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Hector Wilfred Jayewardene (1916 - 1990)

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Biography

This biography is a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and needs to be edited.

Birth

Birth:
User ID: 9B80A4F0-5075-4E8F-8A87-BF4FEE3A5BA6
Record ID Number: MH:IF1698
Date: 3 NOV 1916

Death

Death:
User ID: C9A1A4A3-1C09-470D-8F82-CA042B26F23D
Record ID Number: MH:IF1699
Date: 20 APR 1990

Record ID Number

Record ID Number: MH:I375

User ID

User ID: BFD11288-3966-412A-8D82-E19DF8A31ED2

UPD

UPD 19 NOV 2012 10:04:18 GMT+5.5

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Hector Wilfred ("Harry") Jayewardene, QC (November 3, 1916 - April 20, 1990) was a prominent Sri Lankan lawyer. In 1979 he was chairman of a UNESCO conference on human rights in Bangkok and later chairman of the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute. He was member at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.[1]

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Born to Justice Eugene Wilfred Jayewardene, KC and Agnes Helen Don Philip Wijewardena, he was the younger brother of J R Jayewardene, former President of Sri Lanka. Educated at the prestigious Royal College Colombo, he studied law at the Colombo Law College and was called to the bar in 1941. Jayewardene quickly gained a reputation as a trail lawyer thus becoming the youngest person to be named to the prestigious position of Queen's Counsel in 1954.

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Jayewardene was elected to many high positions within the Sri Lankan Legal profession, such as the President Sri Lanka Bar Association, First President Law Association, President Organization of Professionals Association. He was also the Vice President Commonwealth Law Association. In 1985 he was award an honorary LLD from the University of Colombo.

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Hector Wilfred ("Harry") Jayewardene, QC (November 3, 1916 - April 20, 1990) was a prominent Sri Lankan lawyer. In 1979 he was chairman of a UNESCO conference on human rights in Bangkok and later chairman of the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute. He was member at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.[1]

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Born to Justice Eugene Wilfred Jayewardene, KC and Agnes Helen Don Philip Wijewardena, he was the younger brother of J R Jayewardene, former President of Sri Lanka. Educated at the prestigious Royal College Colombo, he studied law at the Colombo Law College and was called to the bar in 1941. Jayewardene quickly gained a reputation as a trail lawyer thus becoming the youngest person to be named to the prestigious position of Queen's Counsel in 1954.

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Jayewardene was elected to many high positions within the Sri Lankan Legal profession, such as the President Sri Lanka Bar Association, First President Law Association, President Organization of Professionals Association. He was also the Vice President Commonwealth Law Association. In 1985 he was award an honorary LLD from the University of Colombo.

Sources

  • WikiTree profile Jayewardene-6 created through the import of Balapuwaduge Mendis Family and Beyond.ged on Nov 25, 2012 by Kisholi Mendis. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Kisholi and others.
  • Source: S4 Record ID Number: MH:S4 User ID: AD4BA89E-2009-4D6C-9A9F-C0CA5AA9E6BB Author: Laura Anne Foenander Title: Foenander family and beyond Text: MyHeritage.com family tree CONT Family site: Foenander family and beyond CONT Family tree: Ceylon Dutch Burghers and beyond-1_2012-05-23 Media: 70137021-19 Type: Smart Matching Page: Hector Wilfred Jayewardene Event: Smart Matching Role: 19002419 Data: Date: 19 NOV 2012 Text: Added by confirming a Smart Match Quality or Certainty of Data: 3





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