Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management

SLITHM @ Colombo

Historical Milestones

Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM) formerly known as the Ceylon Hotel School & School of Tourism was established by a Parliament Act in 1966 to train youth on tourism and was managed by the then Ceylon Tourist Board.

The main objective was the provision of manpower for the hospitality industry through middle and top management as well as craft level courses

It was initially located at Park Street, Colombo in 1980. Later relocated to Palm Beach Hotel in Mt.Lavinia (1986) and Nawala (1994).

Today the Institute is located at: No.78, Galle Road, Colombo 03.

The conversion of Ceylon Hotel School into the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management was carried out under the 2005 Tourism Act.

At present the Institute conducts courses at Craft, Certificate, International, Advanced and Management levels.

In addition it also conducts short term training programmes for SME and various other institutes.

Acting Principal/Senior Lecturer : Mr.S.A.Hathurusinghe

Address: SLITHM, Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Building, No:78,Galle Road, Colombo-03.
Telephone: 0112382210
Fax: 0112382207