President Maithripala Sirisena’s brother, Priyantha Sirisena who was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Colombo following an assault is reported to be in a critical condition.
The suspect, who surrendered to the Bakamuna Police in connection with the assault on Mr. Sirisena, was being interrogated by the Polonnaruwa police. Police said he would be produced in Courts today.
Priyantha Sirisena, better known as “Weli Raju”, was attacked with an axe by un-identified men in the Hathare Ela area of Polonnaruwa district in North Central Lanka, media reports quoting the police said.
He was first admitted to the Polannaruwa District Hospital but was later airlifted to Colombo in view of the seriousness of the injuries, reports said.