The Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM) Ratnapura branch is the leading Hospitality, Travel & Tourism College located in the Sabaragamuwa Province. This Branch was inaugurated by His Excellency the President on August 31, 2010. Ideally located in the main town, this Provincial College provides easy access from other cities.
SLITHM Ratnapura focuses on hotel operational skills, knowledge to the tourism and hospitality industry and refresher courses geared towards the changing global hospitality environment.
At present SLITHM Ratnapura is capable of accommodating 120 students for the Certificate Level courses in Professional Cookery, Hotel Reception, Restaurant & Bar Service and Hotel Housekeeping. The College also has the capacity to conduct Craft Level courses during the afternoon sessions.
The facilities offered include a fully equipped training kitchen, training restaurant, complete mock up rooms, a language center and computer lab with internet and e-mail facilities, a library and tourism information kiosk creating a center of excellence for the hospitality industry in Ratnapura.