The 37-year-old all-rounder was part of the 1996 title-winning team and is one of three survivors, along with Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralitharan, who will line up against Australia in the 2007 final here on Saturday.
"I always had in my mind that I would get to another World Cup final," said Jayasuriya.
"We came close in 2003 but lost in the semi-finals to Australia. We have a good team again this time.
"Winning in 1996 was the best moment of my life. Now I want the young players in the team to have the same feeling."
Jayasuriya shows no sign of age diminishing his powers.
He is ninth in the list of run-makers at this World Cup hitting 404 runs with two centuries and is looking forward to renewing hostilities with Australia who Sri Lanka beat in the Lahore final of 1996 to take the title.
"We are in a very positive frame of mind," said Jayasuriya.
"They are playing very good cricket but so are we. Both sides are equal."