At Lionel Wendt-Sri Lanka-2010
“Kala Suri” Jayasiri Semage
No-3, Semage Art Gallery, Liliyan Avenue,Mount Lavinia.Sri Lanka.
Tel:+94 (0)11 271 2072 / +94 (0)71 477 3782
Professional Experience:
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