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Big thank you for lots of hard work and early starts in the mornings which got us to your total of 231 species

20 Feb 2009

Dave Nelson & Bob Crawford
Dave Nelson & Bob Crawford

20th February to 7th March 2009

Jith & Mr. Silva
I will start with a very big thank you for lots of hard work and early starts in the mornings which got us to your total of 231 species with only two of the endemics missing. This is a very good total and we are more than pleased with this number. Many of these would have been missed had it not been for your sharp eye and good hearing.

Good luck for the future!
See you at the Bird Fair.

Dave Nelson & Bob Crawford
Middlesbrough
England

The mixture of cultural treasures ensured a mix of interest for everyone

28 Jan 2009

Ian & Lynn Cowgill, Melanie & Roy Rovill
Ian & Lynn Cowgill, Melanie & Roy Rovill

28 January 2009 
Jith,
Thank you for showing us your wonderful island. We have enjoyed it all; the culture, hotels, fantastic scenery and most of all the birds. The driver Nishantha and his assistant Sisira should also be commended for their friendly nature and bird spotting skills. Our appetite for Sri Lanka has certainly been whetted and we hope to return again.
Thanks again;

Ian & Lynn Cowgill, Melanie & Roy Rovill

Jith not only knows where to find birds, but an excellent organizer

3 Jan 2009

Bourne and Bird couples 

Jan 3 – 20 Feb 2009

So jith, what was the question we were in fear of asking? At the supper table each evening -. “What time tomorrow?” With a little chuckle, you would give us the “bad” news! But of course it is sensible to start early, there are distances to travel and you are sure to see more birds before it gets too warm.
The south west and south was a good start. Pity we couldn’t visit Yala, but Bundala and Udawalawa produce good results. We “conghed it” in Sinharaja, but the experience and the birds will lingure in the memory. Even in the Cultural Triangle we saw some more species to add to the list – nearly 200 by the end of the trip.

The rain does seem to have followed us around but nevertheless we have seen some wonderful sights

9 Dec 2008

John & Margret Butt 
John & Margret Butt
March, Camgridgeshire

09 December 2008

Jith,
Thank you for a wonderful holiday. You have thought us so much about Sri Lanka. The rain does seem to have followed us around but nevertheless we have seen some wonderful sights and had many memorable experiences. Some were good - Sigirya, Polonnaruwa, the birdlife and the animals. Some were not so good - leechs, NuwaraEliya Botanical Gardens in the pouring rain...
We hope to see you at the bird fair next year.

You have planned the perfect balanced holiday & combined wildlife, culture & relaxation all into & two week action filled break

21 Nov 2008

Exmoor Group Dec 2008
Exmoor Group Dec 2008

November 2008

Jith,

Once again you have planned the perfect balanced holiday & combined wildlife, culture & relaxation all into & two week action filled break. Thanks again &  rest assumed we will be back.
Lyn Reynolds Exmoor Zoo
Barnstaple, N. Devon
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We can only reiterate what has been said above. For us, the highlight was the close encounter with the elephants.
Thanks again!
Ivonne and Lyn Summerset
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Jith,
It was an honour to meet you. I enjoyed our little talks together, I am only sorry we could not meet your wife & son. Thank you for arranging this fantastic holiday! I enjoyed every moment of it apart from the leeches! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Until we meet again...
Cath xx
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Betty and I have thoroughly enjoyed the two days

9 Nov 2008

David and Betty Barrans
David and Betty Barrans
Huddersfield, U.K.

09 November 2008

Walking With Jith

What a wonderful experience this has been. Betty and I have thoroughly enjoyed the two days - not only learning about the birds, but about the structure of the forest and its plant and animal life. Jith has been quite happy to have taken each day at our peace ensuring that we slow as much as possible, particularly the endemic birds. Whilst he was a little disappointed that we missed out on one or two, I can give every assurance that we were more than satisfied.

Good luck for the future!

Jayawardene made some good suggestions for additions to the itinerary

7 Nov 2008

David and Lucy
David Pitt &
Lucy Havard-Williams
Head of Personal Financial Services
HSBC Bank Middle East Ltd.

7th November 2008

Dear Prasanjith,

Thank you for arranging such a lovely holiday for us. We saw every thing we wanted to see & Jayawardene made some good suggestions for additions to the itinerary. He looked after us very well, was extremely courteous & helpful & drove carefully. He was informative about the sights and their history.

The hotels were fine and we  particularly liked Sigiriya Village & the Galle Face Hotel. You may want to let Sigiriya Village know that we were bitten by bedbugs - which they need to sort out! We were in room 129.
We would definitely recommend you to friends coming to Sri Lanka & will make sure that we update www.responsibletravel.com

most interesting and memorable component of our trip into the Sinharaja rain forest

24 Sep 2008

Michelle & Andy Plumb with Jith
Michelle & Andy Plumb
Bedfordshire
UK, MK43 OPL

Jith,
Thank you for providing the most interesting and memorable component of our trip into the Sinharaja Rainforest along with all the fantastic birds, butterflies and mammals you helped us to see. Our experience was further enriched by our stay at the rainforest edge hotel which you kindly arranged at our request. Thank you also for your insight into the food, customs and lives of the Sri Lankan people. Thanks also to Silva our driver for his care and patience in getting us to our hotel!

Being so close to so many elephants

18 Jul 2008

 Sue & Danny Hadas
Top right: Sue & Danny Hadas

Sue & Danny Hadas
Arava, Israel

18th July 2008 - 2nd August 2008

Dear Jith,

We came to Sir Lanka with great expectations after reading so much about your beautiful country and you have arranged a trip for us that exceeded these expectations!

Thank you for organizing a fantastic Honeymoon for us

16 Jul 2008

Adrian & Rosie
Adrian & Rosie
West Wickham, Kent
England

16th July 2008

Thank you for organizing a fantastic Honeymoon for us. We enjoyed our week touring Sri Lanka - seeing many sights and soaking up the culture.

Highlights were climbing to the top of Sigiriya, the local Monkeys, safaris at Minneriya and Uda Walawe where we were amazed by 100s of elephants as well as crocodiles, wild boar and birds. We also enjoyed relaxing by the beach for a week after the tour.

Our driver, Jaya, was very knowledgeable and helpful.

Best wishes

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