Senior Consultant- Hospitality Industry
Brief info

Janaka started his hotel career in 1986 by joining Ceylon hotel school and ever since has passionately loved every minute of what he does for a living! With three decades of hospitality industry experience both locally and internationally

he is a dedicated hotelier with a true passion to serve, train and develop for the sustainability of the industry.

Foundation to his career was laid at the Oberoi Colombo, presently known as the Cinnamon Grand. After obtaining his specialized diploma in Food and Beverage operations he travelled with a world reputed Cruise liner for 15 years cruising mainly the Caribbean seas and the pacific and Atlantic Oceans every now and then. Working and living with over 51 nationalities not only enlightened him on different cultures and human behaviors but also widen his knowledge in the hospitality industry to a greater extent. He was privileged to be a student in the University of Life!

Since his return to Sri Lanka in 2008 he worked as an F&B manager and Assistant manager to one of the leading hotel chains in the Island, Jetwing Hotels. In year 2012, he joined The Blue Water hotel in Wadduwa as the Resident Manager. Since 2016 to date he is involved in learning and development.

 

He has chosen a career in learning & development because it offers constant variety, the satisfaction of seeing the results of his work, recognition in many different forms, and endless opportunities for learning. He believes in maintaining integrity, humility and mostly commitment.