Anil Weerakoon was born and bred in the upcountry capital city of Kandy with high efficiency in many spheres. He is an authorized tour guide who possesses a passion and love towards the nature since his early childhood. Most of his life has been spent in the jungles researching and also attending conservational projects with the assistance of the aboriginal community or the 'Veddah people of Sri Lanka. He extends his services to tourists and nature lovers as a biologist.
He has over 15 years of experience guiding and advising in the areas of nature, adventure, culture, water rafting etc. and has the unique capability of naming the birds by hearing their voices/ sounds and to classify them. Whilst arranging trekking adventures around the island his specialty is the 'Knuckles' mountain range, in which the only pigmy forest is situated.
The 'Knuckles' has been declared as a world heritage site by the UNESCO and is called 'Dumbara Kanduwetiya' (translated 'misty hills' in English) in the native language. It is the only and most suitable area for trekking and mountaineering. Many nature trails have been cleared throughout the forest by the Forest Department with camp sites and inter-connected foot paths amidst Cardamom plantations, toddy tapping 'Kitul' plantations, Tea plantation and their unique workers and farmers. Many rural villages and livelihoods can be observed in these remote areas.