Launch of The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka UK Chapter:
Uniting Sri Lankan Engineers in the United Kingdom
The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, apex body for Professional Engineers in Sri Lanka, proudly announced that establishment of The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka United Kingdom Chapter (IESL UK Chapter) on 24th June 2023 at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London.
The Society of Sri Lankan Engineers and Scientists in the UK hosted a momentous event, inviting all engineers residing in the United Kingdom, to join the launch of the IESL UK Chapter. Our aimed is to foster networking, collaboration, and professional development among Sri Lankan professionals in the field of Engineering.
The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka UK Chapter is a professional organization that represents Sri Lankan engineers and engineering professionals residing in the United Kingdom. It serves as a platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and professional development within the Sri Lankan engineering community in the UK.
The UK Chapter works closely with the parent organization, the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL), to uphold professional standards, promote engineering excellence, and support the advancement of the engineering profession. It organizes various events, seminars, technical sessions, and networking opportunities to facilitate collaboration, exchange of ideas, and continued learning among its members. The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka UK Chapter plays a crucial role in fostering professional growth, promoting the interests of Sri Lankan engineers, and contributing to the engineering landscape in the United Kingdom.
The launch event was graced by esteemed guests, including Mrs. Manorie Mallikaratchy, Deputy High Commissioner, who honored the occasion as the Chief Guest. Alongside her, Eng (Dr) Kamal Laksiri, President of IESL, and Eng (Prof) Ranjith Dissanayake, President-Elect of IESL, also attended the event, bringing their expertise and guidance to the occasion.
The event featured two eminent guest speakers who shared their knowledge and insights with the attendees:
Dr. Rohitha Weerasinghe:
Professional Affiliations: FIMechE (Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers), PhD, SFHEA (Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy) Expertise: Dr. Weerasinghe brought his extensive experience in the field of mechanical engineering to the event, offering valuable perspectives on the latest advancements and challenges in the industry.
Eng Gayan Liyanage:
Qualifications: BSc.Eng.(Hons), MSc, C.Eng., FICE (Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers) Expertise: Eng Liyanage, with his expertise in civil engineering, shared his valuable insights on current trends and innovative practices within the field.
The primary goal of launching the IESL UK Chapter was to create a platform for Sri Lankan engineers residing in the UK to connect, collaborate, and contribute to the advancement of their professions. The event aimed to facilitate networking opportunities, knowledge sharing, and professional development initiatives within the community.