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MP Wimal Weerawansa called off the eight day hunger strike he was engaged in amidst the chanting of pirith a short while ago, National Freedom Front (NFF) sources said.

The MP had decided to give up his fast after requests made by Venerable Theras of the Malwathu and Asgiri chapters and fellow politicians, it is learnt. He ended the fast by drinking a cup of milk.

The parliamentarian commenced a hunger strike on March 22 against alleged political revenge perpetrated by the government against him. He was admitted to the prison hospital on March 26 (Sunday) and was transferred to the National Hospital yesterday.  

Weerawansa was remanded for allegedly misusing 40 state vehicles belonging to the State Engineering Corporation causing a loss of Rs. 90 million. Bail applications to release him were refused by the courts. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)


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  • Dayawathie Thursday, 30 March 2017 03:14 PM

    The authorities should promptly settle this case and find out whether he is guilty or not. He should not be kept in remand for a long time, In other words authorities should put up or shut up.

    mohamed Hashim Thursday, 30 March 2017 03:17 PM

    what you sow you reap via DM Android App

    Appu Thursday, 30 March 2017 03:42 PM

    In what basis he has given up the fasting? People should force him to fast until *****

    sameer Thursday, 30 March 2017 03:53 PM

    Wimal the great fasting hero part 2 comes to an end with milk...Await for part 3 in production........

    Rosy Thursday, 30 March 2017 04:08 PM

    Now put duminda behind bars for robbing 290 million for unoccupied building.

    ceylon Thursday, 30 March 2017 04:12 PM

    Why stoped .he started it to till death if government not granted him his demands.government did not give give why stoped .cheap man now very cheap man. via DM Android App

    Dee Thursday, 30 March 2017 04:15 PM

    We also held poojas to invoke blessings on him to continue fast until the very end. Alas. Some prayers go unanswered

    sara Thursday, 30 March 2017 04:16 PM

    So what next-bail or jail?

    Sincere Thursday, 30 March 2017 04:19 PM

    The man on the right of this picture, with his.sour face, looks like as if he had suffered for ages due to hunger as he was living with 2500 a.month.

    Saraa Goyya Thursday, 30 March 2017 04:20 PM

    Fasting in an attempt to "bend the LAW" and he failed for sure, because the LAW is firmly in place

    neilpriyath Thursday, 30 March 2017 04:26 PM

    Food is food if it is given by monks, Jailers or hospital/s. He could have refused. What a joker.

    Dharshana W Thursday, 30 March 2017 04:32 PM

    Laughing from my hind side. Best Comedy for 2017, unless he himself shatters that record.

    Dulan Thursday, 30 March 2017 04:35 PM

    After refusing food or water for 12 days, Thileepan died on 26 September 1987.This was against the Indian occupation. Real hero'sDare to publish?

    gamini Thursday, 30 March 2017 04:35 PM

    No Nelson Mandela's these vermin?

    OMG Thursday, 30 March 2017 04:37 PM

    What a strange country is this, even in a political cheap drama the monks are getting involved like it is religious even and blessing the criminal. I am so sick and no respect at all for these monks who involve in dirty politics.

    ananda Thursday, 30 March 2017 04:41 PM

    I. O Sirisena we are sad of the abrupt end of the fast unto death. Send him back to the remand cell immediately. via DM Android App

    JUSTICE OF PEACE Saturday, 01 April 2017 08:26 AM


    Andrew Pitugala Friday, 31 March 2017 11:09 AM

    To be fair if there is evidence why not go ahead with the case and legally put him behind bars.

    daily borru Thursday, 30 March 2017 05:02 PM


    Ratna C Thursday, 30 March 2017 05:48 PM

    Political joker the country ever had!

    Drama Thursday, 30 March 2017 06:12 PM

    Luv this comment samuel

    Nina Kamal Thursday, 30 March 2017 06:29 PM


    Nina Kamal Thursday, 30 March 2017 06:31 PM

    ha! ha! perhaps needed supply of hair GEL!!

    Asrar Thursday, 30 March 2017 06:58 PM

    OOOOOOO my God !!!! give me a packet of lemon Puff shame on to you all for talking for him

    Shankar Thursday, 30 March 2017 07:32 PM

    Wimal, you are great. You can bull shift our country people. You and I know how much you made during Mahinda's time. We are not fools. Remember that,

    lankaputhra Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:00 PM

    spoilt our celebration plans. via DM Android App

    YEHIYA Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:02 PM

    Where leader to feed water or king coconut.

    Dingiri Banda Appuhamy Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:06 PM

    He should have been forced to fast so that the country can get rid of a corrupt who pretends to be a patriot

    Daham Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:10 PM

    Weerawansa's men were desperate to find a face saving method to stop the "Boru Upawasaya" because of the public backlash.

