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The International Hotel School of Mount Lavinia Hotel provides a launching pad for those interested in taking up careers in the Hospitality Industry. Students may enter with Ordinary Level and / or Advanced Level qualifications and embark on exciting careers in Sri Lanka or overseas. The curricular contains an unique blend of Theory and Practical, which makes the courses at the school an exciting and rewarding experience. The certificates issued from The International Hotel School are recognized the world over hence the possession of a certificate is a passport to employment, as students require no more further recommendation. The International Hotel School has spacious class rooms which comfortably accommodate more than 35 students in each, a spacious library, a well equipped Kitchen and facilities for Food and Beverage Services. Students will also have the opportunity to make educational visits and participate in social and environmental protection programs. The International Hotel School has an Alumni of more than 700 students currently working locally and internationally at all Managerial levels. We are proud to add that the International Hotel School is the only functional hotel school in Sri Lanka and was awarded for the Most Outstanding Tourism Education and Training Effort for 2011/2012 at the last held Sri Lanka Tourism Awards.

 

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02 Year Diploma in Hotel Operations

Course Duration Entry Qualification Course fee
Food and Beverage Operations 06 Months 04 Months Theory02 Months Practical Training at the Mount Lavinia Hotel G.C.E. Advanced Level or equivalentGCE Ordinary Level with Foundation Course conducted by International Hotel School Rs. 82,500/=
USD 1400 for Foreign students
Kitchen Operations 06 Months 04 Months Theory02 Months Practical Training at the Mount Lavinia Hotel G.C.E. Advanced Level or equivalentGCE Ordinary Level with Foundation Course conducted by International Hotel School Rs. 82,500/=
USD 1400 for Foreign students
Accommodation Operations 06 Months 04 Months Theory02 Months Practical Training at the Mount Lavinia Hotel G.C.E. Advanced Level or equivalentGCE Ordinary Level with Foundation Course conducted by International Hotel School Rs. 82,500/=
USD 1400 for Foreign students
Management Operations 06 Months 04 Months Theory02 Months Practical Training at the Mount Lavinia Hotel G.C.E. Advanced Level or equivalentGCE Ordinary Level with Foundation Course conducted by International Hotel School Rs. 82,500/=
USD 1400 for Foreign students
  • Students who receive their Diplomas have been granted exemptions from Overseas Universities.
  • 1500 hours of practical training at the end of the 04th Semester within the 02 years

01 Year Foundation Course in Hotel Operations

Course Duration Entry Qualification Course fee
Foundation Course in Hotel Operations 01 Year 06 Months Theory06 Months Practical Training at the Mount Lavinia Hotel G.C.E. Ordinary Level Rs. 110,000/=
USD 1600 for Foreign students
  • 1100 hours of Practical Training at the end of the six months of Practical Training within 01 year

Craft Courses

Course Duration Entry Qualification Course fee
International Cookery 06 Months 04 Months Theory02 Months Practical Training at the Mount Lavinia Hotel G.C.E. Ordinary Level Rs. 77,000/= USD 1200 for Foreign students
Pastry and Bakery 06 Months 04 Months Theory02 Months Practical Training at the Mount Lavinia Hotel G.C.E Ordinary Level Rs. 77,000/= USD 1200 for Foreign students
  • 375 hours of Practical Training at the end of 02 months of Practical Training

In- House Tuition and Industrial Training

All In House Tuition will be conducted at the International Hotel School located at 48, Station Road, Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka.

At the end of Theory, students will undergo a Practical Training at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. During this period students will be provided with required uniforms as well as all meals while on duty.
 

Specialized Training:

Upon successful completion of the above craft courses the students will be offered a further 06 months of Specilised Training at the Mount Lavinia Hotel.
A trainee stipend will be paid during this period

Intake:

Twice a year (January and July)

The International Hotel School is well armed with a qualified panel of lecturers. All lecturers are Pioneers in Hospitality Industry with first hand experiences. Students become highly skilled personnel in the Hotel Industry where they are trained to stand on their own feet with self confidence.

