Stakeholder Meeting for the Curriculum Development of Tourism and Hospitality Management

The Stakeholder meeting for the Tourism and Hospitality Curriculum Development was held on 16th June 2021, at 5.30 pm via Zoom. At the outset, the Chairperson, Mr. Jude Leon, welcomed all stakeholders and explained this honours degree program’s importance and course structure. Accordingly, the Dean of the Faculty of Business Studies, Dr. Y. Nanthagopan, shared his valuable thoughts with the stakeholders, and then all the participants have introduced themselves. Next, Emeritus Professor Malcolm Cooper / Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University has explained the tourism and hospitality industry trend in the international context. Then Dr. D.L.A.H Shammika  / University of Ruhuna presented a short, tentative curriculum developed at the beginning. After that presentation, the Chairperson asked the ideas and suggestions of the experts on this developed curriculum. Various suggestions have been received from the experts named Prof. (Dr.) WKAC Gnanapala / Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Prof. MSM Aslam / Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Dr. DMC Dassanayake / Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Dr. JPRC Ranasinghe / Uva Wellassa University, Dr. S. Sivesan / University of Jaffna, Mr. JHL Gunasekera / Anuradhapura Tourism and Hoteliers Association (ATAHA), Dr. A. Pushpanathan / Vavuniya Campus, Ms. S. Kajanthy / Vavuniya Campus, and Mr. T. Selvamalai / Vavuniya Campus. Finally, the Chairperson thanked all stakeholders for their active participation in the discussions. The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 p.m.