's First-Ever 'Valentine's Boot Camp' a Big Hit

Monday, 16 February 2015 - 10:24
Sri Lanka’s largest online travel company, recently hosted the first-ever ‘Valentine’s Boot Camp’ for couples at the AVANI Kalutara Resort. The exciting and engaging event brought together 10 couples who battled their way through a series of challenging games and activities in order to secure the highly coveted first prize, an all-expense paid luxury trip to the Maldives over the Valentine’s Day weekend. The activities were designed to test how well the couples knew each other as well as their ability to work together as a team. Newly-weds Afthab and Zeenath Azeez, scored the highest amount of points and won the first prize, a romantic Valentine’s getaway to the Maldives, with free SriLankan Business Class air tickets, luxury accommodation, chauffeured transport and a voucher from the World Duty Free Group worth USD 100. Shama Perera and Dhanushka De Silva secured the second prize, a stay at the AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa. Shehani Mendis and Udantha Pathirana won the third prize, a voucher for an exclusive Valentine’s dinner at the Shore by O.  

The ‘Valentine’s Boot Camp’ is the first marketing event of its kind in Sri Lanka and was part of’s on-going effort to engage with its customers and connect with them in a fun and different way. The activities included a jet skiing and kayaking challenge, where the ladies were dropped off on an island and their significant other had to bring them back to shore. Other activities included a wheelbarrow race and obstacle course which involved couples working together to race over a sandy terrain.’s ‘Valentine’s Boot Camp’ was co-sponsored by SriLankan Airlines and Standard Chartered Bank, additionally AVANI Kalutara Resort and the World Duty Free Group also supported the event as associate sponsors. is driven by innovation and is focused on inspiring people to travel and discover the world. The company also offers a variety of special offers and discounts in order to make travel as affordable as possible for all customers.  Over the last few years, the company has experienced rapid growth and is securing its position as Sri Lanka’s ultimate one stop travel shop.

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1St place winners Zeenath and Afthab Azeez receive prize of SriLankan Airlines Business Class Tickets to the  Maldives from (L-R) Thushan Shanmugaraja, Director, Sales and Marketing -, Fawzan Fareid, Country Manager, Sri Lanka - SriLankan Airlines, Chaminda Weerathunga, Head of Marketing - World Duty Free Group and Abishek Sithampalam, Director -

The wheelbarrow obstacle race at the Valentine’s Boot Camp in progress

The waterski contest in progress

The ladies head to a ‘deserted’ island by boat at the start of the Water Ski challenge   

The wheelbarrow race takes off!   

One of the games at the Valentine’s Boot Camp in progress

The water balloon contest in progress   

Master of Ceremonies Chase D interviews one of the couples    

The 10 couples with team

One of the many games of the Valentine’s Boot Camp in progress

Winners of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place at the Valentine’s Boot Camp