​President’s brother dies

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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, hospital sources said.

Priyantha Sirisena, father of three was the youngest of his family and the owner of Rajarata Builders Pvt. Ltd and the Rajarata Rice Mills Pvt. Ltd.

The body is lying at his residence at Ethumalpitiya in Polonnaruwa and the burial would be held on Monday at 3.00 p.m. at Polonnaruwa cemetery.


 
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  • Gobba Saturday, 28 March 2015 01:43 PM

    Deepest sympathies Mr. President. May God bless you with the strength to bear this sad loss.

    fayas Saturday, 28 March 2015 01:41 PM

    deepest sympathy via DM Android App

    echoasma Saturday, 28 March 2015 11:03 PM

    Deepest sympathies to the peoples President and his family members. This is a tragic incident which should have never happened when the President is all out to wipe out violence and corruption and this is not the way he would have ever wanted to be tested via DM Android App

    LogicalCitizen Saturday, 28 March 2015 07:48 AM

    RIP. See the difference. Think.

    patriot Saturday, 28 March 2015 08:02 AM

    Is sad to hear that but need to investigate why the attack?

    Blessing Saturday, 28 March 2015 01:53 PM

    My heart-felt sympathies.

    ANTON Saturday, 28 March 2015 08:03 AM

    MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO HON. PRESIDENT AND FAMILY MEMBERS. .

    Sanath Saturday, 28 March 2015 08:20 AM

    A black day for Sri Lanka!

    sathyapala Saturday, 28 March 2015 02:17 PM

    ????? ?????????? ??????? ??? 42?? ???????? ??? ??????.????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ??? ????????
    ????? ???? ???? ?????, ????? ????? ?????? ???? ????????? ?? ??? ???? ???? ????? ??? ???????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ??????? ??????? !

    mailman Saturday, 28 March 2015 08:37 AM

    My deepest condolances out to our Presisent HE Maithri at this time or sorrow. via DM Android App

    Shihab Sunday, 29 March 2015 12:40 AM

    Sad day but the law it same to all See the different of M.R. M.S. President These srilanka new ara

    Ramona Sunday, 29 March 2015 01:02 AM

    Srilanka is a beautiful country filled with lots of low lives. Yahapalanya is not suitable to a country like this, First got to get rid of the bloody weeds then think of yahapalanaya. Deepest sympathies Mr. president . Please use the executive presidency and get rid of all the bastards, implement strict rules like in developed countries. People in developed countries are no better than the srilankans but they are afraid of the law so they got to be good or else they will have to face the consequences.

    sma Saturday, 28 March 2015 02:40 PM

    My heartfelt condolences to his loved ones and the President. Hope no one is behind his assailant to disturb the President.

    namal Saturday, 28 March 2015 08:54 AM

    rest in peace via DM Android App

    Nuwan Sunday, 29 March 2015 01:32 AM

    Deepest sympathies.It is unfortunate that some donkyes show disrespect when a fellow human being dies by down voting the sympathy messages.

    Duminda Saturday, 28 March 2015 09:00 AM

    If Wimal Weerawansa got involved in this murder, get the man in right away

    Tilak Saturday, 28 March 2015 03:01 PM

    Deepest sympathies. Very unfortunate incident.

    Saman Saturday, 28 March 2015 03:05 PM

    Deepest sympathies to the family.However the President would have pinned it on MR if the suspect did not volunteer.

    lara Sunday, 29 March 2015 03:24 AM

    This could be a revenge or testing MS s plus by some one

    sma Sunday, 29 March 2015 04:23 AM

    For the President to be focused on his job in this crucial moment of Sri Lankan history it is extremely important that his close family members are adequately protected. There may be paid-criminals out to disturb his mind.

    Saman Saturday, 28 March 2015 04:12 PM

    Our deepest sympathies with the family.

    OMG Saturday, 28 March 2015 04:15 PM

    The killer should be interrogated to find out if he had any connections with the members of the previous regime.

    Mani Saturday, 28 March 2015 09:41 AM

    If someone axed to death one of MRs brothers what would be the consequences to the generation of the suspect?

    Dr Nass Saturday, 28 March 2015 04:29 PM

    Very sorry to hear this sad news. This is a wake up call for the leader to law and order. If this happens to Precedent's brother what about others. Police should deal with it

    IL.RUSTHULBARRY Sunday, 29 March 2015 05:39 PM

    Excellency president, don`t bother of it. you are the justice of island, please accept our heartiest condolence.you have been chosen as a kind president of this country by almighty.

    Laurie Saturday, 28 March 2015 04:42 PM

    Make it Law. Those who kill should forfeiture their rights to live,

    Lima Saturday, 28 March 2015 10:15 AM

    WOULD THIS HAVE HAPPENED TO MAHINDA FAMILY DURING HIS TYRANNY RULE , 100s OF GUARD AROUND EACH PERSON OF THEIR FAMILY FOR DOING WRONG , YET THEY STILL ESCAPE PUNISHMENT OF THIS NATURE , NOW YOU CAN SEE HOW YAHAPALANAYA IS , NO FAMILY GUARD FAVORS

    FAROOK Sunday, 29 March 2015 06:21 AM

    Deepest condolences to the President and the othermembers of the family.

    kusuma Sunday, 29 March 2015 08:26 AM

    Use any language. Not necessary to be in English

    Zulkifli Nazim Saturday, 28 March 2015 10:33 AM

    Our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies on the utimely demise of Mr Priyantha Sirisena. We sincerely pray for his soul to rest in peace and we pray that the Almighty would give peace and solace to the hearts and minds of every member of the bereaved family.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 28 March 2015 10:40 AM

    Our deepest sympathies Mr. President

    Donkey Boy Saturday, 28 March 2015 05:55 PM

    Well look at the difference between brothers. All in Polonnaruwa know about Weli Raju.

