Hi I'm Kanishka Ukuwela. Thank you for visiting my site on Amphibians of Sri Lanka. I hope you enjoyed and learnt at least something about these wonderful creatures. I have always been interested in amphibians and reptiles from a very young age. I can't explain why I became interested in these creatures but that has been one of the greatest passions in my life. After completeing school I entered the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka to continue my further education. In 2007 I graduated with an honours degree in Zoology (BSc).
I'm currently reading for my PhD in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Adelaide, Australia. For my PhD I'm worjking on the Systematics, Phylogentics and conservation of the Indian ocean viviparous sea snakes.
My current research interests are ecology, systematics and evolutionary biology of herpetofauna of Sri Lanka. I'm also a keen nature photographer and you can check my photographs @ Flickr.
My wife is very supportive of my work and this site is one of her ideas. I dedicate this site to my parents and my sister for all the encouragement and support given to me and accepting to live in a house that sometimes became dangerous due to my pets.
I humbly welcome your comments and suggestions regarding the improvement of this site and please do forward them to me. If you have quesetions or interested in obtaining copies of my publications please contact me .
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Darling Building
School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
University of Adelaide
Adelaide, SA 5005
You can also see details about my research and publications here.