|Born||June 25, 1927|
|Died||28 December 1979 (aged 52)|
|Occupation||Film Actor, Singer|
Jayawardena was born in Ambalangoda. He first appeared on the silver screen in Sujatha (1953) as the womanizer Wickie. Jayawardena would go on to make over 50 films. Samiya Birinda Deviya featured one of his rare sympathetic performances.
Jayawardena directed two films, Daru Duka and Singapore Charlie. He died on December 28, 1979.
Jayawardena's son Roy was also an actor. He died in 2002.