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A review of the genus Devario in Sri Lank, with description of two new species
Wildlife Conservation Society Galle with the partnership Biodiversity Secretariat, Ministry of Environment conducted the island wide freshwater fish survey with financial assistant from Nation Trust Bank PLC. Which contributed many new species of freshwater fish to science.

Errata for the book 'Sri Lankan Freshwater Fishes'
Dear All, Wildlife Conservation Society, Galle have identified few printing errors of our "Sri Lankan Freshwater Fishes" book, which was published by the Wildlife Conservation Society - Galle. We are pleased to inform you that we have prepared short errata to correct those inaccuracies. Please find the attached errata of the book and we would like to suggest for you to print this and paste it on the last page of the book for reference.
We would like to apologize for errors in the publication while thanking for purchasing Freshwater Fishes of Sri Lanka book.
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Finlay we were managing to complete Rasboroides/ horadandia revision. It resulted in adding another two endemic species of Rasboroides to Sri Lanka and we were manage to bring Horadandia atukorali back in to our endemic Freshwater fish list.

A New Color Morph of the Southern Purple-faced Langur (Semnopithecus vetulus vetulus) from the Rainforests of Southwestern Sri Lanka

A new Color Morph of Southern Purple Faced Leaf Monkey

Biodiversity Project reports - Galle

Biodiversity Project reports - Matara

New white monkey color morph found in Sri Lanka's rain forest

Sept 11, Colombo: The members of Galle Wildlife Conservation Association say that they have identified a new color morph of white monkeys from Sri Lanka's World Heritage site of Sinharaja rain forest. The researchers have confirmed that the new color morph was not an albino of the common black monkey found in Sinharaja forest. Chairman of Galle Wildlife Conservation Association Madura de Silva said that they traced this white monkey color morph in several places in the southern region of the Sinharaja forest during a survey conducted with the assistance of the Biodiversity Unit of the Ministry of Environment. The group issued the photos of the white monkeys they took following the information from the treacle tappers in the border villages of Sinharaja. The research team has observed 26 monkey troops in the rain forests and home gardens around Galle and Matara districts and found 30 individuals with unusual white color in 14 troops. The group comprising Madura de Silva, Nadika Hapuarachchi and P.A. Rohan Krishantha, reports that the white monkey is a color morph of the southern purple faced leaf langer and systematic DNA testing is needed to determine subspecies and form accurate maps of locations. Download Original Paper (PDF)