Brains, brawn, bravado and fearless sense of adventure sought for the Conquer Colombo scavenger hunt!


A fearless sense of adventure, intrepid determination, brains, brawn and bravado will once again stalk the streets of Sri Lanka’s capital city for the Conquer Colombo scavenger hunt.

It pits wits and guile against fiendish clues and 20 challenges, which in past years included singing on a public bus and riding a rodeo bull for more than a minute.

Says organizer Naweed Niyas: “Conquer Colombo has evolved into the most popular scavenger hunt in South Asia”, and this year “is an experience like never before!”

Says the RoarLIFE website: “The challenges and clues range from easy to difficult to completely baffling—which is exactly what makes the competition both challenging and exhilarating at the same time.”

It notes that “the challenges range from physical to intellectual. In order to win, teams will have to collect the highest number of points by completing all—or at least the most number of—challenges”.

Organised by the Rotaract Club of Achievers Lanka Business School, Conquer Colombo has attracted a growing and enthusiastic following since it began in 2013, and won the People’s Choice Award for the Most Outstanding Club Service Project in South Asia for 2016/2017.

All proceeds are used to fund the club’s most important community service initiatives, including ‘Project Life’ to install rainwater harvesting systems (RWH) in Kebithigollewa in the North Central Province to combat chronic kidney disease CKDu.

This is a major health problem in rural Sri Lanka, where the improper and excessive use of pesticides and fertilizers has led to the contamination of the area’s waterways.

Consumption of this contaminated water has been identified as the main cause for this deadly condition. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 15% of the population aged 15-70 years in the North Central and Uva Provinces are affected by CKDu.

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