Attack on Priyantha Sirisena: suspect surrenders

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Priyantha Sirisena, the brother of President Maithripala Sirisena was hospitalised with serious injuries after he was assaulted by an unknown person at Hathare Ela area in Polonnaruwa.

It was reported that Mr. Sirisena had been attacked near a garage in the area at around 7. 00 p.m. and had been rushed to the Polonnaruwa Hospital.

He was later air lifted to Colombo.

Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said a suspect called ‘Lakmal’ who is a friend of Mr. Sirisena had been arrested after he was surrendered to the Bakamuna Police over the alleged assault.

He said a personal dispute may have led to the attack. (Darshana Sanjeewa & K. G. Karunaratne)
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  • PatriotTKY Saturday, 28 March 2015 07:57 AM

    This is one of the most barbaric country in the world. You can continuously hear the preaching of Buddhism in every nook and corner of the Island Nation including the Private Bus services. But rate the of crime is consistently on the increase. Killing a person by chopping the head with an Axe and that being a brother of the President of Sri Lanka is an insult to this country, clearly indicates the Socio -cultural standard of our people. Stringent laws need to be introduced urgently to correct this menace which has become a social trend.

    assai Friday, 27 March 2015 11:26 AM

    Air lifed not for horse ridding

    Mm Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:04 PM

    Sand problem!

    Yahapalanaya Friday, 27 March 2015 11:37 AM

    bullet proof cars were given as security measures. If not gota would have been dead by now

    sad Friday, 27 March 2015 11:36 AM

    this is not normal to developing country to have free medevac. this abuse of power unless it is paid for by the patient. via DM Android App

    dilan Friday, 27 March 2015 11:53 AM

    at least it was to save a life. not to ride horses in nuwara eliya.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 27 March 2015 06:39 AM

    The man committed this sin is the close associate of Wimal Weerawansa.

    orpheus Friday, 27 March 2015 06:44 AM

    If it is an Air Force flight they should send the bill to Maithripala Sirisena. Not a bad thing to save (some) life whether he will survive or not.

    Orpheus Friday, 27 March 2015 06:46 AM

    President should know thta now he is not just Siripala from Polonnaruwa or a buying officer of village co-op or just a Grama Sevaka of a remote village. Even the brothers should keep it in mind. He is a President of a proud Nation!

    Rohantha Fernando Saturday, 28 March 2015 09:23 AM

    Air lifting a injured person is better than using a helicopter to go to Nuwara Eliya to go horse riding by young brats of MR

    Adrian Friday, 27 March 2015 12:19 PM

    Would a regular citizen be airlifted to Colombo after being injured in a vagrant assault by the roadside? These guys come from nothing and use everything once in politics.

    Veda-mama Friday, 27 March 2015 06:53 AM

    Airlifted of course. But not to United States Of America.

    Nodrog Friday, 27 March 2015 07:00 AM

    Come on MS, you were elected because we wanted a change. Using state resources for your family makes you no different from MR

    haren jayawardena Friday, 27 March 2015 12:44 PM

    Paid his full price

    Don Friday, 27 March 2015 12:44 PM

    It is really sad to see comments when a person is critically injured.Please be human when you make comments.The big question is why the people of Dhamma Deepa do not think and act or make comments in line of the great teaching of religious beliefs.Please show compassion and love even to your enemies.

    Bala Friday, 27 March 2015 07:35 AM

    How do you know it is taxpayer money,family may have paid the charges. Do not jump too early to conclusions.

    Leena Friday, 27 March 2015 01:05 PM

    Insurance usually pays for all medical bills, including air ambulances.

