From Project manager to Tourmaster
My dream was always to operate my own business, but I never had the opportunity until now.
In 2013 I decided to emigrate to the country that has stolen my heart, Sri Lanka; this literally means “sacred Island”. The peacefulness, the atmosphere, the climate, the adventure. During family holidays, I was captivated by this overwhelmingly beautiful green island with its friendly people. Sri Lanka, the pearl of the Indian Ocean and so great in its diversity.
One morning you could be splashing in a turquoise sea, swimming with dolphins, and after lunch, trekking through tropical rain forest. The next day you could be experiencing ancient monuments and culture. So, here I am, with my wife Miep and daughter Meie. Two years before I was project manager at a technology company.
Now, I use my business experience, personal enthusiasm and passion to give visitors to this beautiful island, the holiday of their lifetime.
Hans Meijer Managing Director
Anton Perera Director Operations
From Overseas Entrepreneur to Tourmaster
I was born near Ratnapura city, known as the ‘City of Gems’, this magical place lies at the foot of Adam’s Peak.
My home was a secluded rural village nestled between tea plantations and the Sinharaja forest.
At the age of eighteen I left my home village to seek my fortunes in foreign lands. Working seventeen years abroad I matured both professionally and personally into the man I am today. Returning home I decided to use my internationally broadened horizons to show case to the world my beautiful home of Sri Lanka. I am so passionate about my country I want everyone to know it.
When Hans and I first met and started to brainstorm business ideas over a beer it became very clear that we have a synergy of passions for travel and Sri Lanka. As our business plan started to grow and to take a life of its own, Tourmaster was born. The rest as we say is history.