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     Art work for you! Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
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     Sri Lak Art website launched Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
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     Dated:  Saturday, January 10 2009 @ 01:51 PM EST
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    Sri Lanka Arts A website for the Sri Lankan born artist, Prabath A. Gunawardane is now active at

    As per Prabhath, "My art style ranges from many unique and cultured ways. Looking at another Artist work, it inspires me to get modern ideas and different ways I can run my imagination. To me there are endless creations of art. That's why I don't have any one particular subject of art. For example I stated painting on canvas, to framed art work, or stringed art, pencil, watercolors, and acrylic."

    Arts are available for purchase from the website and he may be contacted by email at

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     Channa - Upuli in Concert - March 29, 2008 - Los Angeles, California Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
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     My Art works in USA Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
     Author:  chandrapadmini
     Dated:  Saturday, January 13 2007 @ 05:33 PM EST
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    Sri Lanka ArtsI do not know any body remember me.I was a very populer Science teacher in Sri Laanka.I wrote and published 55 Books and In 1986.I create the first live model of Sinharaja rain Forest at Ananda College with my students and won first place amoung 350 projects.I worked as an education officer in National Zoological gardens and was a project officer in NIE.I think that was enough to remind about me....Now I am a artist too.Resently I won 3rd place for my painting call"Imigration" at Columbia Mo art festival.This is the artical about that.
    My name is Chandra Padmini Weerasinghe
    Chandra Weerasinghe

    By ANNIE NELSON of the Tribunes staff
    Published Sunday, December 17, 2006

    Parker Eshelman photo

    Green, leafy vines hang in curtains in the stairway of artist Chandra Weerasinghes Columbia condo.
    Her home is filled with the tropical plants and plants from her country, Sri Lanka. They comfort her, she said, and inspire her artwork.
    The native of Colombo, Sri Lanka, won third place for her painting "Immigration" in the Daniel Boone Regional Librarys One Read "Express Yourself Art Show." The theme of the show was "Immigration," which was inspired by the librarys selection of T.C. Boyles book "The Tortilla Curtain" for last summers One Read program.
    Her painting is filled with hot yellows and oranges and has an almost violent texture. She was able to draw from personal immigration experience to craft the painting. Weerasinghe has lived in Columbia for 12 years.
    "Immigration is a mess, actually. It took me five years to become a citizen and took my daughter another five years. Its not an easy thing, but its a valuable thing," she said.
    An accomplished woman - Weerasinghes rsum is three pages long - she went from being an award-winning science teacher in Sri Lanka to writing science textbooks to becoming the countrys first female book publisher after her husband died, leaving the family business to her.
    She holds three college degrees in journalism, science education, and fisheries and wildlife. And she is now working on a masters degree in information science and learning technology at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
    While studying at MU, she rediscovered her childhood love of art after taking two art courses as electives while pursuing her masters degree.
    Weerasinghes approach to her artwork is as diverse as the flora and fauna that inspire her. Shes worked with digital photography, written poetry and expressed herself with chalks, oil pastels, oils and acrylics, often blending mediums.
    Weerasinghes methods seem similar to that of a scientist. She wants to get inside the art and approach it from as many different directions as she can.
    In one painting of pea*censored*s, Weerasinghe painted on the glass of the frame instead of on the canvas. She saved the spines from catfish for another collage. Weerasinghe incorporated egg yolks into another painting - they make the paint shine - and used an actual egg in one composition inspired by the movie "March of the Penguins" that features a penguin parent cuddling its egg on the tops of its feet, standing on real gravel.
    She said she considers herself an abstract artist.
    "I enjoy doing my painting; its some kind of therapy," she said.
    Weerasinghe said shes never had a professional show and would like to do one in the future. She said shed only be interested in selling her work to bring in funding to purchase more art supplies for future work.
    "If I could, one day I would like to send some of my paintings to New York and D.C.," Weerasinghe said. "Its really hard without a known name to sell work. I dont want to do a business; I just want to develop my talent."
    Developing her artistic talent is just one facet of Weerasinghes quest for knowledge. "My dad is telling me all the time, nobody can rob your knowledge. All material things can be destroyed in a flood or fire," she said.
    Learning new things keeps your brain in shape, she said.
    "In my country, people are retired at my age," Weerasinghe said.
    She has no plans to retire.
    Weerasinghe said she plans to work on putting together enough paintings to someday hold a show and hopes to publish a book of her poetry as well.

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     Semage's pandal depicts 'Dasaraja Dharma' Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
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    Sri Lanka Arts Lakmini RODRIGO

    Renowned artist Kalasuri Jayasiri Semage's grand 'Vesak Pandal' to celebrate the 2550th 'Buddha Jayanthi' is now being built opposite parliament grounds.

