Annual General Meeting – Sri Lanka Professionals Association (SLPA)
in the UAE

Sri Lankan Professionals Association (SLPA) held its first Annual General Meeting on Saturday 31st October 2020 through Zoom platform.

The attendees were limited, pursuant to Article 12.1 of the Constitution of the SLPA to only the Patrons and central committee/board members of the respective associations who were eligible to participate in the AGM.

The patrons of SLPA, H. E. the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to United Arab Emirates, Mr. Malraj De Silva and Hon. Consul General of Sri Lanka to Dubai and Northern Emirates, Mr. Nalinda Wijerathne and Committee members of IIESL-UAE, SLQS, PIMA-UAE, IQSSL-UAE Chapter and QSUM participated in the AGM.

The welcome speech delivered by the Chairman of the SLPA, Mr. Ajantha Premarathne, explained how the SLPA was formed the and the way SLPA moved forward since May 2019. He thanked Mr. Charitha Yattogoda, Ex. Consul General of Sri Lanka to Dubai and Northern Emirates for his support and guidance extended towards the formation the SLPA. Furthermore, he did not forget to thank Eng. Sisira Walaliyadde and Eng. Sunil Hettiarchchi for their valuable contribution and goodwill that they did show at the time of formation of SLPA and thereafter.

Mr. Lalith Gallage, Secretary and Eng. Nalaka kanthiarachchi, Treasurer presented the annual report and the financial statement for the year 2019/2020 respectively.

Mr. Lalith Gallage, Secretary briefed the current Member Associations of the SLPA as:

  1. Institution of Incorporated Engineers, Sri Lanka-UAE Branch (IIESL-UAE)
  2. Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Sri Lanka- UAE Chapter (IQSSL-UAE)
  3. Sri Lankan Quantity Surveyors-UAE (SLQS-UAE)
  4. Postgraduate Institute of Management Alumni UAE (PIMA-UAE)
  5. Association of Quantity Surveyors of University of Moratuwa (QSUM)– UAE Chapter

Mr. Gallage explained the current structure of the Executive Board of the SLPA and particularly emphasized on the 58 activates CPD’s, Sport events, Social activities, etc. delivered by the SLPA under these prevailing conditions.

E. the Ambassador Mr. Malraj De Silva and Hon. Consul General Mr. Nalinda Wijerathne also delivered their speeches.

The event successfully winded up after the vote of thanks delivered by the Vice President, Eng. Dhammika Gamage.

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