J.C. Rathnayake was born in 1978 in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. Rathnayake completed his education in printmaking at the University of Visual and Performing Arts in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2008.
On closer inspection many of his compositions contain pieces of newspaper with Sinhala writing, the latter uses concentric patterns to convey messages of an island deeply impenetrable and complex yet simple and divine when presented in its purest form.
J.C. Rathnayake states 'Man, who is a powerless might when alone, rises, as a destructive force together in a group against nature, as well as against himself. Thereby he destroys himself. He should go back to nature for refuge and meditate on life. Nature should be his focus for meditation.'