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.

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. 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

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 with the Swiss Hotel Management Academy

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.    

Harsha Alahakoon

Motivated & Award winning Culinarian, with industrial experience at Heritance Negombo, Earls Regency and The Sand by Aitken Spence, and represented Sri Lanka at 1st Young Chef Olympiad, Kolkata India. Academic Qualifications and Achievements Reading for Bachelor of Hospitality Management & Tourism (Hons) Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management at William Angliss institute. Diploma in Baking


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