Eric Suriyasena

Eric Suriyasena is an artist, a designer, and one of Sri Lanka’s leading Batik connoisseurs. For almost half a century he has taken the traditional and very ancient craft of dyeing on cloth using a wax resist method, and pioneered the Batik medium as a fine art, and an elegant fashion statement.


“Batik is part of our heritage, it is a beautiful tradition that needs to be kept alive in our country, and shared with the world,” states Eric Suriyasena. To this day, Eric Suriyasena aims to make Batik an Art that is accessible, enjoyable, and engaging to audiences worldwide.