Mount Lavnia Hotel organized a line up of events to celebrate World Tourism Day which is being commemorated across the globe on 27th September each year. World Tourism Day 2011 was celebrated in a unique way under the theme of ‘Tourism–Linking Cultures’.

This year, the main focus of Sri Lanka’s World Tourism Day celebrations will be on, empowering youth to look at the tourism industry as a career development drive to enhance the country’s economic growth.

MLH invited 150 students from neighbouring schools in the region – Buddhist Ladies College, Girls High School, Lalith Athulathmudalali Vidyalaya and St Thomas’s College and gave them an opportunity to take part in this event at the hotel to make them aware of the openings that we can offer in the hospitality trade.  The students were addressed by Mr Anura Dewapura General Manager Mount Lavinia Hotel. During his speech he emphasised the importance and the need to encourage school children to join the tourism/hospitality industry.

The programme was specially focused on the youth taking into account the tourism potential in the country in the coming years. Several programs, including career guidance workshops, focused on the youth considering the tourism potential in the country are to be held as a part of this programme.

At the main function which is being held at Beira Lake, Chef Publis De Silva, the Mount Lavinia Hotel’s Director of Culinary Affairs and long-serving chef, said the tribal community had many uncommon recipes which he had studied. “I will prepare and offer food made from 20 Veddah recipes during the World Tourism Day celebrations on W.orld Tourism Day.

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