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Attorney-at-Law Ravi Jayawardena assumed duties as the Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition yesterday (18).
A distinguished old boy of Ananda College, he holds a LLB from the University of Colombo and a Postgraduate Degree in International Relations from the University of Lancashire.

He has served as the Chairman of various institutions on several occasions and played a significant role as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC).

His efforts to stabilise the SLRC, which was undergoing a severe financial and administrative crisis when he assumed duties, earned him the respect and love of all the employees.

Jayawardena has also served as the Chairman of the Vocational Training Authority and as the Commissioner of Prisons.

He has played an instrumental role in a number of civil society organisations and has been actively involved in the promotion of democracy, civil rights and social justice.