The monthly seminar series, In dialogue with…,

The monthly seminar series, In dialogue with…,is an initiative by the Research Centre of the Postgraduate Institute of Management, designed to create a forum for researchers in business, management and allied disciplines to discuss their ongoing work. The series is designed with the hope of creating a space where dialogue forms new ideas, initiatives, and collaborations so that we may build rich and meaningful linkages among researchers with common interests from around the country. The seminars are open to all and are held from 5:30 to 7:00 pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

Making of opening remarks by Dr. Shamala Kumar who initiated the monthly seminar series
– In dialogue with…

A diversity of issues are addressed through these seminars ranging from employee wellbeing to post-tsunami recovery stories. Previous invitees included established scholars, such as Dr.Pavitra Kailasapathy and Dr.Arosha Adikaram, of the Faculty of Management at the University of Colombo, who presented their ongoing research.

Ms. Dananja Wanninayaka, making her presentation

Others who presented their doctoral research, were Ms. Dananja Wanninayaka, who presented her work at the University of New South Wales, Australia, and Ms. Sashika Manorathne, her work at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
We have a series of presentations lined up for the coming months from researchers attached to the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, University of Kelaniya, the City University of New York, and the Open University of Sri Lanka.
According to Prof.Ajantha S Dharmasiri, Director, PIM, this initiative is in line with the strategic direction of the institute where research has been identified as a key pillar in PIM’s “edifice of excellence”. He appreciates the service rendered by Prof. J.A.S.K. Jayakody, Head, PIM Research Centre and Dr. A K L Jayewardena, Senior Consultant, in taking research into greater heights.