SLITHM @ Pasikudah

SLITHM @ Pasikudah

SLITHM provincial college in Pasikudah was established in 2015.

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 and Hospitality sector.

However, Foreign travel to Pasikudah has recently increased due to growth in investment and development. It is home to the Pasikudah Mariamman temple. Pasikudah is easily accessible from the cities of Trincomalee and Batticaloa.

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. People walk kilometers into the sea because the water is only a few inches deep and the current is relatively weak compared to the rest of Sri Lanka’s coasts.

The establishment of the SLITHM provincial college in Pasikudah will undoubtedly cater 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 benefit by knowing that highly skilled workforce is now available to provide star class services to local and international holidaymakers.

Acting Principal : Mr.G.L.B.R.Perera
E-mail: rameshp@slithm.edu.lk

Address: SLITHM, National Holiday Resort Office, Pasikudah.
Telephone: 065-2050306
Fax: 065-2050307
Email: passikudah@slithm.edu.lk