“Stories from Diyabubula”

Stories from ‘Diyabubula’, an enchanting natural water spring enhanced by Laki over several decades featuring many of his art, making it a rare living Art Gallery. Enter into Diyabubula Digital Journal coming soon…

“Lake House”

Introducing “Lake House”, our latest addition to Diyabubula.

The Lake House is the last space Laki built “to watch the stars”.

“You can rebuild it one day”, he casually remarked, which is what we did.

Directly accessible from Lakis Terrace, the two-level space built around a tree has a triangular transparent roof. At the terrace level is the bedroom, which overlooks the Lake. As twilight falls, Lakis’s mystical sculptures around the lake come alive, and it is magic – to experience in the privacy of your elegant glass-walled bedroom.

“Remembering Laki Senanayake (1937-2021)”

The renowned multidisciplinary artist Laki Senanayake was a part of the prolific group of artists which included Geoffrey & Bevis Bawa, Donald Friend, Ulrik Plesner, Barbara Sansoni and Ena de Silva.

Laki’s legacy spans over many forms and disciplines including sketches, pen & ink drawing, murals and frescos, sculpture, silk, batik & screen printing, designing/engraving for banknotes, gardening/landscaping and architecture.

He passed away at the age of 84 leaving his masterwork and legacy ‘Diyabubula’ to be admired, remembered and celebrated for generations to come. His philosophy, skill and inventive spirit will live on forever in his art and inspire future artists around the world.

The first remembrance in his honour was held on 30th May 2022 at Diyabubula by his daughter Mintaka along with family, friends and colleagues.

“PARADISE REGAINED: Diyabubula is Open”

Leave the hustle and bustle of city life and escape to the mystical jungle paradise created by renowned multidisciplinary artist Laki Senanayake. Diyabubula, an enchanting natural water spring enhanced by Laki over several decades, featuring many of his artwork making it a rare living Art Gallery. Enjoy the tranquillity of nature, wildlife, artwork, history and treat your tastebuds to our authentic cuisine and fine dining experience.

We are proud to share Laki’s legacy with you.