Prof. Jayasena Kottegoda
Former Vice Chancellor University of the Visual & Performing Arts-Colombo, Dean faculty of Dance & Drama, first Professor and first Senior Professor in the field of Aesthetic Studies, State literary awarded research scholar and published 30 number of books in the subjects of Sri Lankan dances, Indian dances, Music, Folklore & Folk Arts.
Dance choreographer and dance Director in the film field, External Producer of radio and television programmes. Creative dance director and performed in the State Festivals and oversea countries. Presidential awarded Artist by the two Presidents of Sri Lanka. Offered “EDUCATION LEADERSHIP AWARD” from the Asia’s Education Excellence Award Organization in Singapore and “Deshaneththru” Award from the Ministry of Cultural Affairs.