I am hereby delighted to provide a brief report on the activities carried out by the Board of Quantity Surveying Publications (BQSP) during the last year that was quite eventful. With the objective of effectively communicating the IQSSL’s information to the membership as well as to the public in an accurate and timely manner, several initiatives were taken by the BQSP during the start of the year. I am happy to inform you that, with the help of my dynamic board members and sub-committee members, we managed to successfully meet the targets set.
With the valuable input from the President of IQSSL, the BQSP managed to publish a comprehensive corporate profile for the Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka. It was heartening to see that this profile was effectively used in many occasions to effectively communicate the services of the Institute to the government and private sector.
Further, the BQSP started the initiative of creating an innovative new Website for IQSSL with the aim of providing enhanced services to the membership. The new website now facilitates all the corporate and non-corporate members to pay the annual subscriptions online through the website. In addition, all the corporate members can record the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) through the web site using their own and innovative user profile. The new website also provides a user forum and a blog so that the members as well as the public can maintain a direct interaction with the IQSSL. We are delighted to launch this new website today (20th March 2020) during the Annual General Meeting.
The BQSP also continued the publication of quarterly e-journal “Focus” during the last year and we successfully issued four (04) publications as planned. We sincerely thank Ch. QS Prof. (Mrs) Kanchana Perera, Ch. QS. Dr. (Mrs) Udayangani Kulathunga and Mr. Dharshaan Vijayanandha for their invaluable contribution as the Editorial Board of Focus Journal. I take this opportunity to invite all our readers to send your valuable articles to be published in our journal so that we can be a platform for you to disseminate your valuable knowledge and experience.
We highly appreciate the contributions from Ch. QS Suranga Jayasena and Ch. QS Majith Rasila for their assistance to disseminate IQSSL’s notices and information in a timely manner through the website and Facebook. I personally thank my dynamic board members (namely, Ch. QS Mahinda Gunawardena, Ch. QS. Prasad Dissanayake, Ch. QS Buddhika Perera, Ch. QS Amali Perera, Ch. QS Dhamisha Sriyananda) and sub-committee members (namely, Dharshaan Vijayanandha, Eranda Mendis, Isuru de Alwis, Dinuka Maduraga, G.L.A. Buddhika) for their unstinting cooperation for the activities of the BQSP. Also I take this opportunity to thank Mr. Mahinda Gunathilake and the staff of the Secretariat for assisting the BQSP in numerous ways.