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de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2002). Nature Watching in the Kandyan Hills. Serendipity. May 2002. Page 4. Sri Lanka’s eco-tourism industry is thinking beyond Elephants says Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne, who visited the Hunas Falls Hotel to ..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2002). What Price Eco-Tourism? LMD. November 2002. Page 140.Volume 09, Issue 04. ISSN 1391-135X. Dangers of employing traditional pricing in eco-tourism. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne warns of the dangers of employing..

Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne argues that it is time for Sri Lanka to think big and plan big in its ambitions to promote itself as a leading adventure destination in Asia Sri Lanka has an abundance of riches, conspicuous for its under utilizat..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2003). Spiders in the Dark. LMD, January 2003. Page 132. Volume 09, Issue 06. ISSN 1391-135x. Gehan goes “owling” and stumbles upon a nocturnal Wood Spider in the act of casting its web. Shining strands of goss..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2003). Swans of the Tundra. LMD. February 2003. Page 13. Volume 9, Issue 7. ISSN 1391-135x. Account of the inspirational winter gathering of swans in the UK and an examination of how Sri Lanka can apply the same pr..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2003). A Jewel for Nature Tourism in Asia. Serendipity. March 2003. Page 8. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne believes that Sri Lanka has the right ingredients to become one of the leading Asian destination’s nature..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2003). Science Based Eco-tourism. Serendipity. April 2003. Page 12. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne argues that scientific research is the cornerstone for eco-tourism “Behind me lies the Prince of the Night, in th..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2003). Hook, Line and Sinker. LMD. April 2003. Page 158. Volume 09, Issue 09. ISSN 1391-135X. Exploration of the opportunity to establishing high-end sport fishing in Sri Lanka. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne joins ang..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2003). After the Deluge. LMD. August 2003. Page 162. Volume 10, Issue 01. ISSN 1391-135X. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne finds Sinharaja in a state of disarray after the flash floods in May The Dorana Ella was foaming ..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2003). The Wild Side of London. LMD. October 2003. Page 164. Volume 10, Issue 03. ISSN 1391-135X. Future of Sri Lanka’s game parks and nature reserves may rest on understanding how global metropolises attract and..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2003). Nature Photography – Is It Art? Serendipity. December 2003. Page 12. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne debates the subject of Nature Photography In 2003, a blurred Spoonbill in flight took the coveted Nature ..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2004). Regaining Airtime for Sri Lanka. Serendipity. April 2004. Page 12. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne lobbies for streamlining film crew access to our wilderness “Two Sloth Bear at Palugaswala Number 2, within..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2004). In search of the Leaf-nosed Lizard. Serendipity. September 2004. Page 8. A raptor with white barring on brown wings glided past, below me, on the valley at Corbett’s Gap in the Knuckles wilderness. A s..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2004). A Continent’s Wildlife on an Island. Serendipity. November 2004. Page 8. November 2004 Facing the cameras with me was Dr Ravi Samarasinha, who has been researching Leopards in Yala, and James Fair, a staff..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2005). Elephants and Wildlife Escape Tsunami. Serendipity. February 2005. Page 4. An open release article published widely in the local press, including in the magazine Serendipity. It narrates the events around th..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2005). Mangroves as a Tsunami Buffer- Is It a Myth? Adoh. February. Pages 60-64. (This article was published in the February 2005 issue of Adoh Magazine. The article may be reproduced in part or in whole with the p..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2005). A Mosaic of Culture and Nature. Compass, the magazine of the Pacific Asia Travel Association. July-August 2005. Pages 26-27. As a destination, Sri Lanka has everything. Sri Lanka has over the centuries been ..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2005). Conservation Post-Tsunami. Adoh. March. Pages 48-51. Rebuilding Post-tsunami. Conservation – Post Tsunami – Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne Over forty thousand people lost their lives in the Boxing Da..