On 04th February 1980 NAPSL was born at the Viharamaha Devi Park. NAPSL's inauguration meeting on March 01st at Sudarshi Hall.


In 1980 a small sparkling stream began flowing, with a tiny bunch of photo enthusiasts. They organized the first ever colour photographic exhibition in Sri Lanka in the very next year 1981. The Association (NAPSL) then organized workshops, exhibitions, field trips instruction classes etc. for more enthusiasts in photography. The stream thus became of heavily flowing river full of members from all corners of this small island with lots of photo opportunities. The photographic courses conducted by the NAPSL are recognized by the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) of Sri Lanka. This speaks volumes on the work done by the NAPSL. The education given by the NAPSL is of such a high standard that, there is a lot of students who have made photography for a living and a paying hobby.

Board of Directors

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Mr. Wimal Amaratunge
Director - Executive

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Mr. Tilak Weerawansa Fernando
Director - Administration

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Mr. Deepal Gunatilake

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Mr. Chandrasena Perera

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Mr. Priyantha Gunawardena

Working Committee 2019

President - Mr. Anura Gurusinghe
General Secretary - Mr. Nuwan Samadhi Gamage
Treasurer - Miss. Vinodini Samanthika
Vice President - Mr. Dilan Ratnapala
Asst. Secretary - Mr. Prasad Hettiarachchi
Asst. Treasurer - Mr. Nandasena Liyanage

Committee Members

Mr. Ruwan Walpola
Mr. Lakshan Mapa
Ms. Lilakshani Ratnayake
Mr. Sudhakara Molligoda
Mr. Rajeevan Rajaratnam
Mr. Mahendra Lakmal Karanduwawala
Ms. Chamari Perera

Internal Auditor

Mr. Sunil Fonseka

Official Photographers

Mr. Palitha Pathirana

Mr. Anura Jayaratne