Guest Lecture on “Challenges in Design and Construction of Colombo Lotus Tower”

This lecture was focused to the final year students but not limited to. It was delivered by Mr. Shiromal Fernando (CEO CSEC Sri Lanka) on 21st July Friday 9.00am to 9.45am at Main Auditorium. The Department of Civil Engineering together with the carrier guidance cell of the faculty engineering thanking Mr. Shiromal Fernando for his valuable time on sharing his experience with our students.

Biography of the Resource Person: Shiromal Fernando is dynamic team spirited and performance driven engineering professional with an extraordinary blend of leadership, business and manufacturing knowledge. Shiromal Fernando holds the degrees B.Sc. Engineering (Hons) in Civil Engineering & MPhil Degree from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Shiromal Fernando is the current Chairman of CTBUH Sri Lanka. Currently leads the Structural Engineering Company; Civil & Structural Engineering Consultants Private Ltd which is more commonly known as “CSE Consultants‟ is a state of the art consultancy firm comprising some of the prominent Structural Engineers in the industry and academia.

Performing keen ability to improve component designs, increase efficiency and decrease the need for re-engineering, Mr. Fernando serves as the structural consultant for many high rise buildings such as the Colombo Lotus Tower, Grand Hyatt Colombo which are currently the most prestigious land mark developments in Sri Lanka.

A man with a strong conscience and moral values, He is a distinguished and active member of many institutions and societies of Sri Lanka. He also served as the Honorary Secretary of the Society of Structural Engineers during 2005-2008. Furthermore, he is the Vice President of the Green Building Council Sri Lanka since 2010. He is also a proud Member of American Society of Structural Engineer.