About Us...

img_17Formed in 1950, the National Photographic Art Society serves the photographic community in Sri Lanka in an extraordinary manner. A brainchild of the Late Mr. Wilson Hegoda, the Society initially catered for the Sinhala speaking photographer community, and later initiated photography classes not only to its members, but also to the students from schools across the country, free; as a community project and then leading on to a recognized Diploma.

The NPAS is affiliated to the Federation Internationale de L’Art Photographique (FIAP); recognized as the world body for photography and the NPAS acts as its authorized representative, besides also being affiliated as a member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA), and qualifies members in the award of Associateships and Fellowships.

The society, while being recognized as a non profitable entity by the Government, is a registered body as a Limited Liability company and is administered by a board of directors and is presently actively involved in the conduct of educational and community related programs such as regular classes, workshops, seminars and excursions. The Annual International Exhibition is a highlight of the society and attracts photographic creations from all over the world, in addition to the hundreds of characteristic photographic creations from the Sri Lankan photographers.

 

Board of Directors - 2018/2019

President

Mr. Kanchane Marasinghe

kanchane.marasinghe@gmail.com

+94 77 7303625

Executive Director

Mr. Saman Kulasooria

samankula@yahoo.com

+94 71 4811859

Director Finance

Mr. Keerthi Nissanka

wkeerthinissanka@gmail.com

+94 77 7796617

Director Registrar

Mr. Saliya Liyanage

saliyaliyanage79@gmail.com

+94 71 3963030

Director Education

Mr. Rahula Perera

rahulaperera@gmail.com

+94 77 7309432

Director Social Service & Welfare

Mr. A. M. Jayathilaka

amjayathilaka3@gmail.com

+94 77 7305836

Director Exhibitions

Mr. Sanka Sammana Perera

sankasammana@gmail.com

+94 77 7768015

Director Development

Mr. Thushara D. Samarakoon

td.samarakoon@yahoo.com

+94 718280533

Director Publication

Mr. Pradeep Wedamesthrige

pnw5005@gmail.com

+94 72 3230329