I am a PhD Candidate in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, in the School of Forest, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, South Carolina, USA. I am also serving as a Teaching
Researching ad studying about biodiversity, wildlife, and ecosystems have been my passion since college. Since an undergraduate student (BS in Zoology) in University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, I have taken part in many research on multiple taxa of Sri Lanka. Among my focal taxa, herpetofauna has been my key interest. Unique physiological aspects shared by herpetofauna, habitat specialization, intrinsic evolutionary history, high diversity of these species limited to certain biogeogrpahic regions of the world, and the diverse array of ecological responses they show upon anthropogenic disturbances always made me ponder about these fascinating creatures.