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2005). Rebuilding Tourism. Adoh. February. Pages 21-27. Boxing-day tsunami and effects on tourism. Re-building Tourism Unusual as it may seem, people of developed, industrialized nations such as Britain or France h..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2005). Missing Out on Making Capital. LMD. September 2005. Page 197. Volume 12, Issue 02, ISSN 1391-135X. Taken aback by Sri Lanka’s failure to seize the day. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne explores Kandy on a day vi..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2005). Doing Our Job to Keep Sri Lanka Poor! LMD. October 2005. Page 173. Volume 12, Issue 03, ISSN 1391-135X. As a nation we may not be doing enough to popularize our panoply of world-class historical and archaeol..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2005). The Evolution of Hotels. LMD. November 2005. Page 160. Volume 12, Issue 04, ISSN 1391-135X. Outlining a strategy for Sri Lankan hotels- one that will add value to the bottom line. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne ..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2005). The Slow Road to Development. LMD. December 2005. Page 188. Volume 12, Issue 05, ISSN 1391-135X. Lobbying for better roads and more highways that will fast-track the development of our economy and tourism. G..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2005). Creating Movie Magic. Living. November-December 2005. Pages 98,99. Volume 01, Issue 02, ISSN 1800-0746. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne goes to Yala to showcase Sri Lanka’s biodiversity for the BBC “B..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). Networking For the Nation. LMD. January 2006. Page 162. Volume 12, Issue 06. HSBC’s corporate sponsorship for the Museum. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne lauds HSBC for helping to re-invigorate a national insti..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). A Pheasant Pastime. Living. January-February 2006. Page 88-89. Volume 01, Issue 03. ISSN 1800-0746. Gehan traverses the foothills of the Himalayas in search of an elusive bird. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne goe..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). Thriving Wildlife of Galle and Rumassala – Gehan’s Journal. Sunday Times. May 14th. Anoma Alagiyawadu and I examined a flock of terns at the bridge within sight of the Lighthouse Hotel. A flock of 30..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). Shoreline of Sea Creatures – Gehan’s Journal. Sunday Times Plus. June 4th. Details of a walk along the short on the Galle beach. It was a dull day, overcast with clouds. We heard that it had rained i..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). Wildlife Tourism Has to Pay Its Way. LMD. June 2006. Page 60. Volume 12, Issue 11. ISSN 1391-135X. Gehan laments the lack of research and initiative in developing wildlife tourism. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). Sri Lanka Becoming “UNASIAN’. LMD. July 2006. Page 136.Volume 12, Issue 12. ISSN 1391-135X. Gehan is convinced that the majority in this country really need a mindset change if the island nation is to de..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). A Superfluity of Feathers. Living. May-June 2006. Page 106-107. Volume 01, Issue 05. ISSN 1800-0746. Gehan’s catalogue of birds expands exponentially in northern India. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne finds the..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). An Ancient and Living Culture. June-July 2006. Esteem. PNS Media Consultants (Pvt) Ltd. Colombo. Pages 53-57. An article on Sri Lanka’s ancient cities, adapted from the book Magic of Sri Lanka. An anci..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). Western India’s Avian Diversity. Living. July-August 2006. Page 102-103. Volume 01, Issue 06. ISSN 1800-0746. Avifauna in the Western Ghats remind Gehan of the wet zone in Sri Lanka. A horizontal niche had..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). Into the Unknown. Serendib, the in-flight magazine of Sri Lankan. July-August 2006. Pages 44 – 51. Kanchane Marasinghe is a Television Programme Producer for Rupavahini, the state television channel an..

De Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). Time Out for Tourism. LMD. August 2006. Page 160. Volume 13, Issue 01. Using a tough year to re-tool and re-energize. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne fears that the worst of the years is yet to come July 2001 was..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). After a Goat in the Ghats. Living. September-October 2006. Page 110-111. Volume 02, Issue 01. ISSN 1800-0746. In pursuit of a rare species of goat, Gehan encounters a host of birds in western India. Eravikul..

