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Jayalath Jayawardena

Jayalath Jayawardena
In office
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.


  • 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
  • International Commission of Jurists, 2001-08-13. Retrieved 2006-12-01

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