A “Slow Boat” around Sri Lanka launches

Posted On 10 Mar 2020
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5.From left: PR Wire Managing Director Ashan Kumar, Timm Kruse from Germany, Chandan Lahiri from India and KL.LK Chairman Santosh Menon

From left: PR Wire Managing Director Ashan Kumar, Timm Kruse from Germany, Chandan Lahiri from India and KL.LK Chairman Santosh Menon

In an all new, exciting edition of the Slow Boat series, Chandan Lahiri from India and Timm Kruse from Germany will paddle their watercraft around the coast of Sri Lanka. The expedition will begin on the 8th March 2020 from Mount Lavinia and paddle till 17th April through one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.

The dynamic duo revealed that Chandan will be paddling on his canoe and Timm on his stand up paddleboard and both requested from all the water sport enthusiasts and lovers of adventure to join and support the unique journey through cheer and wishes of Godspeed! With the launch of this expedition, Chandan and Timm will join a very short list of expeditioners in the world to have circumnavigated the coast of Sri Lanka.

The event is supported by KL.LK as the Communications partner and PR Wire as the PR Partner. Some of the other supporters include OTA Survival School from India, tuktukrental.com from Colombo, Sea Eagle Boats from USA and Groove house hostel, Colombo.

“I think given the recent mini crisis faced by the tourism industry due to various reasons, it’s great to generate visibility for Chandan’s mission. We are honored to support the adventure he is on and to ensure that the story goes around of the confidence he has in Sri Lanka as a destination and to showcase its great unharnessed potential as a place for great adventures” said, Santosh Menon, Chairman of KL.LK.

Chandan Lahiri who will be leading the team on this expedition, is a record holding adventurer, wilderness survival instructor, author and videographer. Chandan, who will be on his second major expedition, is also certified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). He continues on his merry ways exploring and adventuring with a prosthetic knee. As someone who believes that disability is a reality and not something that should make anyone shy away from living a full and adventurous life, he is a great example and a role model to the disabled individuals around the world.

He has written a few inspirational books on various subjects with the intention of sharing the details and the experience gained from his adventures. He also runs OTA Survival School to train people for a safe outing in the wilderness. His aim is to ensure that people living in eco sensitive regions of the country are trained in survival and safe reliance to be able to take care of themselves in case of natural disasters and calamities.

Timm Kruse, who is a reporter by profession, joins the team from Germany. He is currently working as a reporter at the German TV station ZDF, the biggest TV station in Europe and is well known as an adventurer and bestselling author. He loves to break free and to find out what life is all about. Sailing around the world and spending 2 years on the high seas from 2003 – 2005 shows how much he likes to break free! The five books which has been written by Timm cover many topics ranging from the spiritual to the adventurous.

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