A group of young men from the Eastern Province were the most recent batch to enter the hospitality industry through the Aitken Spence School of Hospitality. They completed their training with practical sessions and hands-on experiences at the Heritance Kandalama. Some of the trainees said that the highlight of their practical sessions were interactions with the other staff and actual tourists.
Malin Hapugoda, Managing Director of Aitken Spence Hotels, commented on this initiative saying “The school was initially setup to recover from the Tsunami and assist locals in the Ahungalle region. However, since the end of the war, our company has taken steps to assist the development in the North and the East as well as other rural areas in the country.”