Seated (from left): Amal Goonetilleke-Vice Chairperson, representing THASL, T.M.F. Packeer-Chairman, TISC - representing SLAITO, Mr Janaka Jayalath-Acting Director General-TVEC, Padmini Paul-Secretary, representing SLAPCEO. Second row (from left): Dimuthu Kumarasinghe-Chefs Guild, Dilip de Silva-TISC, Chandima Jayaweera - Treasurer representing CTGLA, Manjula Vidanapathirana-TVEC. Third row (from left)– Samantha Gunarathne-CHSGA, Vipula Silva-Company Secretary, Wilhelm Brown-TAASL, Rohan Abeywickrema-ASMET, Pem Wickramasinghe -SLINT GL
The 3rd Annual General Meeting of the Tourism Industry Skills Council (TISC) was held on June 11th at the NAITA Auditorium in the presence of senior officials from the respective associations and ex-officios from the public sector institutions.
Janaka Jayalath, Acting Director General of TVEC was the guest of honour and the keynote speaker.
TISC was inaugurated on 25th May 2016 under the Ministry of Skills Development & Vocational Training to analyze the tourism skills market, identify the skills demand, develop tourism as an industry of choice for employment, quality assurance of tourism training and facilitate delivery of quality tourism training to the nation through public private model and as a need a company by guarantee was established a tripartite agreement with Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission of Sri Lanka (TVEC) and National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority
of Sri Lanka (NAITA).
The following were elected as Directors and office bearers of TISC (Tourism Industry Skills Council), and nominated by the respective associations.
T.M.F. Packeer – Chairman, TISC– representing SLAITO (Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators), Amal Goonetilleke – Vice Chairperson –representing THASL (The Hotel Association of Sri Lanka), Padmini Paul – Secretary –representing SLAPCEO (Sri Lanka Association of Professional Conference, Exhibitions & Event Organizers), Chandima Jayaweera – Treasurer–representing CTGLA (Chauffeur Tourist Guide Lecturers’ Association), Rohan Abeywickrema – ASMET (Association of Small & Medium Enterprises in Tourism), Wilhelm Brown – TAASL (Travel Agents Association of Sri Lanka),
Samantha Gunarathne – CHSGA (Ceylon Hotel School Graduates Association), Dimuthu Kumarasinghe –Chefs Guild of Sri Lanka, Pem Wickramasinghe – SLINT GL (Sri Lanka Institute of National Tourist Guide Lecturers), Nilantha De Silva – NAITA (National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority), Manjula Vidanapathirana – TVEC (Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission) and Muditha Pathmajaya – SSDP (Skill Sector Development Programme), Deepa Sannasooriya – Additional Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Vipula Silva – Attorney-At-Law, Company Secretary,
Auditor HMW Associates.