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  • 16 Nov 2017 11:30 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The IESL commemorated the 107th  birth anniversary of the Late Eng. B.D.Rampala at the Wimalasurendra auditorium of its Headquarters on Tuesday, 14th November, 2017 in the presence of a large audience comprised of Council members, Past Presidents, family members of Eng. B D Rampala, engineers of Sri Railways and general membership of the IESL. The memorial oration, delivered by Eng. Dhammika Jayasundara, from Sri Lanka Railways was on the theme “Another Golden Era for Sri Lanka Railways”

     

    In the absence of Eng. (Prof.) Mrs. Niranjanie Ratnayake, President of IESL the formalities of the occasion were led by Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda, Immediate Past President. Welcoming the large audience Eng. Meegoda stated that IESL , being the apex body for the engineering profession in the country commemorates the birth anniversaries of engineering greats the country has produced whose names are etched in its rich engineering history. He said that the Late Eng B. D. Rampala who 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 is one such individual. He further said that the IESL has the added honour of having had Eng. Rapala as its  President in 1958.


    Eng. Dhammika Jayasundara who delivered the oration is the Head of Signal Sub Department of Sri Lanka Railways  and has seventeen years of experience in Sri Lanka Railways. He obtained his BSc (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Moratuwa and a Postgraduate Diploma in e-Governance from the University of Sri Jayawardanapura. In addition, he is a MIE(SL) and a member of IRSE (Institute of Railway Signal Engineers, UK).


    The commemoration was organized by the Mechanical Engineering Sectional Committee for the 2017 / 2018 session of the IESL under the chairmanship of Eng. Asela Pathirathna who proposed the Vote of Thanks ending the event



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  • 16 Nov 2017 11:03 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    Technical Conference of Young Members for the  111th Annual Sessions of the IESL was held on Wednesday, 25th  October, 2017 at the Wimalasurendra Auditorium of the institution. The conference provides all young members  of the institution a forum to present their technical papers and discuss engineering related topics with industry professionals. It is also aimed at promoting interaction among the young members of the profession providing a platform for broad basing their knowledge on specific subject matters. All  Associate Members below 35 years of age and all  Student Members are eligible to submit papers. The Panel of Judges for the conference consisted of Eng. (Prof.) TM Pallewatte – Chairman, Eng. MDC Perera and  Eng. B.S. Samarasiri.


    All presenters were issued certificates at a certificates awarding ceremony at the end of the presentations  session. Eng. Meegoda, President of the IESL for 2016 / 2017 session distributed the certificates to the presenters and mementos to the panel of judges.


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  • 15 Nov 2017 10:00 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The presentation of Technical Papers for 111th Annual Sessions was held at the IESL headquarters on 23rd Monday and 24th Tuesday, October, 2017 from 9.00 am both days. Response to this year’s Call for Papers saw an unprecedented number of abstracts and full papers being submitted and the 83 papers that were finally accepted were presented by the authors in parallel session. Participation in the sessions was very strong, especially for the morning of the first day held at the Wimalasurendra auditorium.


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  • 15 Nov 2017 9:51 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The Annual General Meeting 2016 / 2017 of the IESL was held at the Nugasevana, BMICH, Colombo 07 on Saturday, 28 October, 2017 from 9.00am onwards.


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  • 10 Nov 2017 11:24 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The awards ceremony of the Techno Sri Lanka 2017 exhibition was held on Wednesday, 01st November 2017, from 7.00 PM onwards at Hotel Kingsbury. The event saw a large  gathering of representatives of stallholders and sponsors both from among both private and public sector organizations, universities and other higher education institutions, IESL sectional committees and provincial chapters.


    Hon. Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Science, Technology and Research  graced the occasion as Chief Guest while Eng. Priyal De Silva, Past President of IESL was the Guest of Honour.


    Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda, President of IESL for the Session 2016 / 2017 and Eng. (Prof.) Mrs. Niranjanie Ratnayake, who has taken over the reins of presidency of the IESL for the new Sessions 2017 / 2018 and who is also the chairperson of the organizing committee of the Techno Sri Lanka 2017 combined forces  in doing the formalities


    It should be mentioned that the loyal following among the private and public sector organizations had all made their regular and much welcome presence with their latest technological products and services at the exhibition. However the participation of  the three security forces demonstrating their R & D efforts and achievements in a special ‘Defense Pavilion’ won the novelty of this year’s exhibition. Special tokens were presented in appreciation for their valuable participation at Techno Sri Lanka 2017 Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Air force


    The winners of the various competitions like the Computer Assisted Design (CAD Eager) competition for Mechanical Engineering Undergraduates, Spaghetti Bridge  Design competition for Civil Engineering Undergraduates, etc. organized by the Young Members Section of the IESL and winners of Raffle Draws from among members of the IESL who visited the exhibition are as follows:



    IESL Hackathon

    Organized by the IESL Student Chapter of University of Moratuwa with the Young Members' Section of IESL

     1st place         30,000.00       Team MoraSquad    University of Moratuwa

    2nd place         20,000.00       Team CodeRay        University of Colombo

     3rd place         15,000.00       Team iWaffle            University of Colombo Schools of Computing



    IESL Spaghetti Bridge Challenge

    Organized by the IESL Student Chapter of University of Peradeniya with the Young Members' Section of IESL

     1st place          35,000.00          Team ESPARCH                University of Moratuwa

    2nd place         25,000.00           Team SPAG BRIDGE         University of Peradeniya

     3rd place         20,000.00           Team SUPER BRIDGE      University of Peradeniya



    IESL Cad Eager Challenge

    Organized by the IESL Student Chapter of University of Ruhuna with the Young Members' Section of IESL

     1st place          30,000.00       Agni            South Eastern University of Sri Lanka

    2nd place          20,000.00       OUSL Eager 1          Open University of Sri Lanka

     3rd place          15,000.00       Reflectors                        University of Peradeniya



    Winners of the Members Raffle draw

     1st Prize; Winner – Eng. (Ms.) B M Welikala - (Tour Package)

    2nd Prize; Winner – Eng. T R A D Jayantha - (Laptop)

     3rd Prize; Winner – Eng.  M M H Anfas - (Samsung Tab)



    Winners among stall holders were as follows:


    Awards for the University Stall with the Best Display of Engineering Projects

    • 1. Gold Award - UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA
    • 2. Silver Award - UNIVERSITY OF RUHUNA
    • 3. Bronze Award - UNIVERSITY OF PERADENIYA
    • 4. Merit Award - SOUTH EASTERN UNIVERSITY OF SRI LANKA


    Awards for the stalls displaying the Most Innovative Local Product

    • 1. Silver Award - J LANKA TECHNOLOGIES (PVT) LTD
    • 2. Bronze Award - A & T LABS (PVT) LTD, LATEX LANKA INTERNATIONAL (PVT) LTD


    Awards for the Stalls with the Best display of Imported

    Product/s

    • 1.  Gold Award- J LANKA TECHNOLOGIES (PVT) LTD
    • 2.  Silver Award - ELECTRO METAL PRESSINGS (PVT) LTD
    • 3.  Bronze Award - EVERBOLT ENGINEERING (PVT) LTD


    Awards for the stalls with the Best Display of Local Product/s

    • 1. Gold  Award - VEE POWER SOLUTIONS (PVT) LIMITED
    • 2. Silver Award - INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION CONSORTIUM (PVT) LTD 
    • 3. Bronze Award - A & T LABS (PVT) LTD


    Awards for the Product with the Highest Social Impact  

    • 1. Gold Award  - BROWN & COMPANY PLC
    • 2. Silver Award - NURONE LABS
    • 3. Bronze Award - INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION CONSORTIUM (PVT) LTD


    Awards for the Stalls with the Best Display of Engineering Services

    • 1. Gold Award - MOBITEL (PVT) LTD
    • 2. Silver Award - DOCKYARD GENERAL ENGINEERING SERVICES (PVT) LTD
    • 3. Bronze Award - FUTURE DRONES (PVT) LTD


    Awards for the Stalls with the Best Demonstration

    • 1. Gold Award - DOCKYARD GENERAL ENGINEERING SERVICES (PVT) LTD,E GRAVITY SOLUTIONS PRIVATE LIMITED
    • 2.  Silver  Award - MOBITEL (PVT) LTD
    • 3.  Bronze Award - VEE POWER SOLUTIONS (PVT) LIMITED


