IPM SL President Addresses Bangladesh HR Conference 2018 as Keynote Speaker

IPM Sri Lanka President Professor Ajantha Dharmasiri was recently invited to address the 7th International HR Conference 2018 as a Keynote Speaker by the Bangladesh Society for Human Resource Management.

Considered as the largest professional HR gathering in Bangladesh, the Conference was held on 28th April in Dhaka, Bangladesh under the theme “HR for Sustainable Business”.


Professor Dharmasiri’s keynote address was themed “People Factor for Sustained Results”.

In his keynote address, Prof. Dharmasiri emphasized that the many initiatives such as the Great HR Debate, Great HR Practices, Research Symposium, setting up of a consultancy arm staffed by experts in HR and business as well as the interschool debating championship “Battle of the Brains” competition rolled out by IPM Sri Lanka are all in the context of giving due recognition to human resource as the most critical asset in any progressive organization and efforts towards building capacity of HR professionals at all levels including the Board.

“We at IPM Sri Lanka are busy building globally competitive human resource professionals who are competent both from a professional as well as academic perspective to lead their organizations to the next level of growth.


Our resolve to obtain charter status for IPM Sri Lanka, our international affiliations with organizations such as APFHRM, WFPMA, internationally recognized universities, reciprocal technical arrangements between IPM Sri Lanka and other national HR societies such as BSHRM are cornerstones of this strategy to acquire knowledge as well as enhance personal networks of our HR professionals” said Prof. Dharmasiri.

“Our activities for the past couple of years have been centered on understanding and embracing the transformation of society into a digital world, and determining how best HR could make use of this phenomenon to better manage people in the workplace.


Also, with a growing membership at IPM Sri Lanka and the enthusiasm being shown by our membership, we are confident that we are on the path to achieving our objectives” he added.

Prof. Dharmasiri was accompanied by a delegation comprising of IPM members C. Hewapattini, Dr. Neil Bogahalanda and Priyantha Ranasinghe who were invited to the conference by BSHRM under the mutual technical cooperation arrangement between IPM Sri Lanka and BSHRM.

IPM Sri Lanka keeps pace with new trends and concepts in HR by engaging continuously with the business community to share experiences, thoughts and insights in order to enrich and enhance the HR profession.


It actively encourages and promotes members’ participation at international conferences and forums to provide exposure, build networks and conduct research into areas of interest to the HR profession in Sri Lanka.


IPM was founded in 1959 and was subsequently incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1976. IPM is affiliated to the Asia Pacific Foundation of Human Resources Management and also to the World Federation of People Management Association.


IPM, being a professional institute is also a constituent member of the Organization of Professional Associations [OPA] Sri Lanka. Currently, IPM comprises of over 1200 Professional Members who serve in both public and private organizations.


Photo caption : Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri delivering his keynote address at the 7th Bangladesh International HR Conference 2018

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