Ink of Lanka tracing the life and works of artist – Architect Tilak Samarawickrema was launched on the 22nd of November at his residence and studio at 12, Ascot Avenue, Colombo 5 with Italian Ambassador Pio Mariani gracing the occasion as Chief Guest. The book, an extraordinary collection of line art drawings by the author, comprises of over 100 drawings and etchings in black and white and colour displaying the incredible interplay of line and space. The drawings are accompanied by reviews from international art critics and a collection of photographs of the cultural landscape which inspired the artist in pursuing his artistic creations.

Samarawickrema has mainly lived and exhibited his work in Rome, Milan and New York except for two brief appearances in Sri Lanka between 1971 and 1983. Since the early 1980’s he has pursued dynamic and intensive work in the fields of art, crafts, design and architecture further enhancing his multifaceted career.