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SLTDA License Renewal for NTGLs

Your NTGL license can now be renewed online for the year 2023. Please click here for more details.

“TRAVELLER”, the printed periodical of the SLINTGL.

“Traveller”, the printed periodical of the Sri Lanka Institute of National Tourist Guide Lecturers (SLINTGL), is coming out again soon. The magazine used to be regularly received by SLINTGL members and well-wishers but was later discontinued. Now that more and more information is being shifted online, the undying value of the printed word has rekindled the interest of some of our colleagues, who eagerly await its revival.

Activities

Lecture No 03. Biodiversity, Culture and Tourism.

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.

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Inaugural Session of Weekly Yoga Course.

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.  

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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

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Sigiriya architectural complex, from the creators designing point of view.

The Sri Lanka Institute of National Tour Guide Lecturers (SLINTGL) in collaboration with the Lions Club, Colombo held a lecture at the SLINTGL Auditorium on Friday, 14th October, 2022.

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World Tourism Day – 2022

Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has celebrated World Tourism Day on 27th September.

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News

Diploma in Archaeology and Cultural Tourism

Diploma in Archaeology and Cultural Tourism, PGIAR The Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology (PGIAR), University of Kelaniya, in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Institute of National Tourist Guide Lecturers (SLINTGL), successfully conducted the first-ever Diploma in Archaeology and Cultural Tourism course which has been included in a university curriculum. 53 National Tourist Guide Lecturers successfully completed …

About us

Our Mission:

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


President

Mr. Manoj Maddage

Secretary

Mr. Akthar Mohamad (Acting)

Treasurer

Mr. Rajindra Ranjithsingh

Directors

  • 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)


Patrons:

  • Mr. Joe Livera
  • Mr. Christopher Silva
  • Mr. Ravi Munasinghe
  • Ms. Yasmin Abesooriya
  • Mr. Bobby Senaweera

Our History

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.