Pala Pothupitye has a BFA in sculpture from the Visual and Performance Art University at Colombo. He was lecturing at the University of Kelaniya and the University of Jaffna before he founded the Mullegama Art Center with fellow artists in Colombo. Pothupitiye was named Best Artist of the Year and received the First Place in Sculpture at the State Art Festival in Sri Lanka in 2003. He is the recipient of the 2010 Sovereign Art Asian Prize, Hong Kong.–

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