2nd Vice District Governor
Lion Perumal Mahndran entered the domain of Lions as a member of Lions Club of Colombo Kotahena East in the year 1991 and was admitted to the board in the very next year as club treasurer. Having gone through the mill as Tamer, Secretary and Vice President he assumed the mantel of Presidency in the year 1997/98 and also in the year 2013/14 and received the 100% President’s Excellence Award. To this day, he is serving his Club as a member of the Board.
His meticulous handling of club affairs prompted Past District Governor Dr. C J Ian to extend an invitation to this devoted Lion to serve in his 1999/2000 cabinet as Zone Chairperson also in 2005/06 in PDG Sarath Goonesekara period. From the year 2005 he had faithfully served successive District Governors as District Coordinator, Chief Coordinator and Deputy Cabinet Treasurer, and District Governor Priyantha Fernando selected him as his left hand man – the Cabinet Treasurer. He was the chairperson of the Melvin Jones Fellowship Night in 2014/15. He was the regional coordinator of the global leadership team 2015-2017.
His services were also sought by many District Governors in their Annual Convention Steering Committees as a Member, Co-Chairman and Chairman Registrations the most intricate and the most difficult task in a convention, but yet he successfully stuck to his task with perfection.
His services to the cause of Lionism and the cause of humanity were not only recognized by Lions International with International President’s Certificate of Appreciation and International President’s Leadership recognition metal as well as district 354 Korean Governor’s recognition medal, he was also honored by the state by bestowing on him the civic title Justice of the Peace for the whole island.
By profession, he is a Jeweler and an authorized money changer, and he is an senior executive committee member of Authorized Money Changers’ Association of Sri Lanka. He is a member of the National Hospital Committee of Sri Lanka, Colombo, since 2008. He is progressive Melvin Jones fellow. He is also an esteemed Mahendra Amarasuriya Fellow.
He had his primary education at Galaha Tamil Vidyalaya, and pursued his secondary education at St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena, He completed his tertiary education at the University of Jaffna with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce. He is also a graduate of Advanced Lion Leadership Institute (ALLI) and Chuck Wijeyenathan Training Institute for Emerging Lions (CWTIEL).
He is married to charming Lady Lion Sangeetha MJF who held an esteemed office as treasurer of the Lion Ladies committee for the year 2015/16, and they are blessed with two lovely children.
Ladies and gentlemen, with kind permission from the Chair, it is my pleasure to present to you our Chief Guest –2nd Vice District Governor 2017/18 Lion P Mahendran PMJF JP MAF.