Welcome to the Sri Lanka Group

IMechE Sri Lanka Group is having a history since 1997. The SL group grew in its size and activity levels over past few years. The current membership of the group is nearing 1000. There are 4 active student chapters.

Chairman's Message

If you have not met me before, my name is Lal Weerasinghe and it's a pleasure to be appointed as the new ​chairman of the Sri Lanka IMechE group.

I'm a Chartered Mechanical Engineer from University of Surrey, UK and an active member of the institution. I am also an alumnus from the first NDT batch of the Ceylon College of Technology - now known as the University of Moratuwa.

Having over 50 years of service in the engineering field, both locally at Sierra Readymix (Pvt) LTD and Tudawe Brothers Ltd. as well as overseas at the Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Ltd, I am excited to share my vision towards further improving the IMechE Sri Lanka group by taking a more pro-active role in the mentoring and development of young engineers as they are our future.

Whilst membership developments and SOFE competitions are some key areas that have been brouht up to a high level of standard over the years, I too plan to further improve this and have included an entrepreneur development aerogramme that I hope would encourage all young engineers that pass out from universities, to utilize their theoretical knowledge to overcome modern problems in our society and become young entrepreneurs with their innovative ideas and solutions.

I proposed to hold a competition at university level, for young engineers to participate and present a project to an experienced set of panelists who are already in the industry, where the top three projects would be awarded prizes as a motivation factor to get more participants. Furthermore, I plan to manufacture the top 3 projects through the creation of an IMechE Sierra Award Scheme, where we can provide workshop facilities, finances, and technical knowledge to bring these projects to life.

I also have plans for membership developments through brainstorming sessions, SOFE completions, CSR projects, Industrial visits and exhibitions.



Lal C Weerasinghe,



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