16 August 1953|
|Died||30 May 2013
|Political party||United National Party|
|Profession||Politician, Medical Doctor|
Ruban Canistus Jayalath Jayawardena(Dr. Jayalath Jayawardena) MP (August 16, 1953 – May 30, 2013) was a medical doctor who was elected to the Parliament of Sri Lanka for the opposition United National Party (UNP) in 1994. Dr.Jayawardena was known as a human rights activist.Dr Jayawardena is also popular for his sheer commitment and loyalty for the UNP.
Jayawardena, as the Minister of Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Refugees was once invited by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to deliver a speech on "Sustainable Voluntary Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons" in Geneva.
- Haviland, Charles. "BBC News - Sri Lankan rights campaigner Jayalath Jayawardena dies". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-06-01.
- President puts a life at risk: The Jayalath Jayawardena Case, the UN Human Rights Committee Decisions Article 2, Vol 4, issue 4
- Asian Legal Resource Centre, 2005-08-17. Retrieved 2006-12-01
- Sri Lanka - Attacks on Justice 2000 International Commission of Jurists, 2001-08-13. Retrieved 2006-12-01
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