We are pleased to inform that the 11th Annual General Meeting of the IESL NSW Chapter was held on 20 September 2020 and a new management committee was appointed for the chapter for the 2020-2021 term. Names of the members of the management committee elected for the 2020/2021 term are given below for your kind information.


Name Position
1 Eng. (Prof.) Ashok Peiris Chair
2 Eng. Gnanasothy Paramsothy Vice Chair
3 Eng. (Dr.) Nilakshi Perera Secretary
4 Eng. Mihimal Kadurugamuwa Treasurer
5 Eng. Sithy Razeen Editor
6 Eng. Mahendram Manoharan Immediate Past Chair
7 Eng. Rasika Gunawardana Committee member
8 Eng. Sisira Marakkala Committee member
9 Miss. Menuli Sanda Marakkala Committee member
10 Eng. Prabath Rathnayaka Committee member
11 Eng. (Dr.) Manasi Wijerathna Committee member
12 Mr. Janidu Sanda Marakkala Student Representative
13 Eng. (Dr.) Buddhi Wijerathna Web Administrator
14 Mr. Prabhath Amarasinghe Auditor


Who we are …

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 welcomes 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
2018   –  Eng. Rohitha Silva
2019   –  Eng. Mahendram Manoharan

2020 (Current) – Eng. (Prof.) Ashok Peiris