Sunday, May 1, 2011


Message from the Editor - E-Fac Memories Blog

People! We have good news!

In response to our call for E-Fac Memories published in this blog in January 2011, Rasika Suriyaarachchi [E/81/214] has finally given his kind consent to publish an article he has authored.

This will be serialised from 2 May 2011.

Rasika Suriyaarachchi has served as the President ESU (1984/85), Editor ESU (1983/84), Secretary Arts Circle (1982/83), Secretary Social Science Society (1982/83), Editor Arts Circle (1982/93), Editor Social Science Society (1982/93) and Committee Member Arts Circle (1981/82).

He has also served as a member of the University Students Action Committee from July 1984 to December 1985.

Rasika specialised in production Engineering and graduated with Upper Second Honours in December 1985.

Rasika was a senior lecturer in Industrial Management at the University of Kelaniya from 1991 to 1999. He now lives in Australia and is employed as Manager Business Systems in Infrastructure Asset Management at the Roads and Traffic Authority in Sydney, New South Wales.

He is the creator of and

The first episode of Rasika's article titled "It's Time" will appear in this blog at 5:00 pm on 2 May 2011.

It's time - PART I: The beginning

In the meantime - please read the following articles previously published.

1. Engineering and Politics by Vickramabahu Karunaratne

2. Oviravu (One night) by S. Sivasegaram

3. Just before the stroam by E/81/214


E'Fac Memories


  1. Production engineering is nothing like civil, electrical or mechanical engineering more of a management science which any arts stream student can pass with ease No wonder some had time for all kinds of union activities It is based on Taylor's time and motion study and efficient utilization of resources some time use statistics and simulation .

  2. Production engineering rose out of time and motion study of Frd Taylor more than a century ago.More of management and accounting than real technical subjects such as fluids.electricity or thermodynamics


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