PATA Sri Lanka Chapter holds AGM; Asitha Panabokke elected as Chairperson – adaderana.lk

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The Annual General Meeting of the PATA Sri Lanka Chapter was held in Colombo recently.

The Sri Lanka Chapter facilitates its members within Sri Lanka in conducting their varied businesses within the hospitality sector in a more effective manner and providing access to international  commercial contacts. The key aim is to promote Sri Lanka as a destination using the PATA network. The Chapter functions under the aegis of The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

Asitha Panabokke, Executive Director of Mahaweli Reach Hotels PLC was elected as the Chairman for the year 2019/2020.

Cammy Gunasekera, Director of Viluxur Holidays and Mr. Dimitri Cooray, Manager- Operations of Jetwing Hotels Ltd were elected as Joint Vice Chairmen.

The following Committee members were elected to the Committee of the PATA Sri Lanka Chapter:

Anil Hapugoda, Assistant Vice President of Aitken Spence Travels Ltd, Mahesh Wanigasekara, Head of Operations of Hamoos Travels (Pvt) Ltd,  Zahara Cader, Managing Director of Tallman Tours Ltd, Nipuna Lokuhetty, Managing Director of Red Apple Travels & Holidays Lanka (Pvt) Ltd

The following members were invited to serve on the Board of Advisors of the PATA Sri Lanka Chapter –  Ruan Samarasinghe, Managing Director of Jetwing Hotels Ltd, Jayantha Panabokke, Managing Director of Mahaweli Reach Hotels PLC, Ratten Abdulhussein, Director of Pan Lanka Travels & Tours Ltd, Shamali De Vaz, Managing Director of Silver Line Tours (Pvt) Ltd,  Sega Nagendra, Director of Travelserv Ltd

Hussain Jayah will join the committee in his capacity as the Immediate Past Chairman.

Chamila Malkanthi, Manager – Research Development & Training of Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB), Representative of Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) and Panduka Weerathna, Manager Network Engineering & Development at Sri Lankan Airlines will be joining in an ex-officio capacity.

The Membership of the Chapter consists of 70 local members, comprising travel agents, tour operators, sightseeing operators, ground/water transportation operators and hoteliers whose businesses are situated within the geographical area of Sri Lanka.

Standing, Left to Right

 Ms. Ishara Sooriyaarachchi Secretary of the PATA Sri Lanka Chapter, Mr. Panduka Weerathne of Manger Network Eng & Development at Srilankan Airlines, Mr. Anil Hapugoda, Assistant Vice President of Aitken Spence Travels Ltd, Ms. Zahara Cader, Managing Director of Tallman Tours Ltd, Ms. Ratten Abdulhussein, Director of Pan Lanka Travels & Tours Ltd, Ms. Shamali De Vaz, Managing Director of Silver Line Tours (Pvt) Ltd, Mr. Nipuna Lokuhetty Managing Director of Red Apple Travel & Holidays Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Mr. Ruan Samarasinghe, Managing Director at Jetwing Hotels Ltd. Mr. Jayantha Panabokke Managing Director of Mahaweli Reach Hotels PLC.

Seated, Left to Right

 Mr. Sega Nagendra, Director of Travelserv Ltd, Mr. Denesh Silva, Mr. Asitha Panabokke Executive Director of Mahaweli Reach Hotels PLC (Chairman), Mr. Cammy Gunasekera, Director of Viluxur Holidays (Vice Chairman), Mr. Dimitri Cooray, Manager- Operations of Jetwing Hotels Ltd (Vice Chairman). Mr. Hussain Jayah, Lanka Sportreizen (Imme. Past Chairman)

 

 

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