Speaker Profile: Anura Lokuhetty

Mr. Anura Lokuhetty is concurrently Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive of Serene Pavilions, and Immediate Past President of Tourist Hotels Association of Sri Lanka, the apex body representing all hotels in Sri Lanka.

Mr. Lokuhetty has made a large amount of contributions to promote the tourism sector in Sri Lanka and actively participated in international tourism events. Before he joined Serene Pavilions, Mr. Lokuhetty has been in the forefront of the hotel industry for many years, having worked in various hotels in Sri Lanka

Mr. Lokuhetty is also an active member of tourism related organizations and associations, including Committee Member of Tourist Hotel Association of Sri Lanka, Vice Chairman of Tourism Training Association of Sri Lanka, Board Member of Sri Lanka Institute of Hotel Management, Fellow Member of Hotel School Graduates Association, Member of the Organization of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka (OPA), and Member of the Institute of Management UK.

He also held ministerial appointments, such as Member of Vocational Training Institute of Kalutara appointed by Hon Minister of Labor and Vocational Training Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa from 1996 to 1999, Committee Member of Ministerial Task Force Committee on the Problems of Beach Pollution and Beach Boys appointed by Hon Minister of Tourism Mr. Dharmasiri Senanayake in 1998, and Member of the Board of Management of the Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management, among others.