Thimal Perera

Hoping for a little less work and a little more play, the easy-going Deputy Chief Executive of DFCC Bank is all about family and fun

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Waking up and realizing that I’m on holiday

On what occasion do you lie?
When I get home late

Who or what is the greatest love of your life?
According to my wife, it’s bacon, golf and the kids – in that order!

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
My skinny legs

What is your most marked characteristic?
I’m generally easygoing, as long as things go my way!

What is your most treasured possession?
My family

What is your natural talent?
Yet to find out – I live in hope

Which talent would you most like to have?
The ability to get my kids to listen to me

What is your greatest extravagance?
My Land Rover – The Black Beauty

What do you wish you had right now?
A yacht

Where would you like to live?
As far away as possible from the craziness of city life and as close as possible to water

Who are your favourite writers?
Anyone who can get me to finish reading their work What do

you consider your greatest achievement?
Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro with my wife in 2014

If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?
I will drop my first two initials (I have 4!)

Would you rather have less work or more work you actually enjoy doing?
Less work and more play

If you could eliminate one weakness or limitation in your life, what would it be?
Trusting people too easily

When you’re 90 years old, what will matter most to you?
Being able to drive my Landy

What life lesson did you learn the hard way?
That the world does not revolve around me

What was your favourite food as a child?
Kiribath – still is and always will be

When was the last time you tried something new, and what was it?
Yoga – a few years ago

What impact do you want to leave on the world?
To remind people that one does not have to be a backstabber to achieve success in life