President’s Message

As the newly elected President of your Association, it is my profound privilege to release this message to CHSGA Official Web – Site.

Being the most aspiring Institution for personal and professional development of hoteliers in Sri Lanka, The Ceylon Hotel School Graduates Association (CHSGA) which is duly incorporated under the parliament act No. 21 of 1984. It is a professional body which continuously contributes and actively supports the development of tourism industry in Sri Lanka, in a responsible and socially conscious manner. With its history of 46 years, the CHSGA has a membership of around 1500 professional hoteliers, constituting 80% at the helm of the hospitality industry in Sri Lanka. CHSGA is also the only professional organization in Sri Lanka that represents Graduates and Diploma Holders from Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM) and other professional hoteliers.

Having taken up office in September 2017, our main objective is to elevate the CHSGA to the next level. Ensuring continuous improvement of the projects initiated during the previous year, “PROPEL” a project to improve soft skills of SLITHM Management students and the five- year strategic plan launched to lead Sri Lanka’s tourism and hospitality industry whilst establishing CHSGA ‘s purpose in business.

The focus during the coming year is to enhance benefits to membership as Privilege Cards to enhance the industry benefits and pay more attention on continuous development of SLITHM students including introducing the professional development program for the faculty. We will also organize the ‘Hoteliers Ball’ may be adding more energy & new look to the brand name and will conduct ‘The National Hoteliers Conference’ and embark on a ‘Culinary Voyage’ to enhance the knowledge of hoteliers through skills and talent presentation at public forums, while continuing other events lined up in the events Calendar during the year 17/18.

Initiating and sponsoring mega awareness programe throughout the country to attract school leavers to this glamorous Industry will be the cornerstone in the coming year.

I take this opportunity to thank all our Past Presidents, notably the immediate Past President Mr. Sanjeeva Perera for his dedication towards uplifting the CHSGA throughout the past year. Executive Committee, industry professionals and the general membership of the CHSGA for appointing me to this great honorary position to lead this organization in the coming year.

Look forward to working with you all and request your support and participation in all our events planned for year 2017 – 18.

Wish you all compliments of the Season and Very Happy and prosperous New Year 2018.

Samantha Gunarathne