IESL WA Chapter


Western Australia Chapter of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL WA) was established in May 2014. Its primary objective is to cater for the needs of the current IESL members residing in the state of Western Australia (WA), as well as to facilitate its growth by way of promoting and catering to potential members in WA.

Western Australia, being the largest state in Australia and the second largest country subdivision in the world, with numerous natural energy resources & minerals, has given rise to a place rich in Engineering infrastructure & Engineering culture. As such, Engineers in all disciplines with Sri Lankan heritage working here have a good opportunity to benefit from the IESL WA chapter. Further, the potential benefits for both countries, Sri Lanka, and Australia, are noteworthy too.

IESL WA Chapter endeavours to provide its members a forum to foster the Engineering ideals and ethics in a friendly environment. The chapter is working closely with the parent body to help Sri Lanka & WA, by disseminating the wealth of knowledge and experience of all our members. 

What we are/were up to : 

Sri Lankan Engineers' Night in Western Australia: 

In-person seminar #2

In-person Professional Development Seminars on the following topcis were held on the 23rd July 2023 at the Wilson community centre.

Last Sunday we were able to successfully host the 2nd in-person workshop of the season. The workshop comprised two sessions on,

👉Autonomous Train Control [System Architecture and communication subsystem] by Engineer Priyal Kulawansa, a Telecommunications and Security Engineer Hitachi Rail STS.

👉Electrical Earthing Systems by Engineer Don Tissa Wijayasinghe, a Sessional Lecturer, Curtin University.

Kudos to all who helped to make this a success! 

IESL-WA Related Updates and Past Events :  

In-person seminar #1

In-person Professional Development Seminars on the following topcis were held on the 25th June 2023 at the Wilson community centre.


webinar #5


By Ajitha Wanninayake BScEng (Hons). MEng. CPEng. MIEAust

Brief Bio of the speaker:

Ajitha Wanninayake is a Technical Director at GHD and a Chartered Professional Engineer with 20 years of experience. He graduated from the University of Peradeniya and completed his Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering at Saitama University, Japan. Ajitha has worked on numerous major mining, civil and transport infrastructure development projects as a principal/lead geotechnical engineer and project manager. He specialises in design, construction, operation, and closure of mine tailings and water storage facilities. Ajitha has also served as an instructor at the Association of State Dam Safety Officials, USA. He has authored and presented many technical papers at several international conferences.

Career guidAnce seminar 

The IESL-WA jointly with MORAWA presented a career guidance seminar for all engineering professionals, students and interested persons to support their career progression on the 28th May 2023..

This seminar focused on the following:

webinar #4 :  

webinar #3 :  

webinar #1 of the 2022/23 series :  

The 9th AGM of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, WA Chapter was held on Saturday 29th October 2022 at 4:00 pm at Centenary Park, Wilson.

The newly elected Executive Committee: