Sri Lanka: Island of Islands

About the Author(s)

Edited by: Somasiri Devendra, Stefan D’ Silva, Sarala Fernando

Authors: Shereen Amendra, Maneshka Borham, Shravasti Dhammika, Sarath Ekanayaka, George Cooke, Somasiri Devendra, Sarala Fernando, IUCN Sri Lanka, Hema Goonatilake, Thangamuthu Jayasingam, Sunela Jayawardene, Rasika Muthucumarana, V. Pahalawattarachi, Nishan Perera, Christopher Silva, Thevanayagam Mathiventhan

Principle Photographers: Stefan D’ Silva, Luxshmanan Nadaraja, Lalith Ekanayake, Studio Times, Sampath de A. Goonatilake

Consultant (Scientific): Dr. Malik Fernando

About the Book

Sri Lanka: Island of Islands” adds to the existing knowledge on the over 100 offshore small islands around the mainland of Sri Lanka, varying in size from the largest Mannar Island to the smallest Sinigama and Werallaiya. The articles raise many questions of legal, historical, geographical and environmental import especially in the contemporary era of rising concerns over global climate change which will have direct impact on small islands through the warming of oceans and sea level rise affecting coastlines. The book also looks at inland islands teeming with biodiversity, found in lagoons and rivers.