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 engineers 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 practicing, promoting and encouraging professional ethics.



ඉංජිනේරු පීඨයේ 1970/75 වර්ෂයේ සිටි පද්මා කරුණාතිලක (විවාහයට පෙර විතාරණ) මහත්මිය අද දින ඕස්ට්‍රේලියාවේ සිඩ්නි නුවරදී අභාවප්‍රාප්ත වූවාය. කොළඹ විශාඛා විදුහලේ ආදි ශිෂ්‍යාවක් වූ ඕ කලක් වාරිමාර්ග දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ සේවය කළාය. ඇය විවාහ වී සිටියේ 1969/73 වර්ෂයේ සිටි නලින් කරුණාතිලක සමගිනි. පද්මා සොහොයුරියට නිවන් සැප පතමු.

Mrs. Padma Karunathilaka (Pre-wedding Vitharana) of Engineering Faculty in 1970/75 passed away  in Sydney, Australia. She was an alumni of Visakha College Colombo worked in the Irrigation Department for a long time. She was married to Nalin Karunathilaka in 1969/73. Let’s wish sister Padma may attain the bliss of supreme Nibbana.


Padma’s funeral service will be held on Monday 27th March at Castlebrook Memorial Park, 712-746 Windsor Road, Rouse Hill. There will be a viewing from 3 to 3:45pm, immediately followed by a service from 3:45 to 5pm. The funeral service will be streamed live . you can watch it using this link.

Following the service, all are invited to the traditional Mala Batha at Harvey Lowe Pavilion, Show Grounds Road, Castle Hill.

Family has arranged an additional viewing opportunity to pay respect to Padma as follows:

 Place : Albert and Meyer Funeral Directors, 301 Pennant Hills Road, Thornleigh

 Day and date:  Sunday 26th March 2023

 Time : 11.00hrs to 13.00hrs

The 7 day Mathaka  Bana will be at the Lankarama Schofields Temple on Tuesday 28th March at 7pm. All are welcome . If unable to attend, you can also join on zoom using this link


Meeting ID: 838 7992 7593  Passcode: 824125



·        IESL NSW Chapter Engineering Convention and Gala Dinner   15, 16 and 17 June 2023!

·        Newsletter ,please contact Dr Kasun Wijesooriya or Mr Kushan Wijesinghe to obtain the latest newsletter article format.

·        Please volunteers to organise chapter events!

·        Our next committee meeting is on 30th Thursday , at 7PM  2023 via Zoom

·        Warm welcome to our newly migrated Engineers to NSW.  We are here to help you any way we can.

          Please contact:  chair@ieslnsw.org

·        Please join in to any of our meetings and say “ Ayubowan” , “Wanakkam”  or “ G’day “  !



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