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


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CIPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management – has organised a half-day panel discussion comprising of leaders in the public administration and human resource management field on ‘Promising Prospects for HR in the Public Sector’ on 11 February at the CIPM Sri Lanka Head Office ‘HR House’ in Colombo-5. The keynote address will be delivered by Commissioner General of Labour Ananda Wimalaweera.   

Keynote speaker Commissioner General of Labour Ananda Wimalaweera

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

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

“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 CIPM Sri Lanka President Dhammika Fernando.

“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 fulfil the dreams of aspiring human resource professionals,” he added.          

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


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