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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

Monday, 18 July 2022 / Published in News

With all plans finalized to introduce CIPM’s study programmes in Bangladesh, the launching ceremony to sign the MoU between Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) & BSHRM Institution of Professional Development Limited (BIPD) took place on 18th July 2022 at 5.30 p.m. in the Members Lounge of CIPM. This was red-letter day for CIPM as in its long history of more than 60 years. It was the 1st time that CIPM professional study programme were been introduced to a foreign country.  

This event was a sequel to the initial moves in 2021 to introduce our Chartered Qualification in HRM to Bangladesh so as to enable the HR fraternity in that country to benefit by embarking on a recognized professional qualification in HRM. 

This partnership between CIPM & BIPD was approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development UK (CIPD, UK) which earlier had accredited CIPM’s Chartered Qualification and a recognized qualification by CIPD, UK.  

The ceremony to launch this partnership was attended by Mr Mohammad Mashequr Rahman Khan – Chairman, (BIPD), Mr Mohammad Nazrul Islam – Managing Director & CEO (BIPD), & Mr Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed – Vice-Chairman & Director (BIPD). On behalf of CIPM Mr Jayantha Amarasinghe – President CIPM, Imm: Past President & Current APFHRM President – Mr Dhammika Fernando, Vice President – Mr Ken Vijayakumar, Members of the CIPM Executive Council as well as the CEO of CIPM, Senior staff members and some faculty members participated in this event. 

The event was very successful with much enthusiasm from both CIPM & BSHRM. 



Considering the current economic crisis in the country which has led to many problems such as shortage of fuel, poor transport facilities and other difficulties and hindrances to normal work, CIPM will “Work from Home” on Monday of each week.


CIPM Sri Lanka – the Nation’s leader in human resource management held its annual graduation ceremony at the BMICH, Colombo on Tuesday 31st May 2022 where over 800 graduates from the CIPM Business School received their well-deserved honors. The graduands represented students who followed the CIPM Chartered Qualification in Human Resource Management (CQHRM), CIPM Professional Qualification in Human Resource Management (PQHRM), CIPM Diploma in Training & Human Resource Development (DTHRD) and MSc in HRM & Development from the University of Salford, Manchester, UK.

Chief Guest Mr. Daniel Bood – Counsellor Political and Trade at High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka and Acting High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka, Guest of Honour Mr. Shakthi Ranatunga – Group Director – Chief Operating Officer (COO) MAS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd joined CIPM President – Jayantha Amarasinghe, Members of the CIPM Executive Council, CEO, CIPM faculty members and staff at the ceremony which was held under the timely theme of “ Guiding the leaders of tomorrow towards resilience”



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CIPM Standing Committee on Applied Research and Knowledge Centre successfully conducted its annual research symposium on 25 & 26 May 2022 as an international event under the theme “Glocalization of HRM Practices for Business Resilience”. It has concluded as a greatest scholarly event under the guidance of Mr. Jayantha Amarasinghe – President CIPM Sri Lanka and Prof. Prasadini Gamage, Chairperson of the symposium.  

Mr. Johnny C. Taylor, Jr – President and CEO, Society of Human Resource Management, Washington DC, USA, Prof. Fang Lee Cooke, Professor of HRM and Asia Studies, Monash Business School, Monash University, Australia, and Dr A K L Jayawardene, Senior Lecturer/Consultant, Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka were participated as Guest of Honor, Keynote Speaker, and Guest Speaker respectively. Prof. Prasadini Gamage – Professor in HRM, University of Kelaniya and Council Member of CIPM chaired the symposium while Ms. Dillanjani Weeratunge, Commercial Manager, E.B. Creasy & Co. PLC, Member of CIPM was the Secretary.

CIPM President Mr. Jayantha Amarasinghe, Mr. Ken Vijayakumar, Prof.(Dr.) Prasadhini Gamage, Mrs. Dillanjani Weeratunge and Mr. C. Obeyesekere were on the head table. Panel discussion was moderated by Mr. Ken Vijayakumar, Vice President of the CIPM and Panel Members were Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri, Professor in Management, Former Director and Chairman of the Board of Management, Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), Sri Lanka, Past President of CIPM, Mr. Mahendra Jayasekera, Managing Director, Lanka Wall Tiles, Sri Lanka, Mr. Rajitha Kariyawasan, Managing Director, Haycarb Plc., Sri Lanka and Mrs. Chandi H. Dharmaratne, Vice President Human Resources, Global Head of HR Automation, Virtusa,

The technical session tracks were comprising of HRM as a Strategic Partner, HRM in the New Digital Age and in IT industry, HRM Practices in Different Industries, HRM during New Normal, Talent Management, Leadership & Diversity Studies, Employee Health & Well-Being, and Business & Cross Functional Challenges. Furthermore, there was a presentation of National Research conducted by the Applied Research Centre of CIPM Sri Lanka on how to attract youth to technical and vocational education during the 2nd day of the symposium.  

The case Study session was Chaired by Mr. Dammika Fernando, Immediate Past President, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka Inc., Sri Lanka; Mr. C. Hewapattini, Human Resource Consultant, Former Vice President, Human Resources, National Development Bank PLC (NDB), Sri Lanka; Fellow Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka Inc., Sri Lanka, Dr. Neil Bogahalande, Council Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka Inc., Sri Lanka

The symposium has published the proceedings with over 600 pages which included 60 out of more than 80 research papers, the Journal of HRM Perspectives and Case study book with success stories of 5 leading companies. All submissions have undergone double blind peer review with a review panel consisting of 45 members selected from national and international universities.  

The CIPM International Research Symposium was sponsored by SLT-Mobitel, HayCarb Plc., Horizon Campus and Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) and co-partnered by leading local and international education institutes including Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Management Science University (MSU), Malaysia, University of Salford, Manchester, UK, Open University of Sri Lanka, University of Vavuniya, University of Ruhuna, and the CINEC Campus.

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