The Sri Lanka Institute of Training and Development (SLITAD), the country’s only professional body that has dedicated itself for the promotion of best practices in people development, announced the launch of its much-awaited awards program – ‘SLITAD People Development Awards 2015’, amidst an enthusiastic audience that was present at the initial awareness program held at the Hotel Galadari recently.

The SLITAD is a leading non-profit organization in Sri Lanka that is striving to promote and propagate best practices in the sphere of human resource development in the country. The primary aim of the SLITAD is to support the national economy through the enhancement of productivity for which ‘human capital development’ is an essential prerequisite.

Since its inception in the year 1998, the SLITAD has committed itself to the above cause by initiating a number of training, education, knowledge-sharing, networking and recognition programs. Through these numerous activities, the Institute has been able to successfully envelope a large and diverse cross section of its stakeholders including public and private sector entities in uplifting best practices in human resource development in the country.

The SLITAD is affiliated to the prestigious International Federation of Training and Development Organization (IFTDO) and has many high profile individual and institutional members on its roll at present.

Addressing the audience, Ajith Bopitiya, Project Chairman, SLITAD PDA 2015 stated that arrangements have been already made to hold the event at the Hotel Galadari on  November 26 from 6 pm. “The response we have received for the ‘SLITAD People Development Awards’ is simply unprecedented. Now on its 3rd year, SLITAD PDA Awards Program is a unique initiative that recognizes best practices of the Sri Lankan public and private sector organizations in the field of training and development. Such an effort we believe is not only timely but the need of the hour, as the country has embarked on an ambitious development drive, in which ‘productivity’ plays a pivotal role. People development and productivity are closely linked and no organization can ever imagine sustaining business growth without achieving an exceptional productivity standard,” he asserted.

SLITAD People Development Awards 2015
SLITAD People Development Awards is one of the most anticipated events in the Institute’s annual event calendar where it recognizes best practices of Sri Lankan public and private sector organizations  in the field of training and development. This annual awards program attracts a large number of high profile organizations including leading conglomerates and public sector enterprises, which will be bestowed with Gold, Silver and Bronze awards for their achievements in HRD practices at a gala event amidst a distinguished gathering.

The SLITAD People Development Awards 2015 is open to both public and private sector organizations, irrespective of sector, industry or size.

Enlightening the participants on the application process, the Project Chairman stated that applicants could log on to to download the application and the instructions manual in which the entire process and evaluation criteria have been explained in detail”.

Bopitiya also urged the members of the HRD fraternity to keep a tab on the closing date, which is September 30, 2015 and stressed that completed applications should reach the SLITAD PDA Secretariat on or before this date as the organizers have put in place a comprehensive auditing process to evaluate winners. “The SLITAD PDA 2015 has three categories of awards: Gold, Silver and Bronze, which are awarded to public and private sector organizations that have demonstrated progressive people development initiatives within their respective entities. A novel addition from this year is the ‘Diamond Award’, which will be presented to those organizations that receive a Gold Award for three consecutive years,” stated Bopitiya, during his brief address.

So hurry, enter the SLITAD People Development Awards 2015 today and be recognized for your efforts towards adding value to the country’s human resources.

For further information and registration, call Lukshman on 0777 007081 or 0718 417239.