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Plastics and Rubber Institute signs MoU with Singapore counterpart

Koenraad Pringiers receives a Merit Award from speaker’s  Karu Jayasuriya. Others in picture are Ananda Caldera, Chairman, Admin & Finance Sub-committee and Kaushal Rajapaksa President, PRISL.
Koenraad Pringiers receives a Merit Award from speaker’s Karu Jayasuriya. Others in picture are Ananda Caldera, Chairman, Admin & Finance Sub-committee and Kaushal Rajapaksa President, PRISL.

The Plastics and Rubber Institute of Sri Lanka has signed an MoU with the Plastics and Rubber Institute of Singapore. This was announced by the President of the PRISL, Kaushal Rajapaksa at the Institute’s Annual Awards Night held recently at the Taj Samudra Hotel.

Karu Jayasuriya, Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka and a past President of the PRISL graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Hu Wei the Deputy Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China and W.T. Ellawala, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, C.W. Mackie PLC and President of the Sri Lanka Society of Rubber were the Guests of Honor at the ceremony held to award certificates to students who successfully completed the Certificate and Diploma Courses conducted by the Institute.

The services of two members of the PRISL were recognised with Merit Awards for their outstanding contributions to the institute and the industry. Koenraad Pringiers,

CEO of Camso Loadstar was President of the PRISL for three years. In 1992 he joined Camso Loadstar, the leading global manufacturer of industrial solid and pneumatic tires, tracks & wheels. He is also the Honorary Consul for Belgium in Sri Lanka. G. Anura De Silva has been associated with the Rubber Industry having begun as a Technical Assistant at the Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka. He has two patents to his credit and now functions as a lecturer.

A new book on elastomer science was also launched at the event. The book outlines some of the newest technologies used in the rubber industry.

Speaking on the occasion, Kaushal Rajapaksa outlined the services of the Institute. “The PRISL’s main areas of focus have been on Education, Seminars and publications for the industry, and social events to promote interaction and networking. We also serve as an advisory body to the government and other relevant organizations on policy and development matters on the plastic and rubber sectors.”


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