Herpetofaunal diversity and distribution in Kalugala proposed forest reserve,
Western province of Sri Lanka. 2012. W.
Madhava S. Botejue, Jayantha
Wattavidanage. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
DR. JAYANTHA WATTAVIDANAGE has been involved in teaching and
research in the fields of ecology, faunal diversity, limnology, and molecular parasitology for the past twenty
years. He is strongly involved in popularizing science among the general public and is the author of a large number
of newspaper and magazine articles. Currently, he is the Chairman, National Committee for Science Popularizing,
National Science Foundation in Sri Lanka. He works as a Senior Lecturer in zoology at The Open University of Sri
Lanka beginning in 1990. Jayantha earned his B.Sc. and M.Phil. from University of Sri Jayawardenepura and Ph.D.
from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He conducted post doctoral research on molecular genetics of Malaria at
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. He is also a recipient of many research awards including the Presidential
Award for his research publications.