An invigorating seminar on the above topic took place at the OPA Auditorium on the evening of 28th September 2022. The speaker was Mr. Priyantha Ranasinghe – Vice President CIPM SL & Director Human Resources of Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka who explained key factors which have adversely impacted the Sri Lankan economy resulting in immense suffering of the people. Mr. Priyantha Ranasinghe succinctly described the imbalanced economy and the manner in which the human resource function can contribute to steady the various areas such as productivity, production, motivation, skills & competency development, etc. which can enhance the National economy to a greater level.
The panel discussion which followed after the keynote address featured Mr. Ken Vijayakumar – President CIPM SL & Deputy General Manager – Human Resources, Administration, Purchasing, and Sustainability at A. Baur & Company (Pvt.) LTD, Mr. Dhammika Fernando – Past President CIPM SL & Executive General Manager of Tropical Findings (Pvt) Ltd, as well as Mr. Priyantha Ranasinghe – Vice President CIPM SL.
A highly appreciative audience posed some important questions which resulted in clear explanations and answers by the panelists followed by interactive discussions with the audience.
The OPA President Mr. Dulitha Perera contributed strongly to the discussions together with the Vice President – Eng. Saman Kandanearachchi and the General Secretary OPA – Mr. Upali Jayawardena proposed the vote of thanks. CIPM council members and senior staff as well as OPA committee members were present at the deliberations which took place at the seminar.