The history of Hayleys PLC dates back to 1878. Mr. Chas Hayley founded the company in Galle to trade in coconut fibers. A century later, Hayleys Group grew into a multi-business diversified conglomerate in Sri Lanka which has over 130 business units and subsidiaries. With a global footprint in more than 17 countries, the Hayleys Group was ranked the No. 1 company in the LMD's Top 100 listed companies of Sri Lanka in 2015 and was ranked amongst the top three most respected business entities in Sri Lanka in 2012. In 2010, Hayleys Group was named Sri Lanka’s Best Corporate Citizen by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

Amith

Hayleys Tours Management Team

Amith Sumanapala, is the Director / General Manager of Hayleys Tours, the Destination Management arm of Hayleys PLC. During his career over 25 years, he has served at John Keells Holdings, Walkers Tours and Sri Lankan Airlines, the national career of Sri Lanka.

During his career at Walkers Tours, he was the Assistant Vice President & Head of Sales & Marketing, responsible for major European markets, a large segment of the Asian Markets & India, representing many major Tour Operators in Sri Lanka, gaining wide exposure across many nationalities and communities. He also headed John Keells conventions, the MICE division of John Keells Group. During his spell at John Keells Holdings, he has handled cruise liners such as Hapag-Lloyd Cruise, Transocean Cruise, Swan Hellenic, Fred Olsen Cruise, P & O Cruise, Orient Lines, Page & Moy and he was one of the pioneers in introducing excursions for cruise liners calling in the Maldives. His exposure in overall DMC services, Overseas markets as well as excellent relationships with Local hotel industry can be considered rare in the trade.

Prior to joining Hayleys Tours, he was the General Manager of Sri Lankan Holidays, leisure arm of the SriLankan Airlines, the national career of Sri Lanka. He further headed Srilankan MICE, E-Commerce, Domestic airlines Srilankan Air taxi. He was responsible in launching “SriLankan Holidays” as a brand, promoting inbound and outbound tourism in Sri Lanka. Under his leadership SriLankan Holidays won the Presidential Travel & Tourism award for the category “Out-bound Tour Operator” for two consecutive years in 2008 and 2009. He further led many promotional campaigns in overseas markets with Sri Lanka Tourism & Sri Lanka convention Bureau.

In year 2010, Amith took a decision to join the prestigious blue-chip Hayleys Group of Companies and today he is spearheading the inbound division, Hayleys Tours with the introduction of the Leisure sector of the group.

The Team

Our expert team offers a pleasant and professional service on all types of travel, to ensure a hassle-free travel experience for you.

Our energetic team at Hayleys Tours consists of 8 professionals who all possess a deep sense of creativity and bring different outlooks to the table. The team specializes in various markets for a diverse clientele, with extensive knowledge acquired over many years of experience in the travel industry. Equipped with a diverse skill set, they constantly strive to deliver a personalized and high-quality service with clear and friendly communication, ultimately ensuring without fail that you are kept well-informed and assisted.

Meet the people responsible for planning your wonderful adventures with us, and we are always on the lookout for young, passionate individuals to join our team.

Dion

Dion

Nishantha

Nishantha

Leon

Leon

Dhanushka

Dhanushka

Natasha

Natasha

Zeenia

Zeenia

Sharon

Sharon

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