Time Out says
The gallery located at the Faculty of Visual Arts is built in conformity with international standards, fulfilling a long felt need for a fully-fledged gallery in Sri Lanka for local and foreign art lovers. The Gallery which is a realisation of a dream of generations of students and well-wishers was named after J D A Perera, a cultural, intellectual and artist of international repute who had established the systematic study of Arts in Sri Lanka.
The building has four floor space gallery and the first of its kind in the country. Local and international exhibitions are held at the gallery in order to nurture an appreciation and development of the arts and culture in Sri Lanka.