    OMG Friday, 27 March 2015 05:27 PM

    Mahinda was using OUR money to give VIP protection to his family, extended family and even dogs of his extended family.

    obsever Friday, 27 March 2015 07:59 AM

    This guy looks like a thug and he is known as vali raju(sand raju)usualy underworld gansters are known by this kind of names.his name expose about his character.

    hiran Gunawardena Friday, 27 March 2015 01:42 PM

    Look like he tried to wield presidential powers and got done for it. Now tax payers in this country paying in the end via DM Android App

    hasan Friday, 27 March 2015 01:46 PM

    We all correpted with politics. Take this as a normal incident dot politicise this matter

    MyThree SorySena Friday, 27 March 2015 05:53 PM

    He is returning his share of foreign debt.

    hmm Friday, 27 March 2015 11:44 PM

    Hmm

    Truth Friday, 27 March 2015 08:54 AM

    Will you not do your level best for your brother if he was injured???

    Katie Friday, 27 March 2015 09:07 AM

    Only in this country if a person is seriously wounded and if he happens to be a sibling of a higher authority that they have the privilege of been airlifted to a bigger hospital, whereas in other countries that is not a qualification medical help is always ready at hand to be airlifted if necessary at any given time taking into consideration the seriousness of the situation. Also our media people always put these siblings in the lime light so that is publicity by the media, why cant the media do something better.

    Siva Friday, 27 March 2015 02:28 PM

    Air lifting patients frm hospital to hospital is an accepted practice in any country.The decision should be taken by medical professionals and not by politicians.

    Ali Baba Sabry Friday, 27 March 2015 02:32 PM

    Axe chop on the head Animal behavior.This is SriLankan culture. . This too, happening to the Presidents brother. Goes to shows the level and social class of our politicians

    wee Friday, 27 March 2015 02:32 PM

    maybe foreign conspiracy

    Nuwan Friday, 27 March 2015 09:40 AM

    Blood is thicker than water.

    Bokku Kata Friday, 27 March 2015 02:38 PM

    No, yahapalanaya gawapalanaya wela!

    shek Friday, 27 March 2015 12:09 AM

    will president charter a plane from china to visit his brother via DM Android App

    hubert Friday, 27 March 2015 09:48 AM

    Those who have commented must compare the brothers of Mahinda who were in bullet proof cars

    hubert Friday, 27 March 2015 09:51 AM

    what nonsonse an injured need treatment at any cost

    Silva Friday, 27 March 2015 09:51 AM

    Well ,yes, this is how YAHAPALNAYA works, comman man still have access to brother of a president and assault him, whereas were it possible to even see the brothers of former president on the roads without 100 bodyguards and 50 security vehicles ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

    Vajira Friday, 27 March 2015 09:53 AM

    Bulletproof was given to secretary of defense. Not to thugs via DM Android App

    Cheers Friday, 27 March 2015 12:18 AM

    Airlifted to Colombo tax payers money power hour knows the taste now

    Edithara Lankaputhra Friday, 27 March 2015 10:02 AM

    Make sure He or his associates pay the airfare...

    Suq Madique Friday, 27 March 2015 02:50 PM

    If only the same treatment will be afforded to any ordinary citizen then okay...otherwise we have the right to question.

    razzen Saturday, 28 March 2015 11:17 AM

    Please stop this gossiping arguments and concentrate on the development of the country. This is what the StLankans always do

    Patriot Friday, 27 March 2015 10:09 AM

    This is normal in developed countries. Tax payers pick up the bill!!

    Citizen Silva Friday, 27 March 2015 10:09 AM

    Watching too much of South Indian movies rather listening to Banna .

    Patriot Friday, 27 March 2015 10:10 AM

    Even that is okay once in a way. Earlier this was a daily routine!! :)

    citizen silva Friday, 27 March 2015 10:11 AM

    Watching too much of South Indian Movies

    Fair N Square Friday, 27 March 2015 10:16 AM

    Mahinda would have done so...

    Fair N Square Friday, 27 March 2015 10:17 AM

    .......and u didnt have teh Balls to utter a word when MR and family were ruling? what did u have to say about Gota diverting a flight to Switzerland to bring in a puppy?


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