Institute of Engineering Technology, Sri Lanka

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Institute of Engineering Technology,Katunayake(Sri Lanka)
Motto To be the most preferred and respected Engineering Diploma awarding body in Sri Lanka
Established 1985
  • Provide technical personnel of excellence to the industry
  • Create a conducive environment for IET employees to work to their fullest potential with self respect and opportunities for self development
  • Fulfill social responsibility by committing to would students into environment, quality and productivity concern individuals
Formerly called Technician Training Institute (TTI)
Location Katunayake, Sri Lanka
Coordinates 7°09′24″N 79°52′26″E / 7.156571°N 79.873778°E / 7.156571; 79.873778Coordinates: 7°09′24″N 79°52′26″E / 7.156571°N 79.873778°E / 7.156571; 79.873778
Address 18th Milepost, Temple Road, Katunayake, Sri Lanka

Institute of Engineering Technology (IET)[1] (Sinhalese: ඉංජිනේරු තාක්ෂණ ආයතනය, Tamil: எந்திரவியல் தொழில்நுட்ப நிறுவனம்) is a diploma-awarding institute in Sri Lanka in the field of engineering. IET[2] awards the National Diploma in Engineering Sciences (NDES),[3] a fully recognized diploma in the government and the private sector[4] that has been established in the Institute of Engineering Technology premises at Katunayake. The IET was established as Technician Training Institute (TTI) in 1985 to educate and train mid-level engineers regarded to different fields.[5]


IET awards the National Diploma in Engineering Sciences under the three major fields[6] of civil engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering, and eight sub-fields.
There are 8 sub fields under above three fields; those are,

  • Civil Engineering
    • Civil Building and Structural Engineering
    • Civil Highway and Railway Engineering
    • Civil Water and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
    • Electronic & Communication Engineering
    • Power Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechanical Automobile Engineering
    • Mechanical General (Production and Controlling) Engineering
    • Mechanical Marine Engineering ( with ISO 9001:2000 Quality Assurance Standard)[7]


The institute is situated near the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake at 18th Milepost on Colombo Negombo Road. The distance is around 30 km from Colombo and it takes around 45–60 minutes to reach the institute via main road or from Colombo-Katunayake Expressway it can reach around 15 minuts.


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