The Indonesian herpetologist, A. A. Thasun Amarasinghe was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka on November 22nd, 1984. During his childhood he developed a passion for biology, with a special interest in reptiles and amphibians. This led him into a formal study of the ecology, morphology and systematic herpetology. He is a Research Scientist in the Research Center for Climate Change in the University of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia, and currently undertakes research on the systematics, biogeography, and conservation of South and Southeast Asian herpetofauna.