Lakshman Jayakody

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Lakshman Jayakody
Cabinet Minister
Former Senior Adviser to President
Personal details
Born Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lankan
Political party Sri Lanka Freedom Party
Alma mater Trinity College, Kandy, Ananda College, Colombo
Religion Buddhist

Lakshman Jayakody (24 August 1930 – 30 August 2010) a onetime MP was a SLFP stalwart and the Minister of Cultural and Religious Affairs in the Sri Lankan Cabinet from 1994 to 2000.[1]

He started his education at Ladies College, Colombo where his mother was educated and then moved to Kandy and was admitted Trinity College Kandy. Later he gained admission to Ananda College, Colombo to do advance level studies, where he also represented the college XI cricket team and won college colors in cricket. He served as a senior presidential advisor to the president Mahinda Rajapaksa.[2]

Jayakody died at Colombo General Hospital aged 80.[3]


  1. ^ "History / The Birth of Ministry of Cultural Affairs and National Heritage". Sri Lanka): Ministry of National Heritage and Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 30 August 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ Welabada, Lakmal (29 June 2008). "True love finds a second chance". Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka). Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Death of former Minister Lakshman Jayakody". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 31 August 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 

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