The SLITHM in the Eastern Province was first set up in the year 2015 in Pasikudah.
Historically a small Tamil hamlet alongside nearby Kalkudah, it 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 & Hospitality sector.
Since the end of the Civil War in 2009 and the completion of Tsunami rehabilitation projects, Pasikudah became once again a well-liked tourist destination amongst locals and foreigners alike. Pasikudah became 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.
Although it was believed that the establishment of the SLITHM Provincial College in Pasikudah will undoubtedly cater to the Tourism & Hospitality skill shortage in the Eastern Province and provide valuable employment opportunities for the youth in this Region, the School did not prosper at the expected levels.
Late in the year 2022, the School got its new location in Batticaloa. Hotels and Resorts in the Region will now be benefitted from the highly skilled workforce that provides star- class services to local and international holidaymakers from this School.
Batticaloa is a major city in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. It is the administrative capital of the Batticaloa District. The city is the seat of the Eastern University of Sri Lanka, is dotted with many other educational institutions and is a major commercial centre. Batticaloa is a popular tourist destination with beaches and flat year-round warm-water shallow lagoons.
The School has relocated nearby the famous Kallady Lady Manning Bridge that connects Kallady and Arasady. There there are many Government buildings and private industries, schools, hospitals and Eastern University Medical Faculty. Batticaloa has a nickname, "Land of the singing fish’, due to musical sounds that related to fish or aquatic creatures in the Batticaloa near Kallady Bridge. The town and surrounding areas have much to awe the visitors and we strongly believe the Batticaloa Provincial College will definitely get the advantage of its new location.
1. Craft Course
2. Apprenticeship Level
SLITHM, No.07, Sebastian Street, Arasady, Batticaloa.