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State Engineering Corporation of Sri Lanka is a State sponsored corporation established under the State Industrial Corporation Act. No. 49 of 1957, on 1st January 1962 by the Ceylon Government Gazette extraordinary number 12841 as on 09.06.72 and 17.12.82 of the Corporation, and functions directly under the Ministry of Housing and Construction.

Tribute to Our Leader

Deshabandu Vidyajyothi Dr. A.N.S. Kulasinghe

The founder Chairman of the State Engineering Corporation of Sri Lanka.

"We are enriched by his influence and are second to none"

http://www.kulasinghe.com/

 

History of SEC to the Nutshell

1962 - Founding of the institution as a state-owned Industrial Corporation by a Parliamentary Act
1963 - Establishment of the first commercial pre-cast yard
1964 - Development of pre-cast, post-tensioned techniques for large Construction works and use of hollow core slabs for multi-story housing
1965 - Establishment of Plant & Machinery Unit and Mechanical Workshops
  - Introduction of Piling Machines for piles up to 48'
  - Introduction of slipform shuttering technique for the construction of large silos for flour and rice
1966 - Moving into a 10 storied office complex with all modern facilities Constructed within a very short period in the heart of Colombo, and introduction of the high-rise era to Sri Lankan construction market
  - Construction of the largest textile mill on a 14-acre land area under one roof
1967 - Establishment of a Computer Center for handling accounting, design and supply functions, thus becoming the first state organization to provide computer services to outside customers
  - Introduction of cutter suction dredgers to reclaim marshy lands for building the first highway to the Airport
1968 - Designing and fabrication of Cutter Suction Dredgers with rubberized linings
1969 - Functioning as partners of international contractors in building the first concrete dam under Mahaveli Development Programmme
1970 - Taking the lead in the government program to build 100,000 houses for the middle class within 36 months and developing housing schemes with pre-cast concrete components
1973 - Designing and installation of a Fat Cracking Tower for Oils & Fats Corporation as per ASME code
1974 - Establishment of the First Welder Training School and training welders and fabricators for Kellogs and Colombo Dock Yard Limited
1978 - Designing, fabrication and installation of 20'x 20' Radial Gates made to international specifications for the irrigation dam at Kalawewa
1979 - Collaboration with British contracting firms in the construction of the first Arch Dam in Sri Lanka – Victoria Dam
1982 - Purchasing of a Heavy Plate Roller 6m x 25mm thick capacity to undertake hydro-mechanical works in large power projects
1984 - Collaboration with international contractor - Land & Marine - in the construction of Sea Outfall for the City of Colombo and handling the first Pipe Jacking operation in Sri Lanka
1985 - Lead member in the program for 1,000,000 unit housing program within 5 years
1986 - Commissioning of the largest set of Radial Gates to be designed, fabricated and installed in Kirindioya Dam
1987 - Establishment of a pre-cast concrete Railway Sleeper Yard in Association with Railways Department
  - Manufacturing of Personnel Carriers for Sri Lankan Air Force
1988 - Disruption of major development programmes due to separatist war and confining construction activities only to infrastructure works for Government Departments
1998 - Wining Award for Engineering Services for the Apollo Hospital Complex from India for the completion of the project on time
2004 - Playing a key role in rehabilitating infrastructure damaged by Tsunami
2005 - Winning of Award for Design Excellence from Sri Lanka Institute of Architects for total consultancy and supervision work related to Court Complex in Kandy
2006 - Undertaking of the first overseas consultancy assignment for the construction of a Library in Malé in the Republic of Maldives
  - Venturing into construction of bridges with fabrication and erection of a steel two-lane highway bridge of 3 spans with a total span of 150 meters

State Engineering Corporation of Sri Lanka is a government-sponsored Corporation established under the State Industrial Corporation Act. No. 49 of 1957, on 1 January 1962 by the Ceylon Government Gazette Extraordinary Number 12841 as on 9.6.72 and 17.12.82 of the Corporation, and functions directly under the Ministry of Construction & Engineering Services.

 

The objectives are as follows:

1. Planning, investigation, design and construction of industrial projects in the public sector
2. Training of architects, engineers and other technical staff necessary for carrying-out planning, investigation, design and construction of industrial and engineering projects in the public sector
3. Planning, investigation, design and construction of engineering projects in the public sector
4. Functioning as consultants to State Corporations and Government Departments with regard to planning, investigation, design and construction of industrial and engineering projects
5. Carry out research with a view to improving the existing construction materials, techniques and methods
6. Manufacturing and marketing of pre-cast concrete, pre-stressed concrete and similar products
7. With the approval of the Hon. Minister, carry out planning, investigation, design and construction of industrial and engineering projects in the private sector
8. Promoting, participating, undertaking jointly or otherwise, any projects or ventures relating to, necessary for, or conducive to the above objectives, in Sri Lanka and elsewhere, and for such purpose if necessary, to participate in the formation of a Company, or to purchase shares in any company
9. Functioning as agents for any Company, Corporation or persons engaged in the business of manufacture of equipment or machinery of any type or any parts thereof or any tools used for technical purposes