Welcome to the Sri Lanka Group

IMechE Sri Lanka group was started in 1997. The first meeting was held at IESL with participation of over 75 members. The first chairman of Sri Lanka group was Rear Admiral K R L Perera. The group embarked on an aspirational target in 2016 to double its membership and achieve 1000 members by end 2018. I am happy to inform that our present (Q3 2017) membership is 935+. The Sri Lanka group is set to achieve its membership development goal one year in advance. This is a testimony for performance of the Sri Lankan group.

Membership Distribution

Affiliate Members     81%
Associate Members   9%
Member                    7%
Fellow members        2%

Goals of the SL group board of management are:
• Double the membership by 2017 by achieving 1000 members.
• Increases student chapters to 05 by end 2017
• Introduce more CPD programs
• Create a collaborative working platform with other engineering institutions

CPD Activity:

The group regularly arrange visits to manufacturing industries and other engineering services organizations. Seminars, lectures are presented at regular intervals to update members on current technology and new technology updates from overseas.

University - Industry Interaction

We are working closely with all leading universities in the country. There are four active student chapters in Sri Lanka. University of Moratuwa, University of Peradeniya, University of Ruhuna and Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT). Sri Lanka Group also maintain close links with the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) and most SL group members are also members of IESL. 

You can make a difference

I welcome you to join with Sri Lanka group activities. This will help you to guide your career as a mechanical engineer and help Sri Lanka mechanical engineering sector to discover new frontiers. Should you need further information, feel free to contact me via below link.



Chanaka Wanniarachchi



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