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IESL Engineering Excellence Awards - 2013 launched

The Engineering Excellence Awards programme 2013 was inaugurated at a press briefing held in Hotel Galadari on Tuesday.


Eng. Shavindranath Fernando, President Elect., Chairman Organizing Committee 2013, Colonel Mahindaratne Thennakoon, Director Marketing, Melwire Rolling (Pvt) Ltd, Eng (Dr) Ananda Ranasinghe, Immediate Past President, Institute of Engineers, Eng Tilak de Silva, President, Institution of Engineers, Dusyantha Rupasinha, General Manager, Sri Lanka and Maldives, AB Global Marketing FZ LLC SL Liasion
Office at the launch. Picture by Rukmal Gamage

Nominations and applications are being entertained up to July15, 2013 for the award categories: Eminence in Engineering Award, Excellence in Engineering Awards for Individuals, Excellence in Engineering Awards for Organizations, Engineering Entrepreneur Award, Award for Excellence in Engineering Journalism, Young Chartered Engineer Awards, Chartered Engineer Awards, social Responsibilities and Environment Award, Engineering Heritage Award and Outstanding Engineering Education Award.

The awards presentation is scheduled to be held in September. The gold sponsor of the event is Melwire Rolling (Pvt)Ltd, and the platinum sponsor is ABB Global Marketing FZ LLC.

The Award for Excellence in Engineering Journalism would be presented to a journalist, presenter, director, producer or a media personality in any other capacity for the outstanding reporting, production inprint,electronic media to further public understanding and promotion of engineering.

Dusyantha Rupasinha, General Manager, Sri Lanka and Maldives ABB Global Marketing FZ LLC SL Liasion Office said as a global leader in power engineering and been in Sri Lanka for 60 years, saw this as a very good opportunity to recognize the engineering fraternity as individuals a well as organizations in the business.

"We have been associated with IESL in their centenary in 2006 and now are happy to be involved in this endeavour to recognize engineers." He said ABB was a global power engineering giant with over 100 years of experience with two companies from Germany and Sweden joining hands to form it in 1989 and both companies have a heritage of over hundred years.

Engineers always recommend the best steel and the main reason for selecting MELWA as the gold sponsor of the event was due recognition to it," said Colonel Mahindaratne Thennakoon, Director Marketing, Melwire Rolling (Pvt) Ltd. He said they were the largest in the country with a manufacturing monthly capacity of 22,000 metric tonnes.

Over 1,500 employees were employed in their Ekala factory. For the fist time in Sri Lanka, they have started to manufacture 5.5 and 6 milimetre coil and as a result, a colossal amount of foreign currency could be saved he said.

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