Shilanthi is a senior textile designer with over thirty years’ experience in designing fabrics for interiors and commercial purposes. Shilanthi studied design at the Ontario College of Arts in Canada and was awarded the Ontario College of Arts Textile Design Award in 1983. In recognition of her exceptional work in textile design, she was also offered Lily Maley Scholarship and Banff Arts Centre Scholarship. After returning to Sri Lanka, Shilanthi used her expertise in textile design to work with University of Moratuwa and pioneering fabric studios in the island such as Barefoot and Jewel Knits.
Shilanthi believes creativity is within us all, an integral part of our individual DNA. Textiles with all its variables and the artisan at the heart of it all has given a great opportunity to create many pathways and design ideas. Shilanthi is a senior textile design lecturer at AOD. "