Renowned artist Laki Senanayake has passed away

May 31, 2021 at 12:23 PM

Renowned Sri Lankan artist Laki Senanayake has passed away at the age of 84.

Well known for his art creations, Laki Senanayake is reported to have passed away last evening.  

Senanayake is renowned for designing Diyabubula, the Barberyn Art, and Jungle Hideaway, which is a boutique hotel consisting of five villas located near the town of Dambulla.

The artist who has created many sculptures and murals for Geoffrey Bawa’s buildings is also known for his work, which includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, architecture, landscape gardening, silk screen printing, batik, and digital art.

He is also well known as the artist behind the designs of several Sri Lankan currency notes.

Senanayake’s felt-pen drawings of foliage on the ceiling of the IndoSuez Bank (1979) were echoed in the Triton Hotel (1981), while his three-dimensional art culminated in a chandelier of silver palm fronds which forms the spatial apex of the debating chamber of the Parliament Building at Sri Jayawardenapura (1982). (NewsWire)