Expert Presentation on Birds of Sri Lanka: March 15

Join the Periclean Scholars Class of 2011 and our Periclean Scholar-in-Residence, Mr. Chamindha Mahanayake, to learn about the exotic and beautiful birds of Sri Lanka!

Mahanayake is visiting Elon all the way from Sri Lanka, a small island near India known both for its beautiful beaches and for its incredible biodiversity. Originally an ornithologist, Mahanayake has become heavily involved in the Sri Lankan environmental movement and is also the world’s first photographer of the Horton Plains Slender Loris, a creature thought to be extinct until his photograph was published. Since that photo, Mahanayake has devoted much of his time to studying and tracking the loris.

The talk will be Tuessday, March 15 from 4 to 5p.m. in KOBC 101/LaRose Digital Theater. See you there!