The art of Chandana Ranaweera has earned positive commentary from Prof Ashly Halpé, Edwin Ariyadasa and Gwen Herath. His work depicts abstracts from the reality around us and images from his own imagination. Chandana’s works of art include a unique form of collage. He tears shapes from printed newspapers and takes lengths of discarded ayurvedic prescriptions written on ola leaf and glues them on smallish pieces of drawing paper and then draws on the surface.
Chandana passed on his skills and knowledge to young students at his old school, Rathanalankara Viduhala, Alawwa, where he teaches. His work can be viewed at his rural home ‘Mallika Niwasa’ in Alawwa.