At the inception, NKAR fully concentrated on outbound travel. Gradually the Company got involved as Sri Lanka inbound tour operators. Since getting into inbound tourism, the organization has been steadily growing, increasing the number of arrivals year after year. NKAR takes pride in being one of the leading tour operators in Sri Lanka with 33 years of good business ethics and offers over 100 job opportunities while sharing 15 million dollars of business per annum having a wide selection of services for business and leisure travel all under one roof.
Stability Through Diversity
NKAR is a member of a diversified group of companies (Devagiri Group (Pvt.) Ltd.), with interests in Plantations, manufacturing of tea and rubber and Hoteliering. The members in the group include.
Iddamaldeniya Estate Ltd
The Factory was bought over in 1997 by Devagiri Group. Today Iddamaldeniya Estates produces over 50,000Kgs of low grown, high quality tea per month.
Devagiri Hotels (Pvt.) Ltd. (Insight Resort)
In 1983, the group ventured in to the hotel sector with the establishment of Insight Resort, a Tourist Beach Resort at Ahangama.This 40-roomed 3 star quality hotel with 80 beds on the south Coast is the ideal venue to unwind, sea bath and provides swimming pool and many other recreational facilities. It has also weekly entertainment programme with theme nights, scrumptious buffets and barbecues etc.
Drive time from Katunayaka International Airport to the Resort is approximately 2 and 1/2 hrs. From Mathala International Airport to the Resort would be 1 and 1/2 hrs.
DMC & MICE Management Team of NKAR has blend of enthusiastic professionals who are driving towards company mission whiles contributing & performing in there respective business areas.
Mr. Nilmin Nanayakkara
Mr. Nilmin Nanayakkara, Managing Director of Nkar Travels & Tours(Pvt) Limited,is a dynamic personality with over 35 years experience in the Travel, Tourism & Airline Industries. Invited to be the President of the IATA Agents Association of Sri Lanka in 1997-1998. Served in the capacity of Vice President of the Travel Agents Association of Sri Lanka in 2001/2002 and also served on the Tourism Advisory Committee to the Minister of Tourism in the year 2007/2008.
Mr Nanayakkara was elected as the President of The Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) in the year 2010/11 and re-appointed as President for the year 2011/2012. He was also appointed as Board Member of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau holding a responsible portfolio in the year 2010, 2011 and re-appointed for the year 2012.
A friendly, innovative and vibrant personality is in overall charge of the day to day operations of the Inbound Department.
Her comprehensive knowledge of the product, leadership and supervisory skills together with timely planning, change & time management capabilities has given her right aptitude to carry out her daily tasks. Her experience in operational management has also paved the way towards understanding the goals of the organization and in developing a clear vision of what is expected of her.
She demonstrates excellent negotiating skills and with her sound product knowledge and good understanding of the customers/buyers requirements certainly gives her the edge on offering the right products.
Manager - Europe & American Markets
Welcome to NKAR Family page..!
Hi, I am Kaumudi Caldera – The Manager overlooking Europe & American Markets. I joined the NKAR Family in year 2003 after two years of experience in travel industry. Today I am responsible of the entire Tour operation of American, Scandinavian, Eastern European and some of the Western European countries.
Currently I am reading for my MBA specialized in General management.
Is your interest is promoting Sri Lanka or Maldives in your product portfolio… ? drop me a line
Manager China & Malaysia
Ayubowan !! (Wishing you a long life)
Hi, I’m Sunimal Bandara Manager China & Malaysia,
Completing my higher studies, I started my career as a tour coordinator from 2003 and until now, I have been servicing the tourism industry which I find very interesting. This is my fifth year at NKAR & I am the manager fully responsible for the development of SAARC countries & Malaysia.
I believe you will find me to be punctual, dependable, flexible and eager to learn as much as I can about this field. Indeed I want to learn everything about this career path, including the nature of the work, education and training involved to be successes.
My dedicated team will always ensure the best service to all my valuable agents at every time.
Join us on one of your memorable holidays in our beautiful country Sri Lanka.
Senior Assistant Marketing Manager–Tours
AYUBOWAN !! (May you blessed with Long Life) The Sri Lankan way of greeting..
I am Dhanushka Wijeyekoon Senior Assistant Marketing Manager–Tours.
I have became a Associated Member of CIM UK (Chartered Institute of Marketing)in 2008 & worked for few Multinational companies in the industries of Telecommunication, Insurance & Software before step in to the Tourism industry.
I am responsible for increase the market penetration in terms of inbound tourism (Leisure & MICE) by expanding world wide agent / partner network with integrated marketing methods. Differentiating the business in a very competitive market according to the volatile global trends & maximize the market share & profitability.
Assistant Manager – Australia , France , Singapore
I am Thilini Piyathisse overlooking Tour operations for Australia , France & Singapore. Having completed the degree in Bachelor’s of Arts with English , French & International Studies as subjects in the University of Kelaniya, I joined Nkar Travels & Tours (pvt ) LTD as a tour coordinator for the French market.
I grew little by little with the company & today I am the Assistant Manager who is fully responsible for the development of Australian , French & Singaporean markets . I have been working at Nkar for 6 years now & I am happy for what I am today.
I find this job quite interesting, as it is not merely a job for me , but a passion in my life .
À très bientôt… !
Assistant Manager - Russia & CIS Countries
I am Alevtina ,
Initially, having obtained a diploma in Civil Engineering as well as successfully completing two additional courses in ‘Automation of Accounting’ and ‘Programmer Databases in Delphi’, with my hearts set in the tourism industry, I joined the field in 2005 as an outbound travel agent arranging tourist visits from Russia to the South Asian countries.
In the year 2007 I went into Inbound Tourism having joined an Indian Company based in Mumbai as their Manager for Russia and CIS countries. Having completed a good successful 4 years in both Inbound and Outbound tour operations I was able to increase the number of Russian clients to India. With my excellent knowledge of India as a tourist destination, I am now able to make good combo programmes to Sri Lanka.
I am in Sri Lanka now since the year 2011 working as an Asst Manager/Language Specialist and with the knowledge gained over the years about the country, coupled with an excellent team who works with me, we are certainly ready to offer our clients and partners the best high quality services in Sri Lanka.
Shalinda Ruwanga Bandara
Senior Tour Executive - UK & Thailand
I’m Shalinda Bandara, who handles the British & Thai Markets whilst also developing & maintaining business relationships with Tour operators in the United kingdom & Thailand.
I posses a 9 year accomplished career record in the travel & hospitality industry which includes an overseas corporate experience in the Republic of Maldives.
I have also successfully completed study courses in hotel front office operations & Housekeeping at the Sri Lanka Institute Of Tourism & Hotel Management, Ceylon Hotel School & School of Tourism-Kandy ,Sri Lanka, thus giving me the confidence edge in delivering and sustaining my services within the highly competitive tourism industry.
Being a part of your holiday planner, I am committed to serve you with the best holiday/business experience in Sri Lanka / Maldives.
So do join us to feel the warm Sri Lankan hospitality..Cheers.
Assistant Manager German Speaking Countries, Middle-East and the Israel
Hi I’m Madhushika Ginige – Assistant Manager German Speaking Countries, Middle-East and the Israel Markets. I joined NKAR in December 2013.
I’m new to the travel industry as I have seven years experience in the banking sector and one and half years experience in telecommunication industry. However, my marketing and management knowledge and experience helped me to take up this challenging role. I’m fully qualified in CIM (UK) and hold a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Wales (UK).
I’m fully responsible for the business development of entire German speaking countries, Middle-East countries and Israel.
I’m happy to join the NKAR family as this is great place to work.
Myself and my team is committed to make your holiday a memorable one.
If you plan your next vacation to be in home away from home, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Manager UK & Thailand
Hi. I’m Rushani Soysa, Manager UK & Thailand.
After completing my Degree in Information Systems & Management, I pursued a career in Marketing in the Textile Industry. This move prompted me to start my professional studies with UK’s Chartered Institute of Marketing of which I am now an Associate Member. After 5 years of Marketing I moved towards Administration in one of the few Wind Power Generation Projects in the Sri Lanka for a further 3 years.
I have always loved to travel within the Island and outside and have been actively promoting my country with so much passion over many years. I intend to pursue my further studies in the trade since this passion invariably drove me to pursue my dream career in Travel which I am enjoying immensely.
Sri Lanka is indeed a Paradise Isle that you MUST visit at least once. So I hope to assist you with my able team by giving you the BEST experience and hospitality in this my Island-home.
Tour Executive - Web Promotions
Ayubowan ! (May You Live Long)
Hi… I’m Ruwantissa Samarakoon who handles the official Nkar Web Promotions.
My career in the Hospitality Industry began in the year 2009 on completion of my Advance Diploma in Business Management. I count 5 years experience in the Tourism Industry since then and I am certainly proud to say this is my 3rd year at NKAR.
My Passion is to Travel & Experience as much as I can within SRI LANKA and beyond its boundaries and to share such Unique Experiences whilst also offering you the best service to make your Dream Holiday a reality.
You can count on Me and My Team to assist with your travel plans at any time – so please do not hesitate to contact us.
Assistant Manager for SAARC Countries
Ayubowan !! (You may live longer !)
Hi, I’m Pradeep Senanayake – Assistant Manager for SAARC Countries.
First of all it’s a privilege to be a member of Nkar team….!
Having experience of over 10 years in travel & tourism trade, I will do anything possible to make my client’s stay unforgettable and let them spread the news about our beautiful Island all over the world….! My equally passionate team members are always service our agents / clients with a great respect along with the best deals. We make sure all our customers are looked after very well.
I invite all of you to explore the Wonder of Asia with Nkar Travels for a memorable holiday…!