Common Trees of Sri Lanka

Sudheera M.W Ranwala | A.H Magdon Jayasuriya | I.A.D Nadeesha Dilrukshi

About the Publication

This publication provides a comprehensive understanding of Sri Lanka’s diverse forest types and their corresponding trees along with a detailed guide to identifying more than 100 common forest trees of Sri Lanka, ranging from dry zone to wet lowland to montane forest trees. The publication also holds additional features such as the tallest tree recorded in Sri Lanka, trees which hold religious and historical significance, protected trees and the tree with the largest inflorescence.

About the Authors

Dr. Sudheera M.W. Ranwala

Dr. Sudheera M.W. Ranwala

Dr. Sudheera M.W. Ranwala is a Senior Lecturer in Plant Sciences at the Faculty of Science, University of Colombo. She obtained a B.Sc. special degree in Botany from University of Colombo, PhD in Plant Ecology from University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK and is an alumnus of Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission of the UK. Sudheera conducts research on ecology of natural and urban ecosystems and invasive alien plant species and has published many research papers and authored few books. Sudheera is a Fellow member of Institute of Biology, Sri Lanka.

Dr. A.H. Magdon Jayasuriya

Dr. A.H. Magdon Jayasuriya

Dr. A.H. Magdon Jayasuriya has a B.Sc. special degree in Botany from the University of Colombo, M.Phil. in Plant Ecology from the University of Peradeniya and a Ph.D. in Plant Taxonomy from the City University of New York, USA. He is presently engaged as a Senior Consultant to EML Consultants Pvt. Ltd. He was the former Director of the Plant Genetic Resources Centre of the Departments of Agriculture and prior to that the Curator of the National Herbarium of the National Botanic Gardens in Peradeniya. Currently he serves as the Chairman of the National Experts Committee on Biodiversity Conservation (Ministry of Environment) and the National Committee on Man and Biosphere Reserves (National Science Foundation).

Mrs. I.A.D Nadeesha

Mrs. I.A.D Nadeesha Dilrukshi

Mrs. I.A.D Nadeesha Dilrukshi graduated from University of Colombo obtaining a B.Sc. in Plant Sciences. She is intending to continue higher studies on Plant Biology in USA.

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