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Wednesday, 21 August 2019 - 12:49
Reason to name geckoes after National heroes revealed
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An environmental researcher Sameera Suranjan Karunarathna says that the newfound geckos were named after six national heroes intending to popularize them internationally.

A research team led by Karunarathna discovered the new geckos during their research conducted in Kudumbigala, Ratnapura and Paragala.

The new geckos were named after two warriors of King Dutugemunu, Nandimitra, Gotaimbara and four other national heroes who fought for the country, Butawe Rate RaAla, Hiti-hamy, Kivulegedera and Kohumbure Rate Rala.

At the same time, environmentalist Sameera Suranjan Karunarathna pointed out that his team has no intentions of insulting national heroes by naming the geckos after their names.

He further said that newfound fauna have been named after internationally and locally acclaimed persons in the past as well.

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