Dhammika Fernando was awarded Lifetime Gold Medal by CIPM at the National HR Conference 2023.
Mr Dhammika Fernando past president of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka and Director and Local Chief Officer of Tropical Findings (Pvt) Limited was awarded the Lifetime Gold Award for excellence in Human Resource Management. This Award is made annually at the National HR Conference to selected Professionals who have contributed at the highest level for the betterment of HRM, in recognition made to the HRM disciplines.
Dhammika Fernando, a highly accomplished management professional with over 36 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. Dhammika began his career as an Engineering Officer at a national TV broadcasting network before transitioning into the manufacturing industry, where he has established himself as a respected leader.
Dhammika graduated in Electronics & Telecom Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, as well as a postgraduate qualification from the Open University. He also completed an MBA, specializing in HRM, through a two-year research master’s program at the Open University of Sri Lanka. Dhammika is a Chartered Fellow of CIPM Sri Lanka and has acquired certifications as an HR auditor and lead management consultant.
Dhammika served as the President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka and is currently the Director and Local Chief Officer of Tropical Findings (Pvt) Limited. This company is a pioneering Japanese conglomerate operating in EPZ Katunayake for 45 years.
In addition to his work at Tropical Findings, Dhammika actively participates in various industry bodies and councils. He has been involved with the FTZ Manufacturers’ Association for over two decades and currently holds the position of Chairman. Since 2009, Dhammika has served on the National Labour Advisory Council, a permanent tripartite body formed by the Ministry of Labour and chaired by the Minister. Furthermore, he is a member of the National Wages Board for the Apparel Trade.