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Accolades for Isuru

Receiving the Special Blue Green Award from former President Maithripala Sirisena
Receiving the Special Blue Green Award from former President Maithripala Sirisena

Isuru Arunoda Nakandala who is known as the ‘Youngest Environmental Writer’ in the world through a competition held by Google, was recently felicitated with Special Blue Green Awards at the Presidential Environment Awards 2019 held at Nelum Pokuna Theater recently.

The grade 4 student was recently admitted to Ananda College, Colombo, due to the recommendation given by former Prime Minister and the Education Minister for his stellar achievements.

Isuru penned ‘Horagolla National Park and the Beauty of the Animals We Meet There’ in Sinhala based on his finding at Horagolla National Park which he likes to infest during his spare time. The book had later been translated to English by his father, Harsha Udaya Kumara Nakandala, who is a visiting lecturer on Business Management and English. The book had been featured on the Internet before it was ranked as the best exploration book on environment by a youngster.

Isuru’s ‘Horagolla National Park and the Beauty of the Animals We Meet There’ consists of six chapters and more than 6, 500 words. Nearly 30 species of animals, reptiles, fish, insects and plants have been included in the work. It was published in December, 2018. The young lad had engaged in research at the Horagolla National Park for two years before producing the book. ‘Mihithale Himikaruwo’ is the lad’s second bok and it too had been translated into English as ‘The Owners of the Planet’. It gives more details on the flora and fauna of Sri Lanka.


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