About Us

who we are

The Colombo Academy of Hospitality Management (CAHM), Sri Lanka’s largest Hospitality Education Institute, is a joint venture between William Angliss Institute (WAI), Australia. Based in the SLIIT campus in Malabe, we are a dedicated centre for providing education in Hospitality, Tourism, Foods and Events providing Australian Qualification. William Angliss Institute, Australia has a proud history of over 80 years, and at the Melbourne campus, annually have over 22,000 local clients and students, and 1,800 international students from over 60 countries with more than 100,000 graduates worldwide. We are branded as William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT.

The teachers at William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT are from the Hospitality Industry, both local and international. Their expertise vary from hospitality management, bar operations, administration, finance, and culinary knowledge in large and small kitchens, restaurant and banquet operations, and the travel and tourism industry. The Academy is visited by several guest lecturers across the year from WAI, Melbourne, where the students learn about coffee, wine, hospitality management, culinary arts and travelling. Our training facilities include a well-equipped hot, cold and patisserie training kitchens, an in-house restaurant and a Cafe with a simulated environment, and several partnerships with esteemed local and foreign establishments to teach skills directly to industry tools and their customers. Our courses are designed with industry needs in mind, and work to ensure that our graduates are ‘Career Ready’.

We are operating another unit at Weligama dedicated to students from the Southern Region with the partnership of Resplendent Ceylon Pvt Ltd, namely The Resplendent Academy by William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT. We have also opened our Inner City Campus at Rajagiriya.


The Deputy Centre Directors are honoured to welcome you. Our vision for this Institute is rooted in a commitment to excellence, innovation, and student success. With a collective wealth of experience in the hospitality and management industries, we are dedicated to providing a dynamic learning environment where students can thrive academically and professionally. Through our leadership, we aim to foster a culture of collaboration, creativity, and continuous improvement, ensuring that every student receives the support and resources they need to achieve their goals – personally and professionally. Together with our esteemed faculty and staff, we look forward to guiding and empowering our students on their journey toward success. Welcome to William Angliss Institute @ SLIIT, where opportunities abound, and futures are forged.


Our academic teaching staff is comprised of dedicated professionals with over 200 years of work and teaching experiences combined, who bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and passion to their roles. With diverse backgrounds and specializations spanning various fields within the hospitality and management industries, our teaching staff are committed to providing an enriching and dynamic learning experience for our students. Whether through innovative teaching methods, real-world industry insights, or mentorship opportunities, our faculty members are dedicated to empowering students to succeed academically and professionally. With a focus on excellence in education, research, and student support, our academic teaching staff plays a pivotal role in shaping the future leaders of tomorrow’s hospitality, food, tourism and event sectors.

why study with us?
Scope and Opportunity

Hospitality and Tourism is one of the most powerful and most often overlooked tools for promoting economic and social development, in rich and poor countries alike. Tourism supports 10% of all economic activity on the planet and 8% of all global employment. It is one the largest exports and sources of foreign exchange earnings in the United States and most of Western Europe, and is also the leading export in over half of Least Developed Countries (LDCs). This is true of no other industry.Tourism is unique in so many other ways. In most countries it also nurtures and develops unique attractions such as indigenous culture, sports, wildlife, and nature reserves . This presents incredible opportunities for tourism to contribute to both the economic development, and development of a person as a professional. One of the primary reasons the multibillion-dollar hospitality and tourism industry is so popular as a career choice and it offers opportunities across various types of businesses and organizations all around the world, including:

  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Government advisory and
  • Education (such William Angliss)
  • Restaurants and Food
  • Cruise ships and Airlines
  • Theme parks and Integrated Resorts
  • Meeting and event planning
  • Recreation and sports management
  • Tourist destinations and attractions
The Growth of the Sri Lankan Tourism Market

Set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia, the tropical Island nation of Sri Lanka has a history dating back to the birth of time. It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature’s beauty remains abundant and unspoiled.Few places in the world can offer the traveler such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact location. Within a mere area of 65,645 kilometers lie 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1,330 kilometers of coastline – much of it pristine beach – 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife, nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates, 250 acres of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls, 25,000 water bodies, to a culture that extends back to over 2,500 years.This story itself tells the massive growth and potential of Sri Lankan tourism , as the Island country is blessed with the beauty of nature .With the backing of tourism , hospitality plays a very vital role in the future growth of Sri Lanka , as the amount of tourists visiting, is only going to increase in future . Proper training and nourishment in the field of hospitality could do wonders in terms of national as well of personal growth . (Source : Government of Sri Lanka) SRI LANKA TOURISM DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY 2010 -2023

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