Unnanthi Piyankara Jayaratne

Not to be confused with D. M. Jayaratne.
Piyankara Jayaratne
Deputy Speaker of Parliament & Chairman of Committees
Assumed office
Preceded by Gitanjana Gunawardena
Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs
In office
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Puttalam District
In office
Assumed office
Preceded by D. M. Dassanayake
Personal details
Born (1964-09-27) September 27, 1964 (age 49)
Nationality Sri Lanka Sri Lankan
Political party Sri Lanka Freedom Party
Other political
United People's Freedom Alliance
Relations S. D. R Jayaratne
Residence Eshadhara New Town, Madampe
Alma mater Royal College Colombo
Religion Buddhist

Unnanthi Piyankara Jayaratne, MP (born September 27, 1964) is a Sri Lankan politician and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka. He is the current Cabinet Minister of Civil Aviation in President Mahinda Rajapakse's Government and ex Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

Educated at the Royal College Colombo and gained his higher education at the National Institute of Business Management. He was the General Secretary of the Youth Organisation, SLFP and became the SLFP organiser -for the Chilaw Electorate in 1998. From 1993 to 1998 he was a member of North Western Provincial Council and Minister of Fisheries, Agriculture and Irrigation of the North Western Provincial Council from 1998 to 2000. In 2000 he entered Parliament and was appointed Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs till 2001. He reappointed to Parliament in February 2008 and since June 2008 is the Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

See also


  • Deputy Speaker of the 6th Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

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