Message from the techno Chairman
I take immense honor in announcing that “Techno Sri Lanka”, the National Engineering & Technology Exhibition organized by the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) will be held for the 36th year, with the primary focus on its mission to uplift the living conditions of Sri Lankans and promote prosperity in the country through ingenuity and technology.
“Techno Sri Lanka”, exhibition is not only the most celebrated and important annual event organized by The IESL but is the most attended technical exhibitions in the Country. In its early days, showcasing only as an Electro-Mechanical Exhibition in 1985, today it has expanded to all disciplines of engineering. Leveraging the cream of the resources from both local and international exhibitors, “Techno Sri Lanka”, is the hub of information for not only engineers but also the general public to expand their knowledge about the latest technological advances, innovations and historical milestones in the engineering field.
It was unfortunate that due to the adversities brought on due to the Covid 19 Pandemic and economic crisis of the Country this mammoth event was withheld for the past 3 years. Therefore I believe that the year 2023 will be a milestone year for “Techno Sri Lanka” as it will be reignited, attracting its usual massive multitude of crowds and stakeholders. In all of its history dating over 34 years, the impact the Exhibition has had on the society, I believe, is best reflected in how positively it is received by the Public. These include Engineers, Industrialists, Engineering Academic Professionals, Engineering undergraduates, Architects, Quantity Surveyors, school children, Policy makers and public. This is largely due to the fact that this exhibition not only provides a platform for exhibitors to showcase their latest products and services, thereby assisting them to establish new business contacts with related business communities, but the public is given an opportunity for live interaction with practicing industry professionals and get solutions to their day to day Engineering problems. The participants are also able to attend any Knowledge sharing sessions on current Engineering Projects and Technologies which is not commonly available to the public, bridging the gap between the public and Engineering. It is also the ideal platform for both emerging and well-established organizations to promote their image. Since IESL intends to invite our Foreign Chapters for this time, we presume that foreign business communities in addition to local business communities will also be partaking, thereby elevating this event to an international exhibition.
The current issues faced by the country are very complex in nature and hence there is no doubt that inputs of Engineers are required to formulate new strategies to regain the economy. It is no secret that the economy of the country is closely related to engineering activities too. Therefore, recognizing the crucial role Engineers play in inspiring; collaborating and being innovative in all their endeavors to ensure that the economy is recovered soon to an acceptable level, this year’s theme for “Techno 2023” is “Engineering for Regaining the Economy”.
I wish all the best to all sponsors, stall holders, students and all visitors and hope they yield the most out of this rare opportunity to the benefit of themselves and their associates.
Prof Ranjith Dissanayake
Chairman, Techno 2023/President Elect