Academic Staff

Mr. 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.

Chef Kapila Jayanetti

With over 30 years of experience in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry, Chef Jayanetti has worked in many hotels such as the Mount Lavinia Hotel where he started his career, Hilton Colombo, Gulf Hotel – Abu dhabi and Oman, Culture Club (Amaya Lake) – Dambulla, Browns Beach Hotel – Negombo, Boulder Gardens – Kalawana, Safir International and Ramada – Kuwait, Palm Beach Hotel – Mount Lavinia, Triton Hotel (Heritance Ahungalla), Hilton Sofia – Bulgaria, hotels in Canada and lectured in Win Stone School of Culinary Arts.

Mr. 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.

Mr. 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.

Mr. 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.

Ms. Nisansala Ranathunga

With 8 years of experience in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry she is a graduate of the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM) and began her career at the cinnamon Grand, Colombo as a Guest Relations Officer. She also worked at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, Cinnamon Lodge, Habarana. She was also a lecturer

Ms. Malithi Neluhena

Diligent and success-driven hospitality lecturer, specialized in Bachelor of Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management with working experience as a management trainee at Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo. She has been working as a visiting lecturer for several institutions and built a reputation of a compassionate and hardworking hospitality and tourism lecturer within an incredible short span

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 Fort and Yala

MS. Carit Desira

Carit is a graduate of the Institute of Tourism Studies Malta, with 13 years of experience in the Hospitality, Tourism and Travel Industry. Started working in the Hospitality Industry since the age of 16 to gain work experience whilst completing her studies. Carit worked for Riu Hotels and Resorts for over 6 years covering various


With over 15 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry her work experience comes from several prominent roles from the Government and Private Sector. She has lead Sri Lanka Tourism destination marketing for 30 + countries as the Director Marketing for Sri Lanka Tourism, was the founder CEO of Responsible Tourism Partnership Sri Lanka and worked with the UK based The Travel Foundation.

Private sector experience includes the position of Advisor Sustainability and Corporate Communications for Aitken Spence Hotels Managements Pvt. Ltd. Ms. Maelge was a visiting lecturer at Sri Lankan and UK Universities in Marketing, Travel and Tourism.

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