Academic and Professional Achievements
Prizes and Awards (Academic/Professional)
‘Kalaijnana Ciromani’ - Awarded by the Kalaithuthu College
of Aesthetics Jaffna, Sri Lanka – affiliated to Kalaikaviri College of
Fine Arts, Trichi, South India. (Awarded for devotion, exemplary
And praiseworthy contribution to the growth and Development of the
Arts in the North and to dialogue, peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka.)
Nominated by Fr. Professor N.M.Saveri - 2016
Gold Medal - a rare honour bestowed by the CPArts Jaffna
The Sculpture Exhibition ‘Arising’ and Graduation of Certificate Course of Sculpture,
modeling and mould making was held on 27th & 28th of May 2017 at Kalaithuthu College of
Aesthetics, Jaffna. 27th morning an exhibition of sculpture was opened to the public at the
Kalamutram, the CPArts Art Gallery by Dr. K. Suthakar the Dean of the Faculty of Arts
University, Jaffna and Prof. Sarath Chandrajeewa. The Grand final of the programme was Graduation
and Award ceremony on 28 at the CPArts College of Aesthetics, Jaffna. At the end of the Graduate
Ceremony, lecturers from the South who taught the students under the guidance of Prof. Chandrajeewa
were honoured. They were garlanded and each was given a shawl according to the Jaffna tradition.
Prof. Chandrajeewa was honoured with a long garland (Aandal), a golden shawl with a gold medal
- a rare honour bestowed by the CPArts. A blessing song, which was composed by Prof. Fr. N.M. Saveri
was sung while Prof. Chandrajeewa was showered with flowers. Chief guests were Rt. Rev. Dr. Justin B.
Gnanapragasam, Bishop of Jaffna, Mr. A. Nadarajan, the Indian consular of Jaffna and
Prof. Pon. Balasundaram Pillai, former Vice Chancellor of University of Jaffna. The team from
the south honoured by CPArts were Rev. Fr. Samantha Perera, Director, Center for Sacred Art and
Architecture, Negombo. Ms. Anoma Jayasinghe, Coordinator, Colombo Academy of Arts.
Mr. Lansakara, Head of the Department, Department of Ceramics, University of the
Visual and Performing Arts (UVPA). Mr. D.R. Weerasinghe, Lecturer, Dept. of Ceramics, UVPA.
Mr. Upali Ananda, Lecturer, Dept. of Sculpture, UVPA. Mr. Sathsara Illangasinghe, Lecturer, Dept.
of Painting, UVPA. Mr. Ranjith Perera, Instructor Dept. of Ceramics, UVPA. Mr. Morayas, Visiting Lecturer,
Dept. of Ceramics, UVPA. Mr. Asanka Jayasinghe, Visiting Lecturer, Dept. of Ceramics, UVPA.
Mr. Janaka Herath, Visiting Lecturer, Dept. of Ceramics, UVPA. Mr. Koojana Obris, Demonstrator,
Colombo Academy of Arts. (Messenger, 4th June 2017) - 2017
Scholarships and Grants
Travelled to Australia to fix the Terracotta Mural at the main foyer
of the Sri Lankan High Commission Building in Canberra. Sponsored by
the Ministry of External Affairs of Sri Lanka. - 2013
Travelled to Italy on the invitation of the President of the Sacred Art
School in Florence. Made a presentation and a sculpture
workshop. Conducted a Drawing & Modeling class for the students at the
Sacred Art School. Visited galleries, museums & churches in Florence,
Rome, Padua, Venice and Lourdes. - 2015
Travelled to Shandong University of Arts, China with the team of
Prof. Ariyaratne Kaluarachchi (Vice Chancellor) Mr. Mangala Senanayake
(Dean - Faculty of Dance and Drama)
Mr. Kumara Liyanawatta (Dean – Faculty of Music)
Mr. B.M. Dayawansa (Registrar of the University)
Mr. Kalubowila (Bursar of the University) Sponsered by UVPA - 2015
Travelled to University of Arts, Tehran, Iran to sign MOU with the team
of Act. Registrar Thakshila Ranathunga & Deputy Registrar Chani Imbulgoda
sponsored by Iranian Cultural Centre in Colombo. - 2018
Travelled to Holy Land, Israel Study Tour - 2018
Travelled to Shandong University of Arts, China to participate the
60th Anniversary of the Shandong University. Sponsored by China Sri Lanka
Friendship Cooperation, Colombo. - 2018
Youth Services Officer - National Youth Services Council of Sri Lanka. - 1979
Career Guidance Councillor - Career Guidance Unit. (UVPA) - 2009-2012
Faculty of Visual Arts, Graduate Studies Unit. (UVPA) - 2009-2013
Faculty of Visual Arts.(UVPA) - 2009 Dec. 2012 Dec.
