Arts Council of Sri Lanka
Executive Board
Committee Members

Ariyarathna Kaluarachchi
Chairman
Senior Professor

Senior Professor Ariyarathna Kaluarachchi is presently Chairman of the Arts Council of Sri Lanka. He is a renowned Choreographer, writer, Actor, Dancer and Lyric composer. He has directed a number of Oriental Ballet, Dramas, Dance Dramas and national level cultural programmes. He has written several books and articles on folklore folk dramas & Traditional performing Arts in Srilanka. he is who recipient of several honors and awards for his great server. he was the Dean of the faculty of Dance & Drama from 2008 to 2014 of the University of Visual & Performing Arts. As the Chairman of the National Dance & Oriental Bullet Panel of Cultural Department. He gave his service more than six years. He was the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Visual & Performing Arts since 2014 to 2017. He has traveled anumber of countries on a scholar, choreographer and dancer for promoting the Srilankan culture. He has been closly associated with many national and traditional organization.


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Suren Rāghavan
Member
DR. (Doctor of Philosophy PhD)

Dr Suren Rāghavan – a native of Sri Lanka, won the first James Madison Trust Scholarship for Asia and joined the School of Political and International Relations at the University of Kent in 2000 for his MA. He wrote a dissertation on the question of Federal Possibility in Sri Lanka, for which he was awarded a distinction. He returned to Canada and engaged with a research project with University of Ottawa. Suren was offered another scholarship for his PhD by James Madison Trust in 2006. Above this, he also won the ORSAS scholarship by the British Government (for the years 2008-2011) Suren is also the recipient of the OSAP award offered by the Ontario Provincial government of Canada.

He did his post–doctoral studies at Wolfson College - University of Oxford. Suren researched on the political engagement of the Sinhala Sangha and the historicization the Sinhala identity with Buddhism in Sri Lanka. He was invited to be a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies


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H.M. Premawathie Herath Menike
Member

Miss. H.M. Premawathie Herath Menike has been appointed the new Member of Arts Council of Sri Lanka.


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Don Stanley Hettiarachchi
Member

Mr. Don Stanley Hettiarachchi has been appointed the new Member of Arts Council of Sri Lanka.


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Kirineliya Gamage Amarasekara
Member
Senior Professor

Prof. Kirineliya Gamage Amarasekara has been appointed the new Member of Arts Council of Sri Lanka.


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Vijayapala Wijesekara
Secretary

Vijayapala Wijesekara has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer, Secretary of Arts Council of Sri Lanka.


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