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CIPM supports Ministry of Transport to develop Master HR Plan

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CIPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management through its pool of experienced and qualified professionals rolled out a high-profile initiative to develop a Master HR Plan for the Ministry of Transport to sustainably achieve its long-term goals and objectives including the vision to make Sri Lanka the country with the premier People-Centered Transport System in the Region.

The initiative was launched recently with a briefing session held at the Ministry premises which was followed by the main workshop at the CIPM auditorium, and another workshop conducted by CIPM on the third day at the National Transport Commission Auditorium in Park Road. Senior officials of the ministry and departments under the purview of the ministry including the chairpersons or heads of these institutions, Chief Executive Officer, Director General, General Manager, and Head of HR & Administration participated in the sessions. The departments and institutions under the ministry include the Department of Railways, Department of Motor Traffic, Sri Lanka Transport Board, National Transport Commission, National Council for Road Safety, National Transport Medical Institute, and Lakdiva Engineering (Pvt) Ltd. Secretary of the Ministry of Transport Monty Ranathunga contributed his thoughts on the critical importance of the Master HR Plan initiative. The participants including the Secretary exchanged their views with the facilitators while participating interactively at the sessions.

“In order to pursue and achieve the targets of the Transport sector specified in the national policy framework ‘Saubghagyaye Dekma’, our efforts to achieve a people-centric, environmentally friendly and sustainable transport system which caters to the needs of the people requires a well-strategized human resource master plan to ensure that we have the right skills in the right numbers at the right time. To support us in this important endeavor of developing the Master HR Plan for the ministry and the organizations under its purview, we invited the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) – a notable leader in the sphere of human resource management in Sri Lanka” said Monty Ranathunga –Secretary, Ministry of Transport.

“We are delighted to share the expertise in human resource management and business acumen of our experienced resource persons to support the Ministry of Transport to develop the Master HR Plan, an essential tool for any organization. We are confident that this initiative will no doubt help fulfill the strategic objectives of the Ministry” said Jayantha Amarasinghe-president, CIPM Sri Lanka.

The Master HR Planning initiatives were facilitated and conducted by Lead Consultant Sarath Kumara (CCIPM), Professional Certified Coach, Senior Certified Team Transformation Coach, HR and Management Consultant, and former Vice President of HR at Camso-Loadstar (Pvt) Ltd., and Janaka Kumarasinghe (FCIPM), Director/CEO of Kentridge (Pvt) Ltd and Past President of CIPM.



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Seylan Bank offers amazing discounts for Avurudu

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With Avurudu just around the corner, Seylan Bank PLC is offering amazing discounts to customers purchasing daily essentials, electronics, clothing, gifts, and more. The bank with a heart will celebrate the New Year with “Ratatama Super, Avurudu Offers with Seylan Cards” and “Seylan Tikiri – Season of Gifts and Laughter”.

The bank with a heart, commenced these exciting offers and promotions to provide the best Avurudu experience to its customers young and old, and to reward them for their continued loyalty to the bank, in the spirit of festivity.

“At Seylan Bank, we want to make your Avurudu an unforgettable experience,” said Gamika De Silva, Assistant General Manager, Marketing and Sales at Seylan Bank. “These two promotions underscore our customer-centric approach which focuses on providing products and services that enhance the overall customer experience and convenience, adding value to your experience with the Bank with a Heart.”

The Bank has partnered with leading supermarket chains on selected promotions; with Keells offering 30% off on fresh meat during the weekends, Cargills providing 20% off on total bills during selected weekends, Glomark offering 20% off on the total bill on every Sunday for a limited time, Laugfs Super providing 20% off on a range of goods on every Monday for a limited time, and Premasiri Supermarket offering 20% off on vegetables & 10% off on fruits on every Wednesday & Thursday during the promotion period.

 

 

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SLIM elects new president and EXCO at 51st AGM

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The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) held its 51st AGM, which saw the induction of its new President Thilanka Abeywardena, who will spearhead the Institute as its 43rd president. This appointment is a milestone in the history of the Institute as Ms. Abeywardena became the first ever female to hold the position of President.

The AGM was held on 7th April, 2021 at Marino Beach Hotel, Colombo. Both a new Council of Management as well as an Executive Committee were appointed during the meeting.

Thilanka currently holds the position of the CMO Lead, South East Asia Emerging Markets at Microsoft Sri Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. and leads marketing and communications across nine Asian countries; Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

The newly appointed Executive Committee comprises ten experienced marketing professionals:

SLIM is the apex body for Marketing in Sri Lanka and has been promoting marketing excellence and elevating the status of marketing since 1970.

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OPPO launches Avurudu song to spread seasonal cheer

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OPPO recently launched an Avurudu jingle ahead of the Sinhalese & Tamil New year. Sung by OPPO brand ambassador & The Voice coach Umaria Sinhawamsa, the song also features popular personalities including actor& singer Gayan Gunawardena and choreographer Ramod Malaka& his dance troupe, Cool Steps.

The visual for the song has been shot in a scenic village atmosphere & features a host of New Year traditions of great cultural significance. The video also features the newly launched fan-favorite OPPO F19 Pro which is on offer during the season. On the first day of sales alone, the F19 Pro recorded a 200% increase in sales compared to its predecessor F17 Pro.

CEO of OPPO Sri Lanka Bob Li said: “This project helped us to immerse into Sri Lankan culture better. In keeping with the spirit of the season, evolving & upgrading, OPPO has launched two concurrent promotions: ERABADU WASI from 2-13 April & OPPO SERVICE WASI from 5 – 18 April.”

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