    Awards for the Best Sectional Committees IESL

    • 1.  Gold Award - BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERING SECTIONAL COMMITTEE – IESL
    • 2.  Silver Award - ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING SECTIONAL COMMITTEE – IESL
    • 3.  Bronze Award - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SECTIONAL COMMITTEE – IESL & CIVIL ENGINEERING SECTIONAL COMMITTEE - IESL


    Awards for the Best Provincial Chapters - IESL

    • 1.  Gold Award - WADAKKIN (NORTHERN) CHAPTER – IESL
    • 2.  Silver Award - WAYAMBA CHAPTER – IESL
    • 3.  Bronze Award - UVA  CHAPTER- IESL


    Dances were performed by Channa Upuli Performing Arts Foundation while music was by Swaranjali Music Band



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  • 01 Nov 2017 5:16 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    The IESL commemorated the 98th Birth anniversary of Dr. ANS Kulasinghe on Thursday, 26th October , 2017. He is known not only for his contribution to engineering research and development but also for his lifetime commitment towards an indigenous approach to engineering application for national development. 


    The memorial oration this year was delivered by Mr. Thilan Wijesinghe, Chairman & Acting CEO of the newly created National Agency for Public Private Partnerships. The oration was on ‘Relevance Public-Private-Partnership and the Role of Engineers’


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  • 22 Oct 2017 9:38 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The Federation of Engineering Institution of South and Central Asia, FEISCA Regional Conference for the year 2017  on the theme ‘" Energy Policy for Regional Cooperation & Development" was held at the Taj Samudra, Crystal Ballroom on Saturday - October 21, 2017 from 09.00 a.m. onwards. Dr. Suren Batagoda, Secretary, Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy was the Chief Guest while the keynote speech was delivered by Dr. Priyantha Wijeyatunga, Director, South Asia Energy Division, Asian Development Bank on the topic Regional Cooperation for Energy Sector Development in Asia”.

     

     Foreign delegations from FEISCA member organizations in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal attended the conference which was also attended by the local engineering fraternity from public and private organizations including professionals from the industry and academia

     

    Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda holding the parallel presidencies; President - IESL & President - FEISCA welcomed the participants to the conference.

     

    The following country papers were presented during the morning session chaired by Eng. Anura Wijayapala:

     

    “SAARC Intergovernmental Frame Work agreement on energy Cooperation(Electricity)” by Eng.Merrille Goonetilleke

    “Energy Policy for Regional Co-operation and Development: 

    An Indian Perspective” by Eng.  Navinchandra B Vasoya

     “Energy Policy for Regional Co-operation and Development: Bangaadesh”

    by Engr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman

     

    The evening session  saw the following papers being presented with: Prof. HY.Ranjith Perera being the session chairman the session:

     

    “Development of Power and National Power Policy, Pakistan”

    by Eng (Dr.). Izhar Ul Haq

    “Regional cooperation in energy: A policy framework for investment and transfer pricing in South Asia”

    by Dr.Tilak Siyabalapitiya

    “Evolution of Energy Policy in Sri Lanka: The Past, Present & Future”

    by Eng.Harsha Wickramasinghe

     

    The presentation of papers was followed by a panel discussion which was chaired by Eng. Shavindranath Fernando, Past President of IESL. Participants too were given the opportunity to field questions to the panel at the end of the discussion.


    The Vote of Thanks was proposed by the President Elect for the 2016 / 2017 sessions who has been already inducted as the new President at the inauguration  of  2017 / 2018 sessions held the previous day at the BMICH


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  • 21 Oct 2017 5:00 PM | IESL (Administrator)




    The 111th Annual Sessions of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka was ceremonially inaugurated on Friday, 20th October 2017, at the Main Hall, BMICH in the presence of a large gathering of participants.


    Hon. Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Metropolis and Western Development graced the occasion as the Chief Guest while Hon. Dr. Harsha De Silva, Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs was Guest of Honour. The Keynote Speaker was Prof Tim Broyd, President, Institution of Civil Engineers, London.  Foreign delegates from FEISCA member organizations in India,    Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal also participated in the event.


