Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka leaves Geneva
President Lula da Silva of Brazil perusing Dr. Jayatilleka’s
book Fidel’s Ethics of Violence: the Moral Dimension of the
Political Thought of Fidel Castro. While Dr. Dayan
Jayatilleka and Ambassador Maria Nazareth Farani Azevedo of
Brazil look on.
Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka will leave Geneva for Colombo this weekend
having served as Sri Lanka's Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the
United Nations in Geneva since June 1, 2007. August 20 was his last day
of service in that post.
During his tenure he served as Chairman of the Governing body of the
International Labour Organization (ILO), Vice President of the UN Human
Rights Council (UNHRC), Chairperson of the Inter-Governmental Working
Group (IGWG) on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration
and Program of Action, Coordinator of an agenda item of the Conference
on Disarmament (CD), Facilitator/negotiator for the Asian Region at the
Durban Review Conference against Racism, and Coordinator of the Asian
Group of the UN HRC as well as the UNCTAD.