Publications

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2007). Butterflies of Sri Lanka and Southern India. Gehan’s Poster Series. Jetwing Eco Holidays, Colombo. A1.

A photographic poster illustrating 132 of the commoner species of butterflies of Sri Lanka and Southern India. A lavish poster folding out from A4 format into a size of 8 sheets of A4 (A1). Ideal  for a classroom or a child’s bedroom.

e Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2008). Mammals of Sri Lanka. Jetwing Eco Holidays: Colombo.7 plates (A5) with soft self cover. Captioned photographs to 28 species. Distinct sub-species also illustrated.

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). Birds of Sri Lanka and Southern India. Gehan’s Photo Booklet Series. 42 plates (A5). Jetwing Eco Holidays: Colombo. ISBN 955-1079-10-8. A booklet comprising of 42, A5 sized, colour plates with captioned photographs. Covers 263 of Sri Lanka’s 444 recorded species of resident and migratory birds. Eco Holidays: Colombo. A pdf of the booklet can be downloaded (free of charge) from www.jetwingeco.com.“An excellent first step for anyone, old or young, into the magic world of the birds of Sri Lanka”.
John Harrison, author of a Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka, Oxford University Press.

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2010). Birds of Sri Lanka. Gehan’s Photo Booklet Series. 42 plates (A5). Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, Colombo. e Edition. A booklet comprising of 42, A5 sized, colour plates with captioned photographs. Covers 263 of Sri Lanka’s 444 recorded species of resident and migratory birds. Eco Holidays: Colombo.

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006, several reprints). Butterflies of Sri Lanka and Southern India. Gehan’s Photo Booklet Series. 26 plates (A5). Jetwing Eco Holidays: Colombo. ISBN 955-1079-11-6.A booklet comprising of 26, A5 sized, colour plates with captioned photographs. Covers 96 of Sri Lanka’s 243 described species of butterflies and skippers (Lepidoptera). A pdf of the booklet can be downloaded (free of charge) from www.jetwingeco.com

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2008). Sri Lanka Wildlife Itineraries: A Guide for Eco Travellers. 1st Edition. Sri Lanka Tourism: Colombo. 34 pages. 26.5 x 21 cm. Softback. ISBN 978-955-1079-17-8. Photography and body text by Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne. Itineraries by Ajanthan Shantiratnam, Aruni Hewage and Nirusha Ranjitkumar.

This beautifully illustrated and designed book contains overview information for visitors together with a selection of itineraries. The itineraries for elephants, leopards, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, rainforests, etc cover the key groups which are of interest to eco travellers.

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2008). Best of Blue. Serendib, the in-flight magazine of Sri Lankan. November – December 2008. Pages 42-46.
The story behind the discovery that Sri Lanka is the best place in the world for seeing Blue and Sperm Whales together.

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2009). The Pink Dolphins of Kalpitiya. Serendib, the in-flight magazine of Sri Lankan. July – August 2009. Pages 42-43.
The first popular article to publicise the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins in the Kalpitiya Lagoon.

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2010). The Gathering of Elephants. Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, Colombo. e Edition. 8 pages. A4.

The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) Edition is expanded with more text boxes and an itinerary. An 8 page brochure providing information on one of the most awesome wildlife spectacles in the world, The Gathering of Elephants in Minneriya, Sri Lanka. An easy reference guide which provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on The Gathering.

De Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2010). Best for Blue. Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, Colombo. e Edition. 8 pages. A4.

The 8 page A4 brochure outlines briefly the discovery that Sri Lanka is one of the best, if not the best place in the world for seeing the Blue Whale. The seas south of Dondra are almost certainly the best for seeing Blue Whales and Sperm Whales together. It has a brief summary of the discovery and a fact at glance section answering frequently asked questions. Brief descriptions of the main species are also included.

De Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2010). Sri Lanka: The Ultimate Island Safari. Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, Colombo. e Edition. 16 pages. A4.

A case is made to position Sri Lanka as the Ultimate Island Safari. Short descriptions on Best for Blue Whale, The Gathering of Elephants, Leopard’s Island, Monkey Business, Sinharaja Bird Wave, Bio-diversity Hot Spot, etc. Also provides information to frequently asked questions on where to go, where to stay, how to plan a tour, etc