Dr. Alex Perera

Dr. Alex Perera is an educationist as well as an anthropologist with over 27 years of experience in all ranges of education & anthropology which includes schools, universities and teacher training institutes in Sri Lanka. Having obtained a B.A. (Arts) degree from University of Kelaniya he obtained his Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from the National Institute of Education, and a Master of Arts degree in Sinhala and Buddhist Studies from the Buddhist and Pali University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Anthropology and Education from the University of Sabaragamuwa in 2014, and became the second to achieve this feat in the history of the university.

Dr. Alex Perera has many years of teaching experience in government schools. He has held the post of Vice-Principal and Principal in several prestigious schools in the country. He has also rendered his services during his illustrious career in the following capacities;

  • as a lecturer in Counseling and Psychology
  • as a teacher trainer at the National Institute of Education
  • as Secretary of the Catholic Diocesan Commission of Mass Communication
  • as member of the Catholic Diocesan Commission of Catechism & Education
  • as research officer attached to the Sri Lanka Parliament and the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs,
  • as Head of Academic Affairs – Sri Lanka Print Media Academy (run by Sri Lanka Printers’ Association),
  • as Director of Training and Development of the JMC Network,
  • as a presenter in Education Services of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation and
  • as the Academic Consultant of the Joseph Vaz Institute which is affiliated with Aquinas University College.

Dr. Alex Perera is also an author of many books in the fields of Education and Anthropology in both Sinhala and English. He has also participated in many international Academic Conferences and presented papers on Education, Language and Anthropology. He is also a poet and a freelance journalist.

He currently serves as the Senior Academic Consultant of RIS, whilst being a visiting lecturer of the Faculty of Education, Horizon Campus, Malabe.