Institute of engineers fetes President:
Country on threshold of golden era
It is evident that the country after 33 years, has found a stable
Government with an absolute majority. The country is now undoubtedly on
the threshold of entering a golden era of economic prosperity and a long
awaited national integration and reconciliation process said Institute
of Engineers' President Dr. Dharmasiri de Alwis in a congratulatory
message to the President on the election victory.
It said "in the aftermath of this epoch-making victory, Institute of
Engineers appreciates the timely advice given by the President, to
Members of Parliament urging them to repay the people who did their duty
by the country.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa had impressed on the MPs, the need of
their dedicated services, in bringing to fruition, the fruits of
development that is harboured in the hearts of the people. This per se,
is ample evidence that the President has fully understood the doubly
onerous task of delivering the goods.
It is in this backdrop that the institution requests to protect the
indigenous engineering profession and expertise, when formulating
policies and strategies, for the accelerated, mega infrastructural
development projects of the country, as envisioned in the 'Mahinda
Chintana vision for the future program.
The IESL is confident that these aspects will gradually swing around
favourably for the benefit and betterment of the local engineering
community and the Motherland as well, within the novel patriotic,
political culture which the President has created and nurtured.