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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, 17 October 2022 / Published in News

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.



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. 



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.


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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