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Way of Peace.  2002
Acrylic on canvas & metal
118 x 116 cm

Space.  2002
Acrylic on canvas, photographs
118 x 116 cm


Wijelatha Edirisinghe is a painter and visual artist from Kurunegala. She is a BFA Graduate from the Institute of Aesthetic Studies, University of Kelaniya, and has, since 1993, participated in numerous exhibitions across Sri Lanka. Over the last two years, her work has attracted a number of awards, and has been added to the permanent collection of the Serendib Gallery, Colombo. Her satirical mixed media reliefs evince a keen political awareness, and shine a light on many questions of particular relevance to Sri Lanka’s today.

‘As once war was exploited peace is now being exploited. Peace cannot be introduced by another country nor can peace be achieved by the signing of an agreement between two powerful personalities. Attaining peace is also not a magical process. Peace can only be achieved if the community as a whole desires it and creates peace. The process of peace is addressed with equality, unity, impartiality and dignity interlinked like the links in a chain. You and I can destroy all impediments to achieving peace.’