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Managing issues and reputation in tourism

25-04-18

I got sucked into the Sri Lanka tourism orbit in the 1970s when my fiancée, now wife, was working for one of the grand old men of tourism, the late H.M.S. Samaranayake, as his Secretary, at the SLTPB.

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Post-Mirissa incidents Bates &NGage forum on 26 April on challenges to future of tourism

23-04-18

Fresh from the resounding success and plaudits received for their ground-breaking thought leadership sessions on the future of brands, communications

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SLTDA, THASL and SLAITO support session on managing issues

23-04-18

Fresh from the resounding success and plaudits received for their ground-breaking Thought Leadership Sessions on the Future of Brands, Communications, Environment and Society

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Synopsis of Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals - 2017

19-02-18

The year 2017 was yet another year of positive growth with a +3.2% growth in arrivals over 2016. Total arrivals touched 2,116,407 vs the 2016 which was at 2,050,832.

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Initiative to create awareness of the opportunities in the hospitality sector Second Session

12-12-17

Due to the recent success of the session held on the 5th of December by the Ministry of Education who invited the leadership of The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) to address an audience

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Derana Interview with Mr Asoka Hettigoda and 2 of the Rising Star Awards Winners

12-12-17

12th of December’17 - at TV Derana talk show . Mr. Asoka Hettigoda, Managing Director, Siddhalepa, with 2 Rising Star Award winners

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THASL condemns elephant poaching and offers cooperation

13-12-17

The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) in a statement said its notes with great concern the wanton killings of elephants, where reported incidents has been on the rise since of late.

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Initiative to create awareness of the opportunities in the hospitality sector- December 2017

05-12-17

THASL presentation on the 5th of December at the Ministry of Education - Initiative to create awareness of job opportunities in the hospitality sector.

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‘Rising Star Awards 2017’

24-10-17

The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka on the occassion of the 1st ever event organised to recognize young talent in the hospitality industry on 24th October 2017 at the BMICH amidst a large gathering of distinguished guests .

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Speech by President, The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka

24-10-17

Speech by President, The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka on the occassion of the 1st ever event organised to recognize young talent in the hospitality industry on 24th October 2017 at the BMICH amidst a large gathering of distinguished guests .

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Sanath Ukwatte - President of THASL speaks of Rising Star Awards 2017.

01-11-17

Sanath Ukwatte - President of THASL speaks of Rising Star Awards 2017.

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The Winners of ‘Rising Star Awards 2017’

01-11-17

Concluding the long quest for the most outstanding personalities in the hotel industry, The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) concluded the vibrant award ceremony ‘Rising Star Awards 2017’ on a successful note recently.

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ශ්‍රී ලංකා හෝටල් සංගමය සංවිධානය කළ "Rising Star Award 2017"

26-10-17

ශ්‍රී ලංකා හෝටල් සංගමය සංවිධානය කළ "Rising Star Award 2017", සම්මාන උළෙල පසුගියදා අති-උත්කර්ෂවත් ලෙස පැවැත්වි‚

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THASL crowns most outstanding hoteliers at ‘Rising Star Awards 2017’

26-10-17

Concluding the long quest for the most outstanding personalities in the hotel industry, THASL concluded the vibrant award ceremony ‘Rising Star Awards 2017’

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PARTICIPATING HOTELS

 

The following member hotels participated with great level of enthusiasm, encouraging to make their young employees gain and invaluable experience in competing with the best of the best talent in Sri Lanka hospitality industry.

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THASL has now completed the final phase of judging

02-10-17

The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka has now completed the final phase of judging after a rigorous process of one on one interviews.

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හෝටල් ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ සුපිරි තරු සොයා ‘Rising Star of Hospitality 2017’ දියත් කෙරේ

21-06-17

හෝටල් ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ නව පරපුර අතර සුපිරි දක්ෂතා සහිත තරුණ තරුණියන් තෝරාගෙන ඔවුන් ඇගයීමට ලක්කිරීම් සඳහා විශේෂ දීපව්‍යාප්ත වැඩසටහනක් දියත් කිරීමට තමන් කටයුතු යොදා ඇති බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා හෝටල් සංගමය (The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka –THASL)

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THASL Officially Announces The Finalists For Rising Star 2017

02-10-17

46 young talented stars have been selected as the finalists for the "Rising Star Award 2017", of these 27 winners, top three candidates from 9 disciplines each,

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விருந்தோம்பல் துறையில் சிறப்பாக செயலாற்றுவோரை கௌரவிக்கும் வகையில் ‘Rising Star of Hospitality 2017’ ஏற்பாடு

21-06-17

நாட்டின் விருந்தோம்பல் துறையில் காணப்படும் இளைஞர்களில் சிறப்பாக தமது திறமைகளை வெளிப்படுத்துவோரை கௌரவிக்கும் வகையிலான நாடு தழுவிய முதலாவது போட்டித்தொடர் ஒன்றை ஏற்பாடு செய்யவுள்ளதாக

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‘Rising Star of Hospitality 2017’ to adjudge most outstanding personalities in the hospitality industry

21-06-17

In a recent press conference held in Colombo, The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) announced their first ever island-wide competition to adjudge the most outstanding personalities amongst the youth in the hospitality industry.

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THASL appoints Sanath Ukwatte as President

28-10-16

Sanath Ukwatte, Chairman of the Mount Lavinia Group was appointed as the President of The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) for the year 2016/17 at the 51st Annual General Meeting.

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THASL Officially Begins Count of Applicants for Rising Star Awards 2017

08-08-17

The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) officially commenced opening and scrutiny of the applications submitted by candidates from THASL member hotels and resorts,

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Road Show

 

In light of the upcoming nationwide competition, that is the Rising Star Awards 2017 dedicated to recognizing and rewarding employees in the hospitality sector,

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