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. (2010). A billion rupees worth of elephants: How conservation can be an economic driver. December 2010. Page 159. In Wijegunawardane, V. (2010). Sri Lankan Elephant: A Celebration of Majesty. 212 pages. 11"(H) x 14.25"(W). Published in December 2010 by the Author. ISBN 955529240-X.
de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2010). Trailing the Spotted One. November - December 2010. Pages 32-33. Volume 5, Issue 7. ISSN 1800-0746.
Two leopard cubs fend off an enraged mother buffalo, a sounder of wild pig and a crocodile to regain possession of a carcass. Also a comment on how GPS encoding will make it easier to establish the density of leopard’s in Yala.
de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2010). Our Big Five. Why Sri Lanka is the Best for Big Game Safaris outside Africa. The Sunday Times Plus. Sunday 18 October 2010. Features. Page 6.
de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2010). Sri Lanka's Big Five. Hi Magazine. Series 8, Volume 2. Pages 198-202.
A discussion on criteria for selecting a Big List for a country, for creating a brand label for developing wildlife tourism. In the specific context of Sri Lanka it explains why it makes sense to have a Big Five and have symmetry of phrase with Africa, as Sri Lanka is the best for Big Game outside Africa.
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 feeding its young. I have had Common Drongos visiting my garden since I moved to a house close to the Colombo Golf Club ten years ago. I wondered whether it could be the same individual. My thoughts on longevity of birds had taken a new dimension after I had read the April 2010 issue of Bird Art & Photography.
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 one or more newsagent's shops, usually on a busy high street and I browse the magazines on sale. I do this to identify what consumer trends are emerging. According to my note books, one of the bookshops in the railway station in Frankfurt, had over fifty magazines on sale on photography and gardening. These observations are typed up, usually on a flight into a set of notes and are shared with my team when I return.
de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2010). Why Kalpitiya is Sri Lanka's top spot for pelagic seabirds. Hi Magazine. Series 8, Volume 1. Pages 228-231.
An explanation as to why Kalpitiya is so good for pelagic seabirds and a clarification that the depths off the Kalpitiya Peninsula were not mapped until October 2009.
de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2010). Whale Watching Hotspots: Mirissa, Kalpitiya Peninsula and Trincomalee. Ahasa, the in-flight magazine of Mihin Air. August 2010. Page 26-29.
de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2010). Deep Blue. July - August 2010. Pages 34-35. Volume 5, Issue 6. ISSN 1800-0746.
Exploring the seas off Kalpitiya in search of whales. Reflections on the first focussed effort to develop Kalpitiya for whale watching.