    The highlight of the inauguration of annual sessions held in October of each year is the handing over of the mantle of presidency to the incoming president by the outgoing president after a reign of I year as president from October of the previous year.


    Eng. (Prof.) Mrs.Niranjanie Ratnayake was inducted this year as President of IESL for 2017 / 2018 sessions. In her inaugural presidential address at the event she laid out her plans for rapidly advancing on the institutions stated missions towards achieving its vision. (Link to Presidential Address)


    Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda, the outgoing President in his speech while describing the achievements of his session also wished the incoming President and Council success in their endeavor towards reaching the goals of the new session 2017 / 2018. 


    The event also saw certificates being presented to those admitted to the status of Honorary Life Fellows, Fellows and International Professional Engineers. Awards and certificates were also given to winners of special and memorial awards.


    School children who are winners of the IESL Junior Inventor of the Year 2017 competition were also awarded at the event


    The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Eng. (Prof.) T.M. Pallewatte, the President Elect for 2017 / 2018 sessions.



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  • 18 Oct 2017 3:30 PM | IESL (Administrator)

    The annual national  engineering exhibition organized by the apex body for the engineering profession in the country, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL)concluded on a very successful note after 3 days of heavy participation by members of the profession as much, public and private sector executives, students of universities and  schools as well as general public.


    Held this year from the  13th to 15th October, 2017  for the 32nd successive year since its inception in 1985 the exhibition has become the most preferred platform for exposition of cutting edge technology to the region and the most popular venue to witness and experience them.


    Keeping up  to its promise of novelty this year’s event saw the first ever Defense Pavilion displaying  Research and Development outputs of the country’s  tri forces; Army, Navy and Air force, and many new  competitions targeting university undergraduates encouraging ingenuity and creativity among them.


    Inventions of the Undergraduate Inventor of the Year  competition and Junior inventor of the Year competition drew much attentions as usual. This was supplemented as was done in the previous year by an Entrepreneur startup pavilion as a free of charge platform to help efforts of engineering startups succeed.  Engineering Faculties of several  state universities and   state owned engineering education institutes made  their  presence felt by impressive demonstrations of modern technology in action.


    The exhibition was declared open on the first day by Chief Guest, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Hon. Minister for Special Assignments. Subsequent two days’ exhibition were declared open by Hon. Eran Wickremaratne, State Minister of Finance and Hon. Ajith Perera, Deputy Minister of Power and Renewable Energy along with Hon Ajith Manapperuma, Member of Parliament.


    It was observed that participation by members were a record high this year with over 3000 of them making it a point to visit and  use the special facilities arranged for them at the Members’ Lounge at the event to relax and socialize with colleagues and renewing long lost connections.


    Features like the  Building Clinic providing free advice to homebuilders and Mini Seminars on highly relevant topics were big draws and so were stalls of the various engineering sectional committees and provincial chapters. Some of the global  brand names in  engineering products and services  make their loyal presence every year at this event.


    The organizing committee received utmost cooperation from sponsors , stall holders, suppliers, staff of the BMICH and visitors to the exhibition to make it a very successful event.


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  • 09 Oct 2017 10:38 AM | IESL (Administrator)

    The IESL held its 4th National Engineering Conference on Friday, 22nd September, 2017 from 2.00 p.m. onwards at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo. Hon. Harindra Fernando, Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure  graced the occasion as Chief Guest.


    This year’s theme for the event was “Engineering The Digital Economy”.


    Welcoming the capacity audience to the conference Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda,  President of IESL , emphasized the appropriateness and relevance of this year’s theme to the current times and trends in the country’s development.


    The Chief Guest, in his speech highlighted the vital role engineers have in developing the country


    Other high profile presenters and the titles of their presentations at the conference were as follows:

    Mr. Ramesh Shanmuganathan – Expectations of Digital Economy

    Mr. Sunil Hettiarachchi - Productivity in the Public Sector

    Mr. K Elangovan - Digital Buildings

    Dr. Harsha Subasinghe - Digital Entrepreneurship

    Mr. Poorna Bandara - Building Tomorrow’s work force

    Dr. Suresh de Mel - Challenges of the Digital Economy



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