Hoteliers dance to the beat of Misty
The ‘Gravitas Hoteliers’ Ball -2012’ organized by Ceylon Hotel School Graduates’ Association (CHSGA) was held recently at the Cinnamon Grand Oak Room to the rhythms of ‘Misty and ‘Audiosquad’. This year CHSGA’s annual Hoteliers’ Ball is homage to ‘Ian Fleming’ on over a Century of the authors’ birth and 50 years celebration of James Bond, his greatest creation.
The event was well attended comprising of professional hoteliers across the country. The chief guest was veteran industry personal Prof. Chandi Jayawardena.
The dance committee was chaired by Prasanna de Mel and assisted by B. H. R. Sariffodeen, Sarath Fernando, Sampath de Silva, Priyan Vijerathne, Dhaithya Krawage, Dhammika Gunathilake, Trevin Gomez, Niroshan de Silva, Sanjeeva Perera and Eksath Wijeratne.
The Ceylon Hotel School Graduates’ Association was established in 1971 three years after the inauguration of the Ceylon Hotel School at the Samudra Building at Galle Face by the first batch of graduates who passed out . CHSGA comprises of many eminent individuals who are leading personalities in the Hotel and Tourism industry today. The Association was incorporated by Parliament Act No 21 of 1984. At present the total membership is over 1100 members consisting Fellow, Member, Licentiate and Associate members which has immensely contributed to the professional development of the tourism and hospitality industry in Sri Lanka.
CHSGA is the only recognized, professional local body that represents Graduates, Diploma Holders, Professionals and Hoteliers who has passed out of the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM). ‘The main focus of CHSGA at present is to support the industry to increase the manpower need to meet the demand of trained staff to cater to the expected target of 2.5 million tourist by the year 2016.
The CHSGA is committed to assist in this programme and has seriously taken the challenge to support the state to achieve the manpower requirement from 150,000 to 500,000 direct employment for the industry’ said the President of CHSGA.
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