“There is a desire deep within the soul which drives man from the seen to the unseen, to philosophy and to the divine” – Khalil Gibran
The world as we know it contains so much more than we can ever learn; however pursuit of that knowledge is what many strive for. The Jetwing Research Initiative was set up to utilise the unique set of skills that the Naturalists of Jetwing have, in order to research, learn, and to finally present and teach others.
With this in mind, each naturalist has chosen to take on a project that is special to them, and have delved deep into history and nature, to uncover secrets that will be unveiled on Thursday the 27th of January at the Maritime Museum situated within the Galle Fort from 3.30pm onwards as part of the prestigious Galle Literary Festival.
Hasantha Lokugamage of Jetwing Beach will revisit the quaint village of Negombo, one with a rich history due to its status as a port, in former years whilst Buddhika Gamagedara of Jetwing St.Andrew’s will discuss the possibilities of reintroducing trout into the ice cold streams of Nuwara Eliya, a fascinating concept.
Jetwing Vil Uyana’s naturalist Chaminda Jayasekera will present his research on one, if not the rarest primates in the country, the Loris and famed Anoma Alagiyawadu of Jetwing Lighthouse will speak about the migration of Whales and Dolphins at Mirissa and the importance of responsible whale watching.
Nayanapriya Bandara of Jetwing Hunas Falls will present a project that deals with the behaviour and ecology of leopards in the Knuckles Range, an animal that has not yet been photographed. The five projects that will be exhibited at this event promises to be an extremely interesting, as well as an entertaining glimpse into topics that have much deeper meaning than we realise!
Jetwing Hotels invites all nature and history enthusiasts to join them on the 27th of January at the Galle Maritime Museum to celebrate the inaugural Jetwing Research Initiative Exhibition and Forum at the Galle Literary Festival. A limited number of passes are being issued free of charge, and are available at Jetwing Lighthouse as well as the Galle Literary Festival Secretariat within the Galle Fort.