The International Ecotourism Society (TIES)
Ranweli is a sponsor member of The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), based in Washington DC, USA. This society is widely regarded as the pre-eminent organization in the field of Ecotourism according to the Wall Street Journal. Late Mr. Chandra de Silva, CEO of Ranweli, was invited in 1998 to the Advisory Board of TIES, and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2004.
Ranweli is an ecolodge member of ecoclub.com. It was also the winner of the first annual ecolodge award, in 2004 for a bio-farming project at DBV Girls School.
Consequent to winning the British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow Awards in 2003, we were invited to be featured in this web site.
A leading Ecotourism tour operator in Kerala.
Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka (FOGSL)
Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka (FOGSL) is a reputed NGO under the Department of Zoology, University of Colombo.
We are an affiliate of Birdlife International
** COMMON KINGFISHER Alcedo atthis, S.Podu Mal-pilihuduwa S.Kondaya
18cm. Blue above. Reddish-brown below. Redish-brown ear coverts. BrR. All Zones.Very Common.