Gunasiri , veteran artist who works with multimedia, , Graduated from College of Fine Arts , Colombo, Studying under old masters Stanley Abeysinghe , H.B. Perera (1954 – 1959) , thereafter specialized watercolor medium under master water colorists G. S. Fernando & Susil Premaratne (1959-1961).
Gunasiri is probably the only Sri Lankan artist who had over 60 years acquired mastery in practicing all types, subjects & wide spectrum of art styles in multi media.
Since 1961 to his credit Gunasiri held 12 solo exhibitions locally , 2 internationally in Australia , Spain ( 1961-2018)and participated in 8 group exhibitions locally , 16 internationally :France, Italy, UK, Japan ,Australia , Taiwan , India , Malaysia , Bulgaria , Czech Rep, B’desh (1978-2020) . He was entrusted with 3 major local & 6 international projects which he executed successfully
Gunasiri is a recipient of 20 prestigious prizes & awards including Kala Booshana state award in 2016 & Suwanda Padma Gold award in 2020 in recognition of his 6 decades of yeoman service to art field( 1959-2020).