Dean - Faculty of Visual Arts.(UVPA) - 2012 Dec. 2015 Sept.
Dean - Faculty of Graduate Studies (UVPA) - 2015-2017
Senior Professor (UVPA) 2017 Nov-to-date
Pannels Served and Other Activities
Member of the Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Rural Economy. - 2002
Member of the Panel for Painting and Sculpture of the Arts Council of
Sri Lanka, Ministry of Culture and Arts. - 2010 - 2013
Member of the Public Performances Board. Ministry of
Policy Planing and Investment - 2015
Award). Appointed by His Excellency The Japanese Ambassador in Sri Lanka - 2016- to date
Participation in International Exhibitions
15’ high - Bronze Cast - mounted on brick Structure, late Founder of ‘Silver Mill’
13’ high – Cement Cast – Bust of Late James Taylor,
05 feet high Bronze seated figure
of the late Chief Incumbent of Lunawa temple - 2013
Seated bronze monument of Ven. Soratha,
former Vice Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayawardenapura.
Commissioned by Prof. Sunil Ariyarathne. Booklet Sri Soratha
with the photographs of the monument was published by the University. - 2013
Cultured marble, height 38inch., length 50.5inch.
James Taylor Monument - Gift to family members of James Taylor in UK
Sponsored by ‘Mlesna Tea Company’ - 2017
James Taylor Monument
Kincardineshire, Scotland UK. Sponsored by ‘Mlesna Tea Company’ - 2017
James Taylor Monument Father of Ceylon Tea
Head office, Sri Lanka Tea Board
Bonze, height 9ft.
Sir Ivor Jennings, Founder Vice chancellor,University of Peradeniya.
Recommended by the Council of the University of Peradeniya - 2017
Selected Portrait Sculptures
In Bronze of late Dr. A.T. Avinashalingam
In Bronze of Mr. Mano Chanmugam, Colombo. - 1999
In Bronze of Mr. & Mrs. Rudolph Gaul - 2000
In Bronze of Ten Family members of Dr. Roland Silva
In Bronze of Ms. Yasmin, daughter of Mr. Walker Bethke
owner of the Hotel ‘Villa Rosa’, Kandy, Sri Lanka. - 2007
In Bronze of Mr. Holger Kersten,
Author of ‘Jesus Conspiracy’, ‘Original Jesus’ and ‘Jesus Lived in India’
(Sculpture now in Germany) - 2007
In Bronze of Mr. Corporeau and his daughter,
former Councilor to Cultural Affairs of Embassy of France in Sri Lanka
and the Maldives. (Sculpture now in Paris) - 2008
In Bronze of Mrs. Sara Corporeau and her son (Sculpture now in Paris) - 2008
In Bronze of His Grace Dr. Oswald Gomis,
former Archbishop of Sri Lanka and Chancellor of University of Colombo. - 2008
In Bronze of Mr. & Mrs. Roger Bigj Portrait in Ireland. - 2009
In Bronze of Mr. Mark Antoney, England. - 2010
In Bronze of Mr. Charith Palpola TV Station, Singapore. - 2011
In Bronze of Professor Carlo Fonseka, Sri Lanka. - 2011
In Bronze Portrait of Chirman – ‘Dilmah Tea’ (pvt) ltd, Sri Lanka. - 2011
In Bronze of Professor Daya Edirisinghe - For his Felicitation, Sri Lanka. - 2011
In Bronze of Professor T. G. Kulathunga - Sri Lanka. - 2012
In Bronze of Mr. & Mrs. Charitha Rathwatte - Sri Lanka. - 2012
A.H.C. De Silva Q.C.(bronze) for the Law Library of Hultsdorf, Colombo. - 2014
the University of Colombo. - 2016
His Eminence Cardinal Malcom Ranjith at the
opening ceremony of the Sacred Art and Architecture Arts School in Negombo. - 2017
(Selected portraits are listed above. The number of portrait sculptures completed during
the period between 1990 to 2017 amounts to more than 500.)
