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This achievement of IESL will pave the way for the IESL accredited engineering technology degree programs to receive international recognition in time to come.

Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda

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President's Corner
Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda

I had the pleasure recently of visiting the New South Wales (Australia) Chapter, the very first overseas chapter of the IESL, gracing the 7th Annual Engineering Convention of the Chapter. The event comprised of the Engineers Nite or the ‘Gala Dinner’ and the Engineering Conference that preceded it.


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Editorial - Skills in Demand
Editorial - Skills in Demand

Recently I met one of my batch mates who is a chartered civil Engineer managing his own construction firm. We were discussing the industry prospects and challenges. One of his major grievance was the scarcity of skilled and semi –skilled craftsmen like masons , carpenters, plumbers , electricians to do quality works.


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Duty and Responsibility of Civil Engineers Following Natural Disasters - by Eng. W.D. Darshana
Duty and Responsibility of Civil Engineers Following Natural Disasters

A Natural Disaster is a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth; examples include floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes. (Anon., n.d.) Disaster Management can be defined as the organization and management of resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies, in particular preparedness, response and recovery in order to lessen the impact of disasters. (cross, 2010-2011).


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Dam Safety – Let us have uniform standards - by Eng Ms Badra Kamaladasa, Former Director General of Irrigation
Dam Safety – Let us have uniform standards

A dam is considered as the most hazard prone man made structure, amongst all the civil engineering structures. Failure of a single large dam can cause loss of thousands of lives, billions worth of property and priceless environment instantly. So it is the sole responsibility of engineers to ensure safety of these dangerous structures, by preparing continuous safety plans, emergency preparedness plans and sharing the information with other stakeholders.


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Building Code of Australia as a Prototype for Sri Lanka - by Eng. Janaka Seneviratne
Building Code of Australia as a Prototype for Sri Lanka

In developed world, the public sector organisations are equipped with quality administrative and regulatory systems. Substantial number of Sri Lankan engineers work for these public sector organisations and gain an in-depth knowledge on application of the best practice guidelines and codes of practice


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Message From IESL President – Engineering articles for publishing in ‘The Sunday Times’
Message From IESL President

Chairmen / Secretaries of Chapters, Committees, Forums,


You have better reach than anyone to your members. Help convey my message and engage them with this IESL activity.


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Very Important Notice to All corporate Members – e voting
Very Important Notice to All corporate Members – e voting

The IESL Council approved implementation of e-voting for the forthcoming 2017/18 council elections aiming wider participation and convenience to the members. In order to ensure the accurate delivery of communications and material related to electronic voting, we need to ensure your details in our membership management system are correct and up to date.


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IESL Day 2017 at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
IESL Day 2017 at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

The IESL Day event for the year of 2017, was organized and successfully conducted on 6th May 2017 from 8.30am to 4.30 pm at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. The President IESL Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda graced the event with his presence as the Chief Guest.


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Sri Lankan students won the two Grand awards and special award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
Sri Lankan students won the two Grand awards and special award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

The opportunity to participate in the international competition arose when he won the award at the ‘Junior Inventor of the Year-2016’ (JIY-2016) competition, of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) and the Sri Lanka Science and Engineering Fair (SLSEF) 2017 competition. The Intel ISEF is the world’s largest annual international pre-college science competition


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IESL Charter Process Awareness for Sri Lanka Railways on 24th May 2017
IESL Charter Process Awareness

The target group of this session was newly recruited Engineers to Sri Lanka Railway. Thirty one (31) Engineers from Mechanical, Electrical and Civil categories attended for session conducted at the IESL HO Membership Lounge. The session started sharp at 6.00 pm.


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