|Service/branch||Sri Lanka Army|
|Unit||Sri Lanka Artillery|
|Commands held||Brigade commander, 54-1 brigade|
Sri Lankan Civil War,|
|Awards||Rana Sura Padakkama|
He was severing as the Brigade commander 54-1 brigade of the 54 Division based at Elephant Pass at the out set of the Second Battle of Elephant Pass in 2000. Following orders from the GOC 54 Division to make a strategic withdrawal of troops from Elephant Pass due to a lack of water, Colonel Jayatilleka withdrew his troops in order. He died of dehydration on April 22, 2000 at the Palali Military Hospital. He was promoted to the rank of Brigadier posthumously.
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