National Parks & Rainforests

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2003). The Gathering of Elephants in Minneriya. Serendipity. November 2003. Page 12. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne exposes one of the greatest events in the international wildlife calendar   “Would you mind tur..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2001). Turning Dreams Into Dust. LMD. January 2001. Page 123. Volume 07, Issue 06. ISSN 1391-135X. The importance of the Bellanwila Attidiya Sanctuary as an urban oasis for wildlife and its potential for eco-touris..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2001). Rendezvous in a Rainforest. LMD. December 2001. In search of the Green-billed Coucal at Morapitiya rainforest. Birder and photographer Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne thinks its time to publicise a liitle known r..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2002). An Elusive Trail. LMD. July 2002. Page 143. Volume 08, Issue 3. ISSN 1991-135x. Gehan explores the rich bio-diversity of Nuwera Eliya, no matter that the “Arrenga” gives him the slip again. Birder & ..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2002). Talangama Wetland, a Capital Asset. September 2002. Serendipity. Page 8. Whilst 8 million pounds have been spent in London to create a wetland, Colombo has them ready made says Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne A f..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2002). A Park for All Seasons. LMD. October 2002. Page 148. Volume 9, Issue 3. ISSN 1391-135X. On the majestic show put up by the park’s top entertainer. Wildlife Photographer Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne found Yal..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2002). The Giants of Minneriya. Serendipity. October 2002. Page 8 . Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne describes an awe inspiring, annual gathering of giants The scrub jungle flowed past us on two sides, as the pick up cru..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2002). The Wild Side of Colombo. Serendipity. December 2002. Page 8. Nature enthusiast Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne suggests the creation of Rainforest Reserves in Colombo for a greener city A medley of fierce whoopi..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2003). Galle, the Rainforest Capital of Sri Lanka. Serendipity. February 2003. Page 8. There is more to Galle than a colonial heritage argues Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne A carpet of large leaves of the endemic bread..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2003). Book Review: A Guide to the Biodiversity of Knuckles. Serendipity. July 2003. Page 8. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne wishes he had this handy guide, on previous visits to the Knuckles A Guide to the Biodiversity..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2003). The Serendipity Guide to the Rainforest: Birds. Serendipity. August 2003. Page 8. A photo essay. The Birds of the Rainforest The Lowland Rainforests of Sri Lanka such as Sinharaja are good places to observe ..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2003). Wetlands of Jaffna. Serendipity. Month 2002. Page. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne is delighted with the birdwatching prospects in the wetlands of the northern peninsular. ‘Identify yourself’ The chal..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2003). Kanneliya, Kottawa and Hiyare. Serendipity. October 2003. Page 12. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne discovers that a few key steps have been taken to give a firm start to rainforest tourism from Galle. The year 20..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2003). Wild Sri Lanka. November 2003 – January 2004. Discover Sri Lanka. Volume 1, Issue 1. Sri Lanka Tourist Board: Colombo. Pages 10-17. A good overview of what Sri Lanka has to offer for ecotourists as a b..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2003). Call of the Wild in a Rainforest. LMD. November 2003. Page 180. Volume 10, Issue 04. ISSN 1391-135X. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne proposes Galle as the Rainforest Tourism hub of Sri Lanka “Rainforests, h..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2003). The Serendipity Guide to the Rainforest – Agamid Lizards. Serendipity. November 2003. Page 8. The Lizards of the Rainforest Sri Lanka has 15 species of Agamid Lizards. In layman’s language, the A..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2004). Camping in Uda Walawe. Serendipity. January 2004. Page 12. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne discovers the pleasures of semi-luxury camping Had I imagined it? It was around 5.00 am and I sat up inside a spacious te..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2004). A day in the Rainforest. Serendipity. February 2004. Page 9. A shrill, chatter pierced the air, rising to an almost hysterical crescendo. A Giant Squirrell, was alarmed, very alarmed, probably in fear of its..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2004. Sri Lanka’s National Parks. August-September 2004. Wanderlust. Issue 65. ISSn 1351-4733. Pages 88-89. A brief overview of the key national parks for wildlife. Sri Lanka has fifteen National Parks and ot..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2004). Of Fruits and Flowers in Yala. LMD. September 2004. Page 182. Volume 11, Issue 02, ISSN 1391-139X. Exploring the abundant variety of flora that this game park offers, in addition to fauna it is well-known fo..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2004). The Rainforests of Galle. Serendib, the in-flight magazine of Sri Lankan. November-December 2004. Pages 35-37. Galle is set to become the rainforest gateway of Sri Lanka. The Rainforests of Galle Gehan de Si..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2004). Encounter in Elephant Colony. LMD. December 2004. Page 236. Volume 11, Issue 05, ISSN 1391-135X. The pasture rich shores of the Kala Wewa make an ideal setting to observe some magnificent tuskers. Gehan de S..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2005). Uda Walawe National Park Raptors and Elephants. Adoh. March. Pages 16-18. Revealing a crop of rarities in Uda Walawe. Uda Walawe National Park -raptors & elephants Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne reveals a cr..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2005). Capturing Nature’s Rare Cocktail. LMD. August 2005. Page 188. Volume 12, Issue 01, ISSN 1391-135X. Discovering the avian wonder of a lake-side vigil. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne discovers the rewards of a l..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). Wildlife Tourism’s True Potential. LMD. March 2006. Page 156. Volume 12, Issue 08. ISSN 1391-135X. Proposal of a radical redevelopment of the island’s national parks and reserves. Gehan de Silva Wijeyera..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). Grand Slam at Yala – Gehan’s Journal. Sunday Times Plus. March 19th 2006. Gehan’s Journal 11 & 12 February 2006 Yala – Grand Slam The evening game drive produced my first grand slam o..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). Fostering Wildlife Tourism. LMD. April 2006. Page 182. Volume 12, Issue 09. ISSN 1391-135X. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne invites controversy by advocating private airstrips inside national parks to develop wil..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). Vil Uyana, a Budding Wetland – Gehan’s Journal. Sunday Times Plus. April 9th. I visited the construction site of the Vil Uyana hotel mainly to document progress. But it also gave me an opportunity to..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). Grand Slamming in Yala. Lifestyle + travel. September/October 2006. Page 130-131. Volume 15, Issue . ISSN 1686-2600. Big game safari in Yala with sightings of leopard, tusker and sloth bear. Grand Slamming i..

