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GET SOAKED – WATER SPORTS CENTER OPENS AT JETWING LAGOON

The usually still waters of the Negombo lagoon played host to an event quite unlike any other, with thrills, spills, laughter and much fun. Jet Water Sports began its operations at the picturesque Jetwing Lagoon in grand fashion, with the opening of the first water sports center to be situated in a lagoon.

From 11am onwards, guests participated in an opening ceremony that began with speeches by Thilanga Sumathipala, Managing Director of Jet Water Sports and Hiran Cooray, Chairman of Jetwing. Followed by a presentation and demonstration about the numerous water activities available, the attendees were in for a real treat – to actually participate in the activities themselves!

Many embraced the chance, queuing up for banana boat rides, water skiing, wakeboarding, and jet skiing whilst a regular schedule of speedboat rides kept the others entertained. All these activities along with others such as courses in skiing, boat ride excursions to popular sites such as the Negombo harbor, Hamilton Canal and the Muthurajawela wetland will be available at the hotel at attractive rates.

HIRAN COORAY STRESSES

Speaking at the event, Hiran Cooray stressed on the unique aspects of Jetwing Lagoon by saying that “ever since we launched the resort, we have kept adding in dimensions to the property that have seen immense success – beginning with the beautiful beach and lounge area opposite the hotel, the newly developed Ayurveda spa, and now water sports. We look forward to seeing this fresh venture thrive, and to be popular with all our guests as well as those who visit Negombo???.

Family owned and in the tourism industry for the past 42 years, Jetwing Hotels has surpassed expectation at every aspect. Building on their foundation of being passionate, as well as the experience of true, traditional Sri Lankan hospitality, constantly pioneering discoveries captures the essence of the brand. Such a strong statement and direction have enabled Jetwing Hotels to imagine, create and manage marvels and masterpieces, where distinctive design and elegant comfort complement each other and the environment. Considered a priority, sustainable and responsible practice is implemented through the award winning Jetwing Eternal Earth Programme; with energy efficiency, community upliftment, and education of earth saving measures to schoolchildren being a few tenets of the Programme.

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Did you know that for the first time at a Sri Lankan hotel, 100% of the air-conditioning requirements are generated sustainably using absorption chillers that run sustainably via steam generated from the biomass boiler.

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JET WATER SPORTS GOES SLAP BANG AT NEGOMBO JETWING LAGOON Water Sports Adventurists YOU NAME IT, WE HAVE IT, says MD Thilanga Sumathipala

Jet Water Sports (Pvt) Ltd, based in Jetwing Lagoon, Thalahena, Negombo, a joint venture with Jetwing, has invaded the water sports in Sri Lanka with a bang focusing on the tourism industry.

Its dynamic young Managing Director, Thilanga Sumathipala, speaking to SPORTS TODAY, sounded big plans he has to create a difference in driving water sports adventure for locals and foreigners.

“Our concept is to create Negombo Lagoon as the ‘Best Water Sports Centre in South Asia’,??? is how Sumathipala described Jet Water Sports (Pvt) Ltd’s entry to the water sports business.

JOINT VENTURE WITH JETWING IN COLLABORATION WITH AMW

Sumathipala, does pack an in-depth knowledge about both water sports and the binding tourism industry that goes with the hospitality trade where he sees the role of Jet Water Sports as a huge play maker for the future in an ever booming tourism market. The great thing about his enterprise is that Sumathipala has linked in a joint venture with Sri Lanka’s No. 1 travel and hospitality people, the Jetwing Group and in collaboration with Associated Motorways (AMW), local agents for the world famous motor network Yamaha.

The three cornered package certainly does sound great for the water sports and tourism industry in the island nation as Jet Water Sports has set up shop to give adventure seekers their money’s worth. One cannot look for a better location than the ideal sunny and breezy Negombo climes which is one of the country’s prime tourist destinations.

“Everything is in place with the Jetwing Lagoon tourist resort the base for guests. It runs to as much as 77 rooms which are full during the season. To go with it the Jet Water Sports Special packages for water sports adventurists,??? said Sumathipala adding that, ‘You name it, We Have it.’

The Jet Water Sports package it boasts of certainly runs deep – Jet-Skiing, Water Skiing, Banana Boat, Donut riders, Wind Surfing, Canoeing/Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling, Speed Boat Rides, Jet Ski Safari, Jet Ski Rider Training, Kite Surfing and Scuba Diving. Surely, locals and foreigners would love it to get a taste of the waters thrills in one of nature’s hubs the Negombo Lagoon.

ALL 365 DAYS

As the Managing Director points out, at hand to drive it in dual pleasure boats and speedboats is a specialised 4 member crew; all licensed motor boatmen backed by certified life savers. What is more Jet Water Sports is all about serving people 365 days of the year.

As he makes out, Negombo has become a hub for both local and foreign clients due to close proximity to the Capital City, Colombo and easy access to Bandaranaike International Airport. It is the ideal package for foreigners holidaying in Sri Lanka with theJetwing Group offering five hotels and a luxurious villa in Negombo.

Sumathipala stressed that the high point about the Negombo Lagoon was its suitability for operation of professional water based sporting activities for the adrenaline rush and recreational activities such as mangrove tours, bird watching & etc for Eco tourism. He said he had earmarked the Negombo Lagoon for his venture because it could offer best of both worlds.

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