Address: 46, Horton Place, Colombo 7 | Open: 11am- 8pm


The gallery located at the Faculty of Visual Arts is built in conformity with international standards, fulfilling a long felt need for a fully-fledged gallery in Sri Lanka for local and foreign art lovers. The Gallery which is a realisation of a dream of generations of students and well-wishers was named after J D A Perera, a cultural, intellectual and artist of international repute who had established the systematic study of Arts in Sri Lanka. The building has four floor space gallery and the first of its kind in the country. Local and international exhibitions are held at the gallery in order to nurture an appreciation and development of the arts and culture in Sri Lanka.

The PGIAR is housed at 407 Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7 in a historic building originally used as a Government Residence for public officers. Currently it has four units of buildings including the historic building. A new three-storey building was built in 2009 with sufficient space for teaching and faculty offices. Administration and most of the laboratory work are carried out in two single storey temporary buildings.

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