Knowledge Bank

Knowledge Bank is a collection of scientific publications and other related information on Rainforests in Sri Lanka. The information contained below are publicaly available on the Internet, and we are publishing here for the benefit of environmentalists towards the conservation of our Rainforests.

Scientific Research Publications

Rainforest Ecosystem

Udawattakele A Sanctuary Destroyed From Within
Bhikkhu Nyanatusita & Rajith Dissanayake PhD FZS FLS FRAS, University of London (2014) [File Size: 1.55 MB]

Periodic Review for Biosphere Reserve, Sinharaja BR
   Sinharaja Land Use Map    Sinharaja Zonation Map
UNESCO Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences (January 2013) [File Size: 1 MB]

Relay Floristics as a model for Rainforest Restoration
Prof. Nimal Gunatilleke, Prof. Savitri Gunatilleke, Mark S. Ashton (2012) [File Size: 1.8 MB]

Reptile Diversity in Beraliya Mukalana Proposed Forest Reserve, Galle District, Sri Lanka
D. M. S. Suranjan Karunarathna and A. A. Thasun Amarasinghe (January 2012) [File Size: 0.4 MB]

A Case Study of the Sinharaja MAB Reserve in Sri Lanka
Jeevani Manishka De Mel - UNESCO MAB Young Scientist Award (December 2008) [File Size: 5 MB]

A Study to Determine the Changes in the BioDiversity values of Southern Sinharaja and Kanneliya Forests
Global Environmental Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (December 2008) [File Size: 1.8 MB]

Rainforest in Ceylon
John R. Baker (1938) [File Size: 1 MB]

Aquatic / Freshwater Ecosystem

A review of the genus Devario in Sri Lanka (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), with description of two new species
Sudesh Batuwita, Madura De Silva, Sampath Udugampala (August 2017)

Effects of Construction and Operation of Mini Hydropower Plants on Fish Fauna Endemic to Sri Lanka
Prof. E. I. L. Silva (October 2015)

Climate Change

Sustainable energy technologies for sustainable urban cities to reduce impact of climate change
C. M. Weerasinghe (March 2020)

Waste Management

Special Project on identify and minimize industrial pollution as the existing High priority Environmental problem in Pannala DS
C. M. Weerasinghe (March 2021)

Government Reports & Gazettes

National Conservation Review (NCR) - Designing an Optimum Protected Areas System for Sri Lanka's Natural Forests
Forest Conservation Department, IUCN, FAO (March 1997) [File Size: 10 MB]

Video Documentaries

Endemic Fish in Sri Lanka ( ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට අවේනික මිරිදිය මාළු )

News Reports

Environmental Profile of Ratnapura
Jayantha Wijesinghe (April 2023)

The Last Rainforest of Uva Province
Bhikkhu Nyanatusita (December 2014) [File Size: 0.4 MB]

Weniwelgeta -Can we save this dwindling forest resource?
Prof. Nimal Gunatilleke (July 2012) [File Size: 0.3 MB]

Greenlight for Sinharaja footpath
Dhaneshi Yatawara (December 2011) [File Size: 0.1 MB]

සිංහරාජය වටා පිහිටි අනාරක්ෂිත වනාන්තර කඩිනමින් පවරා ගන්න
Sajeewa Chamikara - ECT (November 2011) [File Size: 0.5 MB]

Morningside Threatened (Sinharaja Rainforest, Sri Lanka)
Dr. Madhava Meegaskumbura (October 2011) [File Size: 0.3 MB]

Potential Threat to Sinharaja World Heritage Site
Dr. Nimal Gunatilleke (September 2011) [File Size: 0.3 MB]

Management plan for Hanthana
CEA / Dr. Nimal Gunatilleke (January 2011) [File Size: 0.1 MB]

තේ වගාවෙන් වනසන සිංහරාජ ලෝක උරුමය
Sajeewa Chamikara (August 2010) [File Size: -external link-]

Rakwana-Deniyaya Hills - a plea for their conservation
Prof. Nimal Gunatilleke (August 2002) [File Size: 0.1 MB]

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