President’s Message

In the current context of the economy, tourism as an industry plays a major role in contributing to the national GDP. Presently the tourism industry is the fastest growing industry in Sri Lanka and it’s expected to attract over three million tourists before 2018. With many new hotels and resorts being built in Sri Lanka, hospitality professional bodies like the CHSGA must play a significant role in keeping up with the demand from the industry in multiple areas.

While our main focus remains to support and facilitate SLITHM, I would like to see two other key initiatives to drive this year and those will be, to restore the lost attraction of our profession among the youth of our nation and to attract more women to the industry, and thereby contribute towards sustaining the Sri Lankan family ethos.

The CHSGA will also have clear objectives for next year with strategic measurement to gauge its success. Our committees will focus on, increasing membership, improving industry standards, managing events & activity planning, learning activities for knowledge enhancement, supporting SLITHM students in their welfare and the re-branding of Ceylon Hotel Schools Graduates Association.

Our association has a clear vision to develop tourism in Sri Lanka with a steady mission path in achieving all objectives!

Sanjeeva Perera
President
Ceylon Hotel School Graduates Association