ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award

The Project “Mitigation of Pollution at Kandy Lake and Mid Canal Sri Lanka” carried out under Lien Environmental annual fellowship won the Asian Outstanding Engineering achievement award conferred by the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organization ¬†(AFEO) at its 35th annual conference held in Bangkok, Thailand on 18th November 2017.
The project is a  collaboration  between Nanyang Technological University Singapore  (NTU) NEWRIComm and the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Dr. Shameen Jinadasa is the Principal Investigator.
Prior to this the same Project had won the prestigious Engineering Achievement award from ¬†Institute of Engineers’ Singapore (IES), in July, 2017.
This ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award always recognizes the outstanding engineering skills which make a vital  contribution to the progress of the field of Engineering and especially the impact of the project   in improving  the  quality of life of public in conferring the award.
Even though the Kandy is not within the Southeast Asia region the following aspects have been considered in conferring this prestigious award for this particular project:

  1.  Contribution to the wellbeing of public
  2. Resourcefulness of planning and design which  find solutions for the  encounting issues.
  3. Pioneering in use of material and methods
  4. Innovation in planning, designing and construction.

A special function was held on 21 November, 2017  in Amaya Hills Hotel, Kandy to felicitate other stakeholders and share the success of this achievement. Hon. Susil Premajayantha, the Minister of Science and Technology, Professor Upul B Dissanayake, Vice-Chancellor- University of Peradeniya and the Dean, Faculty of Engineering were participated.

Subsequently, a new Memorandum of Understanding was signed between University of Peradeniya and Nanyang Technological University Singapore  (NTU).