Citrus Leisure PLC announced the appointment of Palaka Perera as the new General Manager (GM) of Citrus Waskaduwa.
Perera has a wealth of experience in the field of hospitality with his career beginning in 1980 as a trainee banquet waiter. Since then he has paved his way in the field of hospitality, holding managerial positions of renowned hotels in Sri Lanka such as Pegasus Reaf Hotel, Riverina Hotel, Confifi Beach Hotel, Eden Hotel, Galle Face Hotel, Jetwing Hotels, Saman Villas, Bentota Beach Hotel and Grand Hotel, out of which he served as the General Manager for 17 years.
His illustrious career has also taken him to two countries; he was the Banquet Manager at Ruwi Novotel in the Sultanate of Oman and the General Manager at Royal Park Hotel in Bangladesh. His last stint was at Grand Hotel in Nuwara Eliya as the General Manager of the hotel for a period of seven years.
Having received his primary education at D.S. Senanayake College in Colombo 7, Perera went on to being a graduate of the Ceylon Hotel School in 1986.
Perera’s high levels of customer service, superior attention to details and intuitive understanding of quality and hospitality trends aptly demonstrate Citrus Waskaduwa’s approach to world-class hospitality where, under his leadership, exemplary levels of personalized service will be maintained, and no doubt exceeded.
Perera’s drive and commitment to excellence will continually inspire his team of dedicated hotel managers and staff to further live Citrus Waskaduwa’s values and vision.
Citrus Waskaduwa is a five-star resort is a bona fide beach retreat which features 150 well-appointed rooms and suites. With a mélange of facilities ranging from banquets to a state-of-the-art spa and a myriad of exciting dining options, Citrus Waskaduwa located in close proximity to Wadduwa and Kalutara, is the ideal location for both leisure and business travellers alike.
After all, it’s just 45 minutes away from Colombo. Complete with all the recreational activities a modern traveller yearns for, Citrus Waskaduwa is a haven for innovative and delectable cuisines with its specialty restaurants manned by some of the island’s finest chefs. Combining true star-class hospitality and architectural elegance, Citrus Waskaduwa creates the perfect ambience for romance, fun or corporate retreats.