Sunday Times: 14.03.2021
CIPM Sri Lanka – the Nation’s leader in human resource management held its 2020 graduation ceremony at the BMICH, Colombo on Wednesday 24th February 2021 where over 800 graduates from the CIPM Business School received their well-deserved honors. The graduands represented students who followed the M. Sc in HRM & Development from the University of Salford, Manchester, UK, CIPM National Diploma in Training & Human Resource Development (NDTHRD) and CIPM Professional Qualification in Human Resource Management (PQHRM). The graduation ceremony was held in two sessions.
Chief Guest of the morning session Hon. Dr. Sarath Weerasekera – M. P., Minister of Public Security and the Chief Guest of the afternoon session Hon. Ajith Nivard Cabraal – M. P., State Minister of Money & Capital Market and State Enterprise Reforms, Guests of Honor Ms. Gowrie Rajan – Director, Sun Match Company and Deepthi Lokuarachchi – Group Chief Executive Officer, Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC 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 “Transforming the World of Work”.
“It is truly pleasure to welcome all of you, and especially our graduands who are present here today as true achievers. CIPM SL, with the absolute commitment of our resource personnel have taken you through the knowledge acquisition process and you have become qualified young professionals in managing people and business. We hope you will remain as part of our professional community as members of CIPM” said Jayantha Amarasinghe-President, CIPM Sri Lanka.
“It requires to be acknowledged that the CIPM Business School has been able to operate a professional learning and teaching experience which is consistently ranked as the very best in the market. Our team of industry practitioners has developed your skills, knowledge and behavior in the field of people management to become successful in your life” he added.
Congratulating the graduands, Chief Guest of the morning session Hon. Sarath Weerasekera said “CIPM is a pioneering body in the island in the profession of human resource management”. Referring to his experience and career, he also said love for your country/institution that you work, knowledge and appreciation of the history and literature of the country and a sensitive heart are additional 3 essential qualities which will inspire you to be a successful leader.
The Chief Guest of the afternoon session Hon. Ajith Nivard Cabraal congratulated the graduands and said that CIPM has chosen a very appropriate theme for the graduation as the new normal brought about by the pandemic not only transforms the way we work, it also requires transformation of the worklife, transformation of ideas and transformation of individuals as well to successfully face the challenges of the pandemic. He further added that as everything is changing at an increasing pace, each person has to change and transform accordingly to be successful.