Dayanath Jayasuriya has held positions as senior state counsel to the attorney-general in Sri Lanka and as director-general of both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Insurance Board of Sri Lanka. He has been the UNDP regional adviser on HIV/AIDS and development for Asia and the Pacific and the UNAIDS country coordinator and head of the UNAIDS Secretariat in Pakistan.

A national of Sri Lanka, Jayasuria has served in Geneva, Bangkok, Vienna, and New Delhi for a period of over 18 years working with various UN and other agencies. A lawyer by profession, he is a vice chairman of the Global Jurists Foundation and was the founder chairman of the South Asian Insurance Regulators’ Forum.


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