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Dushan Kahandagamage creates history


Worlds Top ranked student for Professional Postgraduate Diploma in marketing - Mr. D M Kahadagamage

The Graduation Ceremony and Membership Investiture of The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Sri Lanka Region
The Graduation Ceremony and Membership Investiture of The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Sri Lanka Region was held on Friday 20th July, 2012 at Waters Edge, Battaramulla. Senior Professor Civil Engineering of the University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka, Professor Malik Ranasinghe was the Chief Guest, while the Director of Education, CIM UK, Ms. Anita Stubbs graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour. President, CIM Sri Lanka Region, Dr. Rohan Fernando, Chairperson, CIM Sri Lanka Region, Mrs.Chitrangani Herat Guneratne and the Regional Board and Management Committee members were also present at the occasion.

88 diplomates who had completed the CIM Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing during the examinations held in the year 2011 joined the marketing fraternity as qualified professionals. The key highlight of the year was the international award won by Dushan Kahandagamage for being the World’s Top Ranked Student for the year 2011 for the Professional Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing.

Dushan created history by winning this award for the first time in the history of CIM Sri Lanka. He also received the Egerton Canagasabey Award for Best Student Performance at the final examinations.The graduation ceremony also saw 3 students carrying away the world prizes for their respective subjects.The world prize-winners were A K Dalpadado for Stakeholder Marketing of the Professional Certificate in Marketing, H S B Dissanayake for Marketing Leadership and Planning of the Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and S T Wijesinghe for Marketing Planning Process of the Professional Diploma in Marketing.

Ms. A K Dalpadado - Stakeholder Markeing - World Prize Winner

As customary another twenty one students were recognized at the ceremony for obtaining the highest marks for singular subjects in Sri Lanka.The CIM Graduation and Membership Investiture Ceremony also recognized top senior marketers as they achieved CIM Fellowship status. This year there were 10 Fellow members namely, Head of Sales and Marketing, Brandix Textiles Ltd, Nipun Bandara, Chief Manager Consumer finance, Nations Trust Bank, Lewie Diasz, Senior Business Manager, Hemas FMCG, Amal Fernando, Vice President/Head of Trade Products, Citibank N.A. Colombo Branch, Neil Handapangoda, Chairman/Managing Director, Hummingbird International plc, Shiraz Latiff, Head of Quality Standards, Licensing, Investment Legal and Special Projects, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, Dileepa Mudadeniya, Principal Officer, Sri Lanka Insurance & Chief Officer – Life Insurance, Suresh Paranavitana, Country Manager, Hemas Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd, Thirugnanasuntharan Sayandhan, Director Brands, Hemas FMCG,  Bimal Silva and General Manager- MAS Intimates –Vidiyal, Ravindranath Wijenathan.

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