Hayleys HR Head presented Lifetime Gold Award
For contribution to profession:
Hayleys Group, Group Human Resources Head Sunil Dissanayake has been
honoured with a Lifetime Gold award for his contribution to the Human
Hayleys HR Head Sunil Dissanayaka (second from left) accepts his
award from chief guest and Sri Lanka Telecom CEO Greg Young.
The award was presented by the Institute of Personnel Management (IPM)
at the National HR Excellence Awards 2011 recently at the Cinnamon Grand
Over two decades of Dissanayake’s professional life have been in the
field of human resources development and management, and have
encompassed training, advisory, consultancy and senior management roles
in leading companies in Sri Lanka and overseas.
A Graduate in Hotel Management and an Honorary Member of the
Institute of Personnel Management, Dissanayake who hails from Baddegama
in the Galle district, joined the Hayleys Group in July 2007 and was
appointed to the Group Management Committee in the same month. He is
also a non Executive Director of Hotel Services (Ceylon) PLC, the owning
company of the Ceylon Continental Hotel and Director of Hayleys Group
Services (Pvt) Ltd.
Among the many achievements to his credit are the establishment of
Group HR Divisions for Hayleys and Carson Cumberbatch; setting up and
operating a Learning and Development Department for Citibank (Gulf)
development and implementation of a successful voluntary retirement
scheme which included offering retraining opportunities for over 1000
employees of SriLankan Airlines in the aftermath of the terror attack of
2001 and facilitating optional employment in other organizations;
facilitating the introduction of a pioneering policy against sexual
harassment at the workplace at the national carrier in 2005 and the
introduction of ‘Toast mastering’.