Obituary: Professor J.A.S.K. Jayakody

It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely demise of Prof. J.A.S.K Jayakody who served as the Director of IHRA. He was a professor in management and organization studies at the Department of Management and Organization Studies of the Faculty of Management and Finance of the University of Colombo

Born in 1968, Prof. J.A.S.K Jayakody showcased his talents from his school days where he excelled as an athlete, a debater and an award-winning writer at the provincial level.

At the University of Sri Jayewardenepura he obtained his first degree in Public Administration. Later on he obtained his MBA and PhD from the Post Graduate Institute of Management of the same University. He joined University of Colombo as a lecturer in 1996 where he served for nearly a quarter century till his demise.

Prof. Jayakody is a renowned scholar with articles published in journals such as the International Journal of Human Resource Management, the Economic and Labour Relations Review and Journal of Knowledge Management.

Prof. Jayakody was an allrounder; whether it be academic, administrative, or finance, he knew it all and knew what was to be done and how it was to be done.