Mr. Lasitha De Silva


Department of Marketing and Tourism Management

Faculty of Business


Mr. Christopher Lasitha De Silva is graduated from Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management with a 2nd Class from Food and Beverage Operations. He has also followed Post Graduate Diploma and Masters in Tourism Economics and Hotel Management from Colombo University. Currently following a PhD in Economics at Colombo University.

Mr. De Silva had also followed an Advance National Diploma in Human Resource Management at NIBM and a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management at NSBM. He is a hotelier and an industrial expert in hospitality industry following 6 years of industrial experience in Middle East and 12 years in Sri Lanka in various capacities both in Food and Beverage Department and also as a Hotel Training and Development Manager. Mr. De Silva has worked as a lecturer at Sri Lankan Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management and as a visiting lecturer for Colombo University.

Research Interests & Memberships

Research Interests
  • Tourism Operations

  • Hospitality Development

  • Events Management

  • New Innovations in Tourism and Hospitality Contemporary Issues in Tourism Tourism

  • Hospitality and Events and the effects on the Economy

  • New Trends and Demands in Tourism

  • Hospitality and Events

Research and Publications

Journal Publications
Conference Publications