The Traveller Magazine Volume 02 Dear Members, We thank you all for the support rendered to make the publication of the first edition of TRAVELLER a big success. Professional Guides are also experts in various fields and travel widely. We invite all members to contribute their own articles and photographs (JPG) to the forthcoming edition to be released in June 2023. The selected content , we kindly request, is to be travel related, well researched and non-political. Please contact Janaka 0770713192. email- firstname.lastname@example.org
The part 2 of the lecture titled “Foreign influences in the Art and Architecture of the Cultural Triangle” by Prof Raj Somadewa was held on 25th of July 2023 at the auditorium of SLINTGL. Click here for more details.
RUSSO Cricket Cup ll – 2023.
On Saturday, June 17, 2023, the annual Russo Cup ll cricket tournament was grandiosely completed at the Gatambe stadium Kandy. the tournament was organized by the Russian wing of SLINTGL, The Russian Speaking Tourist Guide Association. click here for more details.
SLINTGL PROGRAM ON BIRDS
A three day program titled an ‘Introduction to Birds and Interpretation’was organised by the Lanka Institute of National Tour Guide Lecturers in collaboration with the Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka from 12th till 14th June 2023. Please click for more information
Sancharaka Udawa 2023
The Sri Lanka Institute of National Tour Guide Lecturers Association was represented once again at Sancharaka Udawa held at the BMICH premises on 19th and 20th May. please click here for more details
World Tourist Guide Day
The event organised by the Sri Lanka Institute of National Tourist Guide Lecturers to commemorate the World Tourist Guide Day was successfully held on the 21st of February, with the participation of more than a hundred members.
The third of the series of scholarly lectures organised by the Educational Program Division of the Sri Lanka Institute of National Tourist Guide Lecturers was successfully held on the 23rd of November 2022 with the participation of a large number of members.
Marking another step in the educational program conducted by the Sri Lanka Institute of National Tourist Guide Lecturers, the inaugural session of the weekly yoga course was held with great success on 6th November 2022. More than thirty members participated in the program that day and veteran yoga instructor Mr. Dananja Mettasinghe generously presented many vital facts and exercises.
This program is scheduled to be held every Sunday at 4.30 pm from now on. We request that you, as a member of our institution, take care of your physical and mental health by continuing to participate in this course, which is conducted with its primary focus on your well-being.
Diploma in Archaeology and Cultural Tourism PGIAR
53 National Tourist Guide Lecturers successfully completed the course and were awarded the Diploma at a simple but dignified ceremony held at the Auditorium of the National Museum.
The Sri Lanka Institute of National Tourist Guide Lecturers held an online lecture on Human Settlements in Sri Lanka
The Sri Lanka Institute of National Tourist Guide Lecturers held an online lecture on Human Settlements in Sri Lanka on the 30th of October 2022. It was conducted by Mr. Don Anil Munasinghe, who is a member of our institute. Mr Munasinghe has completed his higher studies in the Russian Federation and bears Postgraduate Diplomas in Palaeobiodiversity as well as Archaeology and Cultural Tourism from the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology (PGIAR), University of Kelaniya
SRI LANKA is the finest example of a country where the pristine power of nature is overhelmingly evident. We call all travellers to embrace the diversity of our green world, our friendship and the islands truly amazing discoveries! Happy World Tourism Day!
The part 2 of the lecture titled “Foreign influences in the Art and Architecture of the Cultural Triangle” by Prof Raj Somadewa was held on 25th of July 2023 at the auditorium of SLINTGL. We appreciate and thank Prof Somadewa for all enriching and invaluable archaeological inputs at this session. We also thank all the …
On Saturday, June 17,2023, the Russo Cricket Cup ll – 2023 was grandiosely completed at the Gatambe stadium Kandy. The tournament was organized by the Russian wing of SLINTGL , The Russian speaking tourist Guide Association (RUSSO), with the generous sponsorship from the country’s leading commercial organizations in the tourism industry. This tournament was peculiar …
1. Represent National Tourist Guide Lecturers, protect their interests and foster goodwill with other industry stakeholders within the tourism industry
2. Enhance the knowledge, skills and standards of the members through training courses, workshops and seminars
3. Work in collaboration with other industry stakeholders to ensure sustainability, benefiting all Sri Lankans
4. Support regulatory authorities to implement and regulate the legal framework for tourism management
Mr. Manoj Maddage
Mr. Akthar Mohamad (Acting)
Mr. Rajindra Ranjithsingh
Mr. Anura Hemachandra (Vice President)
Mr. Upul Wanasinghe (Vice President)
Mr. Sunil Geeganaarachchi (Vice President)
Mr. Hashan Fonseka (Consultant/ Advisor)
Mr. Janaka Dunusinghe (Chief organizer)
Mr. Akthar Mohamad (Assistant Secretary)
Mr. M D Prabhath (Assistant Treasurer)
Ms. Amali de Zoysa (Director Welfare)
Mr. Anil Munasinghe (Director Training)
Mr. Senaka Jayadewa (Director Diary and Publications)
Mr. Richard James (Director Media and Public Relations)
Mr. Lucky Alwis (Director Legal)
Mr. Rohana Hettiarachchi (Director Administration and HQ)
Mr. Udaya Dharmawansha (Director Projects and Resources Development)
Mr. Dharmin Samarajeewa (Director Advisor)
Mr. Thiranjan Premarathne (Director Advisor)
Mr. Daniel S. Nadarajan (Director)
Mr. Anurudda Fernando (Director)
Ms. Sanjika Hengst (Director)
Mr. Muthu Ekanayaka (Director)
Mr. Manjula Fernando (Director)
Mr. Dananjaya Meththasinghe (Director)
Mr. Joe Livera
Mr. Christopher Silva
Mr. Ravi Munasinghe
Ms. Yasmin Abesooriya
Mr. Bobby Senaweera
The initial tourism regulations were laid down in 1966 under the Ceylon Tourist Board act. The first batch who were trained as Tourist Guide Lecturers formed the Tourist Guide Lecturers Association in 1968 with 15 members who gathered at the residence of Mr. Dudley Perera electing Mr. Ernest Munasinghe as the president and Mr. Reggie Perera as the secretary. The association was registered as National Tourist Guide Lecturers Association of Sri Lanka (NTGLASL) in 1986. In 2007 the association was registered as the Sri Lanka Institute of National Tourist Guide Lecturers (SLINTGL). The first office was established in 1986 at Connaisance De Ceylan office in Colombo 8. A permanent office was operated in the Taj Samudra complex from 1987 to 1995. In 1995 a building was purchased at no 37/35, Temple Road, Colombo 10 where the present four storied headquarters was built in 2009.
The institute at present has 1480 NTGLs speaking 24 different languages engaged in professional tour guiding in Sri Lanka. The Institute is a full member of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) which is the worldwide international federation representing official tourist guides. To mark “International Tourist Guide Day” (ITGD) which is on 21st February workshops and community activities are organized by the institute. Also to mark the world tourism day on 27th September special programmes are conducted in addition to holding workshops for industry employees and university students studying tourism management.