Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka
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|Motto||Be amongst the leading professional institutions in engineering and technology in the world.|
|Predecessor||Engineering Association of Ceylon|
The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) is the oldest multidisciplinary professional engineering institution in Sri Lanka. The IESL has the authority to establish professional registration of Chartered Engineer.
The Engineering Association of Ceylon was formed in 1906 and in 1956, the Institute of Engineers, Ceylon was established by Act No. 17 of 1968. It was later renamed as the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lank and has nearly 17,000 members on its roll as at present.
Its membership falls broadly in to two categories viz., Corporate Members and Non Corporate Members. Corporate Members are also commonly identified as Chartered Engineers. The Corporate Membership of the Institution is awarded through a stringent Professional Review Process to those who are academically qualified in engineering. The aspirants for Corporate Membership need to fulfill certain requirements with regard to their training and the practical experience.
- Corporate Member grades
- Fellow - FIE (Sri Lanka)
- Member - MIE (Sri Lanka)
- Non-corporate Member grades
- Associate - AIE (Sri Lanka)
- Associate Member - AMIE (Sri Lanka)
- Affiliate Member - AflMIE (Sri Lanka)
- Student Member
The IESL also has the Provisional Membership of Washington Accord (WA) another international agreement among bodies responsible for accrediting engineering degree programs in their respective countries.
- CEng (Sri Lanka) is used in Sri Lanka as a post-nominal abbreviation by Corporate Members of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL).
- PEng (Sri Lanka) is used in Sri Lanka as a post-nominal abbreviation by Members who are registered as Professional Engineers with the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL).
- IntPE (Sri Lanka) is used in Sri Lanka as a post-nominal abbreviation by Members whose names have been entered in the International Register of Professional Engineers for Sri Lanka maintained by the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL).
Hydro power in Ceylon
D. J. Wimalasurendra, known as the "Father of Hydropower" in Sri Lanka, had his initial proposals on hydro power ignored by the Engineering Association of Ceylon in 1913. He had to construct the Ceylon's first small hydro power station in at Blackpool, between Nanu Oya and Nuwara Eliya, to supply electricity to the Nuwara Eliya town and submit a paper to the Engineering Association of Ceylon titled "Economics of Hydro Power Utilization in Ceylon", in it he proposed the possibility of hydro power and the concept of developing a national grid. The first hydro power plant of Sri Lanka was only commissioned in December 1950, after Wimalasurendra personally lobbing for hydro power in the State Council of Ceylon.