He was born in 1968, in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Chandrasiri graduated with a BFA in painting from the Institute of Aesthetic Studies of the university of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. After graduation, he held two solo and many group exhibitions.Chandrasiri, belongs to the ’90s Trend’, a group of artist that professed a new ideological position in art production in Sri Lanka. He came into prominence within this discourse. His works are in many ways about autobiographical memories of his experiences in Sri Lanka.