He is a specialist all-round naturalist on birds, whales and mammals and also an expert on natural history. Upul has had his initial training from the Open University of Sri Lanka, and has worked on numerous scientific field investigations. Upul holds a Certificate in Wild Life Conservation & Management from the Open University of Sri Lanka and a Diploma in Palaeo-biodiversity from the Post Graduate Institute of Archaeology – University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka.

He has been involved in many Wildlife projects related to Sambhur, Elephants, Loris, Bird netting & ringing and endemic fish assessments. Upul is also a professional wildlife photographer and a fantastic travelling companion to be on tour with