Johann and Jayanthi in a discussion with His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena & Hon. Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekara
His Excellency President MaithripalaSirisena, recently met JayanthiKuru-Utumpala and Johann Peries to wish them on their attempt to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe - Prime Minister and Minister of Sports, DayasiriJayasekara, were also present to wish them on the occasion.
Set to make history for the country, JayanthiKuru-Utumpala and Johann Peries will be the first Sri Lankans to attempt the 8,848m climb to the summit of Mount Everest, in April 2016. The duo will take Sri Lanka to the top of the world alongside a team led by the International Mountain Guides (IMG), a globally renowned mountaineering company, which has successfully led several expeditions to the summit of Mount Everest over the last 30 years.
Johann and Jayanthi being wished by His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena, Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe - Prime Minister & Dayasiri Jayasekara - Minister of Sports
Jayanthi and Johann’s combined skills and experience strongly complement each other and make them a capable and successful team. Mountaineering is a sport that relies on teamwork, communication and high levels of trust, which they have established since they teamed up in 2011. The duo has extensive mountaineering experience and recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa’s highest peak) as well as Island Peak in the Himalayas, which is 6,189m high.
Johann and Jayanthi with the sponsor flag