Dr. Alex Perera

Dr.Alex Perera

BA (Kelaniya) MA (PBUSL) PGDE (NIE) PhD (SUSL)

Dr. Alex Perera is an educationist and anthropologist with over 27 years of expertise in all areas of education and anthropology in Sri Lanka, including schools, universities, and teacher training institutions. He earned a Bachelor of Arts (Arts) degree from the University of Kelaniya, a 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.

In 2014, he received his Ph.D. in Anthropology and Education from the University of Sabaragamuwa, making him only the second person in the university’s history to do so.

Dr. Alex Perera has extensive expertise teaching in government schools. He has served as Vice-Principal and Principal in various notable institutions around the country. During his distinguished career, he has also served 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 has written several publications in the subjects of education and anthropology in both Sinhala and English. He has also delivered papers on Education, Language, and Anthropology at several international academic conferences. He is a poet as well as a freelance journalist.

He is a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Education, Horizon Campus, Malabe.