The Pulse - Issue 7
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International Womens Day 2014
Volume 2 Issue 3 Leisure Inbound- Employee Newsletter April 2014
In keeping with the official theme of the UN for International Womens Day 2014 Inspiring Change, Leisure Inbound celebrated Womens Day with Emerge Lanka Foundation (Home for battered and abused women) sharing with them a
moment of inspiration which was brought to life by Dr. Arosha Adikaram Senior Lecturer, Human Resources
Management at University of Colombo. Emerge Lanka Foundation supports Sri Lankan girls who have been removed from
their homes due to abuse or threat of abuse. Every lady was gifted with a comfort pack while every kid was gifted with a loot
Walkers Tours organized Klang der Rythmen, a German Choir Concert in order to strengthen bonds with the German Business Council, which has its existence over 30 years in
Sri Lanka. This was a two legged combined choir concert where the German choir together
with the local choir, Vocal Enigma and Sidath Jayaweera performed on the 14th of March 2014
at Christ Church Galle Face and on the 25th April 2014 at Grand Oriental Hotel Colombo.
Vocal Enigma consists of 20 members including Ashwin Subramaniam, while the award
winning choir from Hamburg Germany consist of 65 individuals. The highlight of the event
was where the officials from German Embassy including the German Ambassador who took
the chair as the chief guest of the event, were present to witness a night of melody.
We also celebrated Womens Day with all our 74 ladies of Inbound; they were gifted with a token of appreciation (a book
which speaks about Women, Work, and the will to Lead Lean In written by Sheryl Sandberg).
Inside this issue
The Other Side
The Market Say
New Faces at Inbound
Winners of Puzzle 3
Klang der Rythmen
#Party Party!! We celebrated our achievements for the last financial year 2013/ 14 and geared up for an exciting year ahead at the Mount Lavinia
Hotel, Private Beach on the 25th of April.
On days he is not creating art through the
camera or playing rugby, he is an
overprotective big brother to Yelani.
Yelani his younger sister, schools at
Ladies College and aspires to be just like
Message to our readers Dont let
anyone stop you from doing what you
love, just grab your camera and start
One might know this individual to be able to absorb unlimited amounts of
spirits and who has found his one true
love at Walkers Tours, but we know
him for his elegant photographic skills.
The editorial team of the Pulse met up
with Sandeep Jayawardhana to get to
know the other side of this individual.
Hailing from St. Thomass College,
Mount Lavinia, Sandeep was an all-
rounder growing up. Whilst he was
involved in many activities, just like
many of his friends his sole focus was
to play rugby. He started off rugby at
the under 15 level and tasted
immediate success. He eventually
went on to play for the St. Thomass
College 1st XV team. During his last
year in school, he made a trip to Hong
Kong with some of his friends. He
purchased a camera with some extra
cash he had lying around and thus
began his enchanting love story with
Since his younger days he was
interested in the art of photography.
While goofing around in the city of
Hong Kong he started taking a few
pictures, after which he suddenly
discovered his passion for
photography. Soon as he returned to
Sri Lanka he immediately invested in a
Cannon 550D, which he used to
capture random moments which his
friends and family were thoroughly
impressed with. Since leaving school,
he drifted his attention and focus
towards mastering the technicalities of
Sandeep joined Walkers Tours in 2010
and has been sailing his ship in the
Middle East market ever since. He
works as hard as anyone else but once
he leaves his work at office, and takes
up his camera, a whole new world
opens up. He says that photography is
the greatest way to see the hidden
beauty of life in a special and unique
way. Even during his spare time he
would take his camera and go for
walks or just get online and go through
photographs on flicker and see what
other photographers have captured
around the globe. He became an
artistic photographer by just capturing
anything and everything that came his
way and when he got back home, he
tries to bring out something unusual in
the photograph since he wants it to be
unique and different. Even though he
took up photography he did not leave
rugby behind. He has played every
single Inter Company Rugby
tournament and he has even
successfully tried his hand at Carom
Sandeep started utilizing his
photographic skills by covering Parties
and Corporate events. He got a
breakthrough when he covered a
homecoming and he wants to improve
his portfolio and start covering
weddings in the near future.
The Other Side
Fondly known as: Jay
Mostly heard saying : Oh its a
faaaab / Why any doubt?
Cartoon character that describes her :
Daphne Blake (Scooby Doo)
Song title that describes her : Halla Re
Greatest Quality: Helping around
and cracking jokes
Message from the market: We love you sudu!
The Market Say
Fondly known as: Munnaah/ Sathapannah/ Firehouse
Mostly heard saying : Adoooo naaahh / Maaaachan / BBQ Dinner?
Cartoon character that describes him : GRU (Despicable me 2)
Song title that describes him : Wada Mapala
Greatest Quality: 24/7 emergency service, he is there when the company needs him
Message from the market: Its time to use your Power World gym membership.
Stop screaming, But we still love you.
Fondly known as: Syrus the Virus,
Mostly heard saying : Meek meek
cheeeh / Awwright
Cartoon character that describes her :
Song title that describes her : Ass like
Greatest Quality: Bringing yummy
food and hosting us at her place and
always ready to lend a helping hand
Message from the market: All the
best for your bright future. Party
Party. Ps: Keep the yummy food coming
For this issue of The Pulse we spoke to members of the China, Middle East and Finance teams of Walkers Tours and the Whittalls team to inquire about Jayani, Saera, Lasanthika and Riyaz. This is what their teammates had to say:
Fondly known as: Lassi
Mostly heard saying : Tea /
Why dont you get us a cake
Cartoon character that describes her
: Scooby Doo The trouble shooter
Song title that describes her :
Greatest Quality: Puts a smile on
one and all, Very helpful at all
Message from the market:
Certainly going to miss your
presence around and All the best in
A dynamic and enjoyable work place!!
New faces of Inbound
Kalindu De Silva
Its an honor to be part of a great positive working
Its been a privilege working at Whittalls Travels and I'm happy to
be a part of this organization
Its a great pleasure of mine, to work with lovely faces
of a friendly culture in the greatest group.
Positive and Fun work environment. Overall Im highly
Walkers has shown me how to work professionally and still
Friendliest colleagues and the happiest work environment.
Walkers Tours is a good place to develop my career skills and
interpersonal skills day by day and having new experiences and coping
with environmental changes.
I work with enthusiasm and feel continuing the trend much
Walkers Tours truly is, More than just a workplace.
Its almost 2 months since I started my exciting carrier at this wonderful working
place & Im really glad to give my best contribution to the company with my role.
Its great experience to work with you guys!!!!!! Hope to continue
my career with you.
Walkers Tours is a place where I can work independently
and I am honored to be part of it.
Its a great place to work.
Its a pleasure to be working at Walkers Tours!
Walkers Tours is one of the best companies in Sri Lanka.
Friendly Colleagues and the happiest work environment.
Walkers Tours was the official transport sponsor for Daniel ODonnell and Yanni concerts which were held on the 23rd of