Our Profile - CIPM Sri Lanka
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Our Profile

Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka (IPM) was founded in 1959 by a small group of professionals with the objective of developing and promoting the profession of personnel management. The Institute was subsequently incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1976, and its name was amended by Act No. 31 of 2018 as the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM). CIPM SL is a professional body and is affiliated to the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management and World Federation of People Management Associations. The CIPM SL is the pioneering and most recognized professional body in the Island when it comes to trend-setting in the HRM profession.

Our Vision

To be a Guiding Force and Global Leader in Developing and Managing Human Capital

Our Mission

Developing Innovative Practices for Unleashing Human Potential



Being Different, Creative, Innovative


Ethical, Honest and sincere in all dealings


Inner drive for world-class service excellence


Being proficient in what we do


To ensure a high level of professional standards and competence among membership and those aspiring to become members.

To promote the study of Human Resource Management and to encourage research into the best means and methods of applying the principles and techniques of Human Resource Management.

To promote the image of the Institute and its membership, and to provide leadership to the Human Resource Management profession in Sri Lanka.

To influence national policy formulation in areas related to the Human Resource Management profession.

To facilitate networking among HR professionals, to share and develop knowledge exchange views at national as well as an international level.

To maintain our status as the leading HR authority in Sri Lanka by upholding high standards of competence, ethics, values and professionalism among the membership.

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