IESL NSW Chapter Newsletter March 2018
1. Message from Chair – Eng. Sarath Wijayapala
IESL NSW chair got the opportunity to attend the IESL Provincial and Overseas Chapter Meeting held on 3 March in Colombo where we discussed about overseas chapters, Techno Exhibition and NSW Engineering Convention.
2. Australian professionals invited to meet up with SLINTEC
An invitation has been extended at Sri Lanka’s 70th Independence Day celebrations to professionals of Sri Lankan origin in Australia to meet up with SLINTEC [Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (Pty) Ltd] during their upcoming visit to Australia.
3. IESL NSW Young Engineers Day 2018
The Young Engineers Day Celebrations got underway on Wednesday 28 February at the Engineers Australia Auditorium in Chatswood NSW commencing at 6.30 pm. A sizeable audience was present consisting of members and industry professionals to listen to stimulating presentations made by young engineers on their experiences with some exciting projects, followed by a question and answer session.
4. Engineer related activities from IESL (from SL)
Religious dignitaries belonging to Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic and Christian religions invoked blessings on IESL at a multi-religious ceremony held on Tuesday the 09th of January 2018 from 9.30 am at the IESL Wimalasurendra Auditorium.
5. NSW Rail Museum at Thirlmere
by Udaya Peeligama
The semi-rural town of Thirlmere is located approximately 90 kms south west of Sydney in the Wollondilly Shire. Well known for the Thirlmere Lakes, the town is no stranger to railway activity. The opening of the Great Southern Railway in the 1860s provided the Thirlmere Lakes the opportunity of supplying water to the steam locomotives, and the numerous timber mills in the area the chance of delivering sleepers for the rail tracks.
6. Public Lecture on Tunnelling – 11th April 2018 at EA auditorium
The theme of the first IESL NSW Chapter Public Lecture this year is on Tunnelling and will be delivered on Wednesday 11th April 2018 at the Engineers Australia Building in Chatswood. The presentation commencing at 6.30 pm will be of one hours’ duration followed by a Q&A session.
7. Letters to the Editor
We received comments from a reader in response to the news item titled “Railway Development as a viable alternative to the Central Expressway Connection to Kandy”, which appeared in the IESL NSW Chapter Newsletter of January 2018