Welcome to the Southern Asia Region

 South Asia Regional Elections Results 2023

The Institution is pleased to announce the results of the 2023 Regional Elections. We would like to welcome these newly elected members as well as all the new volunteers who have been elected throughout the international network:


South Asia

Regional Chair- Chanaka Wanniarachchi (re-elected for a second term)

Regional Young Member Representative – Shivaskaran Kanthalingam


The duration of office for these regional representatives is three years. 

The Institution would like to take the opportunity to especially thank all the international volunteers who have stood down this year. Their contribution has made a significant difference to raise the profile of the Institution as well as supporting the existing international membership. The work of volunteers is an essential part of the Institution, without which we wouldn’t be achieving the successes we have seen over the last few years, especially in the international arena. 

We welcome all members to join the Institution in congratulating the newly elected Regional representatives for the international network.

If you have any questions about the process, email mary.newton@imeche.org.


The Southern Asia Region (SAR) provides support to around 5000 members residing in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Maldives. Over the last six years, SAR has become one of the largest regions internationally. Region is supported by one branch, one group and country representatives. Student Chapters are functioning in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. More information will be found in the respective web pages.

Members and prospective members are assisted with their needs and interaction among members is at a high level through AGMs, ordinary meeting, seminars, lectures, industry visits, annual dinners and newsletters.

We work with local branches of UK based engineering institutions and the local institutions. This has raised awareness and the profile of the IMechE. Various events are organized by the Branches and the Groups with details mentioned on their respective pages.

Sri Lanka has its degrees accredited according to Washington Accord. India is in the process of accrediting the degrees at many universities.

Current and Future Events

Looking for an event nearby? If there are no events indicated contact your local representative to exchange your ideas for forthcoming activity.

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