Bandula Jayasekara bids adieu
Senior Journalist and former Diplomat Bandula Jayasekera passed away in the early hours of 5 March at the age of 60.
The late Jayasekara, who had been undergoing cancer treatment since July 2019, was receiving palliative care during his last days at the Karapitiya Hospital in Galle.
As a Diplomat, Jayasekara was a proud flag bearer for Sri Lanka serving in Toronto-Canada, the USA and Sydney-Australia. As a senior journalist and broadcaster he served at many Media institutions.
He also served as Director General of the President’s Office Media Unit for some time during President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s tenure and Director General (Public Communication) at the External Affairs Ministry. Bandula Jayasekara has also served as Sri Lanka’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.
The last rites were held on Saturday (6) at the Borella Cemetery.