Ms. Wasantha Perera has assumed duties as the Director General of the Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA) on 19th December 2016.
A senior officer of Si Lanka Administrative Service, Ms Perera has started her career as a Assistant Divisional Secretary and later on served in senior positions in the Ministries of Defence, Finance, Foreign Affairs and Technology & Research. Further she has served as a Senior Diplomat at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C., United States of America.
Mrs. Perera is a Bio Science graduate from the University of Peradeniya. She possess a Masters Degree in Project Management from the University of Technology in Sydney, Postgraduate Diploma in Economics Development from University of Colombo and Postgraduate Diploma in Management from University of Sri Jayawardenapura.