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IPM Sri Lanka Organizes the Great HR Quiz 2015

Monday, 26 October 2015 11:49

IPM Sri Lanka has organized the popular The Great HR Quiz 2015 for the 2nd consecutive year with objectives centered on broad knowledge sharing, creating opportunities to research on best HR practices and putting together a large HR audience for positive interaction within a competitive spirit.

The Quiz will be staged as a “Live Table Quiz” and will be held on Friday 13th November 2015 at the Galadari Hotel, Colombo from 3.00 PM onwards.


50 teams each with 5 members will vie for the championship trophy.

“The Great HR Quiz is one of the main activities on our activity calendar.


It is an ideal opportunity for HR professionals and non-HR managers alike to show their prowess at displaying their knowledge and understanding of human resources management concepts and principles.


The live table format of the quiz has been enthusiastically received by participants and encourages fast and quick thinking” said Rohitha Amarapala-President, IPM Sri Lanka.

The competition is open to all private and public sector organizations under the categories of Banking/Finance/Insurance, IT/Software/Telecom/BPO, Travel & Hospitality/Leisure, Apparel & Textile, Manufacturing/FMCG, Food & Beverages with an additional “Special category”.


Each organization can nominate a maximum of 2 teams, each supported by separate registration forms.


The quiz will be conducted in English and will comprise of 5 rounds.


The first 2 rounds will test the knowledge of the teams on Human Resource Management which will be followed by rounds on Organizational Behavior and Current affairs & sports.


The final round will be on Contemporary Human Resources Management.


Each team will be allocated a table with an electronic response device with which answers to the quiz need to be selected by each team in real time.

“We request all corporate entities both in the private and public sector to participate in this unique and informative quiz.


The enthusiasm shown by participants in previous years is indeed a testament to the successful nature of the Great HR Quiz programme” said Prasad Piyadigama- Chairman of the Great HR Quiz 2015 Organizing Committee and Vice President-HR, Holcim Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

The champions of The Great HR Quiz 2015 will receive Rs. 100,000/- in prize money, the Champions trophy, medals and certificates.


The 1st Runner up will receive Rs. 75,000/- in prize money, The Great HR Quiz 2015 Runners-up trophy, medals and certificates while the 2nd Runner up will receive Rs. 50,000 in prize money, medals and certificates.

Each participant will be awarded a certificate of participation.


Category winners in each sector will receive a trophy, medals and certificates.


Application for registration on the prescribed form available from IPM Sri Lanka will close on 24th October.

The distinguished panel of judges for the Great HR Quiz 2015 will comprise of Chairman-National Human Resource Development Council of Sri Lanka-Dinesh Weerakkody, Professor of Management-University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Director Postgraduate Institute of Management and Council Member of IPM Sri Lanka-Professor Ajantha Dharmasiri, and Director General, Employers Federation of Ceylon-Kanishka Weerasinghe.

Experienced quiz master, IPM Council Member and Past President – Chrisantha Obeyesekere will be the Quiz Master.

IPM Sri Lanka keeps pace with the 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 900 Professional Members who serve in both public and private organizations.


Prasad Piyadigama

Last modified on Monday, 26 October 2015 12:06