Rev. Fr. Ivan Perera is one of the Senior Members of the BCI Governing Council. He has served as the Episcopal Vicar for regions of Negombo and Colombo South and in charge of Special Projects in the Archdioceses. As a young priest he offered his services as a youth chaplain. For many years he has served as the Director of Education in the Archdiocese and the General Manager of Catholic Private Schools in the Western Province. In the year 1999, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka appointed him to serve as the National Director of Catholic Education in Sri Lanka. He served in that position for 21 long years. Rev Fr Perera was a member of the Council of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and currently serves at the University of Colombo in the same capacity.
Having obtained a B.Th. (Rome) and Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Education and Social Development (Canada), Rev Fr. Perera has read for a M.A. in Comparative Religion at the University of Peradeniya.
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