Click here for Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne’s images of wildlife at Yala on Flickr Yala is undoubtedly Sri Lanka’s most visited national park and the best in Sri Lanka for viewing a wide diversity of animals. It is a wonderful pla..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2007). Mini Gardens of Eden. Living. March-April 2007. Pages 38-39. Volume 2, Issue 4. ISSN 1800-0746. Encouraging nature lovers to set up urban refuges that will attract many species of wildlife. A rainforest rege..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2007). Minneriya National Park – A serialization of Sri Lankan National Parks. Lanka Woman. April 2007. Pages 92-93. Volume 01, No: 06. ISSN 1800-2617. The ‘Gathering’, the largest concentration o..

Annaiwilundawa refers to a cluster of freshwater tanks (including the Annaiwilundawa Wewa) that was declared a sanctuary in 1997. The second Ramsar site in Sri Lanka, it is one of the finest wetlands in the island for waterbirds. Wildlife W..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2008). Drama on the Plains. Living. May-June 2008. Pages 36-37. Volume 3, Issue 5. ISSN 1800-0746. Gehan chances upon the elusive Mountain Mouse-deer, with a Brown Mongoose in hot pursuit! We could not have chosen ..

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 ..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2009). Minneriya: After the Gathering. The Sunday Times Plus. Sunday December 06, 2009. Features. Page 4.

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2010). A walk through the rainforest in Bodhinagala. The Sunday Times Plus. Sunday 28 February 2010. Features. Page 4. Friday 22 January 2010 Bodhinagala. A group ..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2010). Return to Wilpattu: Animals need time. The Sunday Times Plus. Sunday 28 March 2010. Features. Page 5. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne visits Wilpattu National Pa..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2010). The little known bird paradise. The Sunday Times Plus. Sunday 11 April 2010. Features. Page 6. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne introduces the concept of day list..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2010). Wildlife Interventionism LMD. June 2010. Page 169. Volume 16, Issue 11. ISSN 1391-135X. A provocative discussion on how national parks can be improved for the visitor experience. In March 2010 I attended an ..