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ABOUT ME...

profileI hail from the capital city of the North Western Province, Kurunegala and received my education at Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala. The home I grew up in was surrounded by the natural beauty of a lake, paddy fields and mountains. My childhood was blessed with activities revolved around nature such as swimming in the cool waters of the lake, running with kites along the lush, green paddy fields and scaling the magnificent rocks. Sadly times have changed and the younger generation either has limited time or limited interest in the great outdoors. I always had a passion of becoming a wildlife photographer which began with my love for nature. However, during my career as a professional and subsequently as an entrepreneur I found little time to pursue my interest in photography and exploring wildlife. But after nearly two decades of taking care of business and fulfilling my family responsibilities, I thought the time is right to pursue my dream.


In 2004 I started photography with a Nikon FM3 and began exploring the great wilderness of Sri Lanka. What I love the most about wildlife is its untamed behavior and unpredictability. I’m fascinated by the unique behavior of each wild animal that I come across and I strive to capture these behaviors in my photographs. My passion is to always create images showcasing these magnificent animals and their behaviors, in their natural habitat. It’s a challenging endeavor and I have spent days and nights in one place to bring to life images which were fragments of my imagination. But at the end of the day I enjoy the challenge of creating something unique.


As you will see, some of my images which I have captured are more like a digital paintings rather than a digital photograph. I hope each of you that visit my site will be captivated by what you see…


AWARDS

Gold Medal - Wildlife category at the 2007 Annual international competition and exhibition of Photography organized by Photographic Society of Sri Lanka.

Silver Medal - Wildlife category at the 2008 Annual international competition and exhibition of Photography organized by Photographic Society of Sri Lanka.

Silver Medal - Wildlife category at the 2011 Annual international competition and exhibition of Photography organized by Photographic Society of Sri Lanka.

Adjudged as the “Nature Photographer of the Year 2012” at the competition organized by Chaya Wild and Etisalat Sri Lanka.

Highly Commended Animal Antics category at the Windland Smith Rice International Awards 2013 USA.

Salon Silver Medal Nature category at the 1st Circuit Exhibition of photography Salon Novi Sad Serbia 2014

FIAP Honorable Mention Nature category at the 1st Circuit Exhibition of Photography Salon Aleksinac Serbia 2014

FIAP Gold Medal - Nature category at the 3rd Greek Photographic circuit 2015.

PSA Gold Medal - Nature category at the 3rd Greek Photographic circuit 2015.

Diploma - Nature category at the 3rd Greek Photographic circuit 2015.

Winner Mammals category Oasis international Photo contest 2014 Italy.

UPI Honorable Mentioned at the 60th Photographic Society of Sri Lanka Annual International Photography Contest in Nature category 2015.

Silver Medal at the " Green Environment 2015" Vietnam in Wildlife category.

Australian Photographic Society Gold Medal at the Maitland International Salon in Wildlife category 2016.

GPU Gold medal - Nature category at the 5th Greek Photographic Circuit 2017

Highly commended in Animal world category at 27th Memorial Maria Luisa Photo Contest 2017 Spain.

Highly recommended in Macro category at the 28th Memorial Maria Luisa Photo Contest 2018 Spain.

Highly Honored at the Nature's Best Photography Asia 2018 in Small world category Japan.