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YMS Technical Conference 2024 

Call for Papers 


The Young Members Section (YMS) has planned to conduct the Young Members Technical Conference in September 2024 align with the IESL 118th Annual Session. This is a great opportunity for all young Engineers and student members of the institution to present their technical papers and discuss engineering related topics with the industry and academic professionals. 



All Corporate and Associate members below 40 years age and all student members are eligible to submit papers.



Any engineering disciplines which address a solution to an existing problem, or an invention are accepted.



  • Call for Papers                              - 1st June 2024
  • Closing date for submission       – 20th June 2024
  • Extended up to                            - 30th June 2024
  • Notification of acceptance          – 31st July 2024
  • Date of the conference                – 27, 28 and 29th September 2024



The conference will be held at Auditorium in the IESL head office premises as a hybrid session with the physical participation and online participation.


General Chairs of the Conference

  1. Prof. Udayanaga Hemapala (Advisor YMS) – University of Moratuwa (EE)
  2. Prof. Udeni Nawagamuwa (Advisor YMS) – University of Moratuwa (CE)


  1. Co-Chairs of the Conference
  1. Dr. Akila Wijethunga - University of Sri Jayewardenepura (EE)
  2. Dr. Damayanthi Herath - University of Peradeniya (CoE)


Submission of Papers:

The intention of submitting a 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 


Guidelines for preparing the abstracts :

    • The abstract must showcase original research.
    • The author/s should have adhered to ethical norms in conducting the research.
    • The abstract should include the purpose and background of the research, a brief description of research methods, findings, and conclusions.
    • The text of the abstract should not exceed 300 words.
    • A maximum of four keywords should be provided.
    • The abstract should be coherent and free of language errors.
    • The abstract should be formatted in ‘Times New Roman’ size 11 with 1.5 line spacing.
    • Standard abbreviations of SI units should be used.
    • Acknowledgements should be restricted to the names of funding agencies providing sponsorship.
    • An author may submit one abstract as single-author and one abstract as co-author OR no more than two abstracts as co-author.


Format of the Full Paper - Click Here

Agreement Form - Click Here



Selected technical papers will be published in a separate technical journal.



Three best papers will be awarded based on overall performance, theoretical aspects, and a solution for an existing engineering issue.


Mailing Address

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

Dr. Akila Wijethunga 

Dr. Damayanthi Herath                             

Editor, Technical Papers for YMS Conference,          

The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka,                      

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Application Guidelines 

Note: Instead of the Experiences Report kindly upload your full CV. 



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5.7. Route for Chartered Engineers of Professional Institutions recognized by the IESL

5.7.1. Academic qualifications:
Candidates applying for corporate membership as chartered engineers of professional engineering institutions recognized by IESL shall satisfy the educational requirements for Associate Membership of IESL.

5.7.2. Professional qualifications:
i. Any candidate shall have 48 months of engineering experience after obtaining the academic qualifications stated above
ii. Civil engineers will be required to submit a design supported by calculations, specifications, drawings and priced BOQ
submit a design-oriented Project Report based on the candidate‘s own direct involvement as part of his/her normal duties within the preceding ten years or results of a project study in the form of a dissertation of not less than 6000 words

5.7.3. Report on Experience
i. The candidate is required to submit along with his/her application a Report on his/her Experience.
ii. The main objective of the Report on Experience is to demonstrate that the candidate has achieved the degree of professional competence required of a Corporate Member of the IESL.

5.7.4. Written Paper
All candidates are required to pass a written examination where the knowledge of the Sri Lankan legal framework to practice engineering in Sri Lanka and IESL code of ethics will be assessed.

5.7.5. Interview
All candidates who have successfully completed the written paper and have satisfied the requirements as given in i) and ii) above, shall appear for an Interview and at the outset of the interview candidate is required to make a Power Point presentation not exceeding twenty (20) minutes time.

5.7.6. Candidates applying under this route should be current members of the Professional Institutions recognized by the IESL at the time of application.

5.7.7. Exemption: Citizens of Sri Lanka who have been practicing Engineering in an IESL approved organization (in Sri Lanka) for a minimum of 5 years after obtaining the Charter from a recognized engineering institution will be exempted from the written examination.


Note: In the online application form please upload your CV instead of Experience Report. 

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