President Maithripala Sirisena’s brother, Priyantha Sirisena (40) who was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Colombo following an axe attack, has succumbed to his injuries this morning, police said.
Police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that Sirisena was in critical condition and was receiving treatment at a private hospital where he succumbed to his injuries this morning. He was 40 years old.
The man who attacked Priyantha Sirisena had been arrested after he surrendered to the police on Thursday.
Identified as Lakmal, the suspect had attacked Priyantha Sirisena using an axe over a private dispute. Sirisena was admitted to the Pollonaruwa hospital and was later airlifted to Colombo.
The Maradana police and the Pollonaruwa police are conducting investigations.