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IESL Holds Induction and Graduation Ceremony 2020

The Induction and Graduation Ceremony 2020 of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) was held on 26 September at BMICH Main Hall. Associate Members of the Institution who completed the Professional Review process were inducted to Chartered Engineers, which is a distinguished position recognized all over the country. Also, students who successfully completed the IESL examinations received their graduation certificates.
This year 317 Charted Engineers were inducted. IESL is the only institution in the country that can offer ‘Chartered Engineer’ Certification. Established in 1906 and incorporated by Parliament Act No 17 of 1968, IESL is the apex body for professional engineers in Sri Lanka.
Chief Guest for this year’s Induction and Graduation Ceremony was Senior Professor Sampath Amaratunge, Chairman of the University Grant Commission. Professor Amaratunge in his message mentioned that engineers have a bigger role to play in the recovery stages of the Covid-19 pandemic and inventions, innovations, and value additions are some of the key engineering-related aspects that need to be strengthened.
Further to the induction and graduation ceremony, schoolchildren who participated in the Junior Inventor of the Year (JIY) Competition organized by the IESL for the year 2019 received their scholarships.
Winners of IESL competitions organized for Engineering Undergraduates (Migara Rathnatunga Trust Awards and Eng. E W Karunaratna Awards) also received their rewards.
The Induction and Graduation Ceremony is the most important academic event of the Institution and is organized annually. This year the ceremony was attended by a large crowd with IESL Council Members, Past Presidents, Members, Students, and their parents. Image Caption 01: Chief Guest Senior Professor Sampath Amaratunge (Chairman of UGC), President of IESL, Council Members, Past Presidents and distinguish guests entering the Main Hall of BMICH.

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