From left: Exchange Programme Delegation Member Lieutenant Commander Nilan Miranda, Exchange Programme Delegation Leader Colonel Saman Jayawickrama, IPM Sri Lanka Secretary Ken Vijayakumar, IPM Sri Lanka President Professor Ajantha Dharmasiri, IPM Sri Lanka Immediate Past President and External Affairs Committee Chairman Rohitha Amarapala, Exchange Programme Delegation Member Priyal Perera and IPM Sri Lanka Academic Affairs Consultant Professor Prasadani Gamage
IPM Sri Lanka President Professor Ajantha Dharmasiri has been invited to address the sixth MetLife International Human Resource Conference 2017 organised by the Bangladesh Society for Human Resource Management (BSHRM) as a keynote speaker.
The conference, themed ‘Exchange to Change’ is taking place at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC), Dhaka, Bangladesh today.
Professor Dharmasiri is accompanied by a team of four delegates representing IPM Sri Lanka who are participating in the conference and thereafter engage in a Foreign Delegate Exchange Programme.
The Foreign Delegate Exchange Programme is a result of the memorandum of understanding between IPM Sri Lanka and BSHRM inked for the co-operation in HR-related matters and facilitation of bilateral learning programmes between the two institutions for the mutual uplifting of HR knowledge and experiences.
“Being invited as a keynote speaker at the sixth MetLife HR Conference organised by BSHRM indeed an honour. The conference as well as the Exchange Programme will no doubt be of immense value and a great opportunity to enhance and exchange our knowledge and understanding of human resource management. We look forward to the interactions with our contemporaries,” said Professor Dharmasiri.
Professor Dharmasiri’s keynote address at the Conference is on the topic ‘Driving Change: The Role of the HR Profession’. While many delegates from Sri Lanka have been invited by the BSHRM as panellists in previous years, this is the first time that a keynote speaker from Sri Lanka has been invited to address the conference which is a clear reflection of the high esteem and recognition that IPM Sri Lanka and the HR professionals enjoy in the region. “The conference, interestingly themed as ‘Exchange to Change’ and the Exchange Programme will be an interesting platform to understand the practical developments taking place in managing and motivating people at work. It is also an excellent opportunity to develop and grow our networks with the HR fraternity of our neighbouring countries for mutual benefit,” he added.
“We are happy that a delegation of HR professionals representing Sri Lanka and IPM are participating in the National HR Conference in Bangladesh this year too. We are confident that the delegation will be able to exchange much knowledge and insights on HR during the Conference and discussions with their Bangladeshi contemporaries,” said IPM Sri Lanka Immediate Past President and External Affairs Committee Chairman Rohitha Amarapala.
The IPM delegation to the Conference consists of Prof. Dharmasiri, IPM Sri Lanka Council Member Colonel Saman Jayawickrama, Exchange Programme Delegation Leader and IPM Sri Lanka Fellow Member Priyal Perera, IPM Sri Lanka Associate Member Lieutenant Commander Nilan Krishantha Miranda and IPM Sri Lanka Academic Affairs Consultant Prof. Prasadini Gamage.