Born in Sri Lanka, 1948, Soysa studied Art at the Government College of Fine Arts in 1973 and went on to become one of Sri Lanka's more established artists, best known for his abstract paintings depicting both figurative and abstract form.
Soysa sees art as much more than a mere message. For him it is a mode of communicating human emotions. He is a recipient of three awards: Prime Minister's prize at the Annual Art Exhibition of the Ceylon Society ofArts, President's Prize at the Annual Art Exhibition of the Ceylon Society of Arts and first prize for the best painting at the State Award Ceremony.
Soysa held his first solo show at the Vansbro Public Library in Sweden and thereafter continued to exhibit his work in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Syria, Cuba, Bulgaria, India, South Korea, and throughout Europe.