National Tourist Guide Training Program Introduction This is a course with a duration of 04 months. Tourist guide service is defined as a service provided to tourists by escorting them or giving them information and narrations concerning all aspects of tourism interests in Sri Lanka. Any provider of such tourist guide service is defined as a tourist guide lecturer and is considered to be carrying on the business or functions or performing the service of a tourist guide lecturer. A national tourist guide lecturer is a person who is duly registered as a national tourist guide lecturer and is therby authorized by Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority to practice as a tourist guide lecturer anywhere within the island of Sri Lanka. Application Qualifications National Tourist Guide Lecturer (English speaking) The applicant should be a citizen of Sri Lanka. Applicant should be between 21 and 60 years of age on the closing date of the application. Shall have passed English in G. C. E. O/L Examination with a credit pass ; and Shall have passed G. C. E. A/L Examination in all subjects not more than two attempts in one sitting; or Shall possess a degree by a university recognized by the University Grants Commission National Tourist Guide Lecturer (Foreign Languages except English) The applicant should be a citizen of Sri Lanka. Applicant should be between 21 and 60 years of age on the closing date of the application. Shall have passed G. C. E. A/L Examination in all subjects in at least two sittings; or Shall possess a degree by a university recognized by the University Grants Commission ; and Shall possess a certificate of proficiency in the language intends to practice as a Tourist Guide, issued by an institution specified and recognized by the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourist and Hotel Management ; Or Shall prove language proficiency by producing credentials of living and working for at least five years in a country when the said language is the native language and successful completion of a language competency test conducted by an institution recognized by Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management. Selection Process :- Selection of applicants will be based on the performance in a Selection test, Interview and a Language competency test determined by the institute. Course Fee – Rs. 75,000/-4 How to Apply? Contact Registrars Office on 011-2382210 or firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain information on course commencement dates.