The Sri Lanka group of IMechE has been in existence from the year 1997 on the initiative of a group of senior Sri Lankan members of IMechE group and has now progressed to around 260 members who represent a wide spectrum of industries and classification comprising engineering consultancy, manufacturing, power generation, engineering services, contracting, food and beverages.
The activities of the group are mainly directed towards membership growth and retention and also creating greater awareness about IMechE among engineering professionals in Sri Lanka, in the near future.
The Sri Lanka group has already established two student chapters in the engineering faculties of Peradeniya University and Ruhuna University and plans to establish two more in the Moratuwa University and the Open University of Sri Lanka.
The cornerstone of future membership growth in Sri Lanka would be the student chapters and the group’s main thrust would be to network closely with the chapters during 2012.
The Sri Lanka group also has strong links with the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) and organizes joint lectures / presentation with IESL on a regular basis. IMechE' SL group arranges a minimum of three industrial visits each year to provide exposure to different industries especially to younger engineers.
Engineering professionals in Sri Lanka can contact Lucien Pereira, Sri Lanka group chair for further details.
Chair, Sri Lanka Branch