Founded 1906
Apex body for professional Engineers in Sri Lanka
The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka


Vision Statement

Be amongst the leading professional institutions in engineering and technology in the world. 

Mission Statement

To be the apex national body of engineers in Sri Lanka which ensures internationally recognized and locally relevant standards in the professional practice and education in engineering, while actively supporting national development and diligently serving its members and the society at large.


The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) is a Full Member of the International Professional Engineers Agreement - IPEA (formally the  Engineers Mobility Forum agreement - EMFand has the Provisional Membership of the Washington Accord (WA), two internationally recognized agreements.

The EMF is an agreement that facilitates cross-border practice by experienced professional engineers. In general this means that a professional engineer of one EMF member country will be able to practice in another EMF member country without being required to obtain any additional qualifications or experience. The current EMF signatory countries are Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States.

To obtain the International Professional Engineer (IntPE)status from the IESL under EMF criteria, an applicant has to be a Chartered Engineer with a 4 year engineering degree recognized by IESL plus a minimum of 7 years experience after graduation of which at least 2 years should have been in a responsible position. The assessment will be through a competency based assessment scheme and the applicant should maintain a satisfactory level of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) annually.
Engineering Programme Accreditation Manual and Templates - Click here
Rules For The Registration of Professional Engineers - Click here

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