• Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, NSW Chapter
  • Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, NSW Chapter
  • Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, NSW Chapter
  • Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, NSW Chapter
  • Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, NSW Chapter

Welcome to IESL NSW Chapter

IESL NSW Chapter serves the members of The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL), who reside in New South Wales, Australia.

Message from Chair-click here

2014 executive committee-click here

Annual report 2012/13-click here




27 August 2014 

A Lecture on North West Rail Link- Technical Challenges and current status by Adrian Bull, Senior Manager, Engineering Assurance and Satndards, Rapid Transit Integration will be held at Engineers Australia Auditorium, No 8 Thomas Street, Chatswood. Read more.


5 October 2014 - AGM IESL NSW Chapter

The Annual General Meeting of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, NSW Chapter will be held at the Crestwood Community Centre, Cnr Crestwood Drive and Chapel Lane, Baulkham Hills NSW 2153 on Sunday 5 October 2014 at 2.00 pm for 2.30 pm start.


10/11 August 2015

International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering - ICGE - 2015 -Colombo organised by the Sri Lankan Geotechnical Society (SLGS)  August 10th and 11th 2015, Cinnamon Grand, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Read more



Latest News

Late Eng. Kamal Fernando's funeral arrangements:


Dates: Thursday 28th August 2014 & Friday 29th August 2014 

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm (both days) 

Address: Allan Drew Funeral Chapel - 221 Old Northern Road, Castle Hill, NSW 2154 



Date: Saturday 30th August 2014 

Time: 1.30pm - 3.30pm 

Address: South Chapel, Rookwood Cemetery, Hawthorne Ave, Rookwood NSW 2141


The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) Becomes Full Member of WASHINGTON ACCORD

In a major achievement, the IESL on Friday 13 June became a full signatory to the Washington Accord, paving the way for more global mobility and employment avenues for Sri Lankan engineers.

This was decided at a meeting of the International Engineering Alliance, the secretariat of the Washington Accord in Wellington, New Zealand. The summit had begun on June 9, and on the last day, June 13, all 15 signatory nations voted in favour of Sri Lanka. India too was accorded membership.

The Washington Accord was signed in 1989. It is an agreement between the bodies responsible for accrediting professional engineering degree programs in each of the signatory countries. It recognizes the substantial equivalency of programs accredited by those bodies, and recommends that graduates of accredited programs in any of the signatory countries be recognized by the other countries as having met the academic requirements for entry to the practice of engineering. The Washington Accord covers professional engineering undergraduate degrees. Thereby the IESL joins an elite group of engineering institutions in the signatory countries to this Accord recognized worldwide as bodies capable of accrediting professional engineering degree programmes conducted in their countries.

 The signatories to the Washington Accord as of 2013 are Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, China, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, UK and USA.

Currently engineering courses being conducted at the Engineering Faculties of the Universities of Moratuwa, Peradeniya and Ruhuna are accredited by the IESL. Thus these accredited degrees will get recognition in all other Washington Accord signatory countries as equivalent to their own accredited degrees.

The IESL had been trying to obtain the full membership of Washington Accord for a number of years without success. The IESL NSW Chapter provided significant assistance to the IESL from 2013 to achieve this success. Please join us in celebrating this great professional achievement.

Click here for the article published in Engineers Australia news.




 IESL Public Lecture - The Present and Future Urban Regeneration Programs in Metro Colombo Region. For video click here.


IESL Public Lecture - The first ever live Skype video conferancing based lecture at IESL was conducted by Eng. Kamal Fernando on November 8th 2012. In this lecture he shares his engineering experience in Water and Wastewater industry. He currently serves as the Principal Engineer for Water and Wastewater Technologies at NSW Public Works. For video click here.

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