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UNP Gampaha District Parliamentarian Ajith Mannapperuma whose right leg was amputated after an accident on the Southern Expressway told Daly Mirror today that he would soon return to Parliament even on crutches or on a wheel-chair to serve the people.

“My leg was amputated below the knee and my left knee was also dislocated in the accident. But I am recovering quickly as the doctors at the Colombo National Hospital have been helping me both mentally and physically,” Mr. Mannapperuma said while recalling his ordeal.

He said most of his colleagues in the UNP and in the Government had visited him in hospital.

“My supporters organised Bodi Poojas to invoke blessings on me and wished me a speedy recovery, which I think may have also helped me to recover sooner than expected,” he said.

When asked about his future political career, Mr. Mannapperuma said he was dedicated to serve the people even at the cost of his life and assured that he would take part in the budget debate on October 20.

Mr. Mannapperuma hoped to buy an artificial leg from an American company at a cost of Rs.1. 065 million and a lot of supporters had offered to help him towards that cause.

“I do not have money to buy an artificial leg at such a cost but my supporters have offered to help me in numerous ways,” he said.

He was badly injured in an accident that had occurred between the 39th and 40th kilometre posts on the Southern Expressway on September 7.

One of his MSD bodyguards was also badly injured in the accident and his leg too had to be amputated. (Ajith Siriwardana and Sanath Desmond)

  Comments - 13

  • Sanjiva Thursday, 02 October 2014 08:07 AM

    God bless you sir

    Gamini Thursday, 02 October 2014 08:10 AM

    budusaranayi Oba Thumaata.

    RG Thursday, 02 October 2014 09:23 AM

    Wish, two injured will have the artificial legs at the same time with no difference from the supporters, but soon to them

    pani ferdinandez Thursday, 02 October 2014 09:34 AM

    God bless you mr.mannaperuma.

    chitra Thursday, 02 October 2014 09:56 AM

    Wish you a speedy recovery.

    uva Thursday, 02 October 2014 10:37 AM

    Budu saranai sir !!!! get well soon !!!

    Apsara Thursday, 02 October 2014 10:55 AM

    your moratuwa university batch mate
    Gazzali(as fondly called by you)

    Saliya Thursday, 02 October 2014 10:58 AM

    Paramount love for people?

    Prasad Thursday, 02 October 2014 01:35 PM

    God All mighty will protect you Sir. You are a Honest man and a true Gentleman. Please take extra percussion when travelling in Sri Lanka roads which are notorious for accidents.

    Fazeel Thursday, 02 October 2014 02:32 PM

    Wish you a speedy recovery SIR. May you you become a Sincere , Honest,National Leader to my beloved country Sri Lanka.I know you can make aHistory.

    srinath Thursday, 02 October 2014 10:38 PM

    wishing you speedy recovery Mr.Mannanperuma. you will surely make it to next level of your hopes with your sheer dedication and courage. wishing speedy recovery for your driver who injured as well. May the blessings of the Triple Gem be with both of you. get well soon. via DM Android App

    nihal Thursday, 02 October 2014 06:54 PM

    Dear MP Ajith,

    God bless you and get well soon.

    best regards and get well soon
    Nihal Perera

    adam Friday, 03 October 2014 07:28 AM

    my prayers re with u sir... via DM Android App

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