The Happy People

Dilsiri Welikala – Joint Owner: Sri Lanka’s first IKO qualified instructor and easily the most enthusiastic of kiters in Sri Lanka. Dilsiri is well known in Sri Lanka for his passion for all watersports and nature! Interestingly enough before deciding to live by the beach he worked in a company that made Victoria’s Secret! He has a passion for the arts and loves to play Scrabble.  From 2017, he will spend more time setting up the new camp Vayu on the Adams Bridge – Thalaimannar

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Léo Moret – Joint Owner: IKO qualified instructor. Fanatic for any sliding sports (Kitesurf, Kitesnow, Surf, Paragliding). Great cook. He will love to share is passion with you and bring you in one of the awesome kite trip that he organize ! He’s the numbers man of KSL! From 2017 he will spend more time to set up the new freestyle camp : Kappalady kite camp.

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Lasanthi, Tikiri & Ruwanthi – Our Office Team, they do the bookings, liaison, guest relations and billing. Lasanthi’s role also involves working with us to see how we can better equipped to serve the community and environment. Tikir and Ruwantha share the work load and can be either seen in the office, restaurant or in the ocean kiting (at break times – we hope).

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Mr. T or Tilak has been at KSL since inception. He is an expert Kayak and River Guide, now his passions have switched – loves fishing and motorbikes! Always there to lend you a hand at KSL. He makes amazing drift wood lanterns and probably can make one for you too.

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Clara is part of the team since its beginning. She is our interior design and architect. She is the one who see the detail that make us improve the setup; she brings  the aesthetic detail that makes the difference. She gives us really good advise since the start of this project. It’s always good to have feedback from a girl has they see things that man don’t see :-)

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Sebastian, Rajitha – Our Barman: Sebastian is new to the team but has worked in hospitality. He’s always jovial and smiling. Raj is one of the most colourful barman’s you will meet. He is also an artist and has even displayed his paintings in Czech Republic! He kites and also Skimboards!

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Chef Samson: The person who can singlehandedly make the whole camp happy! He is the main man behind the kitchen. Make sure to say hi to him on your trips. His team also comprises of Ashen, Lucky, Shirantha, Dinesh, Maurington, Joseph Uncle, Akila and Sanju. What we love about this team is that they – apart from Chef Samson, Lucky – are all newcomers to the hotel trade. They learnt to cook at KSL and they are awesome at it now!

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Marlon, Udara work on the service team. Udara’s dad runs the local salon if you care for a Sri Lankan Hair Cut and Head Massage. Asanka, Arravinda and Dinesh are in the Housekeeping Team.  They are a trustworthy unit and have been at KSL for over 2 years.

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Garden Team: Nissanga, Nelson Uncle and Aunty – We love our garden and greenery. Our garden team lovingly attends it each day. Nelson and Aunty can be seen faithfully arranging the garden each morning. They used to live on the land but now built their own house just in front of our gate.

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Roy, Mervyn, Krishantha 1, Krishantha 2 (two of them) and Lal!: Our transport team. These guys will ensure you arrive to KSL safety and hassle free! They would most probably be the first people you meet from the airport. Lal runs all our tuk tuk hires in the village. He can also take you to the kite spots, on tuk tuk!

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Mischi : Kite School Manager and Kite instructors: Sri Lanka’s first and most experienced Kitesurfing Instructor. There is no doubt that Mischi is the best teacher of the sport in the island. A colourfull character who can teach you in 5 languages! After a days’ teaching, Mischi can be found on the right side corner of the bar enjoying a conversation and a Lion Beer!

In 2017 our team will include, Scot, Casey, Zac, Ola, Chris and Will.

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Suji, Suresh,Isuru, Nuwan, Dinesh, Nixon: They work on the Kite School Team. Suji handles all rentals, repairs and Suresh heads most kite trips and boat rescues.

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Wendy: Kitesurfing Lanka’s Best Friend. Wendy was a gift to Dil from Denisa. Wendy is pretty chilled and loves human contact. She will follow you to the ocean and back. There are also Blanka (the white dog of Mischi, Pani – Lasanthi’s love in the camp as well).

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