Healer with a taste for art
DAMMULLA: W. K. Jinadasa, 72, a traditional Ayurvedic
physician, multi-artist and a social worker of Dammulla in Eheliyagoda
DS area has adopted a rare hobby of collecting and preserving precious
paper cuttings for nearly 60 years.
Since 1950 Jinadasa has been collecting news reports, feature
articles, photos, cartoons, poems and stories from leading Sinhala
newspapers in Sri Lanka.
He is an ayurvedic physician, painter and a sculptor. He has mastered
the art of carving and moulding in 1955 at "Ratmalana Kalayathanaya".
Majority of his newspaper cuttings are suitable for schoolchildren.
He has been honoured twice with "Kala Keerthi Sri Waidyasekara" and "Kalashoori