The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) marked a significant component of Architect 2014, the 32nd Annual Sessions of the SLIA. The overarching theme of this year’s Annual Sessions was “Architecture Envisioning Futures”, where the role of architecture and the profession was explored in the context of developing Sri Lanka.
The AGM saw the election of seven new members to the Council of SLIA and the presentation of the Annual Report, which provided an in-depth review of the progress of SLIA. Furthermore, issues pertaining to the membership, profession and the future plans of the SLIA were also discussed in detail. CSR activities and taking architecture to the rural parts of the Island were also given prominence during the discussions.
The SLIA was established in 1957 and was incorporated under an Act of Parliament in 1976. Since then, it has functioned as the professional governing body of Sri Lankan architects. With over 1000 members, the primary purpose of SLIA is the regulation of architectural education and practice in Sri Lanka.
These Members were elected uncontested: Archt Peshali Perera FIA (SL), Member In Council, Archt Salinda Ranga Rathugama AIA (SL), Member In Council, Archt Chinthaka Kanchana Nikapitiya AIA (SL), Member In Council, Archt M T Kapila Priyantha AIA (SL), Member In Council, Archt Muditha Premathilake AIA (SL), Member In Council, Archt P H C Moses AIA (SL), Member In Council and Archt Damith Premathilake AIA (SL), Member In Council.