CIPM Sri Lanka signs MOU with Uwa Wellassa University to collaborate and promote HR programmes
Sunday Observer: 06.02.2022
CIPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management, has recently signed a historical Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uwa Wellassa University, the nation’s first Entrepreneurial University established to provide education to students focusing on employers’ needs and entrepreneurship.
The MOU between CIPM SL and the Department of Management Sciences (DMS), Faculty of Management of the University is aimed at promoting CIPM professional programmes for University students and mutually agreed on exemptions, for academic staff from both institutions to serve as resource personnel as required, provision of scholarships and recognition of outstanding students who undertake the study of human resource management and enhancing of CIPM membership at the University.
Additionally, under the MOU, both parties aim to undertake collaborative research work relating to Human Resource Management contributing towards national development.
Participating in the MOU signing ceremony at the premises of the Uva Wellassa University were Mr. Jayantha Abeyrathna, Hony, Treasurer, Mr U.A.C. Obeysekera CEO, Mr G. Weerathunga, Director Professional & Academic Affairs and Mr Anushka Earskin, Head of Business School, representing CIPM SL.
Elaborating on the MOU, CEO CIPM SL said, “Our collaboration with Uwa Wellassa University is a milestone for CIPM SL. Together we aim to create awareness on the importance of human resources in professional development as the University seek to produce next-generation entrepreneurs and innovators.”
Prof. Jayantha Lal Ratnasekara, Vice-Chancellor, Mr. G.H. Abeyweera, Dean of the Management Faculty, Mrs. Y.M.C. Gunaratne, Head, Department of Management Sciences, Faculty of Management. Ms. R.M.Charunadi Ratnayake and many other staff members from the Uva Wellassa University also participated.
Vice-Chancellor of Uwa Wellassa University noted, “We are pleased to have signed a MOU with the nation’s leader in human resource management and see it as a positive step for our students to build knowledge-based capacities that will help to bridge the gap between academia and industry.”