Puwathara’s passion for wildlife at a very early stage, made him a member of the Young Zoologists’ Association (YZA) where he initially gained his theoretical and practical knowledge on wildlife.

Due to his many involvements in environmental protection as a volunteer and a facilitator his exposure and experience to the diversified National Parks and natural terrains of wilderness in Sri Lanka is enormous.

Puwathara has advanced his knowledge and passion for the field by participating in Conservation Breeding forums in South Asia. He now serves as a naturalist for Mahoora Tented Safari Camps & Eco Team Pvt Ltd where he continues his important work to protect the biodiversity of Sri Lanka including special efforts to protect elephants.

As an explorer and a nature guide he has visited Waulpane Cave many times and his experience and knowledge will be an immense value addition to our guests.