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Institute of Management of Sri Lanka (IMSL) is the national apex body in the field of professional management in Sri Lanka, dedicated to promoting professional management in the country. IMSL was inaugurated on 31st July 1986 and was incorporated by Act of Parliament No. 67 on 17th December 1988. Today, IMSL is a full member of the Asian Association of Management Organizations (AAMO), as Sri Lanka’s sole representative in AAMO.

The Institute is administered by a President, Four Vice Presidents, A Secretary an Assistant Secretary, a Treasurer and Committee of 15 members of which 3 members represent the affiliated Institutions and Organizations of this Institute. Such Members are duly elected at an Annual General Meeting. They constitute the Council of the Institute.






Maj. Gen. Upul Perera re-elected IMSL President

At the 37th AGM of the Institute of Management of Sri Lanka (IMSL) held at the Grand Oriental Hotel recently, Major General Upul Perera (retd) was re-elected as the President. Anver Dole the immediate Past President was pro-tem Chairman for the election, and installed the newly elected President and administered the Oath of Office, in the presence of a large and distinguished gathering.
Four senior members of IMSL were upgraded as Fellows and were presented with their medallions and certificates by the President, Major General Upul Perera. The five Fellows upgraded include the newly appointed Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force Air Marshall Gagan Bulathsinhala, Planters Association Chairman Roshan Rajadurai, Financial and Banking Institutions Association former Chairman Dr. Shirley Perera, Prudential Shipping Chairman/MD and IMSL outgoing VP Rohitha Mendis, and Emerald Shirts GM and IMSL Hony. Secretary Saroj Lamahewa. Several Associates and Members also received their certificates from Anver Dole, Rohitha Mendis and Hony. Treasurer Errol Smith, who was elected as a Vice President at the AGM. Saroj Lamahewa tabled the Annual Report, and Errol Smith presented the audited Statements of Account. The AGM was followed by fellowship, cocktails and dinner. 



We are pleased to announce the launch of “SRI LANKA MANAGEMENT NEWS” [SMN] the official quarterly magazine of The Institute of Management of Sri Lanka (IMSL). The objective of publishing this magazine would be sharing of information about the activities of the Institute and to provide a platform to publish various articles related to management discipline.
In this issue you will find a news coverage on the 36th Annual General Meeting of IMSL, a flashback of IMSL Public Lecture Series, a report on AAMO’s Young Managers Programme and participation of Sri Lanka, an overview to Asian Association of Management Organizations, a special note about the Founder President of IMSL, write ups on Accounting as a Social Practice, and Emotional Intelligence: An effective Workplace Stress Reliever along with messages from the President and Immediate Past President. 
“SRI LANKA MANAGEMENT NEWS” is available as a hard copy and PDF Version. PDF Version can be downloaded from the below link.



In 2003 the New Zealand Institute of Management developed a Management Capability Index.  In management and leadership research terms, it was a world first. The survey, on which the index is based, is now conducted in a number of countries including India, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia, and was made possible due to membership in the Asian Association of Management Organizations (AAMO). The Institute of Management of Sri Lanka (IMSL) is the National Management Organization (NMO) representing Sri Lanka in the AAMO.  
Management capability is arguably the single most important success factor in building business capability.  This understanding in no small measure accounts for the fact that a steadily increasing number of countries are using the index to measure organisational performance and simultaneously keep individual enterprises focused on practices that enhance capability. 
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