  • Ravi Magedra – Principal – 30 years experience in the field of Hospitality, and 23 years academic experience as a Senior Lecturer (Former) at SLITHM and Visiting Lecturer at Aquinas College, Open University, Management and Science University , Leeds Business School.
  • Deshani Liyanage – Administrative Manageress and English Lecturer – B.A degree in English Language and English Literature – University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • Publis Silva – Director – Culinary Arts
  • N.Tantrige – Lecturer in Culinary Arts ,Vice Principal (Former) Ceylon Hotel School at Kandy
  • Dharni Zosa – Lecturer in Marketing ,Consultant – Aitken Spence- Conventions and Exhibitions
  • Theja Nanayakkara – Lecturer in Housekeeping ,Training Consultant – Hilton Residencies, BMICH, Aquinas College of Higher Education
  • Achini Lankage – Lecturer in Information Technology- Bachelor of Science Special Honour in Information Technology
  • Sameera Silva – Lecturer in Hotel Accounting , Attorney at Law Associate member of the Charted Institute of Management Accountants
  • Shewanthi Samaraweera – Lecturer in French, Over 20 years experience in Teaching
  • Master Degree in Linguistics and reading for the PhD in French
  • Padma Weerasinghe – Lecturer in Hindi Over 20 years experience in teaching – Praveshika Examination-( India ) 01st Class , RashtaBhasha Examination ( India ) 02nd Upper.
  • Gamini Wettewe – Lecturer in Culinary Arts Over 30 years experience as a consultant chef /
  • Namal Aturupane – Lecturer in IELTS English Experience in working at Coopers and Lybrand ( Presently Price Waterhouse Coopers ) in the Audit Division and Carson Cumber batch and Company –
  • Jerome Anthony – Lecturer in Mathematics For Technology – B. Sc undergraduate with 35 years experience in teaching Mathematics
  • Viloshini Dias – Lecturer in Entrepreneurship Skills Finance Manager – British Telecommunications and Business Calls
  • Thamil selvan – Lecturer in English Grammar – National Diploma in English – B.A. ( Language and Communication)
  • Godfrey Thushyanthan – Lecturer in Front Office Operations- B. Sc ( Hospitality Science ) under graduate with first class degree Alvas College affiliated to Mangalore University – India
  • Ashwini Rengaswamy – Lecturer in Hygiene and Front OfficeOperations- MBA – Master of Business Administration – Cardiff Metropolitan University MSc – International Hospitality Management – University of Wales Institute Cardiff
  • Thanuja Umanga Batuwangala – Lecturer in Human Resource Management – MBA – University of Colombo – B.Sc. Business Management (Special) Hons – University of Sabaragamuwa
  • Bryan Weerasignghe – Lecturer in Business English – Charted Engineer , Diploma in Advanced English for Administration and Academic purposes – University of Colombo
  • Chandi Karunarathna – Lecturer in Food and Beverage – Bachelor of Business Management in Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management
  • Dilhani Sathiwel – Lecturer in Housekeeping – Bachelor of Business Management in Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management

Practical Training: Mount Lavinia Hotel

Mount Lavinia Hotel is recognised as a leader in the field of innovatory trends. The Hotel offers many up to date facilities for the visitor and the modern day traveler alike. It has its own secluded pristine beach, a refreshing spa and swimming pool, a fine terrace overlooking the bay and the Colombo skyline, fine dining with speciality restaurants including a seafood restaurant on the beach, a business centre, and the added comfort of 210 contemporary and stylish guest rooms.

This establishment serves as the perfect stepping stone for the International Hotel School students as they receive their practical training from seasoned executives of the Mount Lavinia Hotel. The Mount Lavinia Hotel also won the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Grand Award for Training in 2005

Current updates

  • Over the years International Hotel School students have won medals at the Culinary Arts Competitions ( Chefs Guild)
  • International Hotel School won the award for the Most Outstanding Tourism Education and Training Effort for 2011 at the Sri Lanka Tourism Awards 2012
  • The International Hotel School of Mount Lavinia Hotel has now spread its wings to Eastern (Trincomalee&Batticaloa Districts) and Southern ( Hambanthota District ) with the notion of offering equal opportunities for deserving rural youth. Five batches have already passed out with the assurance of employment in star class hotels. Sooner we will move to several other regions too in order to share and enhance the knowledge of Hospitality Education.
  • The International Hotel School steps further and inaugurated a Specialised Training in Hotel Operations for developing hospitality knowledge in the South Asian Region. The Hotel school along with Mount Lavinia Hotel has initiated a programme for the Maldivian Nationals in empowering them with Hospitality Education and Training.
  • With pride we inform that our International Hotel School student Mr. DinushkanthThiyagarjan won the Exemplary Student Leader Award for his efforts in fostering unity integration healing and peace building in Sri Lanka at the event Ray of Hope.
  • International Hotel School student, KrishanRupasinghe has brought pride to the school by being awarded Presidential Scouting Award in 2014

Contact us

Telephone 0112761451 or 0113171177
Mobile 077775144 or 0770561587
Email principalihs@mountlaviniahotel.comihs48@sltnet.lk or deshani.l@mountlaviniahotel.com