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Winnie and Sammy with Upali Nisshanka
Bird watching and wildlife tour guide

Upali Nisshanka

Upali is an excellent bird watching tour guide with more than ten years of experience in the field who receives high praise in our tour reviews. Upali has worked in several leading tour companies in Sri Lanka. He obtained his tour-guiding license from the Sri Lanka Tourist Board in 2005. Upali is a passionate photographer, especially on bird and wildlife. He is an active member of the prestigious Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka (FOGSL) at the University of Colombo.

Saman
Bird watching and wildlife tour guide

Saman Weediyabandara

Saman is from Kandy, the central hill country of Sri Lanka. He is an expert in wildlife and birdwatching tours and has guided tours for leading tour operating companies in Sri Lanka. For more than a decade he has been in the field. Group tours are more demanding than normal tours and Saman knows it. For Walk With Jith's large group tours he has guided, he has received excellent comments. He is a patient, never tiring, very cheerful and friendly guide.

This relentless bird spotter will do everything possible to show rare and target birds while making sure that the habitats are not disturbed.

Supurna Hettiarachchi
Bird watching and wildlife tour guide

Supurna Hettiarachchi

Supurna Hettiarachchi or 'Hetti' is one of the top nature guides in Sri Lanka specializing in birding and wildlife tours. Experienced in tourist industry more than 25 years he has a guiding license from the Sri Lanka Tourist Board.

Hetti has worked for overseas tour operating companies through local companies, guiding large birdwatching tour groups is Sri Lanka.

As an experienced photographer, he knows the special needs of a bird and wildlife photographer than a normal tally counting wildlife tour. As a veteran in the field, Hetti is a sort-after lecturer for wildlife and birdwatching workshops for chauffeur guides in Sri Lanka. Friendly, cheerful and caring Supurna Hettiarachchi is also a wealth of knowledge about Sri Lankan culture and heritage.

Saman
Bird watching and wildlife tour guide

Koushalya Mahagedara

Equipped with thorough knowledge of Birds, Koushalya Mahagedara is popular as a great travel companion for touring in Sri Lanka. He is well capable of helping tourists to identify not only Birds, but also Mammals, Butterflies, Reptiles, Amphibians, Dragonflies and Trees. This funny, energetic Naturalist known to be armed with a knowledge in depth of the Culture, Art & History throughout the island.

There are 323 species locally and 214 Internationally to Koushalya’s Birding Life-list.  He is one of most proficient guides in Sri Lanka for forest birding in Rainforest areas.  

Koushalya is a Tour Leader for Bird Watching groups since 2012.  He boasts of over 27 successful Bird Watching Tours so far from mainly UK, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, France, Australia, and the USA.

Other Tours of Koushalya

1.  Lead coordinator for the Study Abroad Program offered to the Michigan State University by the Agriculture Education Unit in Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya in 2013, 2014 & 2015.

2.  Lead coordinator for the "One HEALTH" Intense Field Course offered to the University of California, Davis by the Agriculture Education Unit in Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya in 2015

3.   Culture and History tour for the Aarunya Travels in September 2014.

Senarath Bulathsinhala
Bird watching and wildlife tour guide

Senarath Bulathsinhala

Senarath Bulathsinhala is a more than 15-years experienced bird and wildlife tour guide. He has worked for several wildlife tour companies. His interest in birding began in his childhood as a hobby. Senarath obtained his tour guide license from Sri Lanka Tourists Board. He is also an active member of Ceylon Bird Club.

Jovial and friendly Senarath is very knowledgeable about Sri Lankan history, culture and social life. And he will have many stories to tell you from so many places he has visited in his long carrier as a tour guide.

Thilina Karunanayaka
Bird watching and wildlife chauffeur guide

Thilina Karunanayaka

Thilina Karunanayaka is birding and wildlife chauffeur guide. He entered tourism around 2008 and holds an island-wide Travel Assistance License from the Sri Lanka Tourist Board. He started his carrier as a chauffeur and then a co-guide for birdwatching and wildlife tours. He learned under very famous biding and wildlife guides. And one of his teachers was his uncle, Supurna Hettiarachchi aka Hetti. Hetti is a more than 25 years experienced leading wildlife tour guide, now a member of Walk With Jith team.

Since 2011 Thilina has diligently studied wildlife and has done many birding and safari tours in Sri Lanka. Making it a challenge, he would relentlessly fight to find rare and hard to spot birds. He is has a good ear to identify birds from their calls and also to locate them.

Thilina is a pleasant cheerful personality and an amateur wildlife artist.

Athula Sampath
Bird watching and wildlife chauffeur guide

Athula Sampath

Athula Sampath was born in Kadawatha, north Colombo. He started wildlife tours in 2004 as a driver and worked with expert birdwatching and wildlife tour guides in Sri Lanka. He learned on the job and around 2009 he started to work as a birding and wildlife chauffer guide.

Athula has a sharp eyesight. He is very good in identifying bird calls and locating the birds from the calls. He would tirelessly work to find any target bird in the field. Athula is a passionate bird photographer and a pleasant personality who has received many good reviews and commendations from his clients.

Indunil Subasinghe
Bird watching and wildlife chauffeur guide

Indunil Subasinghe

Indunil Subasinghe holds an island-wide Travel Assistance License from the Sri Lanka Tourist Board.

He started in tourism around 2008, as a chauffeur traveling to all corners of Sri Lanka with top birding and wildlife guides who taught him to be a bird and wildlife guide. After rapidly and passionately learning about birding and wildlife tour guiding, he started working with Walk With Jith in 2015.

Indunil is commended for his careful driving and attentive care given to his clients.

Susan Harney with Jaya at Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
Chauffeur guide for cultural tours

Pathmaraja Jayawardena

Jayawardena (Jaya), is working with us since 2007. He is a well-traveled, sought-after driver-guide with widespread experience traveling in Sri Lanka. He has an active interest in Sri Lanka’s history, culture, and wildlife. He obtained his tour-guiding license from the Sri Lanka Tourist Board in 2005.

Manju in a tour with Guests
Chauffeur guide for cultural tours

Manjula (Manju) Munasinghe

Manjula Munasinghe, aka Manju, is a more than 8 years experienced cultural guide. "Happy, calm, friendly, caring, going out of the way to help" is how he had been commended by guests. He is an experienced driver too. Manju's interests are focused on the culture, heritage, and history of Sri Lanka. He himself loves traveling and authentic Sri Lankan food.

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