Anusha Gajaweera is a painter and sculptor. He has been a visiting lecturer in several state universities including the Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, and Sri Palee College in Horana. Throughout his artistic career he has exhibited works in many local and international group exhibitions and won several awards and recognition for his work including the award for Environmental Day AEPO Asian Environmental Organisation, Sri Lanka and Japan.
Gajaweera currently works in Colombo and teaches at the Sathkara Centre in Dolahena.
Bartholamenze Wimalaratne was born in Kalegana in the Galle district. He obtained his preliminary education at Piyatissa Maha Vidhyalaya. He entered the university of Colombo in 1965. After only 6 months of education, he left the university due to his desperation of enviroment and joined the Peoples Bank.
Born with a natural talent in art, Wimalaratne never missed an opportunity to refine his skills. Strong determination to indulge in his passion for art led him to decline as extension of service offered to him at age 55years. He then retired from his position as Bank Manager to devote his full time to become a professional artist. Wimalaratne’s form of paintings and sculpture are mostly of an abstract nature. Most of his work portrays the oppression of human beings in the society. He also attempts to convey his ideology of history being man’s confrontation with nature and its ultimate victory.