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Renowned artist Laki Senanayake passes away

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

He was well known for his art creations and was the designer of Diyabubula the Barberyn Art and Jungle Hideaway, a boutique hotel consisting of five villas, located near the town of Dambulla

Senanayake created many sculptures and murals for Geoffrey Bawa’s buildings. His work includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, architecture, landscape gardening, silk screen printing, batik, and digital art.

He also created the large brass peacock that stands over the staircase in the restaurant of the Bentota Beach Hotel and the brass palm and plaster reliefs that graced the upper reception of the Neptune Hotel, also in Bentota. 

His felt-pen drawings of foliage on the ceiling of the Indo Suez Bank (1979) were echoed in the Triton Hotel (1981). 

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).

  Comments - 3

  • Joel Valentine Daniel Sunday, 30 May 2021 11:19 PM

    May Hi Soul Rest in Peace. One of the best Human Beings I have come across. He is the Brother of Daya Senanayake of Ceylinco and Blue Diamonds fame

    Aruna Manipura Monday, 31 May 2021 07:26 AM

    One of the most admirable artists and a great human being. RIP Mr. Laki Senanayake.

    Kamal de silva Monday, 31 May 2021 01:55 PM

    It’s a great loss to Srilanka. Such a humble and gifted artist Srilanka ever had. His mother Florence Senanayake was the first female member of parliament in Srilanka. May his soul Rest In Peace!!


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