CIPM Sri Lanka – the Nation’s leader in human resource management, signed a partnership and collaboration agreement recently with Sri Lanka Telecom for the provision of Wi-Fi and data facilities which will fast track CIPM’s digitalization process and eco-friendly “Green Operations” concept. It will enable members, faculty and learners at the head office “HR House” in Colombo 5, Kirulapone and all 5 Regional Offices and Study Centers to access the CIPM Web Portal in a seamless and hassle free manner over Wi-Fi, enhancing inclusivity. The Agreement was signed at a ceremony at CIPM Head Office by CIPM President Dhammika Fernando and Chethana Attanayake-General Manager WPC-Sri Lanka Telecom in the presence of CIPM Hony. Treasurer Ken Vijayakumar, CIPM CEO P. G. Tennakoon, Members of the CIPM Executive Council and officials representing Sri Lanka Telecom including Ranga Jayawardhana-Deputy General Manager WPSW.
“This is an important milestone in our journey to be an inclusive and stake-holder focused professional body. CIPM is now well positioned to roll out its digital strategy for the benefit of all our stakeholders. The Wi-Fi rollout will make our day to day operations fast and easy” said Dhammika Fernando-President, CIPM Sri Lanka.
“Partnering with Sri Lanka Telecom to bring about rapid digital transformation of CIPM Sri Lanka came to us naturally as they have been involved continuously over a long period of time with us as a sponsor of many of our national level events” he added.
CIPM endeavors to be in the forefront of the knowledge-based economy and expects that this Wi-Fi technology roll out across all its locations will bring about efficiency and convenience while reducing operational cost structures.
“We wish to congratulate CIPM Sri Lanka for deploying seamless Wi-Fi connectivity as one of the first steps in the digitalization process thereby displaying the characteristics of a true leader in its endeavor to be ahead of the technology adoption curve” said Chethana Attanayake-General Manager WPC, Sri Lanka Telecom. We are honoured and pleased to have partnered with CIPM. We look forward to working together with further digital initiatives in the future too” he added.
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.