SLITHM commenced hotel school courses in the Kurunegala district, in the year 1997 at the Kandyan Reach Hotel and the JanakalaKendraya, Mallika Building in 2007. Subsequently, in the year 2007, the Ministry of Finance allocated funds for the construction of a new hotel school in response to a request made by the North Western Provincial Council to the Central Government. Therefore construction work was implemented with the objective of establishing the hotel school within a period of approximately 10 years at Maguruoyawatta, Boyagane, Kurunegala, with a complete practical training kitchen, restaurant, 04 classrooms, computer laboratory, auditorium, a faculty office, 02 housekeeping mockup rooms, a demonstration room, and a canteen.
In 2015, the Wayamba Development Authority of North Western province legally handed over a part of the building (after signing the MOU with WDA and SLITHM)to Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management to carry out hotel school courses at the above-mentioned building and SLITHM commenced their operations with a strength of 108 students.
At the moment, we conduct a range of certificate & craft Level courses for aspiring youth who are interested in stepping into the Tourism & Hotel Management Hospitality Industry.
1. Craft Course
2. Certificate level – Management Diploma in Hotel & Catering Operation
3. Foundation course – pastry bakery
Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management Maguru OyaWatta, Boyagane, Kurunegala
It is our pleasure to welcome you to our website. SLITHM Kurunegala is situated
5km away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The lush green landscape give a broad vision to the hotel school students , who wish to continue their studies in a serene and peaceful surrounding.
Our primary goal is to train more youth in the North Western Province in order to obtain more job opportunities in the Hotel and tourism industry by providing quality education in the field of an exciting career in the Hospitality Industry, success To achieve this goal the SLITHM Kurunegala provides its students with opportunities to learn comprehensively, and most importantly, develop and hone multiple skills in the various departments that comprise the Hospitality sector .Today the role of a school is not only to pursue academic excellence but also to motivate and empower its students to be active learners, critical thinkers and to work as productive members of the society. With a team of dedicated academic & administrative staff, we encourage students to channel their potential in the pursuit of excellence. They could identify their talents, skills, and abilities and nurture them so that he/she will be able to reach greater heights. Students need to be provided with a platform to think, express, and exhibit their skills. Therefore we have organized through the Students’ Sports&Welfare association to conduct many programmes in addition to their usual educational programmes.
SLITHM Kurunegala continues to ensure that our goal of enhancing the educational value of our sundry students since the hospitality industry requires always a huge technically qualified manpower to fulfill the needs.