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Mungo is ably supported by a team of professionals, whom we wish to introduce as follows:
Professor Sarath Kotagama who is the Chief Consultant. Sarath is an academic and have contributed immensely towards the development of the knowledge and understanding of fauna and flora in Sri Lanka. Many are the students who have been guided by his expertise. Sarath supports srilankaatours with his expert academic knowledge of the local geography, whilst introducing new visit sites to our guests. Prof. Kotagama’s academic contribution span across the globe as an Adjunct Professor of Brandeis University (USA) in the Masters programme on Sustainable International Development, Visiting Lecturer Konan University, Japan, Locally he is a visiting Lecture of University of Moratuwa, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, University of Sabaragamuwa and University of Rajarata. The international conservation Contributions:- Functioned as the National co-ordinate in the preparation to the Asian Wetlands Directory, The Asian Red Data Book on Birds, and also serve as a Technical member in the Asian Important Bird Area programme of the BirdLife Asia Council. He also conducted the South Asian workshop on ARDB in 1996 held in India. He organized the 6th BirdLife Asia Council, and as Secretary General of the Pan Asian Ornithological Congress, organized the 2nd Congress in Sri Lanka in 2000. President, Eco-tourism Society of Sri Lanka.Chairman, Responsible Tourism Working Group,
Brigitte, with her extensive experience and hand-on expertise of the European Sector, guides srilankaatours with her knowledge bank in formulating the srilankaatours concept of tour packages to all European guests. BRIGITTE M.D LETS TRAVELS (Pvt) Ltd., has extended her support to service the local and international promotional activities through their international network of inbound tour operator associates.Moreover, the commitment of Lets Travels towards the concept of eco-tourism and showcasing the rural community towards interacting with the urban locals and international tourists have prompted them to identify and promote nature protection by way of their part sponsorship of university graduates in the fields of wildlife conservation and extended research education.
Raja has traveled the length and breadth of the island, and he who knows the terrain of the country, is Mungo’s Trekking Specialist. Raja gives our guests with that extra mile, to make their tour a living experience.
Saman Gamage with his extensive studies and knowledge of the Loris and Primates of Sri Lanka, guides guests with his experience of the species on special occasions.Since school age my interest in wildlife exploration (especially birds) flourished as I lived in close proximity to rainforests. Subsequently I advanced my knowledge and experience in the fields of biodiversity and conservation as an undergraduate. In 1998 I started researching nocturnal animals and in 1999 I carried out explorations and research projects on nocturnal mammal species with special reference to the red slender loris. In the year 2000, I was graduated from the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka and completed my M.Phil degree in Animal science at the same University in 2005. In 2001 a group of landowners and local scientists including myself initiated a conservation oriented organization named "Land Owners’ Restore Rainforests In Sri Lanka (LORRIS)". This organization is currently a leading organization in the fields of biodiversity exploration, conservation and habitat enrichment in Sri Lanka. I am the current president of LORRIS. We won the BP future conservationists Award in 2006 for a research project based on conservation of montane slender loris of Sri Lanka. I am also a founder member and current president of the "Primate Conservation Society of Sri Lanka (PCSSL)" which was initiated in 2006. We are currently undertaking a programme of mapping the distribution of Sri Lankan primates in the country. I have dedicated my life to biodiversity conservation in Sri Lanka.
Chaminda who is an ornithologist specializing in the Blue Magpie, is always on call when the necessity arises for his services.
The Dry Zone Bird Specialist, Bulta have always enthralled our guests with his knowledge and experiences of the common to rare species of birds, whilst identifying their habitats and retreat patterns.
Our specialist on Dry Zone Forests and Birds is Pabiya. A wildlife enthusiast and specialist, Pabiya, with his extensive knowledge of the subject, have assisted Saman in his study of primates. A young man with a voracious appetite, Pabiya loves his routine with our guests.
Ranga has been the Specialist on Reptile and Amphibians. His vast knowledge of the species is complemented with his uncanny ability and familiarity with their habitats, to trace and locate any species during all seasons.