Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Interpreter-Extremely Competent In My Own Language-Naati Professional Level 3 Sinhala Language
- Full time
- Part time
- One time
Working with TIS-National/Oncall Interpreting services.I have also done an assignment for Australian Immigration in Christmas Island
Up to January 2009
Daya Group Companies
From February 2005
Reporting to the Chairman of the companies.
Job duties included developing & implementing concept designs for Tsunami Housing Project in North-East SriLankaa, new hotel,
project management, financial planning, controlling of funds & purchese plaining, supplying items needed to the project sites, coordinating activities of the site, ensuaring smooth
running of the site, human resorce management, mantaning
health and safety standareds, liaisons with authorities regarding envioramental and town planning issues, strategic planning,
traing and meeting all social obligations.
a) Completion of the current updated project report concerning the 'Luxury Manjaree Villa' hotel project.
This includes the concept of offering socio-cultural benefits to the community in a eco-cultural tourism project.
The curriculum includes teaching, a comprehensive career success programme to youth, to face modern day challenges in making their mark in related fields.
Under the above program the undersigned successfully completed a training programme to acquire the necessary teaching techniques US-Aid training centre in Srilanka.
b) Initiation of a permanent Training facility, The Eastern Academy" in the corporate of the company to train more than 6000 employees of the organization. We conduct basic learning sessions for leadership, career goal attainments, motivation, and many other career success skills training programmes.
c)The hotel training centre which is affiliated to our corporate training centre, is directly under my supervision, is currently training a batch of 20 students, in basic hotel and catering management. The curricular includes basic reception, Good house keeping practices, and restaurant services.
Ceylon Shipping Line/hotels division
My job duties included responsibility of running two medium size 4 star hotels in the South cost of Sri Lanka. I had the opportunity in participating in the World Tourisam Fair in London in November 2004.
I manged the marketing aspects of these two hotels and was responsible for all functional development of the hotels. These duties included coordinating all sales & marketing activities, general administration & human resources management, coordinating all financial reporting, controlling all debtors & creditors, task force development activities, strategic planning and maintenance and development of plant & machinery.
Shah's Resort Hotel Malaysia
June 2002 - December 2003
This was an expatriate status employment in Malaysia. I was appointed as General Manager, for both hotels in Kuala Lumpur and Malacca.
My duties entail me in assuring a smooth operation, with emphasis on streamlining the operation to maximize profits.
In addition to the above function, I have been entrusted in execution of the refurbishment programmes in upgrading the properties. The beach property in Malacca having an 80 year old heritage background is being presently upgraded to a boutique concept, with a view of catering to an up market clientele.
My duties entail me in heading the marketing, and conceptualizing of sales strategies for both properties, whilst managing and coordinating the finances.
I am also being entrusted with the additional duty of landscaping the existing Malacca Resort into a theme entity. Landscaping has being an added forte in my career spanning 22 years in the hotel industry.
However, due to the downward trend in Malaysian economy and drop in tourism I terminated my employment earlier than my employment contract period.
Tea Factory Hotel Sri Lanka
Manager: 1996 - 1998
In the award winning Tea Factory Hotel Sri Lanka
I joind the Tea Factory hotel at the time it was in its building stage and have developed it from scrach.
My job duties as General Manager included running the day to day
functions of the hotel, hotel administration & human resource
management, financial reporting, financial planning, marketing,
team building and strategic planning.
❖ General Manager-Earl's Regency Hotel-Kandy Sri Lanka
I was assigned to Regency Hotel, owned by the same group, and carried on the same duties as well as developing its current 5 star status.
Head of Food & Beverage, and Banqueting Manager
Lanka Oberoi, Colombo
Job duties included Project Manager - co-ordinating all new
Projects & Promotions at Lanka Oberoi.
Human Resources & Training Manager at Lanka Oberoi.
WORK RELATED ACTIVITIES:
❖ Fully responsible for operation, marketing, and financial management of both hotels under Shah management.
❖ Represented the previous management company Aitken Spence in all their board meetings, pertaining to Earl's Regency hotel.
❖ Has completed many successful implementation of Landscape design in Sri Lanka - e.g. Earl's Regency Hotel, Tea Factory Hotel.
❖ Visit the National University as a Visiting Lecturer on Career Development Programmes.
❖ Both present & my past Hotels achieved the National classification from the Sri Lanka Tourist Board during my tenure of Office.
❖ Participated in many overseas Food Promotions around the World as Co-ordinating Manager.
❖ During my tenure as Head of Banqueting at Lanka Oberoi, had the opportunity of co-ordinating many a State Banquets of Visiting Heads of State.
❖ Participated in many Leadership, Team Building, Communication & Management Workshops.
HIGHLIGHTS OF MY CAREER.
A career spanning over 25 years has taken me through many turns and twists and ended up in the highest echelons of management in the present company. The experiences, dedication and coupled with hard work was rewarded by the company, offering me an oportunity to complete my masters degree in Business Management in the university of Ballarat-Australia
Having started my professional journey as a hotelier, I reached the pinnacle of a professional hotelier, managing one of the finest resort hotels in Sri Lanka. The journey took me to Malaysia and few other assignments before stepping into the present company, as a director/general manager. The initial challenge was to conceptualize a modern, yet environmentally friendly luxury hotel. The project is at final stages of completion and the mammoth effort and dedicated endeavor elevated me as a Group Director of...
Qualifications & Certifications
Ceylon Hotel School
Oberoi School of Hotel Management
University of Ballarat
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