Institute of Personnel Management (IPM) Sri Lanka has initiated plans to expand its footprint to neighboring Republic of Maldives in order to provide their expertise in HR education and people management skills to the citizens of Maldives.
IPM is the foremost professional HR body in Sri Lanka with its head office in Colombo while reaching out to students and HR professionals in and around regional capitals of Kandy, Kurunegala, Galle, Matara, Gampaha, Negombo and Jaffna via its regional centers.
“We are keen on establishing our presence in the Republic of Maldives in order to share our experience and expertise in human resources management education and the profession itself with the Republic of Maldives,” said IPM Sri Lanka Immediate Past President and External Affairs Subcommittee Chairman Rohitha Amarapala after a fruitful meeting with the Ambassador for the Republic of Maldives Zahiya Zareer in Colombo recently.
“Given the pool of young talent in Maldives and their keenness to explore new frontiers, training them in ‘people management’ which is one of the most important aspects of management is essential. With our experience in HR education in Sri Lanka and the extensive relationships we have established with world bodies such as the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management and World Federation of People Management Association, IPM is ideally placed to take on the role of educating and training the young workforce in human resource management,” Amarapala added.
The IPM delegation to the Embassy of the Republic of Maldives was led by Rohitha Amarapala and comprised Honorary Secretary Ken Wijekumar, Executive Director Peter Daabre, Director of Academic Operations Gopinath Subramaniam, External Affairs Committee Member Sajeewani Thilakaratne, Senior Manager, Programmes Anushka Earskin, while the Maldivian delegation comprised Ambassador Zahiya Zareer, Second Secretary Ali Nasih and several officials from the embassy.