Convention Bureau to promote Base Jumping

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While Colombo is fast becoming a place of ‘happening’, the latest addition to the event list would be base jumping. Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB) is facilitating Draig Technologies of Canada to organise this event in June this year and the team is already in Sri Lanka Selecting locations and doing the trials. They have already tested jumps from WTC, BOC Buildings and Bambarakanda. Today it will be a trail in Diyaluma. “Base Jumping is more exciting than para jumps because of the perceived risk factor and the thrill of having to jump within a given distance,” says Sri Lanka Convention Bureau General Manager Vipula Wanigasekera. “We are thankful to Defence Authorities for facilitating this process,” he says. This event will not only publicise Sri Lanka overseas as a location for base jumping, but also bring in revenue with the participants who follow this event from all over the world. The recce team here is led by Gareth Parry to identify locations and SLCB will assist the organisers and local handling Company Aitken Spence Conventions to make this event a success says Wanigasekera.