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). People Power for Preserving Nature. LMD. October 2006. Page 134. Volume 13, Issue 03. ISSN 1391-135X. Urging of Sri Lankan conservationists to understand politics better in the campaign to keep protected hab..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). Corporate Survival Instincts. LMD. December 2006. Page 146.Volume 13, Issue 5. ISSN 1991-135x. Does the private sector suffer from short-termism? Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne asks whether the private sector su..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2007). Stop Blaming the BBC & Co.! LMD. January 2007. Page 150. Volume 13, Issue 06, ISSN 1391-135X. Sri Lanka is bad at good publicity and good at bad publicity. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne on our failure as a ..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2007). Old-Fashioned Progress. LMD. February 2007. Page 168. Volume 13, Issue 7. ISSN 1391-135X. Looking for a developed nation to invade us. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne gets desperate and looks for invaders Green P..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2007). Route to Nowhere. LMD. May 2007. Page 169. Volume 13, Issue 10. ISSN 1391-135X. Underlining the importance of acquiring cultural intelligence and the resultant ability to guide a nation’s destiny. Gehan de..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2007). King Among Kings. Montage. March-April 2007. Pages 24-25. Volume 1, Issue 3. About Crocodiles. The problem with photographing crocodiles is that they spend most of the time doing nothing. Rather like our pol..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2007). Switch Off Your Lights. Montage. April 15-May 15. Pages 8-9. Volume 1, Issue 4. Global warming and Sri Lankan wildlife. Climate change is nothing new. Ice ages have come and gone. Sea levels have risen and f..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2007). Cooking the Books. LMD. March 2007. Page 176. Volume 13, Issue 8. ISSN 1391-135X. A recent festival in the South held many lessons for tourism. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne on some commendable lateral thinking..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2007). The Business of Human Rights. LMD. June 2007. Page 138. Volume 13, Issue 11. ISSN 1391-135X. Unless we clean up our human-rights record, the moral decay of our nation may spell economic doom. Gehan de Silva ..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2007). Touchy, Feely Business! LMD. July 2007. Page 158. Volume 13, Issue 12. ISSN 1991-135X. Companies exploring new business prospects must investigate such markets tangibly. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne on the sea..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2007). Towards Guilt-free Travel. LMD. August 2007. Page 152. Volume 14, Issue 01. ISSN 1391-135X. Elaborating on the new environmental consciousness – ‘carbon neutrality’. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne elab..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2007). The Game of Life. Living. September- October 2007. Pages 32-33. Volume 03, Issue 01. ISSN 1800-0746. Life and death are all around in the middle of the African bush, in Kenya. Life and death are all around G..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2007). In Favour of NGO’s. LMD. October 2007. Page 140. Volume 14, Issue 03. ISSN 1391-135X. NGO’s are good for the people and the economy. NGOs are good for the people and the economy. Gehan de Silva Wijeyerat..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2007). Seeds of Doom. LMD. November 2007. Page 130.Volume 14, Issue 04. ISSN 1391-135X. Our poisoned land, and what can be done to turn the tide. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne comments on our poisoned land- and what m..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2007). A Dangerous Adventure. Living. November- December 2007. Pages 34-35. Volume 03, Issue 02. ISSN 1800-0746. A foot safari in the Mara and Serengeti, in search of hippos. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne goes on a fo..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2008). Encounter With a Predator. Living. January-February 2008. Pages 46-47. Volume 03, Issue 03. ISSN 1800-0746. Leopard safari in Nakuru National Park in Kenya. A line of aptly named Yellow-bark Accacias bordere..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2008). Malaysian Menagerie. Living. March-April 2008. Pages 36-37. Volume 03, Issue 04. ISSN 1800-0746. Nature watching in Fraser’s Hill in the Malaysian highlands. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne goes birding at ..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2008). Story-Worthy Passion. LMD. July 2008. Page145. Volume 14, Issue 12. ISSN 1391-135X. Gehan reviews the factors that made the Galle Literary Festival a resounding global success. During its second year the Gal..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2008). When War Comes Home. LMD. August 2008. Page133. Volume 15, Issue 1. ISSN 1391-135X. “There are no naïve solutions anymore – merely a lack of accountability” I hope I am wrong, but by May 2008, tourism..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2008). Tourism No Habitat-Killer! LMD. October 2008. Page 145. Volume (?), Issue (?). ISSN 1391-135X. Gehan argues that tourism does not harm Sri Lanka’s biodiversity. In May 2008, I was proof reading a book when..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2008). Malaysia’s Cloud Forests. Real Travel. November 2008. Page 108. Volume (?), Issue (?). Mammals watching in Maxwell Hill. Clouded Leopard would be nice. Very, very nice. But I knew the chances of coming acr..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2008). A Show of Feathers. Living. November-December 2008. Pages 40-41. ISSN 1800-0746 Gehan silently stalks bird life in one of Malaysia’s national parks. The faint red light caught a glittering reflection off s..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2008). Creating Livelihoods through Wildlife Tourism. Montage. December 2008. Pages 62-65. Volume 2, No 11. A look back at Gehan’s ‘Eight years in Ceylon’ to create livelihoods through Wildlife Tourism. In Au..