Jayalath Jayawardena

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Honourable
Jayalath Jayawardena
MP
Jayalath Jayawardena.jpg
In office
1994–2013
Personal details
Born (1953-08-16)16 August 1953
Sri Lanka
Died 30 May 2013(2013-05-30) (aged 59)
Singapore, Singapore
Nationality Sri Lanka Sri Lankan
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.[1] 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.

Jayawardena with senior LTTE members and German university students at a tsunami siren distribution program in Kilinochchi
Jayawardena, third from the left, on 28 October 2005

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haviland, Charles. "BBC News - Sri Lankan rights campaigner Jayalath Jayawardena dies". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-06-01.