The foundation stone was laid to the present building which is located at the National Holiday Resort premises in Bandarawela by former Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Mr. Dharmasiri Senanayake on 16th October 1999 at 10.45 a. m. The construction work of the building started under the supervision of the Uva Provincial Council. While the construction work was in progress, the two courses- Hotel House Keeping and Front Office Management- were started on the same day at a temporary building that belonged to the Divisional Secretariat, Bandarawela.
Later the present building was constructed with the expense of Rs. 56 million borne by the Uva Provincial Council was declared open by former Governor, Mr. Nanda Mathew and Hon. Minister of Health, Mr. Nimal Siripala de Silva on 2nd July 2004.
This is the only hotel school in the Uva province and is surrounded by captivating flora and fauna as well as fresh air to breathe. Within the two-acre premises of the school, students are able to do their studies with a perfect mindset.
The basic courses conducted here are Front Office Management, Hotel House Keeping, Food & Beverage and Cookery.
1. Craft Course
2. Certificate level – Management Diploma in Hotel & Catering Operation
Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management, Golf Link Road, Bandarawela
Welcome and thank you for choosing to visit the official website of Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM). It is with great pleasure that I express my thoughts with heartfelt gratitude to all who have contributed towards the success of this institution since its inception.
The Bandarawela branch of the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management was established more than twenty years ago. Since the inception, it has been known for its successful performance and immense contribution to uplift the standards of the hospitality and tourism industry of Sri Lanka.
The tourism and hospitality sector is identified as one of the major industries that drive national growth. Hence, we are committed to creating a change in the industry through career-oriented education that guarantees successful employment for the students.
Our course programs are formulated to enhance the knowledge, skills and ethics of the students that create employable individuals as demanded by today’s industry. Sports and welfare facilities offer more opportunities for students to aim for excellence and transform their lives. Most of them in the area are from rural areas with minimum qualifications and have walked into the path of professionalism with our well-recognized industry qualifications. They are placed in leading organizations in the local and international arena, contributing to the global economy. The dedicated and experienced academics are committed to enlightening the lives of the students with up-to-date- knowledge, skills and morals.
I wish to thank you all for your support and endurance to fly the flag high. We look forward to inviting you to be a part of a dynamic learning culture that nurtures passionate young minds.