Death of former Minister Lakshman Jayakody
Former Minister Lakshman Jayakody passed away at the General
Hospital, Colombo after a brief illness, yesterday (Aug 30). He was 80.
Born on August 24,1930, Lakshman Jayakody was serving as a Senior
Presidential Advisor to President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He was a Cabinet
Minister of Buddhist Affairs from 1994 -2004.
He was a Sri Lanka Freedom Party stalwart and was educated at Trinity
College, Kandy and Ananda College, Colombo.
His remains will be taken to his Divulapitiya residence today.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Freedom Party General Secretary Maithripala
Sirisena in a condolence message states former Minister Lakshman
Jayakody was a man with an exemplary character. His death is a great
loss not only to his family members but to the SLFP as well.