Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera (Sinhala: තිසර පෙරේරා; born 3 April 1989), popularly as Thisara Perera, is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer and a former limited overs captain for Sri Lanka, who currently representsSri Lanka in limited over formats. Domestically he plays for Colts Cricket Club, Rising Pune Supergiants, Wayamba Wolves, and have recently joined Gloucestershire squad to play NatWest T20 Blast. Primarily a bowling all-rounder, he is an aggressive left-handed batsman who can hit big sixes in death overs and is a useful right-arm medium-fast bowler. On 26 July 2013 against South Africa, Perera hit Robin Peterson for 35 runs in one over. (6,Wd, 6,6,6,4,6), which is recorded as the second most expensive over in ODI History. Perera was a part of the Sri Lankan team that won the 2014 ICC World Twenty20. On 12 February 2016, Perera joined Brett Lee to take hat-tricks in both ODI & T20I. In Australia he is known by his nickname "panda", which was bestowed upon him by George Bailey during his stint at BBL with the Brisbane Heat, although he prefers "TP".