The Society of Structural Engineers Sri Lanka is a professional body for Practicing Engineers and academics active in the field of structural Engineering in Sri Lanka. It has over 700 members working in all corners of the country in the field of structural engineering.
The Annual Session 2019 was held on 20th August 2019 at Cinnamon Lake side Hotel, Colombo. Proceedings included twelve research papers covering various engineering topics related to the code based designs, structural simulations, explanation of design guidelines, structural conditions assessment, and vibration analysis for structures, innovative material usage etc. Tokyo Cement was the sole sponsor for the event.
A full day seminar on “Vision for High Rise Building” was held at Cinnamon Grand on 19th June 2019 with more than 250 participants. M/s Ultratech and M/s Allumex sponsored the event. The technology and developments in the design and construction of high rises buildings were apprised in terms of higher safety, human comfort and cost effectiveness, by the speakers Dr. Juneid Qureshi, Eng. P.S. Rahul, Dr. Kushan Wijesundara, Archt. Dilani Gunawardena and Eng. Mohammad EI Sabeh.
Unveiling photograph of Immediate Past President of SSESL, Eng. K. L. S. Sahabandu took place on 04th June 2019 at SSE-SL Secretariat with the presence of SSE-SL Executive Committee Members and past Presidents of the Society. Current President of the Society, Eng. Nandana Abeysuriya initiated the event with a brief speech on welcoming the guests and appreciating the contribution of the Immediate Past President Eng. K. L. S. Sahabandu who has joined the Society in April 1993. His active involvement in the executive committee as a Committee Member, Editor, Vice President and finally as the President of the Society for three consecutive years were commemorated at the event. Eng. Sahabandu was specially praised for the activities and programmes which he had initiated during his tenure of three years as the President of the Society to develop the Society Status in the Industry.
On behalf of the newly appointed executive committee of the Society of Structural Engineers- Sri Lanka, I take this opportunity to wish a very successful new year to all our members and the team of professionals who contribute
immensely to the development of our country.
The past presidents and the members of previous committees of SSESL have worked very hard for over two decades to strengthen the ties between SSESL and other professional organizations for the betterment of the country. The new committee will continue the journey following our predecessors through the utilization of the latest technologies and communication systems efficiently and effectively.