Our Team

Kumari Fernando

Chairwoman

At Kumari’s first job in the Purchasing Department in the University of San Francisco she was awarded the most Outstanding Employee by her peers. This distinction has stuck with her even after she joined the family business in 2005. She currently serves as Chairwoman of Penthouse Travels as well as Directress of the holding company Neil Marine. Kumari looks into internal audits of the group, the IT Department and new strategies all to further strengthen the family business. Her Degree in Business Administration and Quality Management System certification is greatly applied in her day to day activities.
Kumari is an animal loving, donating to shelters all around the island as well as adopting cats and dogs off the streets and nurturing them with the same dedication she has for Penthouse Travels.

Clarence Samuel

Head of Business Development

Clarence entered the Travel industry right after school and has never looked back. Starting off at Whittall Bousted Travels as a Tour Representative he scaled up after excelling at Jetwing Travels and later at Walkers Tours where he managed the Italian and Spanish markets. He joined Penthouse Travels as the Head of Business Development bringing over 12 years of experience to the table. Clarence enjoys conversations with clients and agents alike and spends most holidays exploring the island gaining more knowledge to showcase to prospective clients.

Shan Perera

Senior Travel Coordinator

The travel bug was prevalent with Shan from the day he was born in Italy to his university days in Sydney. He returned to Sri Lanka in 2009 after completing his degree in Business Administration from Macquarie University in Sydney and joined Penthouse Travels to expand his knowledge of the local travel industry.
His thirst for new experiences and friendly manner have gained him a lot of praise on the job from multiple clients who feel that they have been introduced Sri Lanka by an old friend. Shan likes to keep himself occupied by working on his car and driving around the island on his days off.

Vijith Oshaan

Assistant Accountant

Vijith is the resident dabbler of number at Penthouse Travels. A calm voice when dealing with hotel payments he does employ a stern tone when following up on credit invoices. His 4 years at Penthouse Travels have made him a valuable member of the team, the go to person if something goes wrong. Vijith is AAT qualified making him more than someone with a knack for numbers.

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Testimonials

  • Hi Shan,
    We would thank you so much of your efforts to make our honeymoon trip the best we could ever imagine. The hotels, excursions, locals and nature were really wonderful. It was very nice to meet you for a short time. But one thing is for sure, we will come back to Sri Lanka. The short week at Maldives was a necessary stop to rest after a busy 10 days. All the views and impressions of Sri Lanka were overwhelming
  • Dear Shan,
    Hope you are all well. This is just a short note to say thank you for arranging our tour during our visit to Sri Lanka. We had a wonderful time visiting the old cities and all the ancient monuments, all very interesting and inspiring. The nature reserves, Horton Plains and Yala were also refreshing and calming, I could have easily spend a whole day at each location. Once again many thanks and best regards