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Sports Consultant Amila Madushanka Passes Away While Attempting to Save a Foreigner in Kitulgala

The outdoor sports community in Kitulgala is mourning the loss of Amila Madushanka, a well-respected sports consultant and facilitator who passed away recently while attempting to save a foreigner in distress during a waterfall abseiling activity at Sandun Ella.

Madushanka was a valued member of the local team that provides facilitation and outdoor-based training (OBT) activities in Kitulgala since 2017. He was a skilled and experienced guide for waterfall abseiling at Sandun Ella, and his dedication, professionalism, and enthusiasm were an inspiration to his clients.

"Amila was a true professional and a role model for all of us," said a spokesperson from Rapid Adventures, one of the company Madushanka worked with. "He was always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that our clients had a safe and enjoyable experience, and he had a wealth of knowledge and experience that he shared generously with everyone."

Madushanka's tragic death while rescuing a foreigner in distress has sent shockwaves through the local community. His colleagues and friends remember him as a kind, generous, and selfless person who always put the safety and well-being of others first.


As a team, Rapid Adventures, we want to thank Amila Madushanka for his outstanding service to our clients and our organization. His contributions to our team and to the outdoor sports community in Kitulgala were immeasurable, and his loss will be deeply felt by everyone who had the privilege of working with him.

"We are proud to have had the opportunity to work with him and to have learned from his example. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues, and we are committed to honoring his memory by continuing to uphold the standards of excellence that he embodied in his work."


Madushanka's passing has left a void in the outdoor sports community in Kitulgala, but his colleagues and friends are determined to carry on his legacy and to keep his memory alive.

"He will always be a part of our team and a part of the Rapid Adventures family. We will miss him dearly, but we are confident that his spirit and his passion for outdoor sports will continue to inspire us and others for years to come."


The entire community extends their deepest condolences to Madushanka's family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.

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