Dr. Indika De. Silva Launches "Foundry Industry in Sri Lanka”

Dr. Indika De Silva attached to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering launched a Book titled “Foundry Industry in Sri Lanka” at the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) on 23rd January 2020. Prof. S. B. S. Abayakoon, President – IESL graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and Prof. K.K.C.K. Perera, Vice-Chancellor, University of Moratuwa attended as the Guest of Honor. Mr. P. K. D. Somasiri, Former Foundry Manager, Ceylon Steel Corporation delivered the Keynote speech focusing on the content of the book. Past Presidents- IESL, Former Vice Chancellors- University of Moratuwa, Distinguished invitees from the government, and private sector and Senior Lecturers participated in the event. This is the first-ever Book written on the local foundry industry and published by the IESL. This book presents a cross-sectional view of the current status of the local foundry industry analyzed based on the data gathered through a survey. Furthermore, Dr. Indika De Silva has suggested steps to be taken by the government sector institutions and the private sector to develop the industry.