President’s Message

 

I am pleased to share my thoughts on the Website, as the President of the CHSGA, which is the best Professional body affiliated to the Hospitality Industry. As the Alumni of the Ceylon Hotel School, presently referred as Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management, I am humbly proud to lead CHSGA with an enthusiastic team of Executive Committee members.

At a time, our industry is faced with the biggest ever challenge we have faced in the history, with Covid 19 Global Pandemic situation, the CHSGA is standing tall to provide whatever possible guidance and assistance for the revival of our Industry back to normal. And to provide assistance to the management of SLITHM and the students on continues basis. Amidst challenging times which already affected our lives & livelihood, the CHSGA stay strong to face these obstacles during this Global pandemic crisis. We at the CHSGA are concerned of this situation, specially at a juncture our industry is going through a tough period for the second time, within a span of two years.

CHSGA will continue to stay strong as a Professional Body and as a family, to overcome the tough time period that all of us have to go through. CHSGA embarked on a major CSR project to assist our members who are affected due to C19 situation, which was extended to SLITHM students as well. The project completed very successfully. Together we face these challenges, overcome these obstacles and be strong as ever.

CHSGA was compelled to curtail most of our annual social activities for this year, in view of this unfortunate situation. We will be purely concentrating on the wellbeing of the CHSGA Members & of SLITHM. Despite these obstacles the CHSGA has initiated many projects, including Propel Soft Skills development programme for SLITHM final year students. Propel 2nd stage is to be scheduled, when the situation is conducive to conduct the same and the SLITHM will be in full operation.

The HR Committee conducted a Seminar under the theme “Chance to Change” for Kandy hoteliers, in coordination with the Kandy Hotels Association. This was conducted on 28th July at the Victoria Golf & Country Resort, completely sponsored by the CHSGA, where nearly 50 Supervisory / Junior Executive level staff form Kandy & Nuwara Eliya participated.

Our AGM is scheduled to be held on 19th September 2020 & all details will follow soon. We will also have a family outing post AGM, in order to maintain our family bonding.

As we are fast approaching the 50th year Anniversary celebrations of our association in 2022. We will be initiating several projects for the forthcoming year, to coincide with this great milestone of our association,
for the benefit of CHSGA members, after the AGM. Several social & welfare benefits for the entire membership will be in the offering. This will also include a complete rebranding process for the CHSGA with a new process of activities & governance.

Let’s continue to stay safe & be even stronger to come back with the revival of our industry, sooner than later. Wish all CHSGA members all the very best !!!!!

Priyal Perera
President
Ceylon Hotel School Graduates Association