Photo Credits - Uvini Senanayake

The Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka was established with a few objectives in mind

  1. To bring together persons who are interested in the study and conservation of the birds of Sri Lanka.
  2. To generate interest among laymen and students of natural history in the study and conservation of birds.
  3. To institute, direct and carry out a programme of field study, island wide on various aspects of bird biology.
  4. To establish links with other groups in other  parts of the world with similar interest

It all began in 1976

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FOGSL is the national affiliate of the BirdLife International; the largest bird conservation society in the world. FOGSL received the BirdLife conservation achievement award in 1999 for outstanding contributions to the field of bird conservation and study.


Executive Committee for the year 2017-2018

Following are office bearers elected at the FOGSL Annual General Meeting held on the 22nd of March, 2016

Sarath Kotagama

Vidyajothi Emeritus Prof. Sarath Kotagama



Prof. Devaka Weerakoon

Vice President


Kusum Fernando

Vice President

Nishanthi Perera

Dr. Nishanthi Perera


Sampath Seneviratne

Dr. Sampath Seneviratne

Senior Tresurer


Susantha De Silva


Saminda Fernano

Saminda Fernando

Assistant Secretary

Malaka Rodrigo

Malaka Rodrigo


Wipula Yapa

Prof. Wipula Yapa

Committee Member

(Representative for Department of Zoology)


Upul Wickramasinghe

Committee Member

Dunno 1

Sharmila Corea

Committee Member


Nashath Hafi

Committee Member

Rukmal Ratnayake

Rukmal Ratnayake

Committee Member


Narmada Dangampola

Committee Member

Himesh Dilruwan Jayasinghe

Himesh Dilruwan Jayasinghe

Committee Member

Amila Prasanna Sumanapala

Amila Sumanapala

Committee Member



FOGSL Members contribute towards conservation and citizen science in high capacity. You also can become a member and contribute towards this great cause.

To become a member you can either write to our address or come visit us at our offices.

Different types of membership are available from FOGSL

Membership categories
Membership type Geared towards Validity period Fee
Student/Child School and university students and children 1 Year Rs. 50.00
General Member A general membership for those who seek it 1 Year Rs. 200.00
Affiliate Member For groups of people/families registering under one name 1 Year Rs. 500.00
Life Member For those seeking a lifetime membership of FOGSL Lifetime Rs. 2500.00
Foreign Member For foreign birders and conservationists 1 Year $ 10.00
Corporate Member For companies and hotels 1 Year Rs. 5000.00


Click on the above icon to download a PDF membership form that you can fill out and send to us.

Contact Information

Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka, Department of Zoology, University of Colombo, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2501332
+94 11 2592609
+94 11 2592604
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