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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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In line with NSBM Green University commemorating the victorious journey of five years, CIPM Sri Lanka entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with NSBM Green University emphasizing on the unparalleled prominence of both academic and professional education for career development.  

The key objective of this MOU is to promote the mutual understanding between CIPM and NSBM in pursuance of common interests and promoting & developing the principles, techniques & practices of Human Resource Management to optimize the utilization of human resources at national and international levels.  

The MOU was signed between Prof. E. A. Weerasinghe, Vice-Chancellor of NSBM Green University and Mr. U.A.C Obeyesekere Chief Executive Officer – CIPM. 

This partnership brings in exemption paths for CIPM/ NSBM students, aiding to endure their academic and professional qualifications. 

CIPM Sri Lanka’s CQHRM Receives Prestigious CIPD UK Accreditation

CIPM Sri Lanka – the Nation’s leader in human resource management recently announced that CIPM’s foremost professional qualification – CQHRM (Chartered Qualification in Human Resource Management) received the accreditation of the prestigious Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) – the UK, the leading professional body for experts in people at work. With hubs in UK, Ireland, Middle East, and Asia, CIPD UK is the career partner of choice for over 150,000 members worldwide. With this, the CQHRM program is fully accredited by the CIPD against the Advanced Knowledge Standards (UK postgraduate Qualifications). CQHRM students will gain Associate membership of the CIPD on successful completion of the course.

“We are delighted to have received this prestigious international accreditation by CIPD UK, which will open up new horizons enabling CIPM Sri Lanka members to enjoy the privileges of worldwide recognition, acceptance and enhanced career prospects. This accreditation will also augment Sri Lanka’s positioning as an attractive investment location with the availability of a highly skilled and internationally recognized pool of professional HR talent,” said Jayantha Amarasinghe – President, CIPM Sri Lanka.

“We at CIPM endeavour to upgrade and enhance our offerings on a continuous evolutionary and revolutionary basis to be competitive as well as to provide the maximum value for our members and students to reach greater heights. The accreditation by CIPD is a result of that collective effort and commitment,” he added.

Since its inception in 1959, CIPM Sri Lanka has regularly and continuously introduced international best practices in the HR sphere, thus enabling and empowering a paradigm shift for HR practitioners in Sri Lanka. This accreditation by CIPD UK will help propel Sri Lanka’s HR profession and its HR professionals to new heights.

CIPM is affiliated with the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resources Management (APFHRM) and the World Federation of People Management Association (WFPMA). CIPM, being a professional institute, is also a constituent member of the Organization of Professional Associations [OPA] Sri Lanka. Currently, CIPM comprises over 1200 Professional Members who serve in both public and private organizations and approximately 8000 students who follow diverse programs on human resource management that are delivered online and through its study centres in Colombo and regional study centres throughout the country.

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CIPM Standing Committee on Applied Research and Knowledge Centre successfully conducted its annual research symposium (virtual) on 2nd July 2021 an international level under the theme “Global Crises and Future of Work” with more than 200 participants.

The event comprises of Inaugural Session, Panel Discussion, Technical Sessions under Seven Tracks, Case Study Session and Valedictory Session.

President CIPM Sri Lanka Mr.Jayantha Amarasinghe, Chief Guest of the symposium: Senior Prof. Sampath Amaratunge, Chairman, University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka,  

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Aquil Busrai, CEO, Aquil Busrai Consulting, India, Prof.(Dr.) Prasadhini Gamage, Mr. Indika Kaluarachchige were grace the occasion.

Panel discussion Moderated by Dr Samantha Rathnayake and the Panel Members were Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri, Dr Samitha perera, Mr. Ken Vijayakumar and Mr. Vajira Ellepola.


Technical sessions were chaired by Dr. Richard Wickramaratne, Prof. T. Mangaleswaran,

Prof. H. M. A. Herath, Prof. Sivalogadasan, Prof. Susima Weligamage, Prof Aruna Shantha Gamage and Prof. Kumudini Dissanayake

Technical sessions were Co-chaired by Dr. Lasanthika Sajeevanie, Dr. Padmini Jayasekera, Dr. Jayarani Ramawickrama, Dr. Kumudu Jayawardena, Dr. Yogarajah Nanthagopan, Dr. Sheshika Kariyapperuma and Dr. Ruwan Abeysekera

Case Study session was Chaired by Mr. Janaka Kumarasinghe and Co-Chaired by Mr Ken Vijayakumar and Mr Priyantha Ranasinghe

Valedictory session was Chaired by Prof. Prasadini Gamage and Winners of the Best Paper and the Best Presenter were announced under each track.

Mrs. Kamani Perera, Manager – Research & Development delivered the Vote of Thanks.

The refurbished Members Lounge of CIPM Sri Lanka was declared open collectively by the President of CIPM SL Mr. Jayantha Amarasinghe and Past President Dr. Lalith Wijetunga on 17th June 2021 in the graceful presence of the Executive Council Members. Here are some of the captures of the soft opening.


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