    Clinton Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:11 PM

    Well done, End of another drama.

    max Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:12 PM

    He has achieved his target. The attention of public to his plea.

    gamini Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:14 PM

    the monks should have waited for another 10 days.

    Kaboos Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:16 PM

    There is no sympathy or empathy in the law. . You have proved that you are a weak leader.

    C.K.Lankaputhra. Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:19 PM

    See how unfortunate Sri Lankans are? They lost the second chance.

    Saman Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:19 PM

    There's always a backup plan in place to save him from his high dramas. It's just that he comes out being the laughing stock of the world!

    Labby Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:27 PM

    Drama suspended for the moment. Ok now send him back to prison.

    Sharon Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:32 PM

    What goes around comes around.... Time will solve many issues.

    aruna Thursday, 30 March 2017 11:48 PM

    This a good lesson for the govt. It should not bow down to unfair demand by way of strikes or protests. Hope the Govt will follow the same principle against GMOA in the upcoming strikes next week...

    Nuwan Friday, 31 March 2017 01:53 AM

    Coward. Isn't he a disgrace?

    ravin Friday, 31 March 2017 01:54 AM

    Honorable Maha Sanga must bless honorable souls to preserve it dignity.

    nimal Friday, 31 March 2017 02:37 AM

    Mathu sambandai...

    mahinda Friday, 31 March 2017 02:41 AM

    Why are this Buddhist priest in temples?

    NiLeendra Friday, 31 March 2017 04:00 AM

    We are soooo sad the maha sangha spoilt a Mega Celebration event, Or don't know whether the idiot was planning to use one last Viagra before dying. Maha Sangha did not allow to irradicate a cancer from Sri Lanka.

    DO NOT INSULT BUDDHA Friday, 31 March 2017 04:09 AM


    Rathna Bandara Friday, 31 March 2017 05:14 AM

    You are a show man.

    Joseph Friday, 31 March 2017 06:11 AM

    Can you name the priests who went from Malwathu and Asgiri without using those names for political advantage. No priest went from those temples to ask WW to stop.

    Duminda Friday, 31 March 2017 06:45 AM

    No one can die of a hunger strike. At some point you take food . The incident where an LTTE er died of a hunger strike , LTTE prevented relations and friend s from feeding him !

    zuh Friday, 31 March 2017 06:54 AM

    wimal upawasa kala wage new idiom via DM iOS App

    Rodney Friday, 31 March 2017 06:57 AM

    Send him back to detention for another six months for defaming the court of Law

    M.O.A.Careem Friday, 31 March 2017 07:07 AM

    natural justice - couple of days no food - what a sin

    Rexy Friday, 31 March 2017 07:11 AM

    These rogues should be convicted for lying and misleading the nation by deception in addition to the charges levelled. They are shame for the nation

    Sylvia Haik Friday, 31 March 2017 08:35 PM

    The next time Wimal threatens with a Hunger Strike (I have no doubt he will as this is the only weapon he now has) no one will believe him.

    Punny Pellow Friday, 31 March 2017 07:23 AM

    If you are Bill C., he got your autograph or possibly a scrawl on a paper serviette, he, he, heeee!!!!!

    Sanath Friday, 31 March 2017 07:45 AM

    so he managed to trim and shape his beard as even he was close to the death of forgot to mention hair gel... via DM iOS App

    Ukkuwa Thursday, 30 March 2017 02:44 PM

    මේපාර තැඹිලි පොවන්න ලොකුඅයිය ආවෙ නැතෙයි?

    Lawry Thursday, 30 March 2017 02:49 PM

    Who will take the marathon baton from him G'oils or any of the JO'Pilas ?

    Perumal Friday, 31 March 2017 08:14 AM

    Malwatte and Asgiriya have no better work to do. They chant Pirith. But they could have given Pansakoola if they could wait without allowing Wimale to eat Lemonpuff by stealth.

    Liswom Thursday, 30 March 2017 02:50 PM

    Patriotism (pseudo) is the last refuge of a scoundrel - Samuel Johnson via DM Android App

    Kadiya Friday, 31 March 2017 08:17 AM

    Bandula's dejected face says it all-'What a shame, if he died that would have been something in our empty coffers'!!!

    Leo Thursday, 30 March 2017 02:53 PM

    Maybe hair and beared was over grown. via DM Android App

    shamon Thursday, 30 March 2017 02:53 PM

    joker via DM Android App

    IVJ Thursday, 30 March 2017 02:59 PM

    Is our legal system so weak? If every criminal start doing this, they'll be out of prison. WW must be sent back to prison hospital, not national hospital. I'm feeling sick looking at the state of affairs of our pathetic.

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