CPD Events

First continuing professional development event

Public Lecture : Riverside Expressway Major Rehabilitation – Challenges and opportunities

cpd1The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) Queensland Chapter conducted its maiden  Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Activity on 25th June 2017 at the Brisbane City Council (BCC) library meeting room, Mount Ommaney. Two Seniors Managers from Queensland Transport and Main Roads Department, Mallika Dayananda and Gamini Siriwardana were the co-presenters and they shared their knowledge and experience with Queensland based Sri Lankan Engineers delivering an insightful narrative on their first hand engagement with the recently completed Brisbane Riverside Expressway Major Rehabilitation Project highlighting Challenges and Opportunities encountered. The event was attended by 30 Engineers and was an immense success eliciting a lively discussion among the participants. The Management Committee of the Chapter takes this opportunity to thank everyone who attended the event, 4EB Sri Lankan Radio Group for media coverage and BCC for their continued support.

Co-Presenters

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Mallika Dyananda
Mallika Dyananda is a Member of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka and Engineers Australia who works for the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) in Queensland. She has previously worked in Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Melbourne before joining the TMR as a Project Manager. She delivered TMR’s Mains Road/Kessels Road Intersection Upgrade with more than $100 million savings before she took over the delivery of TMR’s Riverside Expressway Rehabilitation project.

 

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Gamini Siriwardena
Gamini Siriwardena is a Member of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka and Fellow of Engineers Australia who has worked in numerous Roads, Bridges, Dams, and Tunnel construction projects in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand and Australia. He is currently working as a Construction Manager for RoadTek: construction arm of the TMR and holds the Project Director’s role for major civil construction projects.

Second continuing professional development event

Public Lecture : Medical Diagnosis through Smart Phone Applications

udaThe Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) Queensland Chapter conducted its second Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Activity on 24th September 2017 at the Brisbane City Council (BCC) library meeting room, Mount Ommaney.

Dr. Udantha Abeyratne – Abeyratne is an Associate Professor at University of Queensland, and serves as the Director of the Master of Engineering Science programs was the presenter. He presented drawing from two decades of experience covering academic research ideation to commercialisation development of mobile and accessible technologies for the diagnosis of sleep and respiratory diseases. This was very interesting presentation as he demonstrated how the mobile phone revolution has provided the mankind with an unprecedented opportunity to solve tough medical problems affecting every corner of the globe – from remote African villages to the urban centres of the developed world. The event was attended by 20 Engineers and was an immense success eliciting a lively discussion among the participants. The Management Committee of the Chapter takes this opportunity to thank everyone who attended the event, 4EB Sri Lankan Radio Group for media coverage and BCC for their continued support.