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2008). Wild Obsession. The Photography of Rukshan Jayawardene. Hi Magazine. December 2008. Series 6, Volume 5. Page 136. ISSN 1800-0711. Wildlife Photographers are like scientists. Jealous and competitive. So how d..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2009). An eye on pitfalls. LMD. January 2009. Page 171. Volume 15, Issue 6. ISSN 1391-135X. How people are vulnerable to risks they have not anticipated. At the tail end of August, I was at Amsterdam Centraal Stati..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2009). Back-garden birdwatching. Living. January-February 200. Pages 38-39. Volume 4, Issue 3. ISSN 1800-0746 Colombo has a surprising wealth of bird life. Borella seems an unlikely place to be a birding hotspot. B..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2009). Book Review: The Diversity of Sri Lankan Wildlife by Jayantha Jayewardene. Montage. January 2009. Pages 58-61. Volume 2, No 12. One of the best introductions to Sri Lankan Wildlife. In December 2008, Jayanth..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2009). In search of Killifish. Living. March – April 2009. Pages 32-33. Volume 4, Issue 4. ISSN 1800-0746. Finding an aquatic predator in the Talangama Wetland. I was stalking a predator, to photograph it. No..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2009). Local Colour. LMD. April 2009. Page 137. Volume 15, Issue 9. ISSN 1391-135X. On a day of colour in Sri Lanka versus efficiency. An English aid worker told me once that when she returns to England life would ..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2009). Media Briefing. LMD. May 2009. Page 63. Volume 15, Issue 10. ISSN 1391-135X. Wearing the shoes of the foreign media to get the best out of them. On 29th January 2009, I listened to Steve White the Editor of ..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2009). Book Review: The Nature of Sri Lanka by Luxshmanan Nadaraja. Hi Magazine. May 2009. Series 7, Volume 2. Page 142. ISSN 1800-0711. Nadaraja, L. (2008). the nature of sri lanka. Wildlight (Pvt) Ltd.: Colombo. ..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2009). Book Review: Moments of Truth by Chitral Jayatilake. Hi Magazine. May 2009. Series 7, Volume 2. Page 142. ISSN 1800-0711. Jayatilake, C. (2008). Moments of Truth in the Wilderness. Vijitha Yapa Publications:..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2009). Steering the foreign media. LMD. June 2009. Page 69. Volume 15, Issue 11. ISSN 1391-135X. Practical tips on cultivating the foreign press. In a previous article of LMD I discussed some of the key aspects of ..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2009). Looking across the seas. LMD. July 2009. Page 171. Volume 15, Issue 12. ISSN 1391-135X. On why travelling overseas on business development enables us to see ourselves better from a client’s perspective..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2009). The other side of Bali. Living. July – August 2009. Pages 28-29. Volume 4, Issue 6. ISSN 1800-0746. In search of the Bali Starling on Nusa Penida. We crossed the Badung Strait in a chartered motor boat..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2009). Re-engineering tour prices. LMD. August 2009. Page 153. Volume 16, Issue 1. ISSN 1391-135X. How the concept of daily mark to market (MTM) in financial markets can be applied to tourism. The purpose of this a..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2009). A tale of complicity. LMD. October 2009. Page 143. Volume 16, Issue 3. ISSN 1391-135X. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne on a less publicised aspect of the credit crunch By August 2009, the credit crunch was a well..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2009). Price of Fame. LMD. November 2009. Page 167. Volume 16, Issue 4. ISSN 1391-135X. On the personal financial cost of promoting wildlife tourism. For many years I have evaded questions on what it costs me to do..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2009). Balancing Act. LMD. December 2009. Page 171. Volume 16, Issue 5. ISSN 1391-135X. Applying liquidity managements concepts developed in banking into the leisure sector. In a previous article in LMD I explained..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2009). Which lens for the perfect shot? December 2009. Oryx, in-flight magazine of Qatar Airways. Page 66. I am often asked about cameras and lenses for photography. In this article I will explain with reference to..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2009). Going Places. LMD. January 2010. Page 153. Volume 16, Issue 6. ISSN 1391-135X. Why there is hope for a corruption-free Sri Lanka. In a previous article in LMD, I gave an account of a typical day in dealing w..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2010). Why Flickr is worth adopting. LMD. February 2010. Page 165. Volume 16, Issue 7. ISSN 1391-135X. How hotels can use Flickr to market their properties by providing an independent visual endorsement. There is a..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2010). The politics of envy. LMD. March 2010. Page 137. Volume 16, Issue 8. ISSN 1391-135X. On the need to allow the Galle Literary Festival to succeed with support and not taxes. I remember an observation made som..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2010). Mobile Marvel. LMD. September 2010. Page 143. Volume 16, Issue 12. ISSN 1391-135X. A few years ago, on a business visit to Europe I engaged is an aspect of market research I do. This is quite simple. I visit..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2010). Nurturing science at home LMD. September 2010. Page 139. Volume 16, Issue 12. ISSN 1391-135X. In April 2010, on a monsoon Saturday, I was laptopping in my study when my attention was drawn to a Common Drongo..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2011). Branding Sri Lanka in London’s art world. The Sunday Times Plus. Sunday 10 April 2011. Features. Page ? http://sundaytimes.lk/110410/Plus/plus_16.html On the first major exhibition of Sri Lankan contempora..