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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). CIPM SL is a professional body and is affiliated to the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management and World Federation of People Management Associations. The CIPM SL is the pioneering and most recognized professional body in the Island when it comes to trend-setting in the HRM profession.

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Revolutionizing the HR Profession

Thursday, 18 July 2019 / Published in News

CIPM Sri Lanka inaugurated its annual flagship event “The National HR Conference” with the media briefing on 18th July 2019. The conference will be held on 17th and 18th September 2019 at BMICH under the exciting and time relevant theme “Radically Reinvented Reality”.   

Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) Sri Lanka – the Nation’s leader in human resource management in its endeavor to recognize and encourage high performing students awarded a dual merit scholarship in human resource management to Sithmi Edirisinghe of Maliyadeva Girl’s College, Kurunegala the Island 2nd rank in the GCE Advanced Level 2018 Arts Stream.

Under this scholarship award, Sithmi will be offered the privilege to follow CIPM’s popular entry-level HR programme “The Certificate Course in Human Resource Management” (CCHRM) as her first step into her career in HRM. Upon successful completion of the CIPM CCHRM, Sithmi will have the opportunity to follow the more advanced CIPM Diploma in Human Resource Management.

“CIPM Sri Lanka is a well-recognized institute in human resource management, and I am very grateful to have been given this opportunity to study here. I believe that it is important for my future. It will also help improve my knowledge” said Sithmi expressing her views on receiving the dual scholarship.

Sithmni, who hails from Kurunegala is the only child in her family and is enthusiastically looking forward to starting the course at CIPM Kurunegala Regional Center.

CIPM’s strategy of decentralizing is a boon to students living outside of Colombo making learning more accessible and inclusive. In addition to the head office in Colombo, CIPM has regional centers located in Gampaha, Kurunegala, Galle and Kandy, the provincial capitals of the country .

By showing its unceasing strong commitment to uphold the highest standards of corporate governance, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka won the Compliance Award under Small and Medium Sized Entities category for the 6th consecutive year in 2018.
The Grand finale of the 54th Annual Report Awards competition conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka was held at Shangri- La Hotel, Colombo on 04th December 2018. The primary focus of the competition is to encourage organizations to report and present their financial reports in a transparent, accurate and reader friendly manner, that best reflects the financial performance of an organization. This award is a clear testament to the fact that CIPM Sri Lanka adheres to the laid down Sri Lankan Accounting Standards, IFRS and other global standards that have been established for the purpose of ensuring best practices in financial reporting.


A Gala dinner was organized to celebrate the success of achieving the Charter status on the 26th November 2018 at the Grand Ballroom, Waters Edge, Battaramulla. Over 450 guests attended this event which included VIPs, Special Invitees from other Professional Institutions and Organizations, President CIPM SL, Council Members of CIPM Sri Lanka, Fellow Members – CIPM SL, Past Presidents – CIPM SL, Members CIPM SL, Associate Members – CIPM SL, Lecturers – CIPM SL and the staff of CIPM SL.






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