New Year brings in new hopes and new energy to kick-start yet another year. Thus, I release this message as we enter into the year 2023 and my second year as the President of the Society of Structural Engineers, Sri Lanka, the prestigious professional body for Practicing Engineers and academics active in the field of structural Engineering in Sri Lanka.
I am pleased to announce that our Society continues to thrive and achieve its strategic goals. By all accounts, last year has been a very successful year amidst all challenges posed by the unprecedented financial crisis of the country. This success would not be possible without the proper planning, hard work, and perseverance of the Executive Committee and the volunteers, all of whom have contributed their time and skills to improve and sustain our Society. I am thankful to the members in general for their whole-hearted support in the activities of the SSESL and for their participation in various programs organized by the SSESL from time to time. While thanking the members of the outgoing Executive Committee I warmly welcome all the newly elected members. I wish to place on record the generous sponsorship made by our sponsors for your continuous support amidst the prevailing economic crisis.
At the dawn of the year 2023 let me look at the year ahead….as we all anticipate the gradual recovery from the country’s financial crisis, it’s clear that some notable challenges are faced by our members and the Sri Lankan economy. We are very conscious of the effects this will have on our members and are committed to helping them where we can. SSESL took several initiatives to help our members to engage in overseas projects due to the dearth of projects in the country and strive hard to revive the local construction industry in collaboration with other stakeholders. We will continue with those efforts this year too.
Further, we continue to provide more opportunities for meaningful engagement of our members and sponsors with professional development and outreach opportunities.
Wishing you all a wonderful new year and hope it brings you many blessings.
Eng.( Mrs.) Tharangika Jayasundara
02nd January 2023
BSc Eng (Hons), MEng(Struct), CEng, MIE(SL), MSSE(SL), M.Cons E(SL)
President (2022/2023) – Society of Structural Engineers, Sri Lanka