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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). 

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Revolutionizing the HR Profession

Tuesday, 01 November 2022 / Published in News

A successful discussion was held between Hon. Ali Sabry – Minister of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Ken Vijayakumar, President of CIPM SL, Dr. Nilan Miranda, Council Member of CIPM SL, and Mr. Indika Wijayasriwardane, Head of Shared Services of CIPM SL on 28th October 2022 at the premises of Minister of Foreign Affairs. The discussion was based on introducing Chartered Qualification in HRM (CQHRM) to South Asian Countries namely Maldives, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Also, Asian countries like Vietnam.

CIPM SL had a fruitful discussion on the Development of Human Resources for Sustainable Economic Growth of Sri Lanka with Honorable Manusha Nanayakkara, M.P – Minister of Labour and Foreign Employment with Mr. Ken Vijayakumar – President of CIPM, Mr. Jayantha Amarasinghe – Immediate Past President of CIPM, Mr. Priyantha Ranasinghe – Vice President of CIPM, Mr. Priyankara Seneviratne – Hony. Secretary of CIPM, Mr. UAC Obeyesekere – CEO of CIPM, Mr. G. Weerathunga – Director of Professional & Academic Affairs.

 The discussion was centered on Enhancing Human Resources Management in Sri Lanka aligning with National HRM Standards, Exploring the Utilization of the Gig Economy, Proposal on Reforming Labour Laws, Suggesting a Ministry for Human Resources Management to the Government and Establishing Governing Body for Professional Education in the country.

The meeting was organized with the support of SLBFE International Relations Advisor Mr. Shan Yahampath.


CIPM Sri Lanka & Wayamba University signed an MoU at the Wayamba University premises on 14th October 2022. Both parties will jointly work towards conducting various events to develop students and the HR fraternity. There will be joint Webinars, Seminars, Training & Development Programs/workshops, Research & Joint publications which will be of interest to students and the HR fraternity to upgrade their knowledge based in line with emerging global changes.  

Those present on behalf of Wayamba University at the ceremony were the Vice Chancellor Mr. Uditha Jayasinghe, The Dean of the Management Faculty and Academic staff of the University. CIPM was represented by the Chairperson of Technical Committee on Professional & Academic Affairs Dr. Heather Fernando, Council Member Ms. Rajee Ravichandran, CEO Mr. U. A. C. Obeyesekere and Director Professional & Academic Affairs G. Weerathunga.


The eighth session of the Coffee with President was held on 6th October 2022 with the participation of twelve members in person, aiming to create a platform for the CIPM members to connect and share their views with the New President of CIPM, Mr. Ken Vijayakumar.

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