Thilanka and Sanka met each other at Thilanka’s parents' place
in Ratnapura, Sri Lanka in December of 2015. Due to their common passions for hospitality, travel and wildlife, they immediately connected and maintained their close friendship even though they were separated by 15000 KM. They did quite a bit of travel around the world separately since then, but made sure to share their good and bad travel experiences with each other after every single trip.
With a combination of 5 continents and over 50 countries traveled between them, Thilanka and Sanka understood off the beaten path, yet personalized and non commercialized local experiences were the ones they would remember fondly, when they looked through the rearview mirror.
During the COVID Pandemic, Thilanka and Sanka though living in two different continents, came to the same conclusion on pursuing their lifelong passions together. This was just a matter of time given their extensive travel experiences and common passions. This led to the formation of Aves Nature Trails exactly 5 years after Thilanka and Sanka first met.
Thilanka and Sanka formed Aves Nature Trails in Sri Lanka, based on three principles with a focus on maximizing positive travel experiences. Three principles include Conservation, Community Development because they strongly believe there is no conservation without community development and Promoting biodiversity/culture of Sri Lanka. The tours are carefully designed in alignment with the three principles with handpicked partners and personalized experiences.