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SLIA annual sessions at BMICH

The Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) will commence with the inaugural ceremony on February 23 at the BMICH.

The National Conference will be held on February 24 at the BMICH and the Architects' Work and Trade Exhibition from February 24-27 at the BMICH.

The Annual General Meeting will be held on February 26 at the BMICH and the Fellowship Night on February 27 at Cinnamon Lakeside.

The theme of this year's sessions will be Architecture for all: City plus Community.

Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Ashok K Kantha, will be present at the inaugural ceremony.

Construction and Engineering Services Minister Wimal Weerawansa and the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal, will be present at the National Conference.

The sessions will also be attended by the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) President Archt Mubasshar Hussain, the Royal Institute of British Architects President Ruth Reive delegates from CAA and the Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) and members of the local and global architectural fraternity, professionals, students, media and the public.

SLIA President Archt Chandana Edirisuriya said, "Once a year, we create a platform for architects, members of the construction industry, trade and the public to interact.

Through this, we create and try to maintain the momentum in the construction industry, so that it benefits those who are in the industry as well as the public."

A key feature of the inaugural ceremony will be the presentation of awards aimed at encouraging members to enhance the quality of their work, while also recognising their contribution to the profession said, SLIA Senior Vice President Archt Ranjan Nadesapillai.

Wrapping up the formal sessions will be the Annual General Meeting, on February 26, where the new council of the SLIA will be elected, with Archt Ranjan Nadesapillai being inducted as the new President.

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