Skål International launches Young Skål in Colombo

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Skal Colombo President

Bernard Wijetunga
Young Skål Director

Rohitha Mendis
Jetwing Group Chairman

Hiran Cooray
Young Skål Director

Dushy Jayaweera

Skål International Colombo recently organised an evening presentation followed by a panel discussion titled ‘The Future of Tourism and Hospitality’ targeting the young executives in the travel and hospitality industry. The aim of the event was to introduce Skål to the audience and to showcase the benefits of joining Skål. 

The panel comprised Skål members who are leaders in their respective fields. Hiran Cooray, Chairman of the Jetwing Group, Sunil Dissanayake, Chairman of Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management, and Dushy Jayaweera, the current Director Skal International for Young Skål and Student Exchange for the Asian Area, whilst the discussion was moderated by Nisthar Cassim, Founding Editor and Chief Executive of Daily Financial Times. 

The event was well-conceptualised and coordinated by the Director Young Skål of Skål International Colombo, Rohitha Mendis and the President, Bernard Wijetunge. A total of 108 young executives attended the event with keen interest as the speakers shared their perspective of the future opportunities in tourism and hospitality and the benefits of joining Skål that will accrue to the younger generation, creating much interest among the young audience.

The Vote of Thanks was delivered by the club’s first Young Skål member, Shanika Jayaweera. Helanka Vacations chipped in as the Event Partner.

Pix by Upul Abayasekara