On May 21, 2016, Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala became the very first Sri Lankan to summit Mt. Everest. Johann Peries made it to within 300metres of the summit but had to turn back due to a lack of oxygen.

They will share their thoughts on the experience in an inspirational one-hour session at the Colombo School of Arts Auditorium at No. 46, Jawatte Road, Colombo 5 on Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 4 - 5 pm.

The CSA Good Start Series has hosted a number of interesting speakers in the past two years - Udan Fernando, Mohamed Adamaly, and Malinda Seneviratne count among those who have discussed topics that interest and inspire teenagers.

CSA Principal Shaleeka Jayalath said that by hosting sessions like the CSA Good Start Series, young students have the opportunity to discover new ideas, beyond their curriculum.

“Reaching the summit of Mt. Everest is not a task for the faint-hearted. The climb is marked with all manner of challenges, and the final ascent takes sheer will-power and determination. The journey itself requires an extraordinary blend of teamwork, resilience, courage, and humility – qualities that students need, to see them through life’s many challenges. Kuru-Utumpala and Peries are very much an inspiration for every student,” she said.

CSA offers comprehensive teaching methodology to students preparing for their Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) O-Level, AS-Level and A-Level programmes. Seating for the session, although free, is limited, so interested teenagers are requested to call the on weekdays on 011-4383996 to reserve a free pass. 

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