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Year of Professional Excellence
Thank all of you for the Special Interest and the Keenness

Dear Members,

Good day to you my dear friends. As usual I would like to say a few things about the latest happenings in the IESL for this issue of the Digital SLEN. Incidentally this will also probably my last communication through this President’s Column as activities for the 2013 / 2014 sessions are drawing to a close and I will be handing over the presidency to my successor Eng. S.B.Wijekoon.

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Year of Professional Excellence
Year of Professional Excellence

This would be the last SLEN before the AGM to be held in October. The President - IESL declared the year as the Year of Professional Excellence and we have achieved an even greater success, notably the greatest achievement of being a signatory country of the Washington Accord.


Further, with this editorial, I am completing two years in office as the editor/SLEN


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ADB Promotes Solar Power in Sri Lanka
Interview with Eng. Ajith Alwis

The Digital SLEN had the opportunity to interview Eng. Ajith Alwis, CEB Consultant to ADB funded projects currently being implemented by the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority for promotion of Solar Power in Sri Lanka.


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Cloud Computing Security Challenges by Kushan Sharma
Cloud Computing Security Challenges

Enterprises continuously seek innovative approaches to reduce operational computing costs while getting the most from their resources. Recent developments in Cloud Computing technology play a major role in helping organizations to reduce the operational cost. It is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.


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Benefits of high wind regimes experienced in Sri Lanka by Eng. P.L.G. Kariyawasam
Benefits of high wind regimes experienced in Sri Lanka

Wind power generation is the top player in renewable energy field in the world and it could be seen that the number of utility scale wind power plants developed is ever increasing. This report focuses to make a comparison on the predicted wind energy production based on the measured wind data and the actual performance of wind farms operational in Sri Lanka. Also it emphasize that the Feed-in-Tariff applicable for wind power generators could be further reduced due to high wind regimes experienced in Sri Lanka in par with the other countries of the region.

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Car Stereos & Smartphones - by Eng. Tharindu Weerasingthe
Car Stereos & Smartphones

Many of us are drivers. We drive daily from home to office and vise-verse. We go on trips during our vacations or holidays; then we ought to drive long distances. Anyway these days, especially in Sri Lanka one of the main causes of road accidents is using mobile phones while driving. If you are a frequent driver and your vehicle has a modern stereo system, then you can use your mobile phone while driving!!!


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The biggest Technology shift in Solar (PV) industry which could revolutionize the Domestic Solar Electricity usage in Sri Lanka - by Eng. J.A.S Perera
The biggest Technology shift in Solar (PV) industry which could revolutionize the Domestic Solar Electricity usage in Sri Lanka

Before I describe the above topic, I wish to draw the attention of the readers to Solar Water Heater Systems usage in Sri Lanka. About 10 years ago, very few households used solar water Heaters for hot water needs, because they were relatively high in price at that time (1) due to the use of blackened copper tubes in fabrication of Solar Water Heaters, (2). Electric Showers or Hot Water Geysers were relatively low in price and (3) electricity tariff was low during that period.


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Holcim Inter University Concrete Mix Design Competition - Holcim Concludes Competition at University Level
11th Installation and Induction Ceremony of the Toastmasters Club of IESL

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