Marine Engineering Society

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University

Who We Are...

The Marine Engineering Society (MR ES) of General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University was established in 2020 by the Department of Marine Engineering. It serves as a platform to develop professional Marine Engineers, and to enhance the teamwork and leadership skills of the undergraduates. Since then it has been adding vivid experiences to the student life and a greater platform for the undergraduates by organizing guest lectures, workshops, competitions, social outreach activities, industrial day and exhibitions with the blessings of the university. These activities increase the creativity and soft skills of the students and facilitates the development of a Marine Engineer that responsible to the society.

Why Do We Exist ...

"To provide motivation and guidance to engineering undergraduates to become self-capable
and team capable engineers by improving their competencies including academic,
technical, communicational and social aspects"

Our Objectives

  • To introduce modern and trending concepts in different engineering aspects to undergraduates.
  • To increase the exposure to the industrial and research environment.
  • To encourage undergraduates to enter the reach culture in military, government, and private sectors
  • To enhance and improve academic performances and self-learning skills of the undergraduates.
  • To improve the interest in community services through CSR projects

Our Work

Marine Engineering Society Assists in Introducing E-Rickshaw for Patient Transportation: A Remarkable Step Towards Corporate Social Responsibility
In a remarkable display of corporate social responsibility, the members of the Marine Engineering Society of the Faculty of Engineering have collaborated ....

A project team led by Commodore (E) MCP Dissanayake MSc (ME) (Australia), BTech Mech Eng, CEng(India), MIE(India), AMIE(SL) has developed the low cost tri-cycle to the next level by introducing an electric driving mechanism. ....

Clean Drinking Water for CKDu Impacted Community in Ulpathwewa Village
The Marine Engineering Society (MRES) combined with the Department of Marine Engineering (DOMR) installed a new Reverse Osmosis (RO) water purification plant at Ulpathwewa Raja Maha Viharaya, Ulpathwewa, Kanthale on 23rd August 2022. ....

A solution for fuel crisis
The department of Marine Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University always focus on finding sustainable solutions for the crisis that overwhelms society ....

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), is a graduate research defence university situated in Sri Lanka committed to achieving millennium sustainable goals ....

Solar Powered Reverse Osmosis Plant
General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), is graduate research defence university situated in Sri Lanka committed to achieve millennium sustainable goals ....

Stability bed for patient onboard ship
Fabrication of new stability bed for patient onboard ship is one of the ongoing projects of Intake 36 undergraduates of the marine engineering department.

Marine Diesel Engine Simulator
The Marine Diesel Engine simulator was commissioned and opened by General (Retd) Kamal Gunarathna WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil the Secretary ....


The MRES Members had an Opportunity to Participate to the Boat Show 2023 at Port City
Upon the directive of our Head of the Department, and under the management of the Marine engineering Society of ...

Lecture on Introduction to Nanotechnology
On 20th April 2023, the Marine Engineering Society at the Faculty of Engineering (FOE) organized a lecture on Hydrogen Green Energy.

Webinar on Introduction to Submarine Design
Prof. Martin Renilson, a renowned naval architect and marine engineer, conducted a webinar on the topic of Introduction to Submarine Design, on 15th March 2023.

Fire Drill at the FOE
The Marine Engineering Society with support of the department of Marine Engineering successfully conducted a fire drill at FOE on 10th February 2023.

Level-Up Student Self-Study Area of FOE
The Marine Engineering Society (MRES), accepted the challenge of rebuilding the student self-study area of FOE.

A webinar on Introduction to Condition Based Maintenance
A guest lecture on "Introduction to Condition Based Maintenance", organized by the Marine Engineering society, was held from 1300 hrs to 1400 hrs on 08th August 2022.

Members participate an educational visit organized by IMarEST
Student members of Marine Engineering Society (KDU) participated on an educational visit to Colombo Dockyard PLC organized by Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) Sri Lanka branch, on 25th June 2022.

A webinar on Reverse Engineering of Solid Modelling using Solid Edge
A guest lecture on Reverse Engineering of Solid Modelling using Solid Edge - 2021, organized by the Department of Marine Engineering and Marine Engineering society, was held on 28th Jan 2022

1st Annual cricket tournament of Marine Engineering Society
The Marine Engineering Society of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University organized an annual cricket tournament on 14 January 2022 to strengthen the bond between officer cadets, ...

A Webinar on Research Methodology
A webinar on Research Methodology was conducted on 15th December 2021, which was arranged by the Marine Engineering Society ...

Greening of FOE
General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University being a green university, takes every step to protect the nature being an example to others.

Cleaning of Ratmalana Railway Station and Access Roads
Marine Engineering society hand in hand with Mechanical Engineering society conducted a CSR project of cleaning Ratmalana Railway Station and access road on 21st February 2020



LT(E) BDTT Kularathna
Intake 39

TUO RARC Ranasinghe
Intake 39
Vice President

D/S MDUP Gunathilaka
Intake 39

D/S KP Ravindra
Intake 40

O/Cdt LS Madawala
Intake 39
Social Media

D/S MMTA Malwana
Intake 39

D/S AKAGD Amarasinghe
Intake 40

J/O/Cdt DLD Weerasekara
Intake 40
Committee Member

D/S UVPS Perera
Intake 40


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