Minutes of the CES meeting held on 26th of March 2015
Venue: Auditorium, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa.
Date: 26th of March, 2015
Time: 11.15 a.m.
The first meeting of the Civil Engineering Society for the year 2015 was initiated on the 26th of March, 2015 at 11.15 a.m. main objective of this meeting was to elect new office bearers for 2015. The meeting was conducted by Mr. Tharindu Haputhanthri, former president of CES with the presence of Prof. S.M.A. Nanayakkara (Head of the department),Dr. J.M.A. Manatunge (Academic Advisor) and Dr. L. I. N. De Silva (Senior Treasurer of CES).At first he invited to the Mr.Gayan Hewage, former secretary to read the minutes of the last meeting.
Then as per the agenda, the office bearers were selected as follows,
Secretary: Mr.Hasantha Nimesh (Semester 4)
Suggested by Mr. Chatura Kodippili (Sem. 4) and seconded by Mr. Lahiru Karanayake (Sem. 4)
President: Mr. Gayan Hewage (Semester 6)
Suggested by Mr. Sumudu Herath (Sem. 6) and seconded by Mr. Saranga Wickramage (Sem. 6)
Senior Treasurer: Dr. L. I. N. De Silva
Appointed by Prof. S. M. A. Nanayakkara (Head of the department)
Junior Treasurer: Mr. Rajitha Anuruddha (Semester 6)
Suggested by Mr. Viduranga Gayan (Sem. 6) and seconded by Mr. Gihan de Alwis (Sem. 6)
Mr. Deshan Chanuka (Semester 4)
Suggested by Mr. Tharindu Manamperi (Sem. 4) and seconded by Mr. Gimhan Jayasiri (Sem. 4)
Mr.Achala isuru (Semester 2)
Suggested by Mr. Sachith Imalka(Sem. 2) and seconded by Mr. Amila Pathum(Sem. 2)
Assistant Secretary: Mr. Anushka Dasanayake(Semester 2)
Suggested by Mr.Udara Wijerathna (Sem. 2) and seconded by Mr. Amila Sankalpa(Sem. 2)
Newly appointed President welcomed all the guests and the objectives of the society were presented to the audience. Then Prof. S.M.A. Nanaykkara was invited to address the audience.
Prof S.M.A. Nanayakkara started talking by congratulating the newly appointed committee. Then he talked about the importance of having the society. Further he stated, as student how we can enjoy our time at the university and the importance of participating in extra-curricular activities, and also the need of having AGMs. By finishing his speech there, he told students how important the unity among batches.
Prof. S.M.A. Nanaykkara’s speech was followed by Dr. J.M.A. Manatunge. Dr. J.M.A. Manatunge talked about the history of the society and how it was started in 1990 as the 1st ever engineering society at University of Moratuwa. Further he said how it was developed under many obstacles and the things which the society has done throughout the past decades.
Next Dr. L.I.N. De Silva talked about the current financial position of CES. It was stated in his speech that currently there are Rs.500, 000 worth of cash equivalence in CES accounts. Also reminded about the agreements which are to be renewed during this year.
Few plans for the coming year were presented to the audience by Mr. Gayan Hewage
1. New Year festiwal-2015
2. Cricket Tournament
4. “Suhastha” – Seminar series
5. “Civil Paduru”
6. Civil Night
7. “Miyasirawa” – musical show
In the meeting, it was decided that the Academic Advisor (Dr. J.M.A. Manatunge) and Senior Treasurer (Dr. L. I. N. De Silva) of the Civil Engineers’ Society, are the authorized people to sign for bank cheques.