Involvement in Professional Institutions
Eng. Gunasekera was actively involved in the various institutions associated with the Engineering Profession thereby contributing to the growth and development of the various aspects of the profession.
Particular mention should be made of his continuous involvement with the IESL during the past 35 years. During the period 2000/2001, when Eng.Gunasekera served as the President of IESL,the Institution underwent a remarkable transformation opening a new chapter in the future of the profession. For the first time a corporate plan for IESL was prepared identifying the future direction of the Institution. This together with the many CPD programmes developed, during this time, assured a bright new direction for the Profession. Another noteworthy contribution during his tenure to be specially noted is that during his presidency and under his initiative the IESL building was completely refurbished in a short period of five months, providing the present building which even an architect would be satisfied with. He served as a Council member since 1978. He also served IESL in the capacities of Vice President, Hon Librarian. Further he has served as the Chairman of – the Students’ section,D&P Affairs committee, Education & Training Committee, Membership Committee and the Building Development Committee and as a member of the By-Laws Committee, The Board of Trustees, Finance & Administration Committee, LPP Committee and in various sub-committees.
Eng.Gunasekera was the first Sri Lankan; and remains the only Sri Lankan to date; to be elected the President of The Federatiion of Engineering Institutions of South & Central Asia (FEISCA). During his tenure as the President of the FEISCA he initiated and completed a number of programmes in the region. Special note is to be made of the establishing a joint forum between IESL and The Indian Institution of Engineers where knowledge and experience was discussed and shared.
His involvement with the professional institutions are listed below.
Teaching Training and Research work
Eng.Gunasekera, has earned a reputation as a well respected professional engineer, effective in the construction industry, who devoted a considerable proportion of his time as a visiting lecturer in many Universities and Institutions imparting knowledge to and sharing his professional experience with postgraduate and undergraduate students. He was also a Key note speaker much in demand in various industry fora. He has more than 60 published/presented papers on technical and management topics to his credit including one book. He could be considered one of the pioneers in establishing Project Management as a professional discipline in the country.
Teaching & Training
|University of Peradeniya||Visiting Lecturer|
|University of Moratuwa||Visiting Lecturer|
|University of Sri Jayadenepura||Visiting Lecturer|
|University of Kelaniya||Visiting Lecturer|
|The Institution of Civil Engineers (London)||International Professional Reviewer|
|Sir John Kotelawala Defence Academy||Visiting Lecturer|
|The Postgraduate Institute of Management||Visiting Lecturer|
|The Institution for Construction Training and Development (ICTAD)||Visiting Lecturer|
|The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL)||Visiting Lecturer|
University of Moratuwa
Postgraduate Institute of Management
Reviewer : Research Publications/ Technical & Management Papers.