Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka

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Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka
Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (logo).jpg
Motto Be amongst the leading professional institutions in engineering and technology in the world.
Predecessor Engineering Association of Ceylon
Formation 1906[1]
Founded at Anuradhapura
Legal status Active
Fields Engineering
President
Eng Jayavilal Meegoda
Elected President
Eng Prof Neranjanee Ratnayaka
Website www.iesl.lk

History[edit]

The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) established in 1906 is the apex body in Engineering in Sri Lanka and has been incorporated by the Act 17 of 1968 of Parliament. It is one of the oldest professional institutions in South Asia and has nearly 17000 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 fulfil certain requirements with regard to their training and the practical experience they have acquired after graduation. The majority of Non Corporate Members are graduate engineers who although they have obtained the necessary academic qualifications to become Chartered Engineers are yet to complete the necessary training and other requirements.

About Membership[edit]

The Corporate Members who have obtained four year full-time engineering degrees from recognized universities after a few years of service as Chartered Engineers qualify to obtain Professional Engineer status from the Institution, a qualification now recognized world over because of the internationally accepted procedures followed by the Institution in assessing the applicants as laid out by the Engineers’ Mobility Forum (EMF) of which the IESL is a full 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.


  • Eng. is used in Sri Lanka as a pre-nominal abbreviation by Associate and Corporate Members of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL).
  • 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).

Controversies[edit]

In 2016 the Sri Lankan Universities and the Sri Lanka engineer's Association (SLEA) have both publicly stated that they were opposed the provisional registration of engineering graduates from IESL engineering college private limited (IESLCE) to practice as engineer in Sri Lanka.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Time Line". IESL Official. Retrieved 28 December 2015.