Our Core Team

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Sethil Muhandiram

Executive Director

A young environmental conservationist with an immense passion for big cats in Sri Lanka. He is a Past President of the Rotaract Club of Sri Lanka Institute of Information and Technology and also a volunteer at UN. Currently, he works as a business analyst in a reputed company in Colombo.

Bandini Jayasena

Secretary / Director International

A wildlife enthusiast who enjoys nature and exploring wildlife around the country. Currently, she works as a lecturer at a state university, while serving as an audiologist at several clinics. She offers her free time to volunteer for numerous environmental causes.

Chathuranga Hathurusinghe


A final year Law student at Sri Lanka Law College. He worked as a  media monitor at the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence. He uses his  spare time for numerous charitable and environmental activities.

Mihirani Gunawardhana

Project Director

A wildlife enthusiast who currently works as an Associate technical lead-quality assurance and working as a volunteer for many environmental organizations.

Shashikalana Rathwaththa

Country Director

A renowned elephant conservationist, with a vast knowledge of elephants and their habitats in Sri Lanka.  He is also a talented wildlife artist who enjoys being in nature whenever possible. 

Janaka Karunaratne

Public Relations Director

Janaka Karunaratne has a great passion for leopard and elephant conservation in Sri Lanka. He is a wildlife photographer and has vast experience with wildlife and their behaviors. Currently, he is working as a System Supervisor in a private bank.

Tharika De Silva

Administrative Assistant

A Wildlife Enthusiast works as a Management Service Officer and also is a final year law student at the Open University of Sri Lanka.

Prathibha Amugoda

Volunteer Coordinator / Project Assistant

A freelance Naturalist and a wildlife photographer with a passion for conservation. She is also an active member of the Young Biologists’ Association of Sri Lanka.

Mihindu Fonseka

Media Coordinator

An Environmental conservationist and Journalist. Has a vast experience on wildlife-related issues in society and he’s a social activist. Currently, he works as a Digital Communication Specialist.


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