|Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to France|
December 3, 1956 |
Colombo, Sri Lanka
|Occupation||Diplomat, Political scientist, author,|
Dayan Jayatilleka is a Sri Lankan Diplomat, Political scientist and an author. He was Ex Minister of Planning & Youth Affairs in the North-East Provincial Council in 1988–89 and also served as the permanent mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations at Geneva from 2007 to 2009. Thereafter was the Consul General of Sri Lanka in Switzerland. Dr. Jayatilleka was appointed Chairman of the Governing body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in June 2007.
Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka received his school education at St. Joseph's College, Colombo and Aquinas University College Colombo. He entered to the University of Peradeniya for his studies in Political science and passed with a first class degree. He received his Masters degree from University of Colombo and Ph.D. from Griffith University, Brisbane. He was also a Fulbright Scholar in 1982 – 83.
Dr. Jayatilleka has written number of books in his academic career and continuously writes for political columns in newspapers. His publishes include The Travails of a Democracy: Unfinished War, Protracted Crisis (1995). Fidel's Ethics of Violence: The Moral Dimension of the Political Thought of Fidel Castro. In January 2008 he was also appointed the Coordinator for the Comprehensive Programme of Disarmament of the Conference on Disarmament (CD).
- Lankan envoy in Paris presents credentials to President Sarkozy. Srilankaguardian.org (2011-01-28). Retrieved on 2011-06-24.
- "Dayan Jayatilleka Profile Page". Intellectual Network for the South. 2008. Retrieved 2010-11-13.
- "University of Peradeniya Hand Book 2008". Ada Derana. 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-13.