I am humbled by the opportunity to serve as the President of the Society of Structural Engineers, Sri Lanka (SSESL), the most vibrant professional network of practicing structural engineers and academics in Sri Lanka. It is with anticipation, as the newly elected president, that I am looking forward to the year 2022 to regain the usual momentum of SSESL activities, which have been disturbed due to the COVID -19 pandemic.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our immediate past president, Eng. Nandana Abeysuriya, as well as all previous presidents and Executive Committee members, for their efforts. The present success of SSESL would not have been possible without the leadership and all the contributions and hard work that they have put in over the past years.
In our work, we will continue to rely on the commitment of not only Executive Committee members but also dedicated volunteers and the support of academics and employers across the profession. We are fortunate to have all of them who are deeply concerned about our profession, its standing, and contributions in a rapidly changing environment.
We will continue to provide more opportunities for meaningful engagement of our members and sponsors in the coming year, as well as professional development and outreach opportunities.
I wish you all and your families a very happy and prosperous New Year 2022!
Eng. (Mrs.) Tharangika Jayasundara