Art Journalist – “Lankadeepa” (Sinhala Newspaper) from 1958-1961. Chief Artist, Art Department, “Sun” group of Newspapers, 1962-1982
Art Classes:Semage is presently conducting art classes for interested students and adults at his Art Gallery Mt-Lavinia.
Murals:Semage is ready to do temple Murals in Sri Lanka & in foreign countries.
Exhibition and Competitions:
1956 - Solo exhibition of paintings, Art Gallery, Colombo. 1956 - 1960 A series of solo exhibitions at number of main cities in Sri Lanka (Galle, Kandy, Weligama, Matara, Colombo) 1963- Painting title “Sakunthala” exhibited in Soviet Russia, organized by Jatika kala peramuna. 1972- Exhibition of paintings on mats (first by an artist) Samudra Gallery, Colombo 1974 - Exhibition of paintings, Lionel Wendt Gallery 1978, 1979, 1980 - exhibition of paintings, Lionel Wendt Gallery 1988 - Exhibition “Life”, Lionel Wendt Gallery 1992 - Exhibition “Visa to my world”, Art Gallery 1997 - “Visa to my World-II” Art Gallery 1999 - “Rhythm of my Canvas” Lionel Wendt Gallery 1999 - Solo Exhibition in Stockholm, Sweden 2000 - “Cascade of Life” Solo Exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand 2000 - Solo exhibition Carpediem Gallery, Bangkok 2001 - Feb “Miracle on Canvas”, Solo Exhibition Lionel Wendt Art Gallery, Colombo. 2001 - Dec Solo Exhibition of Paintings in Kathmandu, Nepal 2002 - Jan Solo exhibition of paintings in Geneva, Switzerland by UN Organizations 2005 – “Beyond the Horizon” Solo Exhibition of Paintings, Lionel Went Art Gallery 2007 – “Celebration of Colours” Solo Exhibition of Paintings, Semage Art Gallery 2007 – Solo Exhibition of Painting, Yoyogi Park, Sri Lanka Festival in Japan 2008 – Solo Exhibition of Painting “New Space” Lionel Wendt Art Gellery, Collombo 2009 – “Shades of Serendib” Art Exhibition, Muscat, Oman at the Centre for Perfoming Arts, al Khuwair 2010 – One Man Art Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at Buddhist Vihara 2010 – One Man Art Exhibition in Lionel Wendt “Love & Pearce” opened by H.E. the President Sri Lanka
UN Hall in Geneva
UN Hall in Geneva
Exhibition of Kathmandu - Nepal
Exhibition of Sweden -Stock Holm
At Lionel Wendt-Sri Lanka
With the Exellency R.PrExcellencyt Art Gallery, Colombo.-1992
Pandols and Pavilions
1960- Wesak Pandal : Ambalangoda 1961- Wesak Pandals : Dodanduwa, Ratgama, Galle, Colombo. 1962- Wesak Pandals : Colombo, Kandy 1978 – 1988 (Annually) Wesak Pandal at the Prime Minister’s Official residence. 1982-1992 (Annually) Entrance Pandol at “Village Reawakening” exhibition by the state. 1989- Jumbo Buddhist Pandol at the entrance to Asia Pacific Exhibition, Fukuko, Japan. 1989- Sri Lanka Pavilion, Expo Exhibition – Japan. 1988, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1997, 1999- Decorated Sri Lanka Pavilion at Expo Exhobitions (Japan, Korea, Spain, Portugal, China). 1998- Grand Independence Commemorative Pandol, BMICH Colombo. 2005 - Grand Wesak Pandal for President of Sri Lanka representing "Dasa Raja Dharma" 2006 - Grand Wesak Pandal for President of Sri Lanka depicting "Dasa Raja Dharma" at Parliament Grounds, Kotte. 2007 – Pandal for the “Sri Lanka Festival – 2007” at Yoyogi Park, Japan.
Murals and Paintings (Permanent display)
Mount Lavinia Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka Mount Lavinia Beach hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka Women’s Headquarters, Sri Lanka Army People’s Bank Headquarters, Colombo, Sri Lanka Mangala Vihara, Singapore Man-Fatt Nam Chinese Temple Singapore Penang Buddhist Vihara, Malyasia Passkuda Beach Hotel, Jaffna, Sri Lanka Sarasavi Film Studio, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Embassy, Manila Sri Lanka Embassy, Sweden Carpediem Gallery, Bangkok United Nations Hall in Geneva, Switzerlerland Sri Lanka Viharaya, Lumbini, Nepal
Certificates, Medals, Awards and Honours
1985 - Dina Dina Award (Best Painting) 1985 - Dina Dina Award (Best Painting) 1995 - Moratuwa Art Society Award People’s Bank Award on Painting of Wesak Cards 1990 - National honour “Kala Suri” by H.E. the President of Sri Lanka 1999 - “Kalabhushana” Award by Ministry of Cultural Affairs 2001 - “SUNFO” Award by Sri Lanka United Nations Friendship Organization 2006 - "Doctorate of Arts" by Ceylon Society of Arts 2006 – Award from Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) “Patikiriya”, for Participating in this program as one of the leading artists in Sri Lanka 2007- Nov – “Kalakeerthi” Award from Royal College Arts Circle in Sri Lanka 2007 – Sarvodaya National Award from Sarvodaya Trust Fund 2009 – Soilias Mendis Award from Soilias Mendis Cultural Foundation
1996 - “Ridma Rekha” a book on traditional decorative motifs in Sinhala, Published by Sarvodaya Vishva Lekha, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka