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We started back in 2010 to provide FITs and Group tours to UK and German tourist, as a result of a spontaneous thought followed by a discussion between Shamila and Priyantha. We set our goals for every five years and reach the present capacity of receiving 3000 passengers per annum in 2020. Our main objective is to develop sustainable and responsible tourism in Sri Lanka while maximizing small entrepreneurship as stake holders of the business.
Shamila started Sunrise Sri Lanka with a small team of three, namely Priya, Amara and Sam in 2010. Thereafter, she developed the DMC up to the present stage while making sure all the stakeholders ore well looked after. She believes in sustainable tourism while providing maximum local experience to her passengers.
Priya started his tourism career with Ceylon Hotel School in 1991, after completion of his Hospitality and Tourism education in 1996. He started his childhood dream job to work as a National Tourist Guide Lecturer. Thereafter he joined Sunrise Sri Lanka with his years of experience at its inception. He has been working together with the initial team to reach their goals. He is a people person who creates unique tours of Sri Lanka with full of grass root and authentic Sri Lankan experience.
Amara is a graduate of the Ceylon Hotel School and did his masters in Archeology and Cultural tourism at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. He overlooks the product and service quality while maintaining the maximum degree of responsible tourism.
Sam is a graduate of the Ceylon Hotel School. He has derived into MISE Tourism in 2002 and has been successful in organizing a number of well known MISE events in Sri Lanka. He joined Sunrise Sri Lanka in 2017 and took over its MISE operations.