The Ultimate Hunter – Leopard

    Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Suborder: Feliformia Family: Felidae Subfamily: Pantherinae Genus: Panthera Species: P. pardus Subspecies: P. p. kotiya The Leopard (Panthera pardus, Linnaeus, 1758) is the most secretive and elusive of the large carnivores, and also the shrewdest. Pound for pound, it is the strongest climber of the…

28th Rotaract District Training Assembly

8th of July was not just a regular Sunday for the Rotaractors. Venue being the Golden Rose Banquet Hall in Boralesgamuwa, all the Rotaractors were there as early as they could get. Having met their friends in other clubs; some after a very long time, everyone had a smile on their face and was enjoying…

The Magnificent Jumbos – Elephants in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan elephant (Elephas maximus maximus) Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Proboscidea Family: Elephantidae Genus: Elephas Species: E. maximus Subspecies: E. m. maximus   The Sri Lankan elephant (Elephas maximus maximus) is one of three recognized subspecies of the Asian elephant, and native to Sri Lanka. Since 1986, Elephas maximus has been listed…

Sri Lanka’s Small Wild Cats

FISHING CAT (Prionailurus viverrinus) Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Prionailurus Species: viverrinus English Name: Fishing Cat Sinhala Name: Handun Diviya Tamil Name: Koddi Poonai Average adult weight: 8-16kg Size comparison: About the size of an adult cocker spaniel Unlike most feline species fishing cat is well adapted for a…

Sri Lanka’s Big Five

Sri Lanka has her own ‘Big Five’. The wonder of Asia, the pearl of the Indian Ocean has so much bio diversity and was renowned as one of the twenty five bio diversity hotspots in the world. Areas that carry an unusually high number of endemic species worldwide are referred to as biodiversity hotspots. Sri…

The Board of Officials 2018-19

The Board of Directors for the year 2018-19 was officially appointed on the 1st of July, marking the dawn of a new era for the Rotaract club of SLIIT. The board is enriched with experienced, talented, innovative and hardworking personnel who’d do anything to bring the club to greater heights. There’s no doubt that the…