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Electrical engineer

Dasabala Lakdasa Taldena, Sri Lankan electrical engineer. Chartered electrical engineer. Gove. Australia Commonwealth scholar, 1991.

Background

Taldena, Dasabala Lakdasa was born on January 28, 1946 in Colombo, Ceylon. Son of Frederick William and Edith Ursula (Wijemanne) Taldena.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Engineering with honors, University Ceylon, 1968. Master of Engineering Science, University New South Wales, Australia, 1972.

Career

Instructor electrical engineering University Ceylon, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1968-1969. Electrical engineer State Fertilizer Manufacturing Corporation, Sapugaskanda, 1969-1972. Lecturer electrical engineering Katubedda campus University Sri Lanka, 1972-1974.

Senior research engineer/head division National Engineering Research and Development Center, Sri Lanka, 1974-1980. United Nations volunteer Western Samoa Technology Institute, 1980-1982. Senior electrical engineer Engineering Consultant Ltd., Colombo, 1982.

Chief engineer National Milk Board, Sri Lanka, 1982-1983. National consultant in electrical engineering The Open University, Nawala, 1983-1984, senior lecturer, head electrical and computer engineering, 1994—2002. Chief construction engineer Lanka Electricity Company (Pvt) Ltd., 1984-1990, branch manager, 1990-1994.

Managing director Degrémont, Sri Lanka, since 2002. Visiting lecturer University Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 1975-1979, 84, 91. Consultant Minister Industries, Sri Lanka, 1977, National Water Supply and Drainage Board, Sri Lanka.

Examiner Department Examinations, Sri Lanka, 1974-1979, 82.

Achievements

  • Chartered electrical engineer.

Membership

Fellow Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (honorary secretary 1979, 85-87, 93, member council 1974-1975, 77-79, 82-85, 96-97, vice president 2003-2006, president 2006-2007). Member Association of Franco-Ceylonese Technologists (president 1990-2000, honorary treasurer 1975-1980, 83-87, 89-90, honorary secretary center 1987-1989), Institution of Electrical Engineers Sri Lanka (honorary treasurer 1995-1996, committee member 1996-2005, since 2007), New York Academy of Sciences, National Geography Society, Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science (life), Organization Professional Associations (president 2005-2006).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Stamp collecting/philately, swimming.

Connections

Married Sunethra Samarawickrama, November 20, 1975. Children: Purajitha Pavidhara, Tharitha Venaja.

father:
Frederick William Taldena

mother:
Edith Ursula (Wijemanne) Taldena

spouse:
Sunethra Samarawickrama

children:
Purajitha Pavidhara Taldena

Tharitha Venaja Taldena