IEEE Industry Applications Society Sri Lanka Chapter

W. A. Vinura Udaraka, Chairman for IEEE IAS Sri Lanka Chapter

IAS Comrades Novel Initiative by IEEE IAS University of Moratuwa Student Chapter

IAS Comrades is a novel initiative by IEEE IAS University of Moratuwa Student Chapter, in collaboration with IEEE IAS Sri Lanka Chapter, focusing on building fellowship, membership development, creating awareness on IAS CMD Competitions and encouraging more Student Branches to initiate IAS Student Chapters.

Under Phase 1, an awareness session was held on 12th February 2020 at University of Peradeniya, conducted by Mr. Lakshitha Gunasekara, Chairman for IAS Sri Lanka Chapter and Mr. Tharindu Suraj, winner of Myron Zucker Undergraduate Student Design Contest 2018 and IAS CMD Student Robotics Demonstration Contest 2019. The event saw the participation of 10 IEEE members and 30 guests.

Phase 2 was held on 10th March 2020, and comprised a similar session for the undergraduates at University of Moratuwa, with an additional focus on membership development. The session was conducted by Mr. Tharindu Suraj and Mr. Vinura Udaraka, Chairman for IEEE IAS University of Moratuwa Student Chapter. 5 IEEE members and 40 guests attended the session. Leaflets with details about competitions were also distributed under Phase 2.

Phase 3 will be held at University of Jayewardenepura with the aim of guiding its Student Branch to establish a new IAS Student Chapter.