Mr. Lional Perera obtained a diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 1967 from the University of Moratuwa. He has a diploma in Textile Technology from the University of Bombay, a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management from the Institute of Business Management and a MBA from the University of Colombo. He is currently reading for his PhD. at the University of Colombo.
He has been a long standing member of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) and served council in various capacities, starting as the Secretary from 1995 to 1996. During this time, he has served in a number of committees of CSSL and contributed to the development of the society. He has also held the Presidency in the Association of Computer Training Organisations, Directorship of SLICTA and the Vice Presidency in the South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC).
He is a Chartered Member of the British Computer Society (CITP), an Associate Member of the Cost and Management Accountants (ACMA), Member of the Institute of Data Processing Management (MIDPM), Member of the Institution of Analysts and Programmers UK (MIAP) and an Associate Member of the Australian Institute of Management (AIMM). He started his career as a Textile Technologist and was the Weaving Manager at Wellawatte Spinning and Weaving Mills after which he worked as the Production Manager at Anglo Asian Group of Companies.
Mr. Perera joined IDM as a Business Analyst in 1984 and served as the Director / General Manager from 1986 to 1989 of IDM Software International (Pvt) Ltd. At present he is the Director of Studies of IDM Computer Studies (Pvt) Ltd and is involved in planning and designing new courses, preparation of lecture materials, lectures guides, question papers and training of trainers that involved overall management of professional, vocational and degree division of IDM.