IATA Agents Association of Sri Lanka (IAASL)
Welcome to the homepage of the IATA Agents Association of Sri Lanka.
The IATA Agents Association of Sri Lanka was founded in 1988 with an initial membership of 12 Travel Agents accredited by the International Air Transportation Association. It has grown over the past 12 years into an entity of high repute, accepted for its reliability and standards by travelers, at home and across the world. The association derives its strength primarily from its membership of 80 top Travel Agencies Located within the commercial hubs of Sri Lanka. This is a grouping of professionals dedicated to offering their customers the best service standards possible, on par with the highest and most advanced international standards.
They were first in the field with the internet advantage providing discerning regular customers in the Corporate, Leisure and Independent sectors, with the facility of making travel arrangements direct from their offices and under their homes. A continuous commitment to adopting themselves to Sri Lankan expectations also contributes to the position they now enjoy as market leaders. The Associations Council directs its activities in a wide field, concentrating on uplifting the standards of the Industry together with our main business partners. The membership of the IATA Agents Association is clearly a head in Outbound Travel Services where critical parameters of paramount importance have to be set, and when innovative solutions together with sophisticated technology must be deployed.
The following shall be the office bearers of the Association,
The President and the Vice President shall hold office for one year and are eligible for nomination to hold the office for a second term of one year.
Ms. Ushendrini AmerasingheSecretariat, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Ishara SooriyarachchiSecretariat, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
Council of the Association & Key Personalities
The 33rd Annual General Meeting of the IATA Agents Association of Sri Lanka (IAASL) was held on Monday, 25th October, 2021 at the Jasmine Hall of BMICH. This was a hybrid meeting.
The Annual report and the Audited Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2021 were duly adopted.
Baker Tilly Edirisinghe & Co. was re-elected as the auditors for the Association for the year 2021/ 2022.
As 03 nominations were received for the post of Vice President, a voting was conducted to elect the Vice President for the year 2021/ 2022.
Mr. Ziard Wahid of Golden International Travels
and Tours (Pvt) Ltd., was elected by secret ballot to
the position of Vice President for the year 2021/22.
An Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of the IATA Agents Association of Sri Lanka (IAASL) was held on Thursday, 23rd June 2022, from 2.55 p.m. to 4.40p.m. at the Ground Floor Auditorium of The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, 50, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 02.
Council of the Association
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF THE ASSOCIATION
There shall be a Executive Council for the administration of its affairs and for discharging the functions assigned to it by these articles and, until otherwise determined by the members of the association at a special general meeting, the Executive Council shall consist of not less than fifteen (15) members, namely,
The President, Vice President, Immediate Past President and twelve members of the Executive Council.
The Executive Council shall have the right to reject any application for Ordinary Membership without assigning any reason, provided such decision is made by a two-third majority of members present at the meeting of the said Executive Council If an application for membership is rejected by the Executive Council, the Applicant shall be informed accordingly in writing. The Executive Council reserves the right to call an applicant for an interview/discussion before rejection or selection of an applicant for membership.
Executive Council of the IATA Agents Association of Sri Lanka (IATA-AASL) for the year 2021/2022
The office bearers (see picture) appointed are President Janath Vidanage of Danata Travels & Tours, Vice President Ziard Wahid of Golden International Travel & Tours and Immediate Past President Tillak Wickramasinghe of Skyways Travel Solutions
The Executive Council comprises Ms. Chamila Wijethunge of Acorn Travels, Nishantha Senaveratne of Aitken Spence Travels, Shimal Thaha of Airtrav, Wilhelm Brown of Alpha Travels & Holidays, Romesh Samaranayake of BOC. Travels (Pvt) Ltd, Mohamed Sabry Bahaudeen of Classic Travels, Ms. Kalpana Fernando of Eigenweg Travels (Pvt) Ltd, Rohan Jayamanna of Holiday Plan DMC (Pvt) Ltd, A. Suffian Mohideen of Intersun Travels (Pvt) Ltd, Murtaza Mustafa of MSA Travels & Tours (Pvt) Ltd, T. Nirthikan of NN Air Travel Partner Pvt Ltd, Rizwan Rameize of Scenic Ventures (Pvt) Ltd, Shamraz Thasleem of TGL Travels & Tours (Pvt) Ltd, Rajeev Aloysius of Tourama (Pvt) Ltd, Mumthazer Mahir of The Travel Port (Pvt) Ltd, Duminda Kuruwitaarachchi of Travel Outlook (Pvt) Ltd and Saman Premakumara of Travel World (Pvt) Ltd.
Given below are the outstanding personalities that have led the IATA Agents Association of Sri Lanka. Their hard work, enthusiasm and commitment kept the Association's flag flying high over these years.
- 1. Mr. Wilhelm Brown of Alpha Travels & Holidays (Pvt) Ltd
- 2. Mr. S. Paramanathan of Atlas Lanka (Pvt) Ltd
- 3. Mr. Romesh Samaranayake of B O C Travels (Pvt) Ltd
- 4. Mr. Sabry Bahaudeen of Classic Travels (Pvt) Ltd
- 5. Mr. Janath Vidanage of Danata Travels & Tours (Pvt) Ltd
- 6. Mr. Sanjay Weerakoon of Delair Travels (Pvt) Ltd
- 7. Mr. Brighton Alexander of Ganlo Travels & Tours (Pvt) Ltd
- 8. Mr. Ziard Wahid of Golden International Travels & Tours (Pvt) Ltd
- 9. Mr. Hussain Habeeb of Hemas Travels (Pvt) Ltd
- 10. Mr. Jude Condrad of Himpras Tours (Pvt) Ltd
- 11. Mr. M. Lawrence of Lando Travels (Pvt) Ltd
- 12. Mr. Shaminda Fernando of Mackinnons Travels (Pvt) Ltd
- 13. Mr. Rizwan Ramieze of Scenic Ventures (Pvt) Ltd
- 14. Mr. Duminda Kuruwitaarachchi of Travel Outlook (Pvt) Ltd
- 15. Mr. Saman Premakumara of Travel World (Pvt) Ltd
- 16. Mr. Kapilanath Kalapuge of Upuls Travels Services (Pvt) Ltd
- 17. Mr. Rizmy Riyal of The Traveller Global (Pvt) Ltd
- 18. Mr. Tillak Wickremasinghe of Skyways Travels (Pvt) Ltd
- 19. Mr. Channe Wijemanne of George Steuart Travels (Pvt) Ltd.
- 20. Mr. Nishantha Senaveratne of Aitken Spence Travels (Pvt) Ltd