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Sarath W. Kotagama is Head of the Department of Zoology, University of Colombo and has done extraordinary service to Sri Lanka as an ornithologist and Environmentalist. He was awarded the "2003 Distinguished Service Award for Environment Education and Journalism" by the International Society for Conservation Biology.
Kotagama has conducted several Scientific studies and rendered his services to several government and non governmental institutions as a Zoologist, Biologist, Environmental Scientist, and Conservationist.
Professor Kotagama was the past president of Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka. Senior Ornithologist, Professor of Environment Science, Head of the Environmental Science Department: University of Colombo, Vice President of Ecotourism Society of Sri Lanka, Ornithologist and Environmentalist in the Society for Conservation Biology.
- Pictorial Pocket Guide 3 - Mammals in Sri Lanka by Sarath Kotagama. 2004
- Dole, Nilma (15 March 2009). "Not a ‘bird-brained’ plan!". Sunday Observer. Retrieved 2009-10-21.