SLITHM provincial college in Batticaloa was established in 2015. Historically a small Tamil hamlet alongside nearby Kalkudah, it is used to be a popular tourist destination. Due to the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and the Sri Lankan Civil War, the region suffered largely in the Tourism and Hospitality sector.
Since the end of the civil war in 2009 and the completion of Tsunami rehabilitation projects, Pasikudah has become a popular tourist destination amongst locals and foreigners alike. Pasikudah is fast becoming an investors hub as foreign and local investors have shown interest in developing tourism along the beach. The Sri Lankan government’s strict environmental policies have prevented certain plans for mass development, although economic policies have promoted development to a certain extent. Pasikudah is known to have one of the longest stretches of shallow reef coastline in the world.
The establishment of the SLITHM provincial college in Pasikudah will undoubtedly cater to the Tourism and Hospitality skill shortage in the eastern province and provide valuable employment opportunities for the youth in this region. Hotels and Resorts in the region will also `be benefited from the highly skilled workforce that provides star-class services to local and international holidaymakers.
1. Craft Course
SLITHM, No.07, Sebastian Street, Arasady, Batticaloa.
I would like to cordially welcome you to the official website of Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM). As the principal of the Pasikudah branch of SLITHM, I would like to express my gratitude in showing your interest in visiting the SLITHM website.
Pasikudah has always been a popular tourist destination of the island. The local and foreign tourists are much interested in enjoying the long stretches of the golden coastal line. Therefore, the tourism and hospitality industry is much embedded in this region of the country. Currently, the local and international investors are also interested in further developing the tourism industry of the region and well-trained and skilled human capital is vital to offer a professional service to the tourists.
Extending the wings further, SLITHM Pasikudah branch was established in 2015. The Pasikudah branch has immensely contributed to creating a well-skilled workforce that is highly demanded in star-class hotels and resorts. The industry-relevant course programs make students career-ready. Our vision is to meet the ever-expanding tourism and hospitality industry of the region through the delivery of a highly skilled labor force.
The well-experienced academic staff fosters quality academic delivery of the institute. The extensive range of course programs including Craft, Certificate, International, Advanced and Management level courses are created to cover all the relevant areas of the tourism and hospitality industry.