The provincial hotel school of the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM) located in Pallekelle was started in 1992 to encourage rural youth to gain employment in the tourism and hospitality industry. This was established with the vision of addressing the shortage of skilled youth in the hospitality industry in the central region of the country. Initially, the school was started in a section of the Queen's Hotel in Kandy. It was later shifted to its present location at Warapitiya, Kundasale.
Currently, a wide range of course programs is offered by SLITHM Pallekelle branch. Certificate level courses in housekeeping, cookery, food and beverage, reception, tailor-made training programs for industry professionals and certificate level cookery evening programmes. The institute has delivered fully-fledged individuals who have secured rewarding career opportunities in the tourism and hotel management industry.
SLITHM Pallekelle branch is fully-equipped with a wide range of facilities to provide a world-class educational experience to the students. Facilities include a full training restaurant, a computer lab along with Wi-Fi & Internet facilities, classrooms which can accommodate 30 students in each, library, two mock-up rooms and a conference hall.
1. Craft Course
2. Certificate level – Management Diploma in Hotel & Catering Operation
3. Foundation course – pastry bakery
3. National Diploma in Hospitality Management (3 years)
SLITHM, Warapitiya, Kundasale.
I would like to welcome you to the official website of Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM). I am really proud to and honored to function as the principal of Pallekelle branch of SLITHM.
At SLITHM Pallekelle branch, our objective is to deliver high-quality education that enables students to achieve academic and professional excellence. Throughout our journey, we have garnered a reputation for creating high-caliber individuals who work in leading hotels and restaurants in the area. As we have identified a scarcity of skilled and well-trained labor forces in the industry, our goal is to provide opportunities for the rural youth to enter the tourism and hospitality industry.
My commitment as the principal of Pallekelle branch is to guide our students towards their career aspirations. My commitment is supported by the hard work of our highly skillful academic staff. We prioritize each and every student of the institute and we are ready to lead them towards a successful future in the industry.
The certificate-level courses and tailor-made training programs provide every student with the opportunities to learn, explore and grow. All the course programs are developed to meet the market needs of the industry and further advance the knowledge and skills of the students. State-of-the-art facilities along with the well-formulated curriculum support the academic success of the students.
I invite you to collaborate with SLITHM and reach academic and processional greatness to head start your career in the tourism and hospitality industry. We look forward to welcoming you to the center of excellence in the tourism and hospitably industry!.