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The best tour holidays are the result of teamwork, experts working together to create and fine-tune itineraries that perfectly match your expectations.

We at Pledge Holidays work hard to make sure you enjoy every minute of your visit to Sri Lanka, and that you leave our paradise island with abiding memories that will last a lifetime.

Whether it is our traditional Buddhist culture, our magnificent scenery, our historical World Heritage sites, our wildlife, or our idyllic palm-fringed beaches, we strive to show the best of what Sri Lanka has to offer.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Mahesh Fernando( Chairman)

Mahesh is one of the new breed of entrepreneurs for whom love of country goes hand-in-hand with economic development. For him, tourism and hospitality achieve two goals: sharing the natural wonders of our paradise island with the world, while ensuring that all Sri Lankans share the benefits.

He was already a successful and established businessman when he founded Pledge Hotels and Resorts on the maxim ‘Be different; be the best’. Pledge Holidays takes that to the next level by combining eco-inspired ethical tourism with a heartfelt promise: we care, and we will give you the holiday of a lifetime!

Eashan Pathirana( Managing Director / Founder )

Eashan, a hotelier with years of experience throughout Asia and the Gulf, is on a mission to help Sri Lanka achieve its full potential as a top holiday destination. He loves to travel and he loves to entertain, and that means more than just being the ‘host with the most’ for a group of friends round the dining-room table.

For him it means taking Sri Lanka’s legendary hospitality to new heights, and sharing it with the world. It was his boundless natural charm and dynamic personality that led him to found and create Pledge Holidays. And we all share his vision. Welcome to Sri Lanka! What would you like?

Shalindra Henegamage( Senior Manager )

Shalindra is passionate about his native Sri Lanka, and his mission is to help others see what he sees: our amazing cultural heritage, our peerless wildlife reserves, our idyllic tropical beaches. In short, our way of life, ancient and modern, and the way we live in harmony with nature.

He has travelled the length and breadth of our island paradise, and personally approves every aspect of what Pledge Holidays offers, including destinations, accommodation and travel. Shalindra not only sees the big picture, but his expert knowledge also ensures that every detail creates an unforgettable holiday experience. Welcome to Paradise!

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Sunimal Bandara ( Manager )

Sunimal also has years of experience in tourism and hospitality throughout Asia and the Far East, and his expert team ensures that visitors to our paradise island are rarely disappointed.

As a Sri Lankan who has travelled widely, and who has himself lived and breathed the cultures of many different countries, Sunimal well understands how to tailor expectations to experience.

He works closely with Pledge Holidays experts to give our guests the true taste of Sri Lanka—which means literally, in the case of our renowned seafood and spicy Asian cuisine! Let him show you the way!

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Pradeep Senanayake ( Manager )

For Pradeep, being a 24/7 first point of contact for clients while providing an immediate and rapid response is an essential part of his job. Customer service and customer satisfaction, honed by more than 12 years in the travel business, are paramount.

Scandanavia is his special area of operations, including Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and he is steeped in the cultural preferences of visitors from the region. And for Pledge Holidays the destination management company (DMC), he provides essential liaison with our Scandanavian travel partners.

Says Pradeep: "For me, this is much more than just a job. It gives me real personal satusfaction to know that I am helping to introduce Sri Lanka, our beautiful paradise island, to visitors from around the world."

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Shiroma Rodrigo (Tailor-made Manager)

Fourteen years in the travel business and a matchless knowledge of Sri Lanka’s highways, byways and star locations means that Shiroma is able to create truly unique and memorable tour itineraries.

From arrival to departure, she ensures that each and every visitor enjoys an experience of our island paradise that is tailor-made to their individual requirements.

Nothing is too much trouble, no detail is too small, and every wish is her command! Even as a child living in the east-coast’s premier resort of Negombo, Shiroma was passionate about travelling the length and breadth of Sri Lanka, from its best beaches to the famed Hill Country and Cultural Triangle, and all the wonderful off-the-beaten-track locations.

