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SRI LANKAN TOURISM LEVELS UP

Meet the man who may have been the mastermind behind your best vacation.

Ramesh Srinivasan has worked in the hospitality and tourism industry for decades, starting in India, then moving to Toronto.

Now he’s a professor and program director at Humber College. He continues to shape the industry by teaching students in the school of tourism and hospitality and the school of business.

This summer he extended his reach by coming to Sri Lanka with the Uniterra program. He’s a Leave for Changevolunteer, taking time off from work to share his expertise with partners abroad.

Hear more about his work at the University of Vocational Technology (UNIVOTEC) in Ratmalana, just outside of Colombo.

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Safety first in Sri Lanka

Every story he tells seems to have a disastrous ending. He isn’t trying to scare you though, he just wants you to take what he’s saying seriously. Safety is important.

Malcolm Fan is a charismatic speaker and his scary stories are all examples from his work as an advanced care paramedic in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He spent three weeks in Sri Lanka in August 2016, travelling up and down the island visiting Uniterra partners. Garment factories, vocational schools and even the WUSC Sri Lanka office learned about first aid best practices and policy.

It was a whirlwind of long van rides and trying to sleep while he was driven from one end of the country to the other. But by the time he left, he’d trained hundreds of workers who will then share their knowledge with hundreds more.

Hear more about the work he did as a Leave for Change volunteer, under Uniterra’s corporate volunteering program. Learn more about the program here.