Sri Lankan Architect Palinda Kannangara has a background in Mathematics and Architecture. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) with a specialization in Mathematics. His primary calling, however, was elsewhere. He joined the study course conducted by the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects and obtained his architectural charter in 2004. As a student Palinda trained under Sri Lankan modernist architect Anura Rantavibhushana, who had worked with Geoffrey Bawa for 16 years. Palinda established independent practice in 2005. The studio is now located in Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka.