IESL NSW Chapter Newsletter January 2017

Issue 1  Volume 8

Message from IESL President Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda


It’s with pleasure that I send this message of felicitation to the new Executive Committee that will steer the activities of the New South Wales chapter for the 2016 / 2017 sessions.

The first ever overseas chapter of the IESL, the NSW Chapter has a commendable record of not only extending membership services of the parent body to engineers of Sri Lankan origin in the region, but also through many programs that it has successfully undertaken of its own initiative has established it as a full-fledged arm that could function with greater autonomy in the best interest of its members, the profession and the country.

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Message from Chair IESL NSW, Eng. Dayantha Jayarathna


IESL NSW chapter not only has provided a forum for Engineers of Sri Lankan background, it is becoming an avenue for our engineers to make valuable contributions to the humanity through sharing their knowledge and experience. There is a significant number of Sri Lankan engineers scattered around the world with wealth of knowledge and expertise in many different engineering disciplines. Most of them would offer their help and support with their skills and experience in the modernisation process taking place in Sri Lanka.

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New South Wales Chapter of The Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka held the 7th annual general meeting on the 9 of October 2016 at the Wrights Road Community Centre, Wrights Road, Castle Hill.
At the annual general meeting, achievements of the past year were presented by the Past Chair Eng. Ananda Herath and there was a review of current activities, and possible future enhancement for the next year. Eng. Ananda Herath thanked the outgoing committee and the all the members who supported and encouraged the activities of the chapter all throughout the year.

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Meet  IESL NSW Chapter Committee members

Please click on the following link to read full details about the committee members for 2017

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IESL NSW Chapter has opened 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards

Engineers of Sri Lankan background are invited to submit their engineering achievements for the awards program and be acknowledged by the peers.

The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka NSW Chapter presents Engineering Excellence Awards annually to honour outstanding achievements in engineering in the following three categories:

Best paper published
Best innovation and/or invention
Best engineering project
Two awards, highly commended and winner, will be awarded for each category

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Refining critical design conditions for Breakwaters using measured damage by the June 2015 storm

By Indra Jayewardene

The public lecture organised by IESLindra-1NSW Chapter was held on Wednesday the 23rd of November 2016 at the Institute of Engineers,  Australia auditorium.

Starting off with a couple of vivid images of the damage caused to the Manly Fairy Bower Seawall by the June 2016 storm and a video
of the massive waves that hit it, Eng. Jayawardane explained the importance of breakwater repairs and went through a brief history on the breakwater assessment techniques over the recent decades.

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Knowledge sharing program

Introducing a streetlight control system in Sri Lanka

shanthainnerdc2aIESL NSW Chapter knowledge sharing program has launched a project with NERD Centre in Sri Lanka to develop an appropriate solution for controlling street lights in Sri Lanka.

Although there are many commercially available solutions for controlling street lights, due to certain technological and commercial reasons, the cost of installing remotely controllable street lights all throughout the country has been identified as a challenging task.

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Request from Sydney Sri Lanka Consul General Office

Sydney, Sri Lanka consul General Mr. Lal Wickramathunge has made a request from IESL NSW Chapter seeking assistance in collating details of overseas Sri Lankan professionals living in Sydney for building links and networking.
If you wish to be included in a database of professionals for building links and networking, please provide them with following information. The information will be collected and managed by the Sydney Consul General office.

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