"SAGA OF THE ELEPHANTS IN SRI LANKA" - Part 2 is published!

saga2a.jpgsaga2b.jpgExtracts from Loris Volume 11 (1965) - Volume 20 (1993)
Part 2

Compiled by:
Douglas B. Ranasinghe
Sanjeeva Ratnapala
Lalith Seneviratne
Harald Schwammer
Gaby Schwammer
Hant Perera




Shortly after Part 1 of the "Saga of the Elephants in Sri Lanka" was published, also Part 2 is available now and is presenting all relevant articles from "LORIS", the Journal of the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society of Sri Lanka, published on elephants from 1965 to 1993.
Part 2 is providing amazing stories, facts and information - it enlightens us of ancient myths and legends and shows us how awareness has developed for nature and for today´s biggest living land mammal.

ISBN 978-955-9045-19-9, published by the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society of Sri Lanka, printed by Y.N. Print Graphics Ltd., Sri Lanka.



cover - saga of the elephant1.jpgcover - saga of the elephant2.jpg"Saga of the Elephant in Sri Lanka"
Extracts from Loris Volume I (1936) - Volume 10 (1964)
Part 1

Compiled by:
Douglas B. Ranasinghe
Sanjeeva Ratnapala
Lalith Seneviratne
Harald Schwammer
Gaby Schwammer
Hant Perera


This book includes all relevant articles about elephants in Lori Magazines, published from 1936 to 1964. Therefore it is a historical document about Sri Lankan Elephants. Part two will be published soon, providing with all articles up to today.
This Edition is result of a cooperation between the "Wildlife and Nature Protection Society of Sri Lanka" and the "Austrian- Sri Lankan Elephant Research and Conservation Project".

ISBN 978-955-9045-19-9, published by the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society of Sri Lanka, printed by Y.N. Print Graphics Ltd., Sri Lanka.






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"Lost Trails in Yala-East" - Gaminie Vijith SAMARAKOON
from the Department of Wildlife Conservation in Sri Lanka


This book was first published in Sinhala language and is now also available in English. The author relates his memorable experiences as a wildlife officer, focusing on his time spent at Yala-East National Park (presently Kumana National Park), from 1981 to 1985. It reveals fascinating information on diverse behavior patterns of wild animals and on some human characters that lived in harmony with nature.

ASERC funded 1000 books for the distribution to the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC), to Park Offices, Regional Offices, Libraries, to Ministry officials, Forest Department and other relevant Govt. institutions and Regional Govt. officials, Offices (District Secretariats), Libraries of National and International schools, Universities and Public libraries.

ISBN 978-955-551-739-3, published in English by Dayawansa Jayakody & Company, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Available at:
http://www.lanka.info/shops/booksStore/booksSelectPage.jsp?co=Miscellaneous&sc=0


Lost Trails in Yala East - Book Launch on November 23, 2010 at the publisher Dayawansa Jayakody & Co. 

 book presentation lost trails.jpgbook presentation lost trails2.jpgGaminie Vijith Samarakoon ( Author, right), Vimasha Sanjeevi Samarakoon (Gaminie's daughter, left) and Lalith Seneviratne (Editor, centre)












 
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Gaminie Vijith SAMARAKOON from the Department of Wildlife Conservation in Sri Lanka

published this valuable book about the beautiful fauna but also history and culture of the Yala National Park in Sri Lanka.

Yala is the largest National park in Sri Lanka. It is situated in the southeast region of the island in the dry zone. Much of the reserve is parkland, but it also contains jungle, beaches, freshwater lakes and rivers and scrubland and is well known for is wide range of wildlife.

ISBN 955-551-205-1, published in Sinhala language 

 



buch vijitha perera.jpg"Decades with wild elephants - experience of a wildlife veterinarian"

The book of Dr. Vijitha Perera (Wildlife Veterinarian) describes the long-lasting work with elephants in Sri Lanka and gives a lot of information about the elephant´s life and biology but also about his veterinary work and the human-elephant conflict problems.

ISBN 978-955-51211-0-1, published in Sinhala language, an English translation is already in preparation.