|Date of Birth||1986-12-26|
Order of Merit
PROFESSIONAL WINS: (5) 2011 Haryana Open, India, 2012 TATA Open, India, 2012 Standard Chartered Open, Sri Lanka, 2014 Standard Chartered Open, Sri Lanka, 2014 PGTI Eagleburg Open, India.
• Mithun finished inside the top-61 of the 2012 Order of Merit to earn a full Asian Tour card for 2013. • Due to his country exemption category, the stocky Sri Lankan played in only eight Asian Tour events but it was enough to secure his place among Asia’s leading lights. • He came agonizingly close to victory at the ISPS Handa Singapore Classic but settled for second place, finishing one shot behind eventual winner Scott Hend of Australia. • Subsequently established himself in 2013 with a runner-up finish at the Zaykabar Myanmar Open where he was beaten by Chawalit Plaphol of Thailand by one shot. • In 2014, he lost in a play-off to S.S.P. Chawrasia at the Panasonic Open India.
• Perera is the son to Nandasena, a famous name on the old Asian circuit d uring the 1980s and 1990s. • Not a long hitter but hits it straight and blessed with a deft short game. • One of the lively characters on Tour with his easy-going personality.