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Section Chairman:




Dr Rohana Kuruppu
Section Chairman

Brandix College of Clothing Technology
157, Galle Road,
T: 94 11 4742111
F: 94 11 4742110

Ms Shiranika Jayasooriya
C Text FTI
Honorary Secretary

Executive Committee Members:

Dr R U Kuruppu

Ms Udita Rasnayake
Vice Chairman

Mr Chummley Geeganage
Honorary Treasurer

Ms Shiranika Jayasooriya
Prof W A Wimalaweera
Prof A Anbahan
Prof G Delkumburawatte
Subadra Dissanayake
Keerthi Abeyawickrama
S K Ratnasooriya


Trends in Supply Chain


Luckey De Silva Bsc. Eng

Monday 19 th September 2016

At the Martin Trust Hall,
Brandix College of Clothing Technology
157, Galle Road, Ratmalana South.

from 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

All are welcome


The 41st Annual General Meeting of The Sri Lanka Section


Members and friends of the TI Sri Lankan Section were invited to the 41st Annual General Meeting on 07 November 2015 at Berjaya Hotel Colombo at 18:00. The highlight of the night was the awards ceremony where the top students studying on textile/clothing technology courses were awarded The Textile Institute Medal.

Following are the award recipients:


Name of Award




Citation read by

Ranjith Tennakoon Gold Medal 2015

NDT (Textiles)

Ms.J.M.C.N.M. Jayasundara

Institute of Technology, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka


Ms Shiranika Jayasuriya

Anura De Silva Gold Medal 2015

Diploma in Industrial Studies (Apparel Production and Management)


Ms. D. T. Kuruppu

Department of Textiles, Open University Sri Lanka

Dr CN Herath

D P Gunawardena Gold Medal 2015

Diploma in Textile Technology

Ms. K.K. Malaviarachchi


Sri Lanka Institute of Textile & Apparels.

Mr S Ilangovan

L S Wanigathunga Gold Medal 2015

B.Des. (Fashion Design & Product Development)


Ms. S.B.A.R. Silva

Department of Textiles, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka


Textile Institute Sri Lanka Section Gold Medal 2015

Bachelor of Industrial Studies (Apparel Production & Management)


Ms. S. T. A. Galappaththi

Department of Textiles, Open University, Sri Lanka

Prof Wasantha Wimalaweera

Textile Institute Sri Lanka Section Gold Medal 2015

Bachelor of Engineering (Textiles / Clothing)


Ms. D.L.H.H.S. Dharmathilaka

Department of Textiles, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka


Textile Institute Sri Lanka Section Gold Medal 2015

B.App.Sc. (RMIT)

Ms.M.W.A. I. De Silva

Brandix College of Clothing Technology

Ms Priyangi Perera



The office bearers that were elected at the AGM are as follows:

Adjunct Professor Rohana Kuruppu

Mrs Shiranika Jayasuriya
Hon. Secretary

Dr Sandun Fernando
Hon. Treasurer

The executive committee is as follows

Prof G Delkumburawatte
Prof Wasantha Wimalaweera
Mrs Subadra Dissanayake
Mrs Rasika Abayawardana
Mr Keerthi Abeyawickrama
Mr Sudath Perera



Sri Lanka Section

c / o. Brandix College of Clothing Technology, 157, Galle Road, Ratmalana South, Sri Lanka

Prof. R U Kuruppu PhD
C.Text., FTI
Brandix College of Clothing Technology
157, Galle Road, Ratmalana South.
Tel: 00 94 11 4742111
Fax: 00 94 11 4742110
E-mail :

Vice Chairperson
Ms. Uditha Rasnayake
No. 01, Edward Place,
Tel: 00 94 11 716 842334


Mrs. Shiranika Jayasooriya
C.Text., FTI
University of Moratuwa,
Tel: 00 94 11 2650301

Dr. Sandun Fernando PhD
C.Text., FTI
University of Moratuwa,
Tel: 00 94 11 2650301/2640486


The Textile Institute
Sri Lanka Section

Dear Member,

The notice is hereby given to all members of the Textile Institute Sri Lanka Section that 41st Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 07 November 2015 at 6.00pm at the Berjaya Hotel Colombo. 36, College Avenue, Mount Lavinia.

As usual, the AGM will be followed by members' dinner and cocktails. Members are kindly requested to confirm your participation in the dinner to Sardha Grero (4742111) or to the Hony. Secretary, Shiranika Jayasooriya (0714434503) on or before 24 th October 2015. The cost is, for members Rs. 3,000/- and non-members Rs. 3,250/- per pack.

In accordance with the constitution, two new committee members will have to be appointed. Nominations for vacant posts of committee members should be forwarded to the Secretary on or before 24 th October 2015.

The Agenda of the AGM:

•  Chairman, Prof. Kuruppu to take chair

•  Notice convening the meeting to be read by Secretary

•  Apologies

•  Minutes of the previous AGM to be tabled

•  Matters arising out of minutes

•  Adoption of the minutes

•  Accounts to be received and adopted

•  Election of new committee members

•  Recommendations for 2015/2016

•  Any other business

•  Annual report presented by the Chairman

•  Vote of thanks

Prof. R U Kuruppu



Product development and design-the road to success.

The Textile Institute Sri Lanka Section had a public lecture on Product development and design- the road to success on the 15 th October 2015 at 6.00pm at Brandix College of Clothing Technology. This lecture was conducted by a Consultant Designer, Ms Andrea Jelinek from Austria. She has been advising/consulting a number of factories in Colombo for several years. Her specialty is design and product development. The lecture was well attended and there was a crowd of 57 people.

Andrea stated ‘that people are living in a rapidly changing world and it is not an easy task for the Sri Lankan apparel industry to meet the challenges that result of those changes. The global competition is so demanding. She said that buyers are continuously changing standards and they are getting stringent day by day which is a tough task for the manufacturers. Lead times are getting shorter and shorter. The severe competitiveness is causing the prices crashing. Also, the order size is shrinking'.

To overcome all these challenges product must be made cost effective. Patterns must be made very accurately. The CAD systems must be used all the time to produce patterns. Computerized markers can give efficient markers thus fabric can be saved. Multiple styles can be incorporated to the marker thus marker efficiency can be increased. Andrea emphasized the importance of building close relationship between sample room and production room. More often production person does not know how the sample was made and he goes in circles to find how it was made. Valuable production time is wasted. Therefore, building relationships and communication system make life easy. She highlighted another point that is, the ability to read the design and turn it in to a pattern. The pattern must achieve what the designer intended and pattern must meet the design goals.






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