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.
â€œOur concept is to create Negombo Lagoon as the â€˜Best Water Sports Centre in South Asiaâ€™,??? is how Sumathipala described Jet Water Sports (Pvt) Ltdâ€™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 Lankaâ€™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 moneyâ€™s worth. One cannot look for a better location than the ideal sunny and breezy Negombo climes which is one of the countryâ€™s prime tourist destinations.
â€œEverything 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, â€˜You name it, We Have it.â€™
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 natureâ€™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.