    Suresh@auto Saturday, 28 March 2015 06:08 PM

    Deepest sympathies. Regret all happened of some jealous people. President take action

    Bubble Banda Saturday, 28 March 2015 10:41 AM

    He should have lived for another 30-35 years, as he was very smart and active. We salute him

    Sonali De Silva Saturday, 28 March 2015 06:09 PM

    How can a comment like this get negative responses is beyond comprehension. I feel sorry for those heartless people. It only shows their upbringing.

    fassey Saturday, 28 March 2015 06:20 PM

    Deepest sympathies to Hon President and his family. The merciless killer must be hanged to death.

    Desmond Jeromme Saturday, 28 March 2015 10:44 AM

    Our heartful deepest sympathies to the family of this demised soul.

    ruja Saturday, 28 March 2015 10:45 AM

    feel sorry for this guy this is an example to prove that MY3 didnt bring his family members to hot seats after getting elected like Mahinda did.... via DM Android App

    Ryan Sunday, 29 March 2015 10:11 AM

    this guy is more like gonawala sunil

    Willard Saturday, 28 March 2015 06:34 PM

    It is sad to note that the younger take the lead.

    Fair N square Saturday, 28 March 2015 06:39 PM

    Yaha palanaya... at its best. IF MR was in power NOBODY would have gotten closer to his brothers to harm them...coz ALL were provided TOP security... May his soul rest in peace... My deepest sympathies goes to our President and the family... Investigate this matter thoroughly. Wimal weere who said he would take revenge from the President may have a hand in this gruesome murder... this could be a contract killing..

    zia usman Saturday, 28 March 2015 11:08 AM

    our heartfelt condolences to the President and the family of his brother

    leilaoslo Saturday, 28 March 2015 11:08 AM

    My deepest condolences to the family!

    saliya Saturday, 28 March 2015 07:05 PM

    Good reply for a betrayer. Who is the other betrayer in line?

    Sadha Blacksmith Saturday, 28 March 2015 11:13 AM

    Sincere sympathies to the family of Mr Sirisena.

    opportunist Saturday, 28 March 2015 11:13 AM

    Deepest sympathies! But Will MR visit the suspect in remand ?

    Uthey Saturday, 28 March 2015 08:06 PM

    Catch these fellows with thumbs down, they would have been part of the conspiracy of this murder. Only a nonhuman creature could click on the thumb down when we share our condolence

    Teacher Saturday, 28 March 2015 08:20 PM

    Deepest Sympathies for The President and his family. The person responsible for this tragedy needs to be brought to justice.

    simon Saturday, 28 March 2015 08:25 PM

    This displays how cruel we are and no respect or values though we concern change of govt thinking people are going to change !

    Chandra Saturday, 28 March 2015 08:41 PM

    Express my deepest sympathy. This type of things not happens to decent families in villages. Questions raised about his behaviour when he was living. via DM Android App

    public Saturday, 28 March 2015 12:30 PM

    No chance to be defence secretary or a minster now, at least we know president will keep this promise.

    RANJITWEMLLAE Saturday, 28 March 2015 12:35 PM

    OUR DEEPEST SYMATHIES MR. PRESIDENT. via DM Android App

    Aziz Valliani Saturday, 28 March 2015 12:49 PM

    Our enTrust

    colin Saturday, 28 March 2015 09:15 PM

    My heartfelt sympathies goes out for the bereaved family.This is a brutal crime and it is high time we bring the hangmans noose to prevent dastardly murders like this which is becoming common place in our society

    lawry Saturday, 28 March 2015 12:59 PM

    This is a very cruel blow. Our heartfelt condolences to the President and his family.

    prasanna Saturday, 28 March 2015 09:30 PM

    !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

    Freebird Saturday, 28 March 2015 09:32 PM

    Punishment should be given immediately via DM Android App

    Rana Saturday, 28 March 2015 01:16 PM

    Our sympathies to priyantha. He died as a typical village man and not as a brother of President.

    Lima Saturday, 28 March 2015 09:37 PM

    THIS TYPE OF THING SHOULD HAPPEN TO MAHINDA OR TO HIS FAMILY , THIS IS THE PUNISHMENT MAHINDA AND CLAN DESERVES FOR ROBBING THE COUNTRY WITHOUT ANY TRACE OF DOCS AND SENDNG ALL MONIES TO UN-DISCLOSED LOCATIONS AND MURDERING THE INNOCENTS , IF THIS HAPPEN TO THEM , NOBODY WILL SYMPATHISE

    Citizen Kane Saturday, 28 March 2015 10:00 PM

    Seriously !!!, thr are ppl who actually down vote a condolence message in Sri Lanka. Pathetic

    Lanka Putha Saturday, 28 March 2015 01:27 PM

    Our deepest sympthies to his family and friends.

    Jadath Saturday, 28 March 2015 10:04 PM

    It remind again the what Lord Buddhas said "ASEWANACHA BALANAN PANDITHA NACHA SEWANA"

    Tikiri Saturday, 28 March 2015 01:27 PM

    Sad to hear of an untimely and violent death.

    Billa Saturday, 28 March 2015 07:33 AM

    Hang the culprit!!!!Hang Wimal also!!!!


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