This section comprises of articles written by Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne (Former Director of Jetwing from 2001 - 2010.). Most of these articles are based on real accounts of his visits for Leopard Safaris, Birding, Dragonfly watching etc.
de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2011). An Englishwoman in Blue Whale Country. The Sunday Times Plus. Sunday 16 October 2011. Features. Page 8.
The role of an Englishwoman in launching whale watching in Sri Lanka
de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2011). The Sperm Whales of Kalpitiya. Tales from the Field. Hi Magazine. October 2011. Series 9, Volume 3. Pages 172-177.
Encounters with Sperm Whales off the Kalpitiya Peninusla.
De Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2011). Longest and Best for Blue. The Sunday Times Plus. Sunday 04 September 2011. Features. Page6. http://sundaytimes.lk/110904/Plus/plus_08.html Recent data (especially from the Sri Lankan Navy) points to a commercially feasible strike rate for whales which extends Sri Lanka’s Blue Whale watching season from May to August off Trincomalee. This over-turns the prevailing view that the Blue Whale season finishes in April. Whale watching can now become commercially established during the ‘East Coast Season’.
de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2011). How Sri Lanka was positioned as being Best for Blue Whales. Daily Mirror. Colombo. 28 July 2011.http://print.dailymirror.lk/life/132-life/51299.html
Imagine encountering an aggregation of 25 Blue Whales migrating together. This is the stuff of dreams for any marine biologist.
de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2011). Blue Whale of Mirissa. July - August 2011. Living. Pages 42-43. Volume 6, Issue 6. ISSN 1800-0746.
It has gone quiet and we are chatting. Suddenly a loud exhalation of air has all us scrambling to view from the port side of the boat.
de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2011). Looking for a Sinharaja Bird Wave. May - June 2011. Living. Pages 46-47. Volume 6, Issue 5. ISSN 1800-0746.
I wag my finger at Tom, who is puzzled. I move my head up and gaze upwards. I was never good at charades but I manage to motion him to look up. I don't even want to whisper, 'look up'. A long tail underlain in white, a blue body with a chocolate brown head, is perched above.
de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2011). Branding Sri Lanka in London’s art world. The Sunday Times Plus. Sunday 10 April 2011. Features. Page ?
On the first major exhibition of Sri Lankan contemporary art in London curated by Saskia Fernando and Josephine Breese and how working together creates a more powerful result.
de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2011). Mirissa or Trinco: Which will be the hot spot? The Sunday Times Plus. Sunday 02 January 2011. Features. Page 7.
Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne continues with the last of his two part article series to discuss whether Mirissa will remain the top spot or be overtaken by Trincomalee
de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2010). Butterfly Safaris: The development of photographic guides. Hi Magazine. Series 8, Volume 3. Pages 242-243.
Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne on his mission to make butterflies accessible to all through the development of photographic guides for tourism and conservation awareness
de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2010). It’s Whale Time. [The Migration and feeding strategies of Blue Blue Whales around Sri Lanka]. The Sunday Times Plus. Sunday 26 December 2010. Features. Pages 3-4.
Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne draws on a remarkable observation of 25 Blue Whales migrating together (in the first of a two part article series) to explain why the whales are migrating and the two feeding strategies adopted by them.