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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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CIPM_CQHRM programme for Ms. Rashmi Nimesha
Tuesday, 06 September 2022 / Published in News

CIPM SL is humbled to announce that the institute offers a full scholarship to follow CQHRM programme for Ms. Rashmi Nimesha Gunawardhana for her outstanding performance at the G.C.E. A/L examination 2021 with the aim of supporting and encouraging to achieve her future goal of becoming a Chartered HR Professional despite all the physical disabilities she has.

We wish Rashmi a great future!

CIPM takes great pride in announcing the opening of its professional study centre in Gampaha on 4th July 2022. The ceremonial opening took place under the distinguished patronage of CIPM President Mr. Jayantha Amarasinghe at the auspicious time of  10.00 am. The Secretary of the Divisional Secretariat Gampaha Ms. K.A.S.L. Gunathilaka graced the occasion as a special guest. The Chairman of Infrastructure Development of CIPM Col Saman Jayawickrema, the CEO of CIPM Mr.Chris Obeyesekere, Director of Professional Affairs Mr.G.Weerathunga, Director Operations Ms.Himali Dasanayake, Senior Officers, staff of CIPM, and many well-wishers were present at the event.


With this event, CIPM introduced to the public, its 4th Professional Study centre in principal towns. This no doubt will be a wonderful opportunity for the students in the Gampaha District, HR Practitioners, Line managers and others in multiple disciplines of management to embark on professional HR studies which will enable them to become HR professionals.


President CIPM In his address mentioned that CIPM is sensitive to the needs in the professional development of HRM in Sri Lanka which will upgrade HR Practitioners,  and create acceptable standards to enhance the professional quality of the HRM fraternity in our country. This in turn will position HRM strategically for the benefit of all industries and organisations across the country. He further added that CIPM is and will continue to work towards achieving its vision whereby the institute will be fulfilling the expectations of the powers vested in it by the Act of Incorporation No.24 of 1976 and amendment Act No.31 of 2018 which conferred Chartered status to the institute.

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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