Dr. Jayalath Jayawardane passes away

30 May 2013 01:46 am - 47     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Main opposition United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Dr. Jayalath Jayawardena passed away on Wednesday after a brief illness in Sigapore. He was 59.

The Gampaha District parliamentarian was receiving treatment at hospital in Singapore at the time of his death.

In April 2012, Dr. Jayawardena was admitted to East Surrey Hospital after being found unconscious at the Gatwick Airport in London. Specialist doctors at East Surrey hospital have recommended heart surgery for Dr. Jayawardena.

Dr. Jayawardena, a medical doctor by profession was elected to the Parliament from the United National Party in 1994.

Dr Jayalath Jayawardana was born in 1953 and obtained his MBBS Medical Degree from the Medical Faculty of the University of Colombo.  He has also obtained several Postgraduate degrees from the USA, Russia, etc., He has been the Personal Medical Doctor to the late President Ranasinghe Premadasa and to his family.

Dr Jayalath Jayawardana had shown a keen interest in social service since his young days and has been a volunteer of the Sri Lanka Red Cross and several Non-Governmental Organizations during his University days.

He was elected to Parliament in 1994 and has been serving as a Parliamentarian for the last 15 years. He was the Minister of Rehabilitation, Resettlement & Refugees from 2002 to 2004. Dr Jayawardana is well known as a very enthusiastic, dynamic and active Parliamentarian.

  Comments - 47

  • Nand Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:47 AM

    Rest In peace my condolence to the family

    NANDA. Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:53 AM


    Mathavan Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:05 AM

    Deepest sympathies to his family.

    mohamed Thursday, 30 May 2013 05:01 AM

    Persons like Dr. Jayalath needs to this country. We loss him.
    My deepest condolences to his family.

    Angel Friday, 31 May 2013 05:34 AM

    Dr.may your soul Rest in Peace.deepest condolences to his family.he was a great Human Right Activist..and a good gentleman....

    Real Peace Thursday, 30 May 2013 05:08 AM

    A great guy, very sad to hear this. RIP.

    GC Thursday, 30 May 2013 10:02 AM

    The negative votes show the poor and bad state of mind of some of my countrymen and women. No wonder we can't have peace with each other even after the end of a cruel war.

    DAW Friday, 31 May 2013 05:57 AM

    May Your Soul Rest in Peace. Deepest Sympathies to the Family.

    widana Rohan Thursday, 30 May 2013 05:15 AM

    Great humanitarian and a great politician May He Rest in Peace.Deepest sympathies to his family.

    tony Thursday, 30 May 2013 05:23 AM

    Shocking news. May his soul rest in peace, Time for others to follow his principles

    wise Thursday, 30 May 2013 05:23 AM

    A broad and sincere minded personality,may he rest in peace.

    R. Sasikala Friday, 31 May 2013 09:54 AM

    My heartfelt condolence to his family members.

    Neil Thursday, 30 May 2013 05:30 AM

    What a great man the country has produced. Cannot speak his lost in words! My deepest sympathies to his family. Rest in Peace DR.

    janaka Thursday, 30 May 2013 10:51 AM

    My deepest sondolences to his family. Good people never stay long.

    Dammika Thursday, 30 May 2013 01:47 AM

    Rest in peace ... deepest sympathies to the members of his family

    Jude Arjuna Muttiah Friday, 31 May 2013 12:00 AM

    Rest in peace via DM Android App

    Mutu Friday, 31 May 2013 06:27 AM

    He holds a Guinness record for medical education programmes on TNL. May you rest in peace.

    Gon Haraka Thursday, 30 May 2013 01:57 AM

    Why do Doctors die young ? Don't they look after themselves now ? anyway Rest In Peace Dear Dr -

    ANTON Thursday, 30 May 2013 01:58 AM


    Naleer Thursday, 30 May 2013 05:45 AM

    Earning for Last journey is the better life

    felix Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:03 AM

    RIP. Another gentlemen goes.

    Sherlock & watson Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:04 AM

    May he rest in peace

    Lankan Thursday, 30 May 2013 05:52 AM

    Yes very true he worked tirelesly for the people and for the party he will be missed by all May his Soul rest in Peace

    sudarshana Friday, 31 May 2013 11:01 AM

    HIs passing is a loss to Sri Lanka. May he rest in peace.

    meenavan Thursday, 30 May 2013 05:47 AM

    Gentleman Politician...Rest in peace

    weha Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:18 AM

    Many might think he was a LTTE sympathizer, but what he was was a compassionate man who wanted all races and religions treated equally. a great humanitarian and a great politician May He Rest in Peace.

    sriyani Thursday, 30 May 2013 05:51 AM

    oba tumata niwan suwa labewa

    sobers Friday, 31 May 2013 11:11 AM

    Gentleman Politician. May you rest in peace.

    Asitha Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:24 AM

    Rest in peace Dr.Jayawardena

    Shanthi Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:33 AM


    Fassey Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:36 AM

    Deepest sympathies to his family. RIP Dr.

    amanath Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:30 PM

    You looked after others except yourself,60 years is not an age to die by heart attack,may you rest in peace

    Dee Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:34 AM

    May his soul rest in peace!
    Day by day we loose people with stature and they are replaced by useless people.

    Citizen Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:51 AM

    for a moment, i read it as JAYALALITHA and was so happy lol.
    RIP man... good man you were..

    Sampath Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:36 AM

    Deepest sympathy. Rest in Peace

    J Dan Thursday, 30 May 2013 06:17 AM

    MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE! Dr J J, Grate man loss to UNP

    Visakiav Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:36 AM

    Rest in peace. By the way not a single government ministers passes away. Instead of opposition growth it is dying.

    Fairose Thursday, 30 May 2013 06:28 AM

    In sri lanka, anyone speaking for the minority is labelled a 'Traitor'.

    Mohamed Razmi Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:38 AM

    May his soul rest in peace. Another gentlemen passed away. My deepest condolences to his family.

    nazpervaiz Thursday, 30 May 2013 06:24 AM

    May he rest in peace Dr Deepest sympathies to his family

    Muheed Jeeran Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:48 AM

    Very sad to hear this news as he is a good friend and down to earth person. My Deepest sympathies to his family,

    kumar Thursday, 30 May 2013 06:37 AM

    My heart felt condolences!. May his soul rest In Peace.

    Apsara Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:45 AM

    Great gentleman of this era.

    Sam Thursday, 30 May 2013 06:39 AM

    Great Man, Great Politician & Human Right Activist.. His demise is a great loss to Sri Lanka and Peace loving world!!!

    Ruban Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:00 AM

    May he rest in peace and deepest sympathies to his family.

    Anthony Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:01 AM

    R.I.P.Dr.Deepest sympathies to his family

    NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Thursday, 30 May 2013 06:41 AM

    I'm So Lost And Sad.....losing a close friend is worse than losing a lover.

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