Geethma from MLH was the regional winner in the Absolut Bartenders Challenge in the category of Classic Cocktail Competition. Geethma a youth trainee began her career at the MLH in 2010. The Youth trainee programme conducted by the Mount Lavinia Hotel Group(MLHG) is a great asset to the hotel industry. They are absolutely phenomenal young men and women with the passion to excel. Their commitment, attitude and perseverance is remarkable and indeed they are a wonderful addition to the MLH. The goal of the youth trainee programme is mainly to provide rural youth an opportunity and indeed to accomplish their dreams. The training and development provided regardless of colour or creed with equal opportunities for them to excel as true hoteliers is the essence of the efforts made by MLH. No doubt this shining star Geethma who was born from this programme continues to keep the MLH flag hoisted high in success. Her first success came in May 2012 at the 21st Marie Brizard Competition where she bagged the winner’s trophy at the Colombo Regional round. Subsequently in September she won the Spice Cocktail Competition conducted by the Sri Lankan Tourism Development Authority. In 2013 she did MLH proud by winning Gold Medals in two competitions at the Chefs Guild Culinary Arts Competition. And finally in November she successfully won the Colombo Regional Category in the Absolut Bartender Challenge.