Serendib Leisure Management Ltd. (SLML), a leading hospitality management company and a subsidiary of Hemas Holdings PLC has appointed Roshan Fernando as General Manager of AVANI Bentota Resort and Spa.

An experienced professional with more than 30 years in the hospitality sector, Roshan brings with him strong leadership and management skills to his new role.

During his career, Roshan has worked in managerial positions in Sri Lanka including Heritance Ahungalla, Tea Factory 09-5Kandapola, Earl’s Regency Kandy and was appointed Director of Operations of Aitken Spence Hotels, Sri Lanka prior to his international managerial postings in Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia.

Roshan is a Diploma holder from Hotel and Catering Operations specialising in Food and Beverage Operations from the Ceylon Hotel School and School of Tourism.

AVANI Bentota Resort and Spa is a designer resort located on one of Sri Lanka’s best stretches of coastline. Inspired by a Dutch village, the spacious property offering 75 rooms and suites was designed by the world renowned architect – Geoffrey Bawa.

Serendib Leisure Management Ltd. (SLML) is a subsidiary of Hemas Holdings PLC, one of Sri Lanka’s leading conglomerates focusing on four key sectors namely FMCG, Healthcare, Transportation and Leisure. Under its purview, 09-4SLML manages Hotel Sigiriya and Club Hotel Dolphin and the internationally branded hotels AVANI Bentota Resort and Spa and AVANI Kalutara Resort in partnership with Minor Hotel Group (MHG), one of Asia’s largest and rapidly expanding hospitality chains.

SLML and MHG continues their successful partnership by introducing the leading luxury hospitality brand Anantara Hotels and Resorts to Sri Lanka with the upcoming launch of Anantara Tangalle Peace Haven Resort and Anantara Kalutara. Scheduled to open in November 2015 and January 2016 respectively, this will bring SLML’s total room strength to 706 covering key cities of Bentota, Kalutara, Waikkal, Sigiriya, and Tangalle.