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Soft launch of the Primates of Sri Lanka publication


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10 February, 2010 - 'Primates of Sri Lanka' a 156 page guide to the primates of Sri Lanka has been published by The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), as part of its efforts to promote wild life related tourism to the island.

A Photographic Exhibition by Chitral Jayatilake and Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne

Opening: Thursday 19th November. 6pm. Alliance Francaise, 11 Barnes Place, Colombo 07.


Continues until Tuesday 15th December 2009.
Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm.  Saturdays 10am - 12 pm.


de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2008). Rare Hog Deer in beautiful Hiyare Reservoir Rainforest. November 2008. Open Release article distributed to the Sri Lankan newspapers in November 2008.
An article on the presence of two captive Hog-deer in a rehabilitation program at the Conservation Center at Hiyare.

Rare Hog Deer in Hiyare Reservoir Rainforest

Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne

South of Dondra in Sri Lanka, may turn out to be the best locations in the world for seeing blue whales. Furthermore it may also be the best for seeing both blue whales and sperm whales together. This view is based on recent observations and a theory of a migration of whales by marine biologist Charles Anderson.  During the season, a Blue Whale is easier to see to the south of Dondra, than a leopard in Yala.

One of Sri Lanka’s least known mammals, the mouse-deer found in the highlands of Sri Lanka has been photographed in the wild. This may well be the only occasion in which it has been photographed to a ‘publishable standard’ under truly wild conditions. 

Jetwing Eco Holidays, one of the leading wildlife tour operators in Sri Lanka, has recently published another addition under its ‘Publishing for Conservation’ banner, an A1 size poster on the Butterflies of Sri Lanka and South India. This poster illustrates in colour 132 of the 243 species of Butterflies and Skippers in Sri Lanka. It has names in all three languages, making it an easy to use reference guide for those interested in butterflies.