    The pandal built under a concept of President Mahinda Rajapaksa depicts the 'Dasaraja Dharma' conveyed by the Buddha at the Jethawanarama temple. 'Dasa Raja Dharmaya' is Buddha's teaching on good leadership and leadership skills.

    Semage's relationship with pandals is quite old and strong. Born in downsouth, the veteran artist has been involved in creating pandals from his school days.

    The number of pandals that had been touched by Semage's magical artistic hands are numerous.

    His pandals as well as his other paintings had won worldwide acclaim due to their unique magical beauty.

    The paintings show The Buddha preaching the 'Dasa Raja Dharma' to kings, queens and other leaders, how every person willingly contribute to enrich the country under the caring guidance of a compassionate king, how the king rules the public caringly and kindly and many other important factors that the rulers as well as the ruled should consider to make the country self sufficient and heavenly.


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     Historical titbits from India Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
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    Sri Lanka Arts An exhibition of photographs by Amith Ranadeva depicting historical places in India will be on display at Sri Chandrananda Buddhist College, Kandy (opposite Asgiriya Grounds) on May 12, 13 and 14 2006.

    The 140 photographs taken by Amith spanning 12 years and 54 trips to India captures the changes that have taken place across the years, in many Buddhist places of worship. Among some of the photos are the pond of Queen Mahamaya, the Palace of King Suddodana and the room of Rev. Ananda thera.

    Given the exhibition is held during the Vesak celebrations the photographs are sure to provide a passage to India for Buddhist pilgrims.

    - Aditha

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     Arts Scope - Wednesday, 29 , 2006 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
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     Grater Flamingos at the Bundala National Park in Hambantota Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
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    Sri Lanka Arts Grater Flamingos land at the Bundala National Park in Hambantota. Sri Lanka is the end point of a migration of birds from the North. The birds of Eastern Europe and perhaps, some from the Western Europe, take the Indo-Asian Fly Way, one of the two birds migratory routes in the region, through the Himalayas and the Southern tip of India to reach Sri Lanka, according to the Sri Lankan Wildlife Department. Reuters

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    Sri Lanka Arts

    by Aditha Dissanayake

    Be honest now. Arn't you tired of gazing at paintings which are full of riddles, with bizarre geometrical shapes and mysterious figures covered in daubs of paint, which look as though the cat did a jig on the canvas bearing the most puzzling titles? (Splashes of blue, black and orange called "Nirvana"). If so, here is a break from the usual run-of-the-mill art exhibitions, which deserve the kind of treatment the Emperor received for his new clothes.

    Sithum Sankalana or Inner Thoughts, which brings together fifty paintings of Kumudu Peiris, at the Lionel Wendt on March 3,4 and 5th, make one realize that while some artists leave their mark within a tradition, and others pave new paths, there are also those who don't belong either to the past or the future, and that Kumudu falls into this last category.

    A solitary boat setting sail on a calm sea - looks like a dream-scape with the lack of a title adding to the enigma. "I have done away with the titles" explains Kumudu. "You have to look at the painting, and think of a title on your own".

    From pictures of fishermen perched precariously on poles in the Southern coast, to beautiful women draped in transparent shawls, the fifty paintings done in oil acrylic, water colour, poster colour and colour pencil, vary from the ordinary to the out gracious.


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     'Dahana-4' : A dream accomplished Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
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    Sri Lanka Arts

    by Ananda Kannangara

    A unique solo exhibition of paintings, depicting the life span of the people and the beauty of nature in the rural sector, will be presented by renowned artist Sudumenike Wijesooriya at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery in Colombo, from March 8 to 12, commencing at 10 am to 7.00 p.m.

    The five- day exhibition, conducted under the theme 'Dahana-4', will be opened by Media and Information Minister, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa and Labour Relations and Foreign Employment Minister, Athauda Seneviratne, on March 8 at 5.00 p.m.

    In an interview with the Sunday Observer, Sudumenike said that the three exhibitions of paintings, conducted by her in the recent past at the Art Gallery in Colombo and the French Friendship Society in Kandy, received a high response from school children as well as the public.

    "These three art exhibitions, encouraged me to focus attention towards another exhibition of paintings in a different angle.

    'Dahana-4' will fulfil my aspiration and also my childhood dream.

    Born and bred at Thulhiriya in the Kegalle district, Sudumenike said that she immensely loved the rural environment from her childhood.

    "I had a great attachment towards paddy fields, the threshing floor and also the farmer community. I love the murmur of streams and the cries of wild animals. However, this situation helped me to develop my inborn artistic talents.

    A teacher in art by profession, Sudumenike (46) had undergone a training at Giragama Aesthetic Training College in 1984. At present she works as an art teacher at Tholangamuwa Dudley Senanayake Vidyalaya.

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