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Tharindu Ratnayake (Digital Marketing Manager)

Tharindu Rathnayake is a well-known digital-marketing consultant in Sri Lanka's travel and tourism industries. He specialises in web-development and digital-marketing techniques, plus their associated results-driven strategies.

He possesses expert knowledge and experience of Google Adwords, email and social-media marketing, and search-engine optimisation (SEO).

His top-tier knowledge of advanced techniques for online security, including spam, hacking, virus and malware protection, is essential for reducing online threats and disruption.

He also has the in-depth data-analysis skills that allow him to make informed decisions on improving Pledge Holidays' digital-marketing and brand-awareness strategies.

Piyumi Ayoddya (Assistant Manager, Europe Market)

Piyumi is an experienced tour expert who has many years of tour management experience for European customers.

She is responsible to handle the western Europe tour inquiries for Pledge Holidays.

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Prabuddhi Devathanthri ( Senior Executive, Japanese Market )

Tour executive Prabuddhi Dewathanthri now lives and breathes tourism and hospitality after an earlier career as a teacher. Having studied and taught Japanese at an executive level, Prabuddhi wanted to combine her love of languages with her deep and abiding attachment to Sri Lanka.

She says: “I love my country—the amazing landscapes, our multicultural history, the beaches, the wildlife, everything, and I want to help share it!” After studying the Japanese language she feels a profound affinity with the Zen focus on nature, the environment and sustainability, which she also helps promote in Sri Lanka.

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Hiran Wickramasekara (Senior Executive, United Kingdom Market)

Hiran deals directly with clients to create bespoke itineraries that match Sri Lanka’s diverse and multi-faceted experiences with the exact requirements of individual travellers.

After four years in the business, he is also able to advise tour and travel agents worldwide on which of our brochure tours best match the travel needs of their clients.

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Gothami Amarasena ( Junior Tour Executive, Middle East Market )

Years of liaising with clients in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE and Oman have given Gothami invaluable insights that ensure Pledge Holidays fully meets the needs and expectations of our Middle Eastern and Gulf customers.

As more and more discover the delights of Sri Lanka and other Indian Ocean tropical destinations, we are fully focused on maintaining the trust and confidence of our partner tour operators.

Excellent customer service and respecting cultural sensitivities are key considerations that underscore every aspect of Gothami’s day-to-day contact with this increasingly important tour and travel market.

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Sathika Perera (Accounts Executive)

For Sathika, married with two young daughters, Pledge Holidays is only her second job, and she is looking forward to helping us add value to our great tailor-made tour and holiday packages!

Radhika Perera ( Operations Executive )

Arranging accommodation and hotel reservations to fully match customer requirements, which sometimes change day-to-day, even hour-to-hour, requires skill, patience, and diplomacy.

Radhika’s many years of experience with major hotel chains and their respective booking systems means that customers always arrive at the right place at the right time.

In the rapidly changing world of global hospitality, mastery of online B2B platforms puts organizational and problem-solving abilities to the test. Radhika never fails to deliver.

Sachithra Udadewa Arachchi ( HR Executive )

As a ‘people person’, it is Sachithra who keeps the Pledge Holidays show on the road! From recruitment to staffing issues, she liaises with managers and senior executives to ensure that the office runs smoothly and everyone is free to focus on what they do best, which is serving our customers.

Yohan Sithmaal (Trainee Tour Executive, India Market)

Yohan is a fresh school leaver who was looking to start his career in travel & tourism industry and he could managed to join Pledge Holidays as a trainee tour executive.

Yohan will assist Sunimal & Lasitha to manage India, Pakistan and Singapore tours.

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Nandie Wijesooriya (Management Trainee)

As a management trainee for Pledge Holidays and our partner business Pledge3 Boutique Hotel in Negombo, Nandie is the first point of contact for many of our customers. She loves the travel and hospitality industry very much, and we know she will go far!

Achini Fernando (Accounts Assistant)

For Achini, this is also her first job since leaving school, Ave Maria Convent in Negombo. She is also single-minded about her career and is studying for a business-management degree.
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