Two Terracotta Murals measuring 35’ x 6’and 14’ x 7’
Terracotta Relief 12’ x 5’ for Maxi House, Wennappuwa. - 1992
Two Relief Sculptures, ‘Water Cycle’ 12’ x 6’ and ‘Universe’ 22” x 66”
Two terracotta reliefs (9’ x 43’ and 9’ x 40’) at arrival
and departure lounges at Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport. - 2012
Terracotta mural (19’ x 20’) for the lobby of Sri Lankan High
Commission Office in Canberra, Australia. - 2013
Paintings and Other Creative Works
Stamp Design for International Youth Year. - 1985
Paintings titled ‘Hot Kiln’ 74 cm x 75 cm oil and Acrylic, ‘Pots in the Moonlight’
‘Fed up’ & ‘Meditation’ (Two from the series of Thinker),
Bronze sculpture of Theri Sangamitta, (18 inches) commissioned by Chandra
Rajapakse, wife of the Hon. Chamal Rajapakse, Speaker of the Parliament. - 2012
Painting titled ‘Kalaguru J.D.A. Perera with Laurette moments before the
commencement of the painting Laurette’ (4’ x 4’ oil on canvas) for the
Faculty of Visual Arts, (UVPA) - 2013
Souvenier design for CVCD Sri Lanka (Miniature replica of the first Buddha
Image in the Gandhara Tradition exhibited at Takshila Museum, Pakistan.) - 2013
Ministry of Higher Education. - 2013-2014
44th chief justice of Sri lanka. Presented by the Judges forum - 2017
Selection of Articles
‘Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara from Veheragala. A Masterpiece of Classical Sinhalese Sculpture’
‘3D forms in Dance & Sculpture’ – Abstract for the research symposium of
‘Artist Language of Line’ (in Sinhalese Language)
‘Scraping aptitude test: A bad decision’ University of the Visual
and Performing Arts. The Island 22nd June - 2012
'Saundaryaye Prayogika Pareekshana Ahosiya,
Hithuwakkara varadi theeranayaki'
(Scrapping aptitude test for Aesthetic study student, Adamant & Bad decision)
Ravaya Newspaper, June 03 - 2012
Gradual changes in modern art in Sri Lanka from 1943 - 2012,
Introduction written for the ‘Power of Sri Lankan Art’ published
by Sri Serendipity Publishing House Galle Fort.WWW.sriserendipiti.com - 2012
Key Contributors in the History of Modern Sculpture of Sri Lanka
in ‘Golden Prism’ Felicitation volume in honour of Rev. Fr. N.M.
Saveri, Founder Director for Centre for Performing Arts, Jaffna to mark
the Golden jubilee of his priestly ordination. - 2012
(To be an Intellect, Start from here End from there)
Divaina Newspaper, July 30 - 2013
Foreword in ‘Devil Palette’: Gunasiri Kolombage, published
by Contemporary Art and Crafts Association of Sri Lanka. - 2013
'Bellanvila Siththara saha Ohuge Sithuwam'
(Bellanvila Artist and his Creativity)
Sarasavi Publication, Nugegoda - 2013
'Nirmanasheelithva Vardhanayata Magapenveemak'
(Guideline to develop creativity)
Divaina Newspaper, May 20 - 2014
'Paripurna Vidyagnayeku Veemata maga Penveemak'
(Guideline to be a Master student)
Sarasavi Publication, Nugegoda - 2014
‘Urban Sculpture giving a Soul to Urban Landscape’ –
The Architect July/Sep, - 2014
(Contribution of Dr. Ananda K. Kumaraswami to Craft education in Sri Lanka)
Ravaya Newspaper, April 15 - 2015
'Nuthana Sri Lankawe prathama kala shilpa Ithihasagnaya'
(First applied Art historian in modern history of Sri Lanka, Dr. Ananda K. Kumaraswami)
Dr. Ananda K. Kumarasvami
Silumina Newspaper, Oct.30 - 2016
'Saundaryavedi Puravidyagnaya: Mahacharya Senaka Bandaranayake'
(Remembering Archaeologist Prof. Senaka Bandaranayake, a patron of the Aesthetic)
(Article written in Sinhala) Divaina Newspaper, March 03 - 2016
Prof. Senaka Bandaranayake remembering a patron of the Fine Arts
The Sunday Times Newspaper 28th February - 2016
An Investigation of the Sundial at Abhayagiri Monastery in Anuradhapura,
Sri Lanka. In collaboration with A.Jayasinghe and N. Jayasinghe.
Financial aid by UVPA - 2016
(The Mahayana Budhist Bronze Statue in Colombo Museum)
Journal of Royal Aesthetic Society Sri Lanka - JRASSL(NS),Vol 61 Part I - 2017
(Lionel Wendt: A key individual of the modern cultural history in Sri Lanka)
(Article written in Sinhala) Ravaya Newspaper Sep. 17 - 2017
Selection of Special Lectures
‘Tissa Ranasinghe’s contribution to Sri Lankan Modern Sculpture’(in Sinhalese language)
‘Ethics from Past Millanium to 21st Century’ (in sinhalese language) For the seminar of
- 25th Mar. 2000
‘Bodhisattva Sculptures in Sri Lanka’ (in Sinhalese language) For the Art Forum
‘Silk Route and Spiritual Route’ (in Sinhalese language) Memorial Lecture delivered
'Bellanvila Siththara saha Ohuge Sithuwam'
Delivered at the book launch of Bellanwila Temple Paintings
held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo. - 2013
'Sri Lankeya Kala Salasum Adyapanaya ha Ananda Kumaraswami'
Keynote Speech, Libruary service
Board Auditorium, 3rd July - 2014
Demonstration of portrait modeling by Sri Lankan Sculptor Sarath
Chandrajeewa and Chinese Sculptor Cao Changxu on the Chinese day
Festival at Thurstan College Colombo
See -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyYM8SgatOI - 2014
Art Archive Library – Jaffna – 31st May, - 2015
at the Award ceremony of the Kalaithuthu College of Aesthetic.
Jaffna. 20th November - 2016
' Art for Colorful Nation' in Tamil and Sinhala languages
(keynote speech Opening ceremony of Sculpture Exhibition and Graduation
of Sculpture course at the Kalamuttram Art Gallery and Kalaithuthu College of
'Lionel Wendt, Nuthana Sanskruthika Ithihasaye Ugapurushayek'
Memorial lecture dilevered at the book launch of 'Lionel Wendt'
by Sampath Bandara Lionel Wendt Gallery. 30th Aug. - 2017
Participation in Academic Sessions, Research Symposiums & Keynote Speeches
‘One goal two paths: A comparative study of the abstract paintings
by Vassilly Kandinsky and Kasimir Malevich’ presented at the
State Institute of Academic Arts Moscow, Russia. - 1995
‘An investigation of the appearance of musical elements in visual
media with reference to paintings of Vassilly Kandinsky’
presented at the State Art Institute of Academic Arts Moscow, Russia. - 1997
Bodhisattva) presented at the State Arts Institute, Moscow, Russia. - 1998
‘Isvara and Avalokiteswara’ (A study of the resemblance of the
two religious concepts) Presented at the State Art Research Institute,
Moscow, Russia. - 1999
‘Dance and Sculpture’ (An investigation of integrated elements in two art forms)
Presented at the University of the Visual and Performing Arts. - 2011
'Veheragala Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara kala Shailiya ha Kaala Nirnaya'
University of the Visual & Performing Arts - 2012
'Sigiri Chithra Gurukulaye Murthi Shailiya Brithanya kawthukagaraye Tara'
Presented at the Seminar on the dissemination of research
findings. Department of Research and Development. National
Institute of Education, Maharagama. - 2012
'In Search of Persian Blue' presented at the International
Research Symposium University of the Visual & Performing Arts, with
collaboration of Thakshila Ranathunga & Chani Imbulgoda - 2018
'Women and Art' (keynote speech) SAARC International Women's Day
at the University of the Visual & Performing Art, organized by the SAARC
Cultural Secratariat Colombo.
https://youtu.be/Q6WGKN03LRE - 2019
Selection of Citations, Articles & Books made by other Authors
Late Sir Arthur C. Clarke had commented “On his terrific speed in completing
The Inestimable Contribution of the Individual to Society Sarath Chandrajeewa’s
Mentioned under the title of ‘Sculpture Colonial and Modern Period in Sri Lanka’
‘The Human Photcopy Machine’
‘The Human Photcopy Machine’
by Ruwan Laknath Jayakody & Juliet Coombe ‘Power of Sri Lankan
Art 1943 – 2012’, Published by Sri Serendipity. Art Publications,
Galle Fort, Sri Lanka. pages 59-65 - 2012
‘Sri Lankan culture goes on display at high commission’
by Phillip Thomson. Sunday Canberra Times, Australia 29th Dec. - 2013
'Miyagiya Sekarage Muhune Pilibimbuwa Hewood ekedi Murthiyata
naguna hati' Udeni Samankumara. Mawbima Newspaper, Jan. 13 - 2013
'Mawumkara Angili thudu'
Mathaka' Ruwanthi Perera
Aepa Book shop & Press, Pgs. 38-39 - 2013
‘Tapping the creative mind of youth’ by Sharlene De Chickere Edex
Magazine, Oct-Dec - 2014
‘Multi-faceted Artist, extra ordinaire’ by D.C. Ranathunga.
Weekend FT 29th March - 2014
Urban Sculpture giving a soul to Urban Landscape
An interview with Prof. Sarath Chandrajeewa by Roshini Galappaththi
‘The Architect’ Pp. 137-140 July-Sep - 2014
'Jana Pitapath Karannage Mathaka Satahana'
'Rasa mathaka asiriya' Vijith Kumar Senanayake.
Agahas Publication. Pgs.28-40 - 2016
'2001 Sangeetha Adyapanaya Pilimbada Yojanavak idiripath karanne
Sangeetha Acharyavarayek nowe Chithra kala Murthi
Acharyavarayek - Sarath Chandrajeewa'
'Saman Kiyai' Saman Athaudahetti
Gunasena Publication. Pg.111 - 2016
'Chithra ha Murthi kalawa ashritha sabandiyawa - Sarath Chandrajeewa'
Sirimanna Karunathilake. Godage Publication. Pgs.462-468 - 2017
Bronze portrait of Sir Christopher Ondaatje
Bronze Sculpture of ‘Mahapurisa’
Portrait of Prof. Carlo Fonseka (oil painting)
Poem Book – ‘Life after Love’
Portrait of Dr. Lester James Peiris & 15 visuals of modeling process
'Lester: Sri Lankan Cinema' by Ajith Galappaththi. Sarasavi Publications - 2014
Portrait of Tissa Abeysekera (done in 1991) used on the book cover
of Tissa ';siai ;siaiZ by Ajith Galappaththi. - 2014