Tourism Minister Harin Fernando has appointed new heads to the three key tourism agencies.
Well experienced and qualified tourism expert and consultant Priantha Fernando has been made the Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, and Chalaka Gajabahu as the Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau. Shirantha Peiris has been made the Chairman of Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management.
All three of them were the most experienced and knowledgeable persons in the tourism industry who had a vast scale of international exposure too,” Minister Fernando said.
“They will lead the industry to great success in a short period of time with their planning skills and former experiences,” added the Minister, extending them all the success in their future challenges.
Priantha Fernando is a tourism and management consultant and tourism industry professional. He holds a MSc. In Tourism Marketing, University of Surrey, UK, Diploma in Hotel Management and Tourism, Belair College, UK.
Chalaka Gajabahu counts over 30 years in marketing and corporate communications, media and advertising.Shirantha Peiris was formerly Cabin Crew Performance Manager at Etihad Airways as well as Facilitator and Instructor.