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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 _ DPHRM Awarding Ceremony 2022
Tuesday, 06 September 2022 / Published in News

The first Certificate Awarding Ceremony of the Diploma in Professional Human Resource Management (DPHRM) was held on Sunday, 04th September 2022, with the presence of the Chief Guest Mr. Ken Vijayakumar, President CIPM Sri Lanka, Mr. Kanishka Weeramunda – Founder / Chief Executive Officer of PayMedia (Pvt) Ltd, Guest of Honour, office bearers, Council Members and the other distinguished guests. There were 400 Diploma holders who received their certificates and the event was concluded with great success.

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CIPM - ResearchSymposium

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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Dynamic and Professional Leader Jayantha Amarasinghe Re-elected President CIPM Sri Lanka

 CIPM Sri Lanka announced the unanimous re-election of its incumbent President, versatile business leader and HR professional – Jayantha Amarasinghe to lead the human resource professional body into the upcoming year at the Annual General Meeting held on 26th March 2022. 

The trust and confidence of the membership in President Amarasinghe’s capabilities as a leader was reflective of the achievement of multiple successes and growth in all of CIPM Sri Lanka’s goals for the previous year and over-achievement of targets amidst the challenges and uncertainties posed by the pandemic led the members to an undoubted election of Mr. Amarasinghe.

 Along with him following officer bears and members were elected for the council:

 Vice President: Mr. Ken Vijayakumar

Honorary Secretary: Mr. Priyankara Seneviratne

Hony. Assistant Secretary: Ms. Wasanthi Vithanage

Honorary Treasurer: Mr. Priyantha Ranasinghe

Hony. Assistant Treasurer: Col.(Retd.) Saman Jayawickrama

Hony: Editor: Mr. Jayantha Abeyratne

Council Members:

Ms. Chandima Bambarenda

Dr. Neil Bogahalande

Prof. Prasadini Gamage

Mr. Namal Jayaweera

Air Cdre. Manoaj Keppetipola

Ms. Shiwanthie Wijesuriya

 Mr.Dhammika Fernando, Immediate Past President of CIPM will also serve as a council member for this council year by extending his continuous service to CIPM

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National Business Excellence Awards 2021

CIPM- National-Business-Excellence-Award-2022

CIPM Sri Lanka – the Nation’s Leader in Human Resource Management, achieved the pinnacle of excellence when it was crowned as the WINNER at the National Business Excellence Awards (NBEA) 2021 in the Educational Services Sector & 2nd Runner – Up Medium Category at a glittering awards ceremony held at the BMICH, Colombo on the 22nd of March 2022. The National Business Excellence Awards are recognized as Sri Lanka’s most prestigious corporate awards.

President CIPM SL, Mr Jayantha Amarasinghe, Vice President Mr Ken Vijayakumar, Hony. Secretary Mr Priyankara Seneviratne & CEO Mr U.A.C Obeysekere, Head of Business School Mr Anushka Earskin and Manager – QA & Compliance Ms Ruwani Senevirathne of the institute participated in the event.

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