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SLEMA Timeline

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1984 - Establishment of SLEMA

Inception: The SLEMA was founded as an outcome of an initiative by the Ministry of Power and Energy to organise a group of professionals to deal with the aftermath of second oil shock in the early 1980’s.

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1994 - SLEMA was incorporated as a professional association by Parliamentary Act No. 1 of 1994

SLEMA was incorporated as a professional association by Parliamentary Act No. 1 of 1994

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1997 - SLEMA First office premises

First office premises at Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7

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2003 - SLEMA moved office

SLEMA moved office to 29, Fairfield Gardens, Borella.

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2009 - 25th anniversary of SLEMA

Silver Jubilee

Special activities were initiated to commemorate the 25th anniversary of SLEMA

An island-wide poster competition was held among the school children under two age categories to mark the Silver Jubilee of SLEMA; organised in association with the Ministry of Education

A special series of articles in newspapers were published.

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2009 - Strategy and Future Directions of SLEMA

Board members and the past presidents of SLEMA established the Vision and Mission statements for the organisation as a guide to its operating strategy and future directions.

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2013 - The Sri Lanka Energy Audit Manuals were published by SLEMA

The Sri Lanka Energy Audit Manuals were jointly published by Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority and the SLEMA.

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2019 – SLEMA Journal Online

SLEMA Journal was made available online through Sri Lanka Journals Online (SLJOL)

Past Presidents of SLEMA

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1984 – 1985

Prof. Mohan Munasinghe

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1985 -1986

Mr. Nelson Wijemanna (Deceased)

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1986 – 1987

Mr. D. B. J. Ranatunga

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1987 – 1988

Mr. D. Chandrasekera

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1988 – 1989

Mr. D. G. Senadhipathy (Deceased)

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1989 – 1990

Mr. B. P. Sepalage (Deceased)

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1990 – 1991

Mr. R. M. Amaratunga (Deceased)

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1991 – 1992

Mr. G. T. Fernando (Deceased)

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1992 – 1994

Mr. Ananda Munasinghe

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1994 – 1996

Mr. Shavindranath Fernando

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1996 – 1997

Dr. Nalin Walpita

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1997 – 1999

Mr. K. D. C. E. Wickramaratne

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1999 – 2001

Mr. M. A. Justin

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2001 – 2004

Mr. D. U. A. Gunawardana (Deceased)

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2004 – 2006

Dr. Tilak Siyambalapitiya

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2006 – 2008

Prof. Priyantha D. C. Wijayatunga

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2008 – 2009

Mr. E. M. Piyasena

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2009-2010

Mr. D. V. S. A. Piyatilake

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2010-2013

Mr. Ananda Namal

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2013-2015

Mr. Nimal Perera

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2015-2017

Prof. Rahula Attalage

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2017-2019

Mr. Ronald Comester

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2019 - to date

Mr. Harsha Wickramasinghe