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  • 74 references 53 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Sinhala, Sinhalese; learning English
  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Safari jeep tour guide in Yala and Udawalawe national par...
  • H/Debarawewa National College Tissa, Sri Lanka
  • From Tissamaharama, Hambantota, Sri Lanka
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About Me


My mission is nature. I am a true naturalist. And because I do safari tours in Yala national park, it is my mission to show people all around the world the beauty of nature and wildlife


I am Ruchira Don, and I am a guide in Yala National Park. With my jeep tours I show tourists of all countries all the beauties of nature. For example: crocodiles, elephants, slot bears, spotted deers, sambar deers, mongooses, landmonitirs, wild boars & buffalo's, many different birds, and my favorite: the leopard. Also I arrange jungle campings and I can show the beauties of Sri Lanka in general. Furthermore, I like to interact with people all around the world. This is why I offer one of my beds in my house for free. I offer the possibility to stay in my village, deep in the green forest, next to the jungle, and in a beautiful area, where you can see how I live and where we can exchange thoughts, ideas and philosophies. You can see the 'real' Sri Lanka, and see how people live in the countryside. In my opinion this is a better way to see Sri Lanka then when you go on a standard tourist packet where you only see hotels, taxi's and some highlights but you will never see the way the locals live.

Last, to be fully open and honest, I have to say that I have made this profile via a Dutch friend. He stayed at my house for 3 weeks. You can see him in the pictures. Because I have a simple house, with no computer and I don't know too much about making profiles etc., and my writing off English is not flawless, he offered to make this couch surfing account for me. He explained to me how it worked and thought this would be something for me. We talked about what I wanted to be on it and he knows me through and through, because we had a great connection. And see here: now I have a couch surfing account. I hope it will bring me some positive experiences!


I am a Buddhist. I believe in nature, and the forces of nature. With this is believe in karma, and so in doing good. Further: don't hurry with anything. Things will come your way if you are patient.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've had one Italian and one Dutch guy who stayed with me a couple of weeks. They liked it so much at my house and in the area of Tissamaharama that they got stuck here : ) We had a great time, there was a great connection. I showed them my life, and they told me about theirs. Hopefully one day I can visit one of their countries.


Life, nature, Buddhism, friends, family.

  • animals
  • wildlife
  • birds
  • writing
  • beauty
  • surfing
  • buddhist
  • tourism
  • tours

Music, Movies, and Books

To be honest, in my life there is not much room for movies, music, and books; culture in general. Mostly I am on the road, in the jungle, of and on working. I live with my wife, three children and parents and we need to support each other to make a living.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

For me the most amazing animal is the leopard. I am doing jungle safari's for a very long time now, but every time I see a leopard this stays very very special. What a beautiful, gracious animal!

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