Academic Staff

Manahara Munasinghe

With over 30 years of experience in Management, Food and Beverages and Culinary Mr. Manahara Munasinghe has had exposure in the various hospitality industries.

Kasun Abeyanayaka

Mr. Abeynayaka has worked in the University of Colombo as a lecturer and gained more experience in the industry by working at Mount Lavinia Hotel, Adaaran Resorts Maldives (Aitken Spence International Hotel Management), Villa Ocean View, Wadduwa, Trans Asia Hotel, Heritance Ahungalla, Royal Palms Beach Hotel Kalutara and Sri Lanka Gateway to South Asia Travel Mart.

Samantha Surene

With 14 years of experience in the hospitality industry, both in Training and Professional Work, he joined the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM) in 2012 as an Assistant Lecturer. Whilst studying at the SLITHM he had his first experience in a kitchen as a Commis at the Intercontinental Hotel (IHG) in Dubai, and worked at the Crown Plaza Dubai Hotel (IHG), Dubai, the Renaissance Dubai Hotel (By Marriott) in Dubai, the Jumeira Rotana.

Dimuth Rubesinghe

With over a decade of experience in the direct customer service field in different industries, he doesn’t fail to show the importance of social and cultural sensitivity to the students at CAHM and lectures Diversity as a subject. His real passion is to lecture Regulatory Requirements.
Mr. Rubesinghe has over 5 years of experience in the Hospitality and Tourism sector where he has worked in Adina, Melbourne- Australia, Flight Quotes (Pvt) Ltd, Colombo, Venus Travels and Tours Colombo, Spotless Epicure, Melbourne – Australia, and Ikon Services, LOC – Crown Towers, Melbourne – Australia.

Madushan Jayathilake

Mr. Madushan Jayathilake With 10 years of experience in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry Mr. Jayathilake began his career at the Hilton Colombo as a Management trainee. And he gained more experience at Taj Samudra, Colombo, Fab Foods (Pvt) ltd and Pizza Hut, Qatar. He has worked as a pre-opening Hotel Manager at Fortaleza. Galle

Michelle Wahid – De Silva

Ms. Michelle Wahid – De Silva Industry Specialist – William Angliss Institute Sri Lanka Michelle began pursuing her passion for training as a Hospitality Trainer at the William Angliss Institute – Colombo Academy of Hospitality Management at SLIIT, then took on the role of the Training Director at the Swiss Institute for Service Industry Development affiliated

Gayan De Silva

  Mr. Gayan De Silva Professional Trainer & Entrepreneur with twelve years of experience in Hospitality & Tourism EDUCATION Hospitality Training: Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management, Colombo. Trainer Certification: Swiss Hospitality Academy, Lucerne Switzerland.    

Harshana Dimuth Mayakaduwa

Mr. Harshana Dimuth Mayakaduwa With over 22 years of experience in hospitality industry Mr Mayakaduwa has most of his experience in Airline Catering and Event Management. He gained more experience in Sri Lankan Catering Pvt Ltd., Aitken Spence Hotels namely, Kosgoda Beach Resorts, Palm Village Hotel, Kandalama Hotel and Triton Hotel Ahungalla. He has worked

Nipuni Daluwatta

Ms. Nipuni Daluwatta Is a graduate in Bachelor of Business Management specialized in Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management from Uva Wellassa University. She is among the top three students from all the passed out batches up to her graduation for overall Best Academic Performance with highest Grade Point Average (GPA). After the completion of her


Hospitality Management – February / June / September
Commercial Cookery – February / June / September
Event Management – February / June / September
Patisserie – February / June / September

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