Jayalath Jayawardena

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Jayalath Jayawardena
Jayalath Jayawardena.jpg
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Gampaha District
In office
Personal details
Born (1953-08-16)16 August 1953
Sri Lanka
Died 30 May 2013(2013-05-30) (aged 59)
Nationality 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, third from the left, on 28 October 2005


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