Dear Members,
It is my privilege and pleasure to send this message as 26h President of Institution of Incorporated Engineers of Sri Lanka. I am extremely happy and proud about the progress made by the Institution.

The Institution of Incorporated Engineers, Sri Lanka (IIESL) is the only professional body that represents Incorporated Engineers in Sri Lanka in the fields of Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Electronic, Telecommunication, Marine, Polymer, Textile, IT, & Agriculture.

This Institution was incorporated as Institute of Engineering Diplomates, Sri Lanka by an act No.64 of parliament in the year 1992, renamed as Institution of Incorporated Engineers, Sri Lanka by Act No. 11 of 2000 and its current membership is well over 8,000.

The Incorporated Engineers are the internationally recognized category of Engineers in the field of Engineering Technology, who effectively manage construction, operation, Maintenance and project management functions of projects, by implementing current and developing technologies.

As newly elected president of IIESL I have earmarked some important issues which I hope to attend during this year with the help of our Office Bearers and the Council of Management.

We have strategic plans to increase the number of members by 1000 during this year.

Another important issue in my mind is construction of our Headquarters building as our land is situated at the most developing area for government offices at Battaramulla. The government is planning to move some more offices to this area by December this year. So a demand for office areas are increasing day by day & we may have opportunity to provide a hall facilities for conferences, workshops etc. for others at a very reasonable cost, in our proposed multistory building.

Other issue is recently conducted SWOT analysis and the Corporate Plan we are expecting at any moment. Once we receive it I am hoping to appoint a team with full powers to implement it recognizing most important and urgent areas.

I have earmarked these three issues increasing the Membership, Building project and Corporate Plan as important issues and as your new President I am confident that I will be able to attend to these most important issues during this year. With due respect to all Past Presidents, Senior Fellow Members, Corporate Members and Associate Members I sincerely request you all to help me to make a better future for all our members. Finally I wish to extend my thanks to all of you for selecting me as your leader for this session and wish IIESL all success.

Eng.Susantha Perera