Amila Sumanapala is an active field researcher and a conservationist who has been working in the field for almost a decade. With an interest in natural history developed since his childhood, he graduated from University of Kelaniya with an honours degree in Environmental Conservation and Management. As a conservationist he is working with several conservation oriented volunteer organizations and has held the presidency of the Young Biologists’ Association (2014-2015) and the Butterfly Conservation Society of Sri Lanka (2016). He was also involved in the process of preparing the National Red List of Sri Lanka as a contributor to the bird expert panel.
As a researcher his current work mainly focusses on the diversity, ecology and conservation of dragonflies and damselflies of Sri Lanka. He has authored several scientific articles and a field guide on these amazing insects. He has also been popularizing the dragonflies and damselflies among the general public through social media, public lectures and events, educational materials and workshops.
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