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Evolution of Sri Lankan Music by Nadeeka Guruge.

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World Tourism Day 2023.

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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- janakacd@mail.ru

Chief Editor

SLTDA License Renewal for NTGLs

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

Activities.

The Evolution of the Sri Lankan Music by Nadeeka Guruge

The lecture by Mr Nadeeka Guruge on Evolution of Sri Lankan Music was held on 15th November at the SLINTGL auditorium. please click for more details.

Lecture by Prof. Raj Somadewa (part 2)

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.

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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

Evolution of Sri Lankan Music by Nadeeka Guruge.

*Evolution of Sri Lankan musical elements from the Mesolithic era to the New Millennium.

*Was Balangoda Man attuned to music?

*Trends and changes in local music forms through the ages.

Lecture and Discourse by Mr. Nadika Guruge on 15 th Nov. 2023.
Venue: SLINTGL Auditorium at 9.00am onwards.
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Evolution of Sri Lankan Music by Nadeeka Guruge.

*Evolution of Sri Lankan musical elements from the Mesolithic era to the New Millennium. *Was Balangoda Man attuned to music? *Trends and changes in local music forms through the ages. Lecture and Discourse by Mr. Nadika Guruge on 15 th Nov. 2023.Venue: SLINTGL Auditorium at 9.00am onwards.Please confirm your participation by filling out the Google …

World Tourism Day 2023

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!

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. Sudesh Wickramarathne

Treasurer

Mrs. Amali de Zoysa

Directors

  • Mr. Anura  Hemachandra (Vice President)
  • Mr. Lasantha Rajapakse (Vice President)
  • Mr. Sarath Wijendra (Vice President)
  • Mr. Hashan Fonseka (Consultant/ Advisor)
  • Mr. Sumedha Chandrawansha. (Consultant/ Advisor)
  • Mr. Kithsiri Gunawardana (Consultant/ Advisor)
  • Mr. Janaka Dunusinghe (Chief organizer)
  • Mrs. Sanjika Hengst (Director training)
  • Mr. Richard James (Director Media)
  • Mr. Senaka Jayadewa (Director Publications)
  • Mr. Dananjaya Meththasinghe (Director Legal)
  • Mr. Anurudhdha Fernando (Director Administration and HQ)
  • Mr. Udaya Liyange (Director Projects)
  • Mr. Prabath Priyanga (Director Welfare)
  • Mr. Rohana Hettiarachchi (Assistant Treasurer)
  • Mr. Muthu Ekanayaka (Director)
  • Mr. T. R. Cuttilan (Director)
  • Mr. Ranjith Amarasinghe (Director)
  • Mr. R. A. N Perera (Director)
  • Ms. Sampath de Silva (Director)
  • Mr. Dilan Abeydeera (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.