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Late Eng. B.D. Rampala Memorial Lecture

Late Eng. B.D. Rampala Memorial Lecture

IESL commemorated the 109th  birth anniversary of the Late Eng. B.D.Rampala at the Wimalasurendra auditorium of its Headquarters on Thursday, 14th November, 2019 in the presence of a large audience comprised of Council members, Past Presidents, family members of Eng. BD Rampala, engineers of Sri Railways and general membership of the IESL.

The memorial oration for this year was delivered by Eng. Gartain A Peiris  and was on the theme “Harnessing Technology to make Sri Lanka a Developed Country.”

Eng. (Prof.) S B S Abayakoon, President of IESL welcoming the audience said that the Late Eng B. D. Rampala 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, and   through his initiatives revolutionized the country’s railways and the way we live in. The IESL has the honour of having had Eng. B.D. Rapala as its  President  in the year 1958..

The commemoration was organized by the Mechanical Engineering Sectional Committee for the 2019 / 2020 session of the IESL. 

Event Photo 

Published Date: 2019-11-22 09:28:51