IESL NSW Chapter
Upcoming Industrial Visit 4th of August 2018
This year’s industrial visit is scheduled to take place on Saturday 4 August to the NSW Rail Museum at Thirlmere. Located in the semi-rural town of Thirlmere approximately 90 kms south west of Sydney in the Wollondilly Shire, the museum was established in June 1976 to showcase the rich heritage of the history and development of railways in NSW. The facility, considered to be the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, houses a collection of locomotives and rolling stock numbering over a hundred and related rail equipment and items associated with the railway, dating back to the latter half of the nineteenth century.
The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka established the first overseas chapter in Sydney, New South Wales in 2009 to cater for the members of the institution residing in New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory. The main objective of the chapter is to provide a forum for professional engineers in NSW Australia, to foster the ideals of the profession while socialising in a friendly professional environment.
To achieve this objective, the chapter would organise discussions, training sessions, professional lectures, reward, and recognition, helping community projects through professional services and practising promoting and encouraging professional ethics.
Although the membership of the chapter is limited to the members of IESL, the services of the chapter will be open to all engineers in NSW and ACT. The chapter will have a strong relationship with engineers with Sri Lankan origin. However, in a rapidly globalising professional landscape, the chapter welcome the participation and establishing relationships with all engineers.
Following is the list of Chairpersons who gave leadership in the past
2009 – Eng. Nihal Fernando
2010 – Eng. Tissa Wijayasinghe
2011 –Eng. Maya Amaraweera
2012 – Late Eng. Kamal Fernando
2013 – Eng. Mahinda Karunaratne
2014 – Eng. Waruna Kaluarachchi
2015 – Eng. Ananda Herath
2016 – Eng. Dayantha Jayarathna
2017 – Eng. Sarath Wijayapala