Himesh was graduated as a BSc. Civil engineer from the University of Moratuwa in 2008 and worked as an Irrigation Engineer for five years.
Now he works as an ecologist, mainly focusing on butterflies, angiosperms and birds. He got the influence to be with nature from his father since his childhood
and engaged in activities of environmental societies such as the Environmental society of Ananda College, Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka,
Young Zoologists’ Association and Wildlife and Nature Protection Society. He was the founder President of two organizations,
Nature Team – University of Moratuwa and Butterfly Conservation Society of Sri Lanka.
He has published books on butterflies “A Pocket Guide to the Butterflies of Sri Lanka” and “Common Butterflies of Sri Lanka”, supplies many photographs
to “Illustrated field guide to the flowers of Sri Lanka – vol. 2” and to the upcoming vol. 3.
Sarath holds a Bsc. degree in Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management, offered by Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka in 2009.
Born in a place where nature is at its best near Haldummulla, the place where Mr. Ormiston - one of the leading Lepidopterist in Sri Lanka
lived, he learnt a lot about nature from his surroundings. He worked for Lanka Gem Bureau for a few years in Colombo
but returned back to home as a Science teacher in the Soragune Maha Vidyalaya, where he got his primary & secondary education.
He is currently engaged in researches on butterfly ecology in his area and co-authored the book “Pocket Guide to the Butterflies of Sri Lanka”.
His talent in drawings completed the remaining illustrations which had no photographs in the first edition of this book.
Chamitha too holds a BSc. degree in Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management, offered by Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka in 2009.
He worked as an Assistant Relationship Manager for DFCC bank at its Bandarawela branch until 2016.
Now he is reading for his MPhil. at Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan about Streaked Shearwater (Calonectris leucomelas).
His curiosity in nature makes him to involve in works of the Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka even in his school days and started his
journey as an amateur bird watcher. He did lots of field work after his tertiary education and he got a chance to explore the nature in more details
on his University life. His faculty was then at Buttala (Intermediate zone of Sri Lanka), where he regularly roamed in jungle paths together with Sarath and Himesh,
which strengthened their friendship. Chamitha also co-authored the “Pocket Guide to the Butterflies of Sri Lanka”.
Tharindu is an undergraduate of the Open University of Sri Lanka, following the Bachelor of Science degree program, majoring in Zoology.
He has traveled throughout the country as a team member of many important research projects, Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and wildlife surveys.
Tharindu's knowledge of butterflies and dragonflies is extensive, though now he mainly focuses on the least studied groups of animals in Sri Lanka,
such as spiders, scorpions and insects. His ability to spot butterfly larvae in the field has led him to uncover unknown early stages of some butterflies and
new larval food plants of certain butterflies which will be crucial for the conservation management of butterflies in Sri Lanka.
He is an enthusiast of nature photography, specializes in macro photography. Tharindu organizes all the field visits of BCSSL.
Nuwan has always been interested in the natural world. His interest in butterflies started when he was very young.
He has worked throughout the island as a research assistant for several research projects and surveys, related to Lepidoptera.
His special interest is studying Moths in Sri Lanka. Currently providing voluntary online support for moth identifications in social media and citizen science projects such as i-Naturalist,
India Biodiversity Portal and project noah. He's also one of the admin in "Butterfly interest group of Sri Lanka" Facebook group. He is a keen nature photographer.
Presently he is working as a Wildlife Guard in Department of Wildlife Conservation in National Wildlife Research and Training Center (NWRTC),
Giritale and using his job as an opportunity to widen his work as a lepidopterist.
Shashika is a graduate research student at Colorado State University, USA.
He received MSc. and BSc. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa in 2018 and 2015 respectively.
He engaged with World University Service and Nature team, University of Moratuwa during his undergraduate time.
He has worked across Singapore and Sri Lanka as an application consultant and a software engineer.
Suchira is a graduate from the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa. He received B.Sc. (Honours) in Computer Science and Engineering in 2017. He is interested in web development and data science. Currently, he is working as a software engineer at GE transportation, Colombo.
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