Sunday, August 21, 2011

Testing the waters of the mighty Kelani River…

This morning we ventured onwards to Polpinya Temple, where Kanchana led us in an uplifting Green Leadership training program. We then sent the Yathrees off into the wild to get some inspiration, which they put to good use with some beautiful artwork.
After lunch we continued downstream, stopping along the way to test the water quality of Kelani’s two main tributaries – Maskelyia and Kehelgamu. It was inspiring to see the Yathrees show so much enthusiasm to understand and protect these waterways, which are the lifeforce to much of Sri Lanka.
We  then met up with Mahesh from SEALS (Spirit & Eco-Adventure Living Squad) who will be leading us through an action-packed 2 day nature-based adventure course! We took up camp at the SEALS base at Kithugala, on the banks of the scenic Kelani River. We spent the remainder of the day bathing in the river and soaking up our picturesque surroundings.
All in all another glorious day! Our mouths hurt from laughing so hard, and our brains are packed full with knowledge to be the green leaders of the future.
Once again, Kelani Nadee Yatra is in the media spotlight, with a great article in today’s Sunday Observer, Sri Lanka’s renowned English newspaper:

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