Biography

Baratha Kumara Liyanage

 

Full name Baratha Kumara Liyanage

Address 282, Bokundara, Piliyandala.

Schools attended

  • Somaweera Chandrasiri College – Piliyandala
  • Dharmaraja College – Piliyandala
  • Central College – Piliyandala

Educational qualifications

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts.(BFA)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Archaeology
  • Followed a course on pattern Design at National Institute of Design,(NID) India

Professional qualifications

  • Served as the Senior Design Editor at National Design Centre for 10 years.
  • Served under a foreign pattern Design instructor from 1988 to 1997.
  • Taught in the University of Fine Arts for 4 year as a Lecturer and 10 years as a Visiting lecturer.
  • Served as a visiting lecturer for the Design Course conducted by University of Moratuwa.
  • Served as a visiting lecturer at The Geography Department, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Served as a lecturer of the Design Course of National Design Centre.
  • Served as a founder lecturer at Kajugama Souvenir Replica School.
  • Served as a teacher of the Ceramics Course Organized by the Ministry of Industries, Western Provincial Council and Jeica Institute.
  • Serves as a design institutor in “Visithuru” Exhibition 2014 Organized by National Crafts Council.
  • Serves as a judge in The National Handicrafts Competition conducted by National Craft Council.
  • Has conducted many workshops with handicraftsmen all over Sri Lanka for many years as a resource personnel for handicrafts workshops conducted by Industrial Development Board of Ceylon.
  • Served as the chief artist and cartoonist at The Sunday Times.
  • Served as an artist at ‘Wijaya’ children’s paper.
  • Served as a design instructor at Kent institute.
  • Served as an instructor at ‘Salruk’ factory, Dankotuwa (A ceramic export institution).
  • Served as a designer and a design instructor at Art Decoration International.
  • Served as a sculptor in hotel projects undertaken by D2 Creators, architects.
  • Served as a sculptor and a designer in projects undertaken by Design Cues, architects.
  • Served as an artist at Ven. Veragoda Sarada’s Buddhist Centre, Singapore.
  • Served as a teacher in Apt Art Achadamy.
  • Served as a designer and a sculptor at Anuradha Ceramics.

 

Other achievements, Creations and Sculptures

  • Creations in the movie ‘Sri Siddhartha Gauthama’ as an art director.
  • The Buddha statue and other art work in Sri Sambuddha Jayanthi Mandiraya.
  • Sculptures at Elephant Corridor Hotel.
  • Dr. C.W.W. Kannangara statue at piliyandala Central College.
  • Dr. C.W.W. Kannangara statue at Minuwangoda Central College.
  • Statue of former president Mr. J.R.Jayawardene at the Headquarters of Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya.
  • Statue of Mr. M.J.C. fernando in front of Bauddha Mandiraya, Moratuwa.
  • Statue of Mr. D.M.Dassanayake in front of his residence at Anamaduwa.
  • Statue of former minister Mr. Dharmasena ATygalle near Kesbewa lake.
  • Bust of late Mr. D.A.Rajapakse at D.A.Rajapakse stadium, Beliatta.
  • Bust of late Mr. D.A.Rajapakse at Presidential Secretariat.
  • Bust of Ven. Gangodawila Soma in front of Highlevel Plaza, Gangodawila.
  • Chief Monk’s statue at Handigama Temple.
  • Bust of Lion Governor Nimal Lokuge at his residence at Bokundara.
  • Statue of poet Sagara Palansiriya.
  • Bust of former minister Mr. Harold Kularatne.
  • Bust of former minister Mr. Dharmadasa Banda.
  • Bust of Dr. E.W.Adikaram.
  • Chapter House at Delthara Temple.
  • Completion of Dharmaraja Temple, Hambanthota.
  • Buddha statues and lion sculptures at chapter house, Parewi duwa, Matara.
  • The two lion sculptures at Mahinda Wijesekera Stadium, Matara.
  • Creation of a gem mine and sifting gemstones at Premadasa Jewellers, Kandy.
  • 500 statues of Buddhist disciples are presently being created at a Ratnapura temple.
  • Renovation of the shrine room of Bandaranayake International Airport, Katunayake.
  • Bronze bust of former Army Commander, General Denis Perera at Kotalawala Defence University.
  • Statue of Colnel Lafir at Diyatalawa Army Camp.
  • Bust of war heroes Rasanga and Bandara at Boyagane Army Camp.
  • As a design instructor of Dilmah Tea company, joining the project to design souvenirs with indigenous people of Dambana.
  • Dr. C.W.W. Kannangara statue, Kannangara Memorial, Lulbaddawa.
  • The statue of former minister Danny Hiththetiya at Makandura.

Sculpted Buddha Statues.

  • Sudampaya Temple, Ingiriya.
  • Neelammahara Ancient Temple, Neelammahara.
  • Gangarama Temple, Werahera.
  • Bodhirajapura Temple, Werahera.
  • Sanasa studies Institute, Kegalle.
  • Sasthra Villiya Temple, Kekirawa.
  • Puhulwella, Matara.
  • Thihagoda Temple.
  • Yamunaramaya, Kirulapana.
  • A Statue on Matara Road, Narahenpita.
  • Ancient Temple, Ambalanthota (Ambalanthota Raja Maha Viharaya).
  • Saddharmarama Temple, Thumbowila.
  • Nandaramaya, Soyzapura.
  • Elpitiya Pirivena.
  • Novice Monk Training Centre, Katukeliyawa.
  • Seethala Diya Sevana Temple, Makuluduwa.
  • Dharmaraja Temple, Hambanthota.
  • Kande Viharaya, Kataragama.
  • Buddha statues and other decorations at Somawathi Dagoba, Polonnaruwa.
  • Buddha statues at Soyzapura, Rathmalana.
  • Buddha Statue at Halmillewa Temple, Anuradhapura.
  • Weera Kobbekaduwa Temple, Putlam.
  • Thapowanaya, Rajagiriya.
  • Batuwandara Junior School.In a temple at Mahiyanganaya.
  • Viharamahadevi Pirivena, Elpitiya.
  • Statues of Eighty Great Disciples, Gokarella.
  • Statues of Eighty Great Disciples, Farm Garden Temple, Ratnapura.
  • Statues of enlightened monks, Weragala Temple, Kurunegala.
  • Designing a water fountain at Bellanwila Temple.
  • Shrine Room and other decorations, Hansagiri Devalaya, Haleliya.