailing Address

    All correspondence besides submissions in electronic format through URL  should be addressed to:

    Eng.  (Dr.) Jagath Manatunge                                         Tel:  011-2698426 Ext. 232, 207    

    Editor, Technical Papers for Annual Sessions,              Fax: 011-2699202

    The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka,                         Email:

    120/15, Wijerama Mawatha,                                  

    Colombo 7.                                                                          website :
  • 01 Feb 2017 1:32 PM | IESL (Administrator)


    Pioneered by the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka in 1985, the Junior Inventor of the Year (JIY) competition promotes creativity and ingenuity among school children.

    Children in the age group 12 to 19 years from schools all over Sri Lanka participate, initially in preliminary competitions held at the provincial level, and proceed to the final JIY competition held at the IESL Headquarters in Colombo

    The top ten inventions at this competition together with the ten finalists of the Science Research Project Competition of the NSF then compete at the Sri Lanka Science and Engineering Fair (SLSEF), held under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, and Sri Lanka branch of the Intel Corporation, USA.

    Winners at the SLSEF have the opportunity to be selected to proceed to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) held in US in May of each year.

    For Applications and Regulation Click Here

    Web –

    E mail –,

    Tel – Dayan – 071 8735338, Maduranga – 071 3535329

    Fax – 011 2 699202

  • 25 Jan 2017 11:38 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    Vacancies for Engineers at IESL Secretariat

    The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) is the apex body for Engineers in Sri Lanka. IESL is a member of the International Engineers’ Alliance and a full signatory of the Washington Accord and the International Professional Engineers’ Agreement. It’s Secretariat in Colombo serves a membership of around 20,000. In order to provide improved services to the members the following vacancies will need to be filled immediately.

    Post of Deputy Executive Secretary (Education)

    The position is a senior position in the Secretariat and includes responsibilities such as evaluating applications from suitably qualified Engineers for conferring Chartered Engineer status, evaluating Engineering degrees for recognition, conducting Continuous Professional Development programs for Engineers, conducting examinations to applicants who wish to obtain and/or upgrade membership of the IESL, conducting training sessions/ workshops for Engineers to develop additional skills, facilitating JIY, UIY, YMS activities of IESL, liaise with Provincial and Overseas chapters of IESL and conducting annual IESL events. In addition the Deputy Executive Secretary (Education) will assist the CEO/ Executive Secretary in the smooth operations of the Secretariat and attend meetings of the IESL committees.

    The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from any discipline and be a Corporate Member of the IESL. The candidates should be well versed in IT skills. They should have pleasing personalities with excellent communications skills and should be able to deal effectively with professional institutions and professionals. Applicants should have at least 10 years working experience at managerial level.

    Post of Director Education

    The responsibilities include conducting Continuous Professional Development programs for Engineers, conducting qualifying examinations for those who wish to obtain and/ or upgrade membership of the IESL and evaluating the course content of Engineering degree programs of educational institutions seeking recognition from IESL.  The selected candidate will report to the Deputy Executive Secretary (Education).

    The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from any discipline and be a Corporate Member of the IESL .The candidates should be well versed in IT skills. They should have pleasing personalities with excellent communications skills and should be able to deal effectively with professional institutions and professionals. Candidates with teaching experience in an Engineering Faculty in a recognized University will have a definite advantage.

    The selected candidates for both positions will have opportunities for career growth. Remuneration can be negotiated. The upper age limit for both positions would be 60 years.

    If you have the required prerequisites please send in your application together with your photograph and the names and contact details of two unrelated referees to reach us on or before  6th February, 2017. Both positions are on fulltime basis.

    Chief Executive Officer/ Executive Secretary

    Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka

    120/15 Wijerama Mawatha

    Colombo 7.


  • 13 Jan 2017 11:31 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    Draft Bill on Chamber of Construction Industry of Sri Lanka (Incorporation) –Ministry invites observations before sending for legal draftsman observation.


    The Ministry of Housing & Construction  by its letter dated 04/01/2017 to the IESL has invited  our observations on the above Bill which has been gazette on 15th November 2016 and presented by the Hon. (Prof.) Ashu Marasinghe M.P. for Colombo District on 30th November 2016.


    Draft Bill (English)

    Draft Bill (Sinhala)


    CEO / Executive Secretary

  • 09 Jan 2017 2:26 PM | IESL Edu Div (Administrator)
    We are in the process of accepting Professional Review applications in FOUR batches in each year and the deadline for each batch in year 2017 is follows.

    16th January 2017 - for February/ March PR batch
    30th April 2017 - for May/ June PR batch
    15th July 2017 - for August/ September PR batch
    31st October 2017- for November/ December PR batch

    The dates mentioned above are only the final dates by which you need to submit your application if it is to be considered for processing under that particular batch. However for your own benefit you are advised to submit your application as early as possible without waiting till the last date.

    You are required to submit 03 sets of normal files containing mentioned documents arranged in the order from 1 to 11 as shown in the PR Check List (linked document) one file should contain the original application, original Log Book, and Experience Report, and the other two should contain copies of the same.

    You are also required to submit hard copies of Confidential Reports (linked document) which have to be duly filled by the proposers and sent to the IESL in sealed envelopes.
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