CIPM panel discussion on 'Promising Prospects for HR in the Public Sector'


CIPM has organised a panel discussion comprising of leaders in the public administration and human resource management field on "Promising Prospects for HR in the Public Sector" on 11th February 2020 at the CIPM Sri Lanka Head Office "HR House" in Colombo 5.

The keynote address will be delivered by Commissioner General of Labor - Ananda Wimalaweera.

Dhammika Fernando – Executive General Manager, Tropical Findings (Pvt) Ltd and President CIPM Sri Lanka, Dr. Lloyd Fernando – Senior Consultant, Post Graduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Group Captain Manoaj Keppetipola – Commanding Officer, SLAF Camp Weerawila, Editor CIPM Executive Council and Chartered Fellow Member CIPM, Rohitha Amarapala – DGM HR & ER, Sri Lanka Insurance, Past President CIPM Sri Lanka and Chartered Fellow Member CIPM, and Soloman Sumanasooriya – DGM HRM National Water Supply & Drainage Board, Council Member CIPM Executive Council and Chartered Fellow Member CIPM will be the panelists.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri – Professor in Management, Director and Chairman of the Board of Management, Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Immediate Past President CIPM and Chartered Fellow Member CIPM.

"The Public Sector has a crucial role to play in taking the Country on its path to progress and economic development. Efficient and effective human resource management policies as well as grass root activities to hire, train, motivate, reward and retain a workforce that is second to none is the need of the hour" said Dhammika Fernando – President CIPM Sri Lanka.

"In this context, the prospects for human resource management professionals in the Public Sector are indeed promising. As the leading professional body in human resource management in the Nation, it is our bounden duty to ensure that the public sector too is considered as an employer of choice, which is able to fulfill the dreams of aspiring human resource professionals" he added.

The panel discussion, organized by the Standing Committee on External Affairs and National HR Initiatives, will be held from 9 am to 12 noon. Entrance is free subject to prior registration due to the limited seating available.

CIPM was founded in 1959 – incorporated by Parliamentary Act No. 24 of 1976, amended by Act No. 31 of 2018. CIPM is affiliated to the Asia Pacific Foundation of Human Resource Management and to the World Federation of People Management Associations. CIPM, being a professional institute is also a constituent member of the Organization of Professional Associations [OPA] Sri Lanka. Currently, CIPM comprises of over 1600 Professional Members who serve in both public and private organizations. It was elevated to Chartered Status by the Parliament of Sri Lanka on the 28th of September 2018 by amending the original Act of establishment.


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