Only a handful of professional photographers in Sri Lanka have the same professionalism, commitment and dedication towards their art as Sarath Perera does. He has had over four decades to hone his skills, and is identified as a perfectionist in whatever he does, no matter the size of the assessment.
A specialist in commercial photography, Sarath Perera is well known in the advertising circles and has been working closely with some of Sri Lankas’ leading advertising agencies. Sarath is a visiting lecturer on photography at the Kelaniya University, Sri Lanka; his photographs are featured in many award winning campaigns and has received recognition and numerous accolades for the images he has captured during his work.
Operating from his studio in Rajagiriya, Sarath Perera takes pleasure in working with amateur photographers and utilises his time to share his wealth of knowledge on photography with them. He gets regularly invited to make presentations and deliver lectures, which he gladly accepts out of his love for photography and the need to share his insights with the future generations. On many occasions, he has been invited as a jurist for national and international photographic competitions.
Many Sri Lankans, known and unknown, have had their portraits taken by Sarath Perera and include personalities from presidents to prime ministers.
His skills as a photographer has been captured and appreciated in several coffee table books, and includes the highly commended ‘The Great Revival’ published by the Buddhist Publication Society. ‘From the cradle: glimpses of Sri Lankan folk culture portrayed at the Martin Wickramasinghe Museum of Folk Culture, ‘A Fresh Dawn’ — Sri Lanka’s rich Buddhist Heritage, and ‘The Golden Touch’, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Central Finance PLC are some of the publications that have been enhanced by his photography. Sarath Perera has also, on several occasions, contributed towards the Serendib, the official magazine of Sri Lankan airlines.
Sarath Perera is an Associate of the National Photographic Art Society (ANPAS), an Honorary Fellow of the National Photographic Art Society (FNPAS), the Photographic Art Society (FPAS) and the Institute of Sri